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Otter Lake - Fishing Opportunities

The fish populations have changed dramatically with the introduction of largemouth bass in recent years. The only species of bass collected prior to 2000 were smallmouth bass and rock bass. Smallmouth bass are still present in the lake, but largemouth bass have become the dominant predator. Largemouth bass were collected up to 19 inches and were expected to do well since there was a very high density of bluegill providing abundant forage. The number of smallmouth bass is not expected to contribute substantially to the fishery given their past poor performance and the increased competition with largemouth bass.