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Change Is In The Air!

February 14, 2017

Good morning ice fishermen! Things are changing in Otter Tail Lakes Country!  Not only are the days growing steadily longer, but we have also been experiencing abnormally warm temps for February.  Soon, another stretch of 50 degree days will begin.  Wow!  What does this do to the ice and ice fishing?  Watch the ice, especially [Read More]

Ice Fishing For Panfish With Kids:  A Rewarding and Fun Treat

February 8, 2017

I love taking my kids ice fishing.  I love buying them snacks and juice, a cool fishing lure or two for their tackle boxes, and then heading off to the lake.  When all 4 kids are with, things are pretty intense—I’m spinning in circles trying to keep up!  The frozen lake is the best spot [Read More]

Walleye Or Panfish? That Is The Question!

January 31, 2017

Hello ice fishermen! Time is flying by this winter.  I’m not sure why but ice fishing seasons seem to pass quickly. They are defined by ridged and intense action periods ( perhaps that’s why)? December marked the beginning of the ice fishing season and the walleye fishing is amongst the best of the year.  After [Read More]

Mid-Winter “Thaw” & Current Fish Behavior

January 25, 2017

Hello ice anglers! Wow, what a week we’ve had in the Otter Tail Lakes area!  We actually had a palm tree sprout on my yard—it has been so warm! In the meanwhile, the surface of the lakes have been transforming from snow-covered to water-covered. A lot changes happen in the fishing sphere when environments go from [Read More]

Drill, Drill, Drill!

January 18, 2017

Good morning, ice fishermen! It’s going to be a beautiful next few days on the lakes in Otter Tail County.  With our winter and ice fishing well under way, we are blessed in our area to have fantastic lakes and great fishing! We had some snow late last week which made for more difficult travel [Read More]


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