Fall Fishing Friendzy in Otter Tail Lakes Country
By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com
Fishing in Otter Tail Lakes Country is heating up. The reason? Because it’s cooling down. It’s a fall thing. And even though the water temps may climb a little bit during a calm sunny day right now, they are not going to be able to stay warm because they just won’t get enough daylight and sun energy to sustain warm water temps. It’s the inevitable decent to fall that happens in late August every year.
This is the time of year when all critters and creatures instinctively begin preparations for fall. Fish in Otter Tail Lakes Country are shifting to fall locations and are beginning to feed well. Keep in mind, however, that just because the fish are beginning to feed well doesn’t mean you can fish without thinking about what you’re doing. This is a great time of the year to work into a pattern. That means that at the beginning of your outing you might have to switch presentation specifics like color, boat/retrieve speed, leader length, lure and bait size. Work on trying to dial into an approach that they want and the rest of the outing should be good fishing. The fun of making the right discovery in the fall is that it really pays off! It’s not like a couple of weeks ago where nothing seemed to really get a bunch of fish going. Now it’s possible to get answer (bites) from most members of a school of fish. On that note, keep your eyes open for larger numbers of fish when you’re looking for good spots. Sunfish, crappie, large mouth and small mouth bass, and walleye are congregating in large numbers right now. If you’re only finding one or two fish at a time, than either slow down and work areas more thoroughly or keep searching for larger schools—because they are out there.
Good Luck fishing Otter Tail Lakes Country this week, and have a safe Labor Day weekend
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