Ice reports in the area are very good - 9" to 15" if not more, on all lakes. There has been a little bit of flooding due to the holiday blizzard - but with this cold snap, you should be fine now. Most are driving on the lakes and accesses are holding out well.
Fishing has been pretty good in the area. Look for walleyes and perch in 10' to 25 feet of water. Shiners on a set line or fatheads on a jig or spoon are working best.
Panfish bite has been a little slow this year. Fish the weed lines in 10' to 20 feet of water with a small jig tipped with a wax worm. You have to be on the move with all fish.
Spearing is regaining popularity - more young people are doing it now and you can also be angling when spearing. Spearing is not allowed on Deer and West Battle Lake.
Have fun fishing and give us a call for the latest update - Ken's Tackle, located on the west side of Otter Tail Lake, in Battle Lake. Call 218-4950-2895.