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 rigging and pulling spinners have been more productive than jigging. Northern pike are chasing active baits off the deep cabbage weeds. Bass are relating to shade areas in the shallows, seeking relief from the bright sun and hot temperatures. Panfish are hitting suspended baits in the weeds. For the most action, use small jigs tipped with pieces of nightcrawler or small leeches.