We have had some super strong winds over the past week or so in Ottertail County Minnesota, which has made fishing difficult on those bigger lakes.
Usually in the morning, we are able to follow those contour lines on some of our bigger lakes, but as the wind picks up we have been moving onto some smaller lakes that have a little more wind protection.
There is still a great crappie bite happening right now along the weed lines. Slow trolling with small tubes, twister tails and other small plastics has been the ticket.
The key has been to find weed lines that are on a steep break next to the edge of a deep basin. Once you find that keep the boat moving steady at about 1 to 1.3 mph.
Pretty soon here we are going to see some crappies starting to appear out suspended over deeper water so that will be something to keep an eye on.
There is a solid largemouth bass bite happening on most of our Ottertail County lakes.
A decent amount of bass are on the deep weed line and can be caught with jigs and plastics, chatter baits, and crankbaits. There is also a solid bite up shallow in the heavy cover and in the lily pads on topwater frogs.
As far as walleyes go you can still find those fish along the weedlines in ten to fifteen feet of water. Pulling spinners has been our best method.
That’s the latest report from Ottertail County, Minnesota. If your looking to get out you can reach me through my website or phone. Good luck out on the water!
Slab Seeker Fishing
Owner: Garett Svir