Thank’s to our Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau for this Fishing Report!!
Dale went out fishing with friends Yesterday-Memorial Day and even though it was slower than Sunday when our friends went out it was still a great time. Fish total 2 fish a piece ! Walleye for supper!!
Fishing Report For May 26, 2016
With temperatures doubled from the previous weekend, anglers found walleyes very cooperative. Fish are biting, finding the active schools is key. Guides are scattered all over the lake finding fish. Anglers fishing multiple depths up to 28′ on the main basin to find walleyes. Jigs and minnow working best. Colors: Lake of the Woods signature gold, along with brighter colors such as orange, pink, and chartreuse. Anchoring and vertical jigging producing numerous limits. Some pulled spinners if the wind was right.
On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught from 4 mile bay all the way up to Franz Jevne, about 40 miles upstream. Most walleyes caught in 5-15 feet of water. Slowly working a 1/2 ounce gold or bright colored jig and minnow worked best. Some anglers are catching fish from shore as well.
Up at the NW Angle, resorts and guides continue to find good fish. 20-27 feet of water is producing walleyes of all sizes in both MN and Ontario. 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow has been the ticket. Lodging, guides, charters, area attractions and more from around the lake at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.
Fishing Report For May 4, 2016
from the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau -c-
The weather was beautiful this weekend besides some wind at times. Pike fishing was good with reports of big fish in the bays. Using a frozen cisco just off or on bottom worked best as the fish are somewhat lethargic. Some anglers caught casting lures into the shallows as well. Most of the Lake is open and free of ice with the only remaining ice in Muskeg Bay and some amongst the islands.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing was in full force with mixed varying results. Some boats had lots of success and others were quieter. With the current moving pretty quickly this week, at least a 4-5 oz no roll sinker was required to stay on bottom combined with a sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers, frozen shiners, or frozen ciscos. Fishing deeper holes in the river and still fish on the bottom. Please take good care of these prehistoric fish by not grabbing gills and supporting weight horizontally vs vertically. For the spring, the keep season ends May 7. Catch and release again May 8 – 15.
Up at the NW angle, resorts and guides are gearing up for the MN Fishing Opener May 14th. With mainly open water, there is more boat activity amongst resorts. Lodging, guides, charters, area attractions and more atwww.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.
Back to LOW this Thursday!
Looking forward to being home for a week or two!
Need to get some of the summer projects started!
1) 10×18 Sleeper
2) New Transporter
3) New pull behind fueler to fill generators
4) New pull behind Cleaning and Supply trailer
Mn Dept of Health applications started for the RV sites and cabin’s etc.
Blueprint’s done for tornado shelter.
Tornado shelter will also have shower’s and bathroom’s. Plan’s for a fish cleaning house too!!
Lots of hoops to jump through but just taking one hoop at a time.
Gotta do what ya gotta do.
Just got off the phone! Booked a group for ice fishing in Jan!
Only 2 sleepers available weekend of Jan. 20th!
Thank-you so much to all of the great people who come join us on the ice at Lake of the Woods – Gull Rock area.
Dale & Connie
Lake of the Woods, Winter Lake Access, Ice Fishing, Camping, Resort on Lake of the Woods- Gull Rock Area