Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau via email 7.19.2018 Enjoy!!
Fishing Report For July 18, 2018
Walleyes have the feed bags on. MWC tournament anglers reporting strong numbers of walleyes and a very healthy lake. Numerous trophies from 8 – 11.5 lbs brought in. Drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers or trolling cranks in the basin in 26-34 ft best. Some fish on structure, others in mud.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing “keep season” is now open until Sept 30. NABC bass tournament Sunday found conditions less than desirable with big rains this week turning the river into chocolate milk. Top team found smallies in tributaries with clean water, 5 bass, 16.12 lbs. If only the river was fishable!
Up at the NW Angle… Walleye fishing excellent. Lots of fish around Crow Duck, Four Blocks, and Little Oak Islands. Hammered gold, orange and chartreuse still hot colors. 8 – 24′. Crankbaits on Little Traverse Bay picking up. Ontario side, crawler harnesses on fire on reefs. Lots of muskies being caught as well. Smaller baits vs large best for most
Our neighbors are having their annual Fishing Contest!! Good times had by all!!!!
9th Annual South Shore Fishing Classic
Registration has started for the 9th Annual South Shore Fishing Classic at Arnesen’s Rocky Point. The tournament is set to go for Saturday, September 1st.
Two person teams
~ $100 entry fee per person
~ You will need to provide a digital camera for taking photos of walleye over 28 inches
~ Fees included tournament hat, regulation ruler, banquet meal, drink ticket and gratuity
~ 100% payout after expenses
~ Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
** All teams must be pre-registered for the fishing tournament. Registration deadline is August 18, 2018. Call 1-800-535-7585 for information, registration and tournament regulations OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brett is our Grand Prize
3 Person Eskimo Portable Fish House!!
2017/2018 Ice Season Sleeper/Day house Guest Drawing …
Dale & I, along with our Grandson Jayden, delivered Brett his Grand Prize Today!!!!
July 11th Fishing report courtesy of our Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau, received via email to email@example.com on 7/13/2018 cmp
Fishing Report For July 11, 2018
Walleye fishing on fire for eaters and slot fish with some big girls being caught as well. Drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers has been the go to method. Trolling cranks in the basin in 26-30 ft producing limits also. Charter boats and personal boats catching fish all over the lake. Congrats to all MTT anglers, top bag, 5 fish over 36 lbs. Welcome to all MWC tournament walleye anglers this week.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing “keep season” is now open until Sept 30. Anglers can keep one sturgeon per year in the 45-50 inch range or over 75 inches. MN catch and release records continue to be broken, bring measuring tape and camera. Smallmouth bass anglers finding big smallies in typical go to areas, rock, bridges, current breaks, etc. Welcome NABC tournament bass anglers to the Rainy River for Sunday tournament.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleye, sauger, perch, northern, smallmouth, and of course muskie fishing are all hot on both sides of border. Walleyes being found in some shallow areas still but most trying off off shore structure. Area north of Garden Island to Four Blocks has been good. Orange and chartreuse are good colors to start with.
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Enjoy!! Happy July 4th Holiday Weekend!!!
Fishing Report For July 3, 2018
Walleye fishing remains strong. Drifting and trolling on the sand bars very effective this past week, many large walleyes and plenty of great eaters! The major bug hatch seems to be over (for now). Some anglers using crankbaits on lead core but most still finding good success drifting with spinners and crawlers.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing “keep season” is now open until Sept 30. Anglers can keep one sturgeon per year in the 45-50 inch range or over 75 inches. MN catch and release records continue to be broken, bring measuring tape and camera. Smallmouth bass anglers finding nice bass in typical go to areas, rock, bridges, current breaks, etc.
Up at the NW Angle… Fishing is excellent on both sides of the border. Walleyes being found in wind blown areas in shallow water or out deep in 24-27 feet. Spinners over mud working very good. Orange or hammered gold hot colors. Of course, jigs still producing in structure. Muskie anglers catching big fish over 50″ this past week.
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