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Guide To Fishing At Otter Tail Lake

AKA: Ottertail Lake, Otter Tail County Lake

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Otter Tail Lake, MN

Sometimes an ice-fishing mecca, other times a great vacation lake in summer, and always a great fishing destination, Otter Tail Lake is a 13,700-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Otter Tail.

Boating, water skiing, boat parties and fishing draw visitors to this scenic getaway with over 20 miles of shoreline. Bass, walleye, crappie, perch and pike populate the lake, and all are caught with regularity in season, or through the ice in winter. Three boating access areas are located around the lake. On the north shore is the Riviera North Public Water Access off Pub Access Road. On the southeast corner of the lake is the Public Boat Landing Ottertail, off Bay View Road. Riverside West Public Water Access is located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Ottertail Road.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota.

Primary fish species residing in Otter Tail Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Otter Tail Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Barky's Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
218 405-0136

Big Fish
Rentals: Kayaks
218 862-7900

Lakes Area Paddle Sports
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
218 382-4787

Otter Tail Beach Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
218 864-5860

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Pelican Bay Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Otter Tail Scenic Byway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Riviera North Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Public Access Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Riverside West Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Ottertail Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Homestead at Ottertail RV Park - 507 461-1479

Otter Tail Lake MN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Otter Tail Lake
Homestead at Ottertail RV Park & Resort
41701 295th St
Battle Lake, MN 56515
507 461-1479

 

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