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Monthly Archives: July 2016


Pro Tip: Try Different Depth Zones

July 27, 2016

Hello Summer fishermen!   Things have been hot!  The water is very warm (upper 70’s) and the clarity is a well summer-time-stained color on most lakes. Water clarity like this inhibits light penetration, which promotes good day-time fishing opportunities!  In fact, the best fishing is when the sun is shining around mid-day.   While walleye [Read More]

Assemble A Pattern – It’s Worth It!

July 22, 2016

Hello summer fishing enthusiasts!   It’s the time of the summer when many folks trade their fishing poles in for swim trunks and pontoon rides.  If you’re still in the fishing mood (and, I guarantee you should be), then you will be rewarded because late July is a great time to fish in Otter Tail [Read More]

Keep On Movin’!

July 13, 2016

Hello summer fishing enthusiasts! It is summer—for sure!  For those of you that like to fish mid-summer walleye with leeches and worms—look out!  Sunfish, bass and perch are all very active and occupying the same areas as the walleye (and visa versa)!  If the panfish are eating your leeches and worms and you’re trying to [Read More]

Downtown Fergus Falls Mystery Tour

July 6, 2016

The Otter Tail County Historical Society is teaming up with the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce to bring you the famous Downtown Fergus Falls Mystery Tour on Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m. What better way to finish the inaugural Shop, Move and Groove event with a twilight stroll through downtown Fergus Falls. The historical society has [Read More]

Leeches, Night Crawlers & Crank Baits

Fishing is in full summer swing around Otter Tail Lakes Country this week!  When I catch sunfish in 25 feet of water on multiple lakes, I know that the summer water has set in.  The average lake temp in Otter Tail County this week is about 70–73 degrees.  Walleye are biting now, but keep in [Read More]