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.

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Time to Fish! Otter Tail Lake - 6 to 12 Inches

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: December 23, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Ice is 6 to 12 inches on the big lake! 
People are moving fish houses all over Otter Tail Lake.  Four wheelers are the best for transportation now.  Always check where you are going - ice is never completely predictable.
Fish are biting in 20 to 30 feet of water.
All accesses are now open.  Be safe and we hope to see you over the holidays!
Stop in at Ken's Tackle for some direction!  Happy Holidays!

Up to 8" on Otter Tail Lake!

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: December 19, 2012 - 7:19 PM

Checked out Otter Tail Lake tonight and I'm happy to report it's 1 to 8 inches of ice.  All accesses are open with the exception of Amor Park - still some pockets of 1 to 2 inches off of Amor Park.

Caution is still advised.

Walleyes are being caught in 20 to 30 feet of water.  Perch are also biting in 15 to 25 feet of water.

Stop in Ken's Tackle on directions, please be careful.

Otter Tail Lake - 0 to 5 Inches

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: December 13, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Fishing guides are checking the ice conditions on Otter Tail Lake daily.  Today they found ice from zero to five inches, without any consistance showing a lot of 1 to 2 inch spots.  We have 3 to 5 inches of snow on the lake, making it hard to know what you have beneath your feet.

Yet it's making ice slowly, you'll find folks venturing out carefully on foot only.  Riviera and Amor accesses have only 1 inch of ice out to 50 to 100 feet out.

Please be careful and call Ken's Tackle (218-495-2895) before you do anything.  We don't want problems, so you have to use extreme caution when fishing by foot.

Ice is Forming!

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: November 26, 2012 - 7:16 PM

Want to report that smaller lakes in the Otter Tail Lake area are froze over, now making ice.  Not enough to fish yet - but it's working on the ice.

Larger lakes are getting closer to being froze over.  Still some open spots.

We'll keep you posted on the status of when you can fish on some hard water!

Contact Ken's Tackle for the latest at 218-495-2895.

Fall Transition on Otter Tail Lake

Posted by: Gary Peterson Updated: September 23, 2012 - 7:06 PM

Fishing on Otter Tail Lake is starting a fall transition.  Depths are ranging from 10 to 40 feet. 

Crawlers and minnows are still baits of choice.  Sunfish and crappies have slowed but should pick up with sunny days and stable temps.

Muskie fish has been good on West Battle Lake in the morning and evening hours.

All lakes in the area have extremely low water levels so be careful entering and leaving accesses.

Duck opener was good.  Lots of wood ducks and teal.  Not many mallards yet.

Stop in Ken's Tackle for the latest.


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