Full Moon Should Trigger Bigger Fish

It should be a nice weekend for fishing! Make sure to check out this week’s fishing report before heading out on the lake! The heat and humidity have slowed fishermen down, but those venturing out are finding active fish. Crawlers and leeches are turning fish in 12 to 15 feet on some lakes and deeper […]

Minnesota Fishing Report: “Ross’s Fishing Review”

“We have a renewed sense of life here in Otter Tail Lakes Country. The lakes are opening up. Ducks, geese, loons, gulls, redwing black birds, robins and shorebirds abound. We have made up a lot of ground in the past couple weeks breaking free from the frozen shell of winter. There is no turning back, […]

Minnesota Fishing Report: “Ross’s Fishing Review”

In-between the ice fishing season and the fishing opener read the East Silent Lake Resort fishing blog for helpful tips, successful strategies, and more before your next fishing outing in the Otter Tail Lakes Country area. Here is this week’s fishing review from local fishing guide, Ross Hagemeister. “Fishing and the Common Loon” “A lot […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

The lakes in Otter Tail Lakes Country are finally starting to thaw, which means more fishing. This week will be warm and the fishing is looking pretty good in Ottertail. Perch can be found during the day and walleyes are found around 4 pm. Perch are fished with shinners and creek chubbs on glow hooks […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

It’s April now and snowstorms are still in the forecast. Winter has become tiresome, even for the most hungry ice fishermen. There is very little fishing on the lakes anymore. It’s the time of year when the lakes seem to rest, and man finds other things to accomplish off the lake. If you do fish […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

Winter in Otter Tail Lakes Country continues. Cold weather rules again. Its back to fishing in portable shelters and don’t get rid of the auger extension just yet. The lakes have shed the snow from the surface which makes travel easy, but watch those access points. The panfish are biting around Otter Tail Lakes Country, […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

What a great week we had! Much of the snow that was once covering the lakes in Otter Tail Lakes Country is no more. Now instead of being concerned about accessing lakes because of too much snow impeding lake accesses, we have to be concerned that the access points are too mushy, slippery, and soggy. […]

Vacation Home 3: Walkout Level Takes Shape

As you can see, we are making progress on the newest vacation home. These images are from November 9th, 2013. Fortunately, we’ve experienced a relatively mild fall to date which has allowed us to make excellent progress.

Minnesota Fishing Report

Walleyes are scattered, coming from the top of the weeds, from the 15-20 foot edges, and from the deep waters at mid-lake structure. Spinner rigs and live bait rigs with leeches & crawlers are producing the majority of fish. Panfish are active in the weed beds. Some muskie anglers are having success on Big Detroit, […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

Water temperatures are in the mid-70s on all Otter Tail region lakes. Walleye, northern pike, panfish and bass remain very active. The muskies have been more finicky, but some are still getting caught and released. Look for walleye off the edges in the 15-25 feet of water. Leeches and crawlers are producing best; live bait […]