Category Archives: Fishing Report

Nov. 1 , 2018

Update on our Website!
We had a malware attack on our website! Thanks to everyone who contacted us regarding the problems they were having, letting us know what was happening!
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Fishing Report – LOTW’s Tourism Bureau 7.19.2018

Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau via email 7.19.2018 Enjoy!!
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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

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PO Box 518 · Baudette · Minnesota · 56623

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Arnesen’s 9th Annual Fishing Contest!

7.19.2018

Our neighbors are having their annual Fishing Contest!! Good times had by all!!!!

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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 info@arnesens.com.

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PO Box 518 · Baudette · Minnesota · 56623

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July 11, 2018 Fishing Report!

July 11th Fishing report courtesy of our Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau, received via email to dmrservice@hotmail.com on 7/13/2018 cmp
 
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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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Fishing Report 7/6/2018

Thank-you to the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau for the most recent Fishing report received via email dmrservice@hotmail.com
 
Enjoy!! Happy July 4th Holiday Weekend!!!
 
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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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June 20th Fishing Report LOTW Tourism Bureau!

Fishing Report courtesy of our Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!!  Enjoy!!!
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Fishing Report For June 20, 2018
    
Walleyes and saugers being caught around the entire lake with the mayfly hatch 2 weeks early this year. Some areas holding keepers (under 19.5″) with some slots mixed in (19.5″ – 28″) and some mainly holding slot fish with the occasional trophy being caught (over 28″). Typically after the mayfly hatch, the spinner bite really turns on. Jig and a minnow was the main tactic used this week while some pulled spinners when the wind was right. Some shallow walleyes on spinners in 5-10 feet near pine island primarily when some breeze.
Rainy River smallmouth bass being caught up and down the river on shorelines, inlets, various structure and docks. Sturgeon fishing “keep season” opens again July 1 – Sep 30.  Most walleye fishing taking place on the lake with the local walleyes always an option.
Up at the NW Angle…  In Minnesota, spinners catching walleyes and saugers of all sizes in multiple depths. Walleyes and saugers spitting up lots of mayflys. Some good muskies being caught in back bays and over rock points.  Both MN and Ontario muskie seasons on LOW are open.  Smallmouth bass continue to pound plastic baits. Fishing on both sides of the border has been excellent.
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KARE 11 NEWS JUST RELEASED 6/18/18

KARE 11 NEWS JUST RELEASED THE MN DNR IS PROPOSING TO REDUCE THE WALLEYE & SAUGER POSSESSION LIMIT WINTER ICE FISHING! – c-

Just received this yesterday!! Please go to the MNDNR website and share your comments and opinions on their survey regarding the fish population in Lake of the Woods and the 5 year plan. It’s a great opportunity to give input whatever it may be!! -c-
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We have the 5 year draft management information at the end of this post!! This is where you can complete the survey!! Thank- you for following us and thank- you to our Great friend Cory for sending us this information to get out to you!!! -c-
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JUNE 18th NEWS RELEASE

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Author: KARE 11

DNR CONSIDERING WALLEYE CHANGES ON LAKE OF THE WOODS
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering a proposal to reduce the number of walleye and sauger allowed to be kept in the winter on Lake of the Woods and on the Rainy River.
Author:
KARE
Published:
2:26 PM CDT June 18, 2018
Updated:
2:35 PM CDT June 18, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. – There could be changes coming to one of the most popular walleye fishing spots in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering a proposal to reduce the number of walleye and sauger allowed to be kept in the winter on Lake of the Woods and on the Rainy River.

We recently went through a public process of updating the Lake of the Woods Fisheries Management Plan and identified several potential areas of concern with regard to current levels of harvest,” said Phil Talmage, Baudette fisheries supervisor. “That’s why we’re discussing these potential changes.”

The proposed changes would reduce the aggregate limit of walleye and sauger in the winter to align with the summer regulations on Lake of the Woods, and make spring angling on the Rainy River catch-and-release for walleye and sauger.

The current winter walleye and sauger limits on Lake of the Woods are: 8 (not more than 4 can be walleye; only 1 walleye over 28″; walleye 19 1/2 through 28″ must be immediately released). The proposed winter possession limit would change from 8 to 6, to match the current open season limit.

The changes would go into effect starting March 1, 2019.

Anglers will see yellow signs at public water accesses around Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River later this month notifying the public of the proposal.

A formal public comment period will be held this fall. For more information on Lake of the Woods management go to mndnr.gov/lakeofthewoods.

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Author:
KARE 11
Published: 2:26 PM CDT June 18, 2018
Updated: 2:35 PM CDT June 18, 2018
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This is a great opportunity to voice your comments and concerns!!! Thank-you! Dale & Connie

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Comment on lake management
Cover page of the draft management plan

Lake of the Woods has a new draft management plan and DNR wants your comments on the plan’s outline for how the lake will be managed during the next five years.