Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Office 5/20/20
The Love of fishing Lake of the Woods!!! Enjoy
On the south end… Resorts are open and anglers enjoying fishing and fish frys. A strong walleye bite continues with best success in 20 – 30 feet of water. Anchored up and vertical jigging a jig and minnow or frozen emerald shiner has been very successful. Gold / pink or gold / orange colors hard to beat. South end water temps warmer than north end of lake. Fish on the south end mainly post spawn, up north, still spawning. A nice mix of eaters, slots and trophies. Some big pike continue to be caught as well.
On the Rainy River… Some good walleyes were caught in the river this week. Best depth 12-24′. Jigs and minnows working the best. Some fish still being caught in the Four Mile Bay and the Bostic Bay areas. Fish are post spawn. Some shiners are in the river holding fish. The sturgeon season is closed until July 1st when the season re-opens.
Up at the NW Angle… Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake and stay in MN waters. Some resorts are offering transport service across the lake in MN waters to the Angle prior to the border opening. Various south shore resorts are offering parking for guests of NW Angle resorts.
Fishing is great. Anglers fishing the Angle are catching good numbers of walleyes. Jigging rocky points and reefs close to islands in 8 – 25 feet of water effective. Some good fish also coming on crankbaits in 8-12′ of water.
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Gardening and clean up is most of what took up our time last week!!
Dale’s On Lake of the Woods
Opening for Recreational Camping
Come Camp with us!!
Dale and I were so excited to hear the news today from Gov. Walz allowing us to open our Resort for recreational camping starting June 1st. Our Guests are such a blessing and we so want to share this great blessing of lakeshore property with all who wish to join us. It is ours to develop and maintain and more importantly to enjoy with those who wish to come and stay here at Dale’s On Lake of the Woods.
No need to delay our opening on June 1st!! We have, in place, all requirements set forth by the Minnesota Dept of Health, CDC, and MN DNR. We have the proper safety measures set, cleaning schedule, and supplies on hand and implemented, along with safety products for us and our guests if needed.
The joy of recreational camping here at Dale’s On Lake of the Woods is the fact that our campsites are spacious and camping is all about enjoying the great outdoors. We will have some minor changes with the bathroom facilities as well as the Fish Cleaning facility. Please know we believe we have made these changes simple and comfortable as possible for our Guests.
Camp, Fish, and Relax
Tent/ Campers/RV: Rates are for 1-2 guests, additional guest’s up to 6 in a single-family, each additional guest $6/per night
Sleeper: Rates are for 1-2 guests, additional guest’s up to 4 in a single-family, each additional guest $8/per night
|SReservations Only – Contact Connie at 320-630-6734 or Online Reservations www.dalesonlakeofthewoods.com
|Tent site 1-2 Guests||Daily $30 ~ Week $182|
|Camper/RV – Water and Electric 1-2 Guests||Daily $35 ~ Week $210|
|Camper/RV – Full Hook-up 1-2 Guests||Daily$40 ~ Week $245|
|Sleeper ~Electric, Water (outside)
Fridge, AC – 1 -2 Guests
|Pet’s Welcome-must be on leash at all times||Firewood provided – Beach – Pergola’s- Picnic table|
Lake of the Woods resorts and hotels welcomed guests with a variety of COVID – 19 safety measures within their businesses to ensure guest and employee safety. Lodging is available and businesses are open.
On the south end… Some great walleye action for the MN Fishing Opener weekend. Walleyes and saugers were caught along the south shore in a variety of depths from 6′ – 23′, with 20′ a good starting depth. Anchored up and vertically jigging a jig and minnow, in many cases a frozen emerald shiner, was the ticket. Gold or a gold combo was good. Chartreuse, pink and glow were also effective. The walleye / sauger limit on LOW and the Rainy River is a combined limit of 6 fish, up to 4 can be walleyes. The slot limit is 19.5″ – 28″ must be released. One walleye can be kept over 28″. Good numbers of pike still being caught in bays.
On the Rainy River… Some good walleyes were caught in the river, Four Mile Bay and the Bostic Bay areas. Some fish left over from the spawn, others local fish who live there. Jig and a minnow was the go to bait. The sturgeon bite continues strong with numbers of fish being caught. The sturgeon catch and release season goes through May 15 and then closes until July 1st when the season re-opens.
Up at the NW Angle… The US and Canada have agreed to keep the international border shut until May 20th.
Until the border opens, guests can travel across the lake and stay in MN waters. Some resorts are offering transport service across the lake in MN waters to the Angle prior to the border opening. Various south shore resorts are offering parking for guests of NW Angle resorts.
Anglers who fished the Angle for the opener were rewarded with good numbers of walleyes. Jigging shoreline structure, points and neck down areas in 6 – 22 feet of water was effective.
Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau – Baudette MN
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Spring has Sprung and we are cleaning up around her for some upcoming campground fun!!
Once the MN Gov allows recreational camping we will be only a phone call away!!! Fingers crossed that Monday, May 18th we will hear good news!!
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Confident, Stay Kind, we will be together again and better for it because we played it safe through this pandemic!! Love and prayers to all of you!
Dale and Connie
Patiently waiting for May 18th in hopes that we are able to open our Resort for recreational camping!
Rest assured we are keeping busy! We have ordered all the necessary supplies to be in compliance with the disinfecting throughout our Resort. We are very happy with the spacious campsites we have that will give distance and privacy for all.
This week the projects have been continued clean-up throughout the property. We have a couple of winter campers that will be moving out of their winter campsite. Dale has been working on our Snow Dozer, this will be a “BIG” job and by the time he is finished, the dozer will be stronger than ever!! We also have worked up an area for a garden this year – we have a little more dirt work to do and then we will start planting and then placing a fence to keep the critters out!! We are back to working on the central parking lot – dozer has been busy – little too wet yet! Will come back to that once dry out some more. Tax prep is done and off to our accountant, website changes, and updated for summer camping with us, and Sleepers are being cleaned every day and hoping to have the last 11 done in the next 2 weeks!
Stay tuned for ongoing updates to the website and we will be keeping in touch with our daily projects and lakeshore fun!