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Towns in Otter Tail Country – Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Perham

Otter Tail Country is home to over 1,000 lakes and streams.  This is a great area for enjoying the outdoors whether it be fishing, boating, hiking or just getting outside in this beautiful part of Minnesota.

The lakes in this region offer excellent fishing for a variety of fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie and panfish.  You have a lot of options and there are so many lakes here that you can usually find a place to get away from the crowds and catch some fish.


Primary Species of Fish


Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye

This area is home to so many lakes and the area is known for its good fishing for largemouth bass, northern pike and walleye.  Good numbers and some trophy fish can be found here too.  Largemouth bass are overlooked by most anglers, so you can enjoy throwing baits at bass who are not used to seeing that many lures.  Pike are everywhere and you can do well on walleye if you know how to target them.


Secondary Species of Fish


Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Bluegill

This area has so many lakes to fish, although, most of the lakes are better for largemouth bass than smallmouth bass.  There are some good smallmouth bass lakes in this region though.  Ten Mile Lake and North Lida Lake definitely stand out.  You can also catch some smallmouth bass on Otter Tail Lake.  The Otter Tail Country is not known for having a bunch of lakes to fish for muskie, but there is one very good muskie lake called West Battle Lake.  Whether you choose to target the bigger lakes for panfish or stick to the smaller lakes, you have a lot of options and if you know what you’re doing, you should be able to find some eater-sized panfish for the frying pan.