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Tune Up Your Boats – Spring Is In The Air!

March 22, 2017

Happy spring ice fishermen! Ice fishing in Otter Tail Lakes Country has come full-circle for the 2016-2017 season.  I found myself out for one last try yesterday.  I entered the ice just as I would enter it in December every year—very carefully.  I stepped out onto the lake, hopped up and down, drilled a few [Read More]

Please Proceed With Caution

March 15, 2017

We’ve reached a transition period on the calendar… The good news is – the recent cold weather may have extended the ice fishing season a bit!  The not-so-good-news is we know of at least one lake that went from 20 inches of ice to 12 inches of ice last week.  If your favorite lake didn’t [Read More]

Put In The Work & You’ll Find The Fish!

March 8, 2017

Hot and Cold.  That is the best way to describe the weather and the fishing in Otter Tail Lakes Country lately.  The good news is, if you put in the work, you can find the fish! High temperatures have had an effect on our ice conditions.  We were on a small lake this past Saturday, [Read More]

February Thaw Makes Ice Cleats A Must For Anglers!

March 1, 2017

Hello anglers from around the world! Ice conditions around the county are beginning to show signs of decay.  Of course, we went through a tremendous February thaw last week and it wreaked havoc on the ice.  Not only did it reduce the amount of ice on most lakes by as much as 8 inches, it [Read More]

Is It Spring Already?

Wow, where’d all the ice go? This is quite the new February experience we’re having this year! I stood on the ice most of the day Monday, and more than once had to take shelter to avoid lightening strikes.  Lightening is usually more of a summer fishing threat… What are the lake conditions?  We’ve lost [Read More]


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