Best Of: Caramel Rolls!

BEST ROLLS IN OTTER TAIL COUNTY Whether you live in Otter Tail Lakes Country or are just here for a visit, there’s nothing quite like a fresh CARAMEL ROLL on a Saturday morning.  (or any morning for that matter)  The hardest part can be finding the hidden gems that the locals love.  In our effort […]

Warm Days Ahead!

[Photo provided by OTLCA] Hello fishermen everywhere! Fishing activity was minimal the past 4 days in Lakes Country. The fish were biting, but the weather kept a lot of folks off the water. The water cooled a lot last week. Most lakes saw a 10 degree reduction in water temps!!  Wow, that’s a BIG deal […]

And We’re Off!

[Click on the image above to enlarge.] Hello all anglers everywhere! Otter Tail Lakes Country was happening this weekend!  Wow—the weather was perfect and it made for a momentous fishing opener. The fishing? Well the walleye fishing wasn’t quite as nice as the weather, but it was one of those openers where the fish were […]

Just Keep Moving!

Holly cow!  Look at the size of the crappie in photo –  Nice fish Audrey! To catch this crappie—we had to go to a lake where the water was cold. We had tried a couple “traditional” spring crappie spots (lakes with bays and shallow shorelines), but they didn’t work. They were void of crappie and […]

Catch A Meal Of Panfish!

Fishing is happening in Otter Tail County! The lakes have seen a perfect warm-up this spring.  We’ve had enough warm and sunny weather to fully heat the lakes and bays through out lakes country. As I mentioned in my last report, the water has taken on enough warmth this spring to get us through cold […]

 25th Anniversary Debate Finalists Announced

  Cultural Center Announces the Great American Think-Off Debate Finalists New York Mills, MN—May 1, 2017—The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces the four finalists from the essay contest portion of the 25th annual Great American Think-Off. These four individuals each win $500 and a trip to New York Mills in June for the […]

Panfishing Still Hot Despite Cooler Temps!

Hey Everybody, spring fishing in Otter Tail Lakes Country has been well on its way for a couple of weeks now!  With every calm, warm, sunny day that we get, the water warms significantly.  With warm spurts and warming waters comes good panfishing!  I have even seen bays that have water temps near 60 degrees […]

Kaddatz Galleries Hosts La Valleur Salon Talks

Kaddatz Galleries Hosts La Valleur Salon Talks Photojournalist Barbara La Valleur will lead two salons in connection with her photo exhibit Hola, Cuba! at The Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls. On Sat., April 22 the Battle Lake and Ashby native will present, “How I went from being a 15-year-old owner of a 1937 Chevy in […]

Guide Lines: Gadgetry – Begin With The Basics

For this month’s article I wanted to make some discussion about graphs… “Electronics” is a huge topic in the current fast moving fishing industry and many folks simply become overwhelmed by all of the gadgetry.  People often tell me how they just bought a graph, but now don’t know how to read it (much less […]