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Monthly Archives: January 2016


Panfish and Northern Pike keep Biting Around the County.

January 27, 2016

The ice and lake conditions are looking very good around Otter Tail Lakes Country.  While some anglers are still using ATVs for travel, most fishermen are using vehicles.  If you’re new to Otter Tail Country, be sure and study lake maps of the lakes you’d like to fish and be sure you know where current [Read More]

Otter Tail County is Full of Ice Fishing Buzz

January 22, 2016

Otter Tail County is full of ice fishing buzz.  It’s wonderful.  Thanks to super cold temps over the past couple of weeks, thelakes in Otter Tail Lakes Country are finally feeling solid.  Most anglers have traded their ATVs in for pickup trucks—myself included.  As usual, please check the ice before driving out, especially if it’s [Read More]

Walleye Fishing has been Good Around Otter Tail County

January 13, 2016

Otter Tail Lakes Country is ready for fishing,  and its ice is improving every day due to the very cold temperatures. Some folks are venturing out on the ice in vehicles, but most anglers are quite satisfied with ATV travel or walking.  As usual, if you haven’t been out on the ice yet this season, [Read More]

Finally, ice has arrived. Finally, fishing has arrived.

January 6, 2016

The lakes are buzzing all across Otter Tail Lakes Country!  Finally, ice has arrived.  Finally, fishing has arrived. Panfish abound in Otter Tail County.  Nearly every lake in the county boasts of high panfish populations—give them a try.  You can find sunfish and crappie on weedy flats in 8–12 feet of water, on most lakes.  [Read More]

Guide Lines

January 5, 2016

I’m a sharp hook fanatic. I can’t stand the thought of fish getting away because the hook was dull!  It’s the worst way to lose a fish because it’s something that we can identify and then remedy right away.  Always keep on the alert for dull hooks. I don’t spend a lot of time physically [Read More]