Otter Lake

Houghton - Michigan


  • 2 catches

  • 44 followers

  • 1 spots

29 feet deep at its deepest point. Fish near the inlets, the windblown shoreline, and the weedlines on the windblown side of the lake. Consider throwing live bait (dead bait works best for pike when the water is cold), jigs, soft plastics, crankbaits, and...

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Otter Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Caught this guy on a Zebco microlight spinning rod and reel combo...wasn't expecting him.

    3 lb. 20 in. Northern Pike with a slip bobber with crawler

  2. Houghton County Drain Commission will begin drawing down Otter Lake, allowing for necessary inspections and repairs to Otter Lake Dam. The Otter Lake drawdown will ...more not exceed 6 inches per day, with a total drawdown of 2.5 feet. Boaters are cautioned that the water level drop will make launching difficult at the lake's access sites. Late evening hours are a good time to spear, or to shoot pike with bow and arrow. Try frog, mouse and duckling patterns that make a lot of movement on the lake surface. Both fly and spinning tackle can be used as well.

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