Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson, owner of Ken’s Tackle on the west side of Otter Tail Lake, purchased his bait shop with the desire to work with his hobby: fishing. He is a Battle Lake, Minn., native and has been fishing the local lakes his entire life.

Posts about Northerns

Otter Tail Lake Area is Going Great!

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: September 28, 2009 - 2:38 PM

Fall fishing continues to be good in the Otter Tail Lake area.  Crawlers are working well in 25 to 35 feet with a bottom bouncer and spinner rig during daytime hours.

In the later afternoon, jig and minnows in 7 to 15 feet of water is working best.  Crank bait bite at night is really taking off.

Perch have finally started to bite in 7 to 10 feet, with a jig and fathead combination.  Northerns have been active using sucker minnows or weighted spinner baits.

Stop or call us at Ken's Tackle, 218-495-2895, www.kenstackle.com for the latest report!  Happy fishing!

Walleyes Are Everywhere in Otter Tail Lake

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: September 3, 2009 - 8:02 AM
Fishing continues to be good in the Otter Tail Lake area.  Walleyes are being caught in 25 to 35 feet of water with crawlers and spinners during the day.

During the late afternoon and evening hours - sucker minnows or redtails are working in 10 to 15 feet of water above the cabbage.

Around sunset start trolling crank baits on the flats or sunken island in 5 to 10 feet of water.

Most popular crank bait is a #5 Shad Rap deep or shallow diver - colors are purple, firetiger or bleeding pearl.

Sunfish and crappies are hitting in 15 to 16 feet of water on smaller lakes using wax worms or crappie minnows.

Give Gary a call at Ken's Tackle at 218-495-2895 for the latest or contact us thru our website at www.Kenstackle.com.

Fishing Strategies Changes Like the Weather!

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: August 7, 2009 - 5:14 PM
Fishing continues to be good in the Otter Tail Lake area.  Walleyes are in 20 to 30 feet of water on mid-lake humps.

Crawlers and leeches with spinners are working best.  Colors working best are yellow/orange, blue/white and chartreuse.

Panfish bit is going good in 15 feet of water.  Wax worms or small minnows on a slip bobber are the ticket.

Crank bait bite is starting to pick up in the evenings in 7 to 12 feet of water.  Purple, blue or bleeding pearl are color choices.

All you deer hunters - remember if you are in the lottery area, you can only shoot 1 deer for the year.  Applications for a doe permits must be in by September 10th.

Call for more details on fishing or hunting rules for this year.  Gary Peterson, Ken's Tackle 218-495-2895

Best Bet for Otter Tail Lake Area

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: July 6, 2009 - 2:11 PM
Fishing in the Otter Tail Lake area continues to be good.  Depths are in 15 to 25 feet range.  Crawlers and leeches are your best bet.  Panfish are hitting on lakes as well.  A small jig with wax worms or crawlers are working well for this catch.

For walleye presentations; a bottom bouncer and JB Spinner.  JB's are made in Minnesota and come in a variety of colors.  The ones that are working best in our area are the blue/white, chartreuse, and yellow/orange. 

One quick note: When fishing with a crawler and harness, pinch off the tail so the fish can't suck on the crawler.  You'll get a quicker hook set.  Also, shoot a shot of air in your crawlers to get it to float off the bottom.

Good luck and give us a call for the latest - Ken's Tackle - 218-495-2895.

Best Bet for Otter Tail Lake Area

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: July 6, 2009 - 2:11 PM
Fishing in the Otter Tail Lake area continues to be good.  Depths are in 15 to 25 feet range.  Crawlers and leeches are your best bet.  Panfish are hitting on lakes as well.  A small jig with wax worms or crawlers are working well for this catch.

For walleye presentations; a bottom bouncer and JB Spinner.  JB's are made in Minnesota and come in a variety of colors.  The ones that are working best in our area are the blue/white, chartreuse, and yellow/orange. 

One quick note: When fishing with a crawler and harness, pinch off the tail so the fish can't suck on the crawler.  You'll get a quicker hook set.  Also, shoot a shot of air in your crawlers to get it to float off the bottom.

Good luck and give us a call for the latest - Ken's Tackle - 218-495-2895.
      

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