Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism 5/22/2019

Received via email 5/22/2019 to our email address dmrservice@hotmail.com from Lake of the Woods tourism bureau.
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Fishing Report
 
South end
Excellent walleye action continues along the south shore.
Walleyes & sauger limits in Four Mile Bay, Lighthouse gap, Morris Point gap, and along the south shore of the lake.
The go-to presentation is anchored up and jigging with a jig and minnow.
Pink and gold strong colors.
Some anglers were trolling crankbaits and also doing well.
Reports of fish in varying depths, but 15-25′ holding good fish.
 
Rainy River
Good numbers of walleyes still in the river and some nice fish being caught.
Bright jigs and frozen shiner hard to beat.
Strong current in the river, thus heavier jigs necessary.
Sturgeon season is closed until July 1st.
NW Angle
Anglers were catching nice walleyes as the water warms.
Reports of nice fish coming from shoreline structure and areas with current.
Most anglers using jig and minnow.
Evening bite continues strong.
Saugers, pike and perch were also in the mix.
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Courtesy of:
Lake of the Woods Tourism · PO Box 518 · Baudette · Minnesota · 56623
lakeofthewoodsmn.com

May 16, 2019

Another delivery-Bobcat running and waiting to unload the new toilets, urinal, handicap handrails/hardware!

Sinks/vanity Dale picks up next week and installation will begin!

Epoxy floors drying nicely, clear coat will start tomorrow if epoxy dry enough!

Dale surprised me by getting home this afternoon and we managed to start the floor of the pump house and Dale hauled 2 loads of dirt!

Website- adding new photos and have training next week to launch our online reservations!!

Progress with a capital “P”!!

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May 15, 2019

Great Big THANK-YOU to JD, Lyle & Polly for helping with the “epoxy project” tonight!
The 4 of us got the job done in 2 hours!!
Lyle & Polly came by to visit & jumped right in and helped right up to the last inch of epoxy!!
So Great!!! Turned out just awesome! Now a day or 2 of drying and next step will be getting the textured clear coat on! By Monday she will be another project checked off the “to do” list!

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JD drove here right after work, got the job done, and headed home to be back to work in the morning! Ely bound right now! Be safe dear Son!!♥️

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Lights on, air hose hooked up for the broadcasting device, rollers ready! Lyle & Polly cane to the rescue with a paintbrush I forgot to get!!

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and After,,,Close up Fish cleaning area!

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The fish cleaning area is done!

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Women’s bathroom is done!

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Helping hands♥️

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May 14, 2019

Prep work for Epoxy application completed and JD arriving tomorrow night and the two of us will apply the epoxy tomorrow night!
Today all 3 areas of the S&FC building were swept again😩, taped bottom edge on all the walls and drains, air gun to get out excess dust, acid wash, clean water mopped x 2!
One whipped girl tonight-going to sleep good 😴 and decided to go out for breakfast at Bella’s in Roosevelt in the morning! 😎

Bathroom stall partitions delivered today, trucking company gave me a heads up he was arriving in a half hour. Ready & waiting with the Bobcat – unloaded the partitions and he was on his way in under 15 minutes- Great transport company!!!

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May 13, 2019

Stroll to the lake to enjoy the view of this beautiful body of water, give a prayer of thanks, and then start working on the prep work for the epoxy of the floors in the S&FC building!
Little haze out here this morning- beautiful!

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May 12, 2019

Mon, Tues, Wed going to be getting the prep work done for the epoxy finish on the floor of the S&FC building. JD, our son, will be here Wed night and Thurs morning to get this project done for us!! Dale & I marked where I need to tape the walls for the epoxy and then we changed our mind and will install floor trim instead! Decision – Decisions😬 Lady hanging out with us before Dale headed back to Swanville!!

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5/7/2019 2018/2019 Sleeper and Day house Guests Ice Season Drawing

We have placed calls to all of the winning names drawn for our 2018/2019 Ice Season Sleeper and Day house Guests Drawing:
Here is the winning Names and Prizes:
Myron Jesme – DLOTW’s apparel/Gerber Folding Hunting Knife
Brian Peterson – Rapala Tool Combo
Shaun Jeune – Peet Boat Dryer
Dan Iversen – DLOTW apparel, Calcutta mug, sun bandit
Lee Olson – Areo bait bucket
Nate Boring – Electric fillet knife
Terry Korb – Fishing Rod Bag
Duane Jaka – Eskimo Folding fishing chair
Mike Multhauf – Cooler
Jon Lahkenan – Spotlight
Riggs Magnuson – Tip up and Expandable minnow scoop
Matt Nelson – Ice Amour winter gloves
Ben Gubrud – Rapala Tool Combi
Dylan Vansickle – DLOTW apparel, fish landing gloves & towel
Weston Brason – DLOTW apparel & Thermos brand 24 oz thermos
Dan Grittner – Gerber hunting/fishing tool
Debbie Peltier – Tackle box
Robert Wendorf – Camping Hammock

Grand Prize Winner –
Hannah Curtis- Ion 8 “ Ice Auger
(We are continuing to reach each of you and mailing out your gift)

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4/26/2019

Quote from Engineering firm received via email, next step to review with Dale!
1st quote for the second septic system, 2nd quote for Digging out Pond to put in docks for our camping quests channeling to the main body of water. 3rd quote to restore shoreline and stop the erosion.
Decision time!! ??

5/8/2019 Fishing Report courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Courtesy of -Lake of the Woods Tourism <info@lakeofthewoodsmn.com>
Wed 5/8/2019 5:32 PM – dmrservice@hotmail.com
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Fishing Report
South end 
  • Walleye season opens Saturday, May 11th.
  • As of Monday, May 6th on the main basin, miles of open water with some ice patches still floating around.
  • Walleye and sauger populations strong, thus good opener expected.
  • Go to will be jig and frozen shiner.
  • Pike and sturgeon seasons are open and the reports are excellent.
  • Numerous trophy class pike being caught.
  • All pike 30-40″ must be returned with a 3 fish limit and one over 40″.
Rainy River
  • Sturgeon and pike fishing has been excellent.
  • The go-to presentation for sturgeon a 4-6 ounce no roll sinker, sturgeon rig and a few nightcrawlers or combo crawlers and frozen emerald shiners.
  • Pike being caught in shallow bays.
  • With cold water temps, opening day on the river is expected to be good walleye fishing.
  •  With stronger than normal current, bring heavy jigs if jigging.
NW Angle
  • Mainly open water areas with some ice chunks.
  • A bit of boating activity this week as open water increased.
  • Resorts getting ready for May 11th opener.
  • Most will be using a jig and minnow adjacent shoreline structure, points and neck down areas.