Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes and the large number of waterways make it a popular choice for fishing vacations. One of the lesser-known areas that's a favorite of locals is Perham, home to the Ottertail-Battle Lake. Anglers catch trout and perch, and it is a productive site for fishing nearly year-round. It's important to know when to fish and where to get your equipment in Perham.
When to Fish
Fishing in Perham is allowed nearly year-round, and in the winter, you're likely to see anglers on the ice. However it's more popular in the early spring and late summer because the fish bite more often and you'll find more fish. Time of day also is important in Perham. Fish bite more often early in the morning around sunrise and late in the afternoon, just after lunchtime.
Front 20 Outfitters
The Perham area has fish charters and there are more in the surrounding areas, with Front 20 Outfitters among the most popular. The company offers half-day and full-day trips in the Perham area. On your trip, you learn the tricks of fishing in Perham, as well as information on where to look in the lake and how to fish the lesser-known areas.
Front 20 Outfitters
P.O. Box 242
New York Mills, MN 56567
Where to Fish
The Ottertail-Battle Lake area is large enough that you need to know where to fish or risk not catching anything. The best places are farther out in the lake, far enough that you can no longer see the bottom of the water. Another productive place is near the shore, especially in areas with a large amount of debris or covering. Trout and walleye favor this kind of area, as it gives them more protection and shade.
Quality Bait and Tackle
For bait or fishing equipment in Perham, you can visit the Quality Bait and Tackle. It is one of the few bait shops in the Perham area and has a wide selection of equipment and accessories. If you need a fishing license, which is required of all fishermen in the state, you can buy one at Quality Bait and Tackle.
Quality Bait & Tackle
940 Palubicki Ave.
Perham, MN, 56573