Fall Fishing is here

Fall Fishing is here By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Labor Day has passed and the Minnesota State Fair is wrapped up!  Wow, is summer really over? Instead of seeing visitors around the lakes, I’m seeing school buses. We’re beginning to see the onset of fall around the countryside too—trees are beginning to turn color as well as […]

Swimming into August

Swimming into August By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Fishing is hot in Otter Tail Lakes Country. We’ve had lots of sunny calm days, which are very nice but also make for toasty fishing outings. Although the sun has been high and the wind has been tame, the fish have been feeding. In particular, sunfish seem to be […]

Fishing report for Otter Tail Lakes Country

Fishing report for Otter Tail Lakes Country By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Walleye: Take a good look at weed edges and drops.  Walleye have finally moved off of flats on most lakes and should be a bit easier to find.  Once walleye move deeper, they are easier to locate with sonar and flasher units.  Try any bait […]

Stay sharp and get hooked on fishing in OTC

Stay sharp and get hooked on fishing in OTC By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Sharpen your hooks. If you lose a fish, check your hook for dull.  Actually, it’s a much better idea to replace your hook than it is to sharpen it. Premium hooks today, like Gamakatsu fish hooks are so sharp that it would be […]

Waters in Otter Tail Lakes Country warming up fast

Waters in Otter Tail Lakes Country warming up fast By Ross Hagemeister, Meister Guide Service It’s been HOT in Otter Tail Lakes Country and the water is warming quickly. The Memorial Day weekend just came to a close but I kept forgetting that it wasn’t the 4th of July—crazy weather. What do the fish think of […]

Spring is here, dance a little Jig 

Spring is here, dance a little Jig By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com I was visiting with some of my guests yesterday afternoon and they commented on how green everything is around Otter Tail County. It’s been an obvious sign of our spring’s rapid progression, and it’s been wonderful. The lakes aren’t far behind. We’ve seen amazing strides […]

Fishing opener successful in Otter Tail Lakes Country 

Fishing opener successful in Otter Tail Lakes Country  By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Walleye season has arrived in Otter Tail Lakes Country—and it feels great. While the walleye fishing (on most lakes) seemed to be challenging for most anglers, folks really enjoyed the weather and being back on the lakes again. Lake shiners were in high-demand, and […]