By Jeff Kurrus
Omaha has lakes everywhere. No, it’s not Otter Tail County, Minnesota, but no where is. Yet it definitely is something much more significant than Memphis, TN, or San Angelo, TX, or any of the many other cities I’ve either lived in or visited. And Papio D-4 is just one more example.
Surrounded by trees and grass just northwest of Cunningham Lake, D-4 is like crossing into my childhood past where I spent most Saturday mornings on a Mississippi farm pond. However, no farm pond we were fishing had fish as savage as D-4.
Yesterday, my dad and I drug a john boat a little more than 200 yards to be welcomed by repeated topwater largemouth strikes and sore wrists and arms for both of us. An excellent fishery and just one more example of the wonderful lake rehabilitation projects that the NGPC conducts, D-4 is one that I’ll revisit again and again anytime I’m thinking about Otter Tail County. Because the fishing here, and the drive to and from, made me forget Otter Tail as soon as I hooked the first fish.