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Old 05-13-2007, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody fish Otter Lake in Macoupin County for musky or bass? I hear it's one of the btter musky lakes in Illinois. Are there any camping facilities at the site?
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I could not find anything out on the internet about fishing or camping. I sure someone has been there.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Otter is a great muskie lake.
Very under rated muskie fishing.
765 acres ... Max Horse of 115 ~ for camping information contact Ferrero's Otter Lake Marina (217) 627-3241 OR (217) 627-3380.

I have no idea about the bass fishing.

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Old 07-26-2007, 11:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Otter lake is probably one of the best Lakes in the state for gamefish and crappie.Just a real gem. 115 hp limit and inforced.
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I have been to Otter Lake but it has been about 6 years since Iwas there, I loved the lake and I got my first Musky there while Bass fishing. The lake requires a boat pass that can be purchased at a bait shop across the street from the ramp. The lake does have a small camping spot, not very nice but just a place to sleep when your not on the boat.
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hey basscaster-I went on some website and they had the h.p. limit at 110. This would be a major bummer for people like me with a 115.Can you confirm 115 as I would be thinking about making a trip if I can get on,thanks
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Originally Posted by THinshaw
Otter is a great muskie lake.
Very under rated muskie fishing.
765 acres ... Max Horse of 115 ~ for camping information contact Ferrero's Otter Lake Marina (217) 627-3241 OR (217) 627-3380.

I have no idea about the bass fishing.

Thad Hinshaw
Thad, not to dispute your word but, according to; http://www.ifishillinois.org/profiles/lakes/otter.htm

the HP limit is 110hp. I hope you are correct, I have a 115 and was wanting to go there.

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Old 07-28-2007, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Weell, I really have no idea on the Horsepower limit. I just always thought it was 115, I really never even knew they even made a 110 hp ? ? ? It would be wise to call the number in previous post, otherwise do a search for a bait shop in the area in your yellow pages and call them. I would just use my 115 and put a big ZERO over the 5 or even paint 110 over the 115 on your engine so it looks the same. I do this on Newton in the Spring, I just take a piece of Ducktape and cover the zero on my 150 sticker on my Big motor.This way it looks like a 15hp. I have other tips if you need them.
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