This week’s email from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!
Update on how fishing is going on the beautiful Lake of the Woods!!
Fishing Report For June 21, 2017
Overall, a great week of fishing. High winds and storms early to the middle of last week made fishing difficult at times. Dirty water from the winds didn’t help fishing but the storms have passed fishing has resumed to its previous level, great! Depending on the wind pulling spinners is effective but many fish still being caught with a jig and shiner or jig and a leech. Key depths between 11-18′ or 30-31′ of water. In 5-11 feet along shorelines the shiner spawn is on and the walleyes and saugers are chowing down. Good number of large pike mixed in with walleyes right now.
Walleyes in the Rainy River with a good morning bite. Trolling cranks a good idea to cover a large portion of water. Multi-species bag often the result. Smallmouth bass are feeding strong in bays, feeder streams, rock, under docks, and weed edges. Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.
Up at the NW Angle, walleye fishing excellent on wind blown shore lines. Little Oak, Oak, Flag Island flats all holding fish. 18-26′ a consistent depth with some shallow fish in 4-14′. Harnesses with a bottom bouncers or a jig and minnow. Some pulling cranks as well in the shallows. Colors as always should include gold, pink, glow colors and bright colors. Muskie season is now open with some nice fish being boated. The water temps dropped due to some storms thus locations of fish has varied.
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Sturgeon Season Opens July 1 on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River
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Huge Thank- you to Steve, Kim, Blake, Nathan, Max, and Tom for all your help in the “Tree’s Down” clean up this weekend! We just about got it all!
So, so appreciated your help!
We also would like to thank all of you for your kind words during this storm clean up. It is not easy to make a call out for help, everyone has their own busy life’s. You just can’t always get away and it was Father’s Day weekend which we did not realize when we put the “shout-out” for volunteers.
So please know, we know, that you were all with us during this temporary set back. The clean up went really good! We pretty much have it licked, we have just couple more spots that need clean up and we need to get the holes and sod back to the way it should be so we can mow again!!
Thank-you again for all your love, help, and kind words, we know your with us when we cannot be together. That means so much to us!!
Dale and Connie
New Parking and Fish House storage area! More parking area for our Sleeper and Day house guests, better ground under the fish houses when in storage!!
Future plans (1-2 years?) include building storage units for boats, snowmobile, etc. Nice to have the boat inside, keep it from all the rain, bugs, leaf’s!
Today we had a couple come and ask to store their boat with us for the summer even though it will be outside, they just do not have the room at their lake place. They will be the first to store their boat with us and we will be honored to provide them a place for their boat. Just making someone’s lake time a little more better!
Day 2, activated burning permit, fire, friends, family & cocktails! Well deserved after all the tree clean- up! Whew!!!
Call out for volunteers!
We lost 15+ trees this past week and we are looking for volunteers to come help us with storm clean-up this weekend if you can fit it in your busy schedule.
We will start at 1 pm on Fri until Sun 1pm. We will provide meals, beverages, and sleeping accommodations!
The weekend will consist of cutting the trees to the ground, limbing, sectioning, loading, hauling, stacking, and maybe burning.
If you have chainsaw’s and or a small trailer and even a 4 wheeler. We will provide, fuel & oil for all.
Please call or text Dale at (320) 630-7897 if you can make it!
We can’t Thank- you enough and no worries if you cannot make it!!!!
Dale & Connie
Pictures of most of the trees that blew over in the 50 – 60 mph winds!!
Lake of the Woods Tourism report arrived via email today!! Here you go – enjoy!
Fishing Report For June 14, 2017
Strong numbers of walleyes and saugers all over the lake being caught with many different tactics. Key depths between 18-30′ of water. Jig and a frozen shiner or leech and pulling spinners effective. As typical in June, a nice crankbait bite right now pulling crankbaits in 5-11 feet along shorelines. Some of this is set up as shiners spawn in sand and other bait shallow. Both reefs and mud holding fish. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in with walleyes all over the lake.
Walleyes in the Rainy River with a good morning bite. Some anglers trolling cranks and covering water to find fish. Multi-species bag often the result. Smallmouth bass in the river continue to be active. Bays, feeder streams, rock and weed edges good starts. Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.
Up at the NW Angle, walleye fishing excellent. Little Oak, Oak, Flag Island flats, Four Blocks on the MN side good bets. Walleyes and saugers being caught in a variety of spots. 18-26′ a consistent depth with some shallow fish in the mix as well. Harnesses with a bottom bouncers turning on with a jig and minnow still a staple for many. Colors should include gold, pink, glow colors and bright colors. Smallmouth bass continue to be active. Many monster pike caught this past week over 45″ by walleye anglers. Muskie season opens Saturday June 17!
Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau email 6/15/2017-c-
Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism via email to Dale’s Fish House Rental – Lake of the Woods- Enjoy this update on how the summer fishing is going here on Lake of the Woods!!!
Fishing Report For June 7, 2017
An incredible week of walleye fishing on the big pond. Strong numbers of walleyes and saugers continue. Lots of walleyes and saugers being caught with anglers catching and enjoying across the lake. Overall, really good fishing with nice quality keepers. Key depths around 18-30′ of water. Jig and a frozen shiner or leech has been the best presentation with gold or glow jigs. Pulling spinners also effective with hammered gold or silver good colors. Reefs and mud holding fish. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in with angler catches.
Walleyes in the Rainy River with a good morning bite. Fish running smaller than lake fish, but a good day can be had. Smallmouth bass fishing going well. Try feeder streams to Rainy River, rock piles and bridges. Shallow diving crankbaits, jigs and plastics or small spinners for bass. Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.
Up at the NW Angle, strong success continues on both the MN and Ontario sides. Many have limits in just a few hours. Both rock and mud producing walleyes. Flag Island flats producing nicely this week in 5-7′ otherwise 18-26′ the norm. Harnesses with a bottom bouncer preferred over jig and a minnow. Colors should include chartreuse, pink, glow colors and of course gold. Smallies moving shallow and hungry. Muskie season opens June 17th!