Opener in the Otter Tail Lake area started off in the evening with some success for the shore fishermen at the river inlets and outlets.
During the morning hours fishing was fair until a cold front moved through and slowed things down. Fishing improved greatly after dark with some nice fish taken in 15 feet of water with a lighted bobber and plain hook tipped with a shiner. As the water starts to warm this week, look for fish on shoreline breaks and in shallower water as bait fish start to move in.
This week we look forward to the Wild 104.1 tournament this Friday and Saturday on Otter Tail Lake. For more information on this call us at the shop at 218-495-2894 or e-mail us at Kenstackl@hotmail.com
Good luck and be courteous to other boats!
We have fish on the brain! The million dollar question these days is, "Is the ice off the lake yet?" Yes! Late in April, the third week, the ice disappeared. We are now ready for fishing opener on May 9th.
We are hoping for a better than average opener because there was not a lot of pressure on the lake this winter because of all the snow. As the water warms up, shiners should be running and we are ready to make fishing memories. As my best friend used to call this time of the year - We have fish on the brain!
This year, a couple of tournaments planned on Otter Tail Lake: the Wild 104.1, May 15&16 and Lake Country Sportsmen's tournament on June 14. Both are well run and you can get additional information by calling us at 218-495-2895 or e-mail us at our website, www.kenstackle.com.