Trolling for fish in Otter Tail Lakes Country
By Ross Hagemeister, miesterguideservice.com
Get a bass, a sunfish, a walleye or crappie — In Otter Tail Lakes Country this week. It’s the time of year that when if you apply yourself on the water, the fish will bite. It might take a little while to locate walleye but they will bite.
I recommend keeping your baits moving horizontally until you get a strike and hook a fish, and then slow down. Trolling shallow diving crank baits is a great way to locate fish—crappie, sunfish, walleye, bass and northern. Troll them over weed tops on drops, or on shallow flats. If you need a little more depth, put a size 5 or 7 on and troll them back behind the boat 50–80 feet (depending). If you get tired of trolling crank baits, just put a spinner and night crawler on and hold on.
Good Luck fishing Otter Tail Lakes Country this week—and don’t forget bottled water and sunscreen because it’s going to be hot on the boat!