Minnesota Fishing Report

While the water temperatures dropped significantly last week, they remain relatively high for this time of year, averaging in the low to mid 60s. The bite remains fairly stable for walleyes, with most coming from the sharper breaks in 18-30 feet of water. Rigs and jigs tipped with minnows, and crawlers on rigs are working […]

Fall Color Report – Otter Tail Lakes Area

Maplewood State Park – Pelican Rapids The colorful prairie grasses are spectacular! Gold, rust and purple colors cover the rolling topography of Maplewood. The sumacs are showing vibrant patches of red and orange. The abundant sugar maples are starting to display vibrant orange and red leaves, and the ash trees bordering the park fields and […]

Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 27, 2013 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Migration continues in the northwest despite the pleasant weather. We have lost the flycatchers for another year, the warblers are fast disappearing, now […]

Lemon Asparagus Pasta by Jan Ellis

  Still trying to squeak a few summer days into your fall? Nothing says summer like asparagus. Pair it with lemon, pasta and cheese and you’ve got a one-pot, one bowl meal (or side dish) that can be served hot or cold. This dish can do double duty as a cold pasta salad…just be sure […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

Fishing remains very good for all species. Warm water temperatures are lingering around 70 degrees. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, and water temperatures are expected to drop significantly in the next couple of weeks. Leeches continue to work well, but are no longer available in the area. Anglers are transitioning to a minnow bite […]

Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 12, 2013 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. With the up and down weather, and the cooler temperatures, it appears that migration has begun. A few yellow leaves are beginning to […]

Fall Color Report – Otter Tail Lakes Area

According to the Department of Natural Resources, the rainy Minnesota spring should counteract the dry summer and leave the majority of trees in good condition for a brilliant fall color season. Early transformation is already occurring in some of the trees. Adding to the display are vibrant red sumac, gold and purple native grasses, and […]

Family Vacations in Otter Tail County

Are you looking for the perfect place to have your family vacation in Minnesota? Otter Tail County is a wonderful option for you. Over 1,000 lakes and streams are waiting for you to explore. Your Otter Tail family trip can be whatever you desire: Go fishing with your grandchildren, teach your kids how to swim, […]