Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report 1/19/20

Received 1/19/20 to dmrservice@hotmail.com from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!
Happy Fishing Everyone!!
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Fishing Report

On the south end…  Ice conditions on LOW are excellent.  Some great walleyes and saugers caught this week.  Fishing was up and down with cold fronts, -31 air temps, etc.  Plenty of fish for fish frys, some trophy walleyes, big sturgeon, some jumbo perch, an occasional pike, crappie or tulibee and plenty of sauger in the mix.  Most anglers fishing 25 – 30′ if on structure, 30′ – 36′ over mud.  Resort houses continue to follow fish and are moving constantly.   Best colors gold, pink, glow red and UV glow colors.  Both jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow producing based on mood of walleyes.  Electronics very helpful.  Watch for suspended walleyes.  Rattles and noise effective.

On the Rainy River…   The river is frozen over with some snowmobile traffic on marked trail.  Current has dropped some, but still strong.  Extra caution is always needed on the river.  Thin ice near International Bridge in Baudette and thinner ice on stretches of the river.  Work through resort if ice fishing for safety.

Up at the NW Angle…  Good fishing continues with a mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout.  Cold fronts can affect bite from day to day, adjust to mood of fish.  Downsize if finicky, keep minnow active on deadstick.  Snowmobile trails from south end to Angle groomed and in good shape.  Stay on trails as there are ice chunks on lake.  Fish houses on LOW on the ice through March.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report 1-2-20

Fishing Report

On the south end…  Fishing reports are good.  A nice mix of saugers and walleyes, with some trophy walleyes, jumbo perch, eelpout, pike, tullibees and a lot of sturgeon being caught.  During a typical day, there are flurries of activity mixed with some slower time.  It helps to put in a full day, keep your lines active and use electronics. Watch for suspended fish coming through on your electronics, often nice walleyes.  Most resorts have fish houses out in 25- 32 feet of water.  Best colors gold, pink, glow red and UV glow colors.  Use combo jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow.  Numerous ice roads are open, many allowing 3/4 ton trucks with wheel houses.  Every ice road is different, check ahead as ice road limits vary.

On the Rainy River…   The river is frozen over but little traffic with higher than usual current.    Extra caution is always needed on the river, most sticking to lake so far.  No snowmobile trail on Rainy River as of yet with thin ice areas due to current.

Up at the NW Angle…  Fishing is excellent with a mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout.  With over a foot of snow, snowmobile trails from south end to Angle are being groomed and will be in good shape.  Stay on trails as current is high and there are still some areas needing more inches of ice.  Fish houses on LOW on the ice through March.

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FISHING REPORT 12-18-2019

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FISHING REPORT 12-18-2019

On the south end…  A great walleye and sauger bite continues!  Most resorts have fish houses out in 23 – 28 feet of water.  Nice mix of walleyes and saugers.  Best colors, gold, pink, gold/pink, orange/chartreuse, white.  Jig one line and dead stick the other with a live minnow.  Good numbers of fish being caught with some trophies mixed in as well as eelpout, perch, tullibees, sturgeon and pike.  Very little snow on the ice. Various ice roads are open.  What can be driven out varies.  Some ice roads up to light SUV’s or ATV / side by sides pulling small houses, others still just ATV / side by sides.  Check with your resort / outfitter prior to coming up.

On the Rainy River…   The river is frozen over but little traffic with higher than usual current.    Extra caution is always needed on the river, most sticking to lake so far.

Up at the NW Angle…  Most resorts have fish houses out and initial fishing reports for walleyes are very good.  Some areas still need time with high current.  It’s a must to stick to resort marked trails or know the areas you are traveling.  The snowmobile trail from the south end up to the Angle is set to be staked this week.

12-02-2019 Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report

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No ice fishing as of yet, however, fishing reports are a great update!

 

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FISHING REPORT 12/2/2019

On the south end…  The majority of the big lake is iced over.  The forecast looks optimistic with the daily low temps forecasted in the teens and single digits.  Resorts are monitoring ice conditions closely.  The area was missed by heavy snowfall in this weekend’s snow storm which will help ice creation.  Resorts have been out checking ice and in some cases starting to mark trails.  No ice fishing by resorts is taking place on the main lake at this time. Spearing is taking place for pike on back bays.

On the Rainy River…   Areas of the main channel have open water with edges and bays iced up.  There is no traffic on the river at this time while ice is forming.  Extra caution is always needed with current and this year the current is stronger than most years.

Up at the NW Angle…  Ice is forming nicely.  With that being said, there is higher than normal current this year so working through a resort or outfitter is always a good idea as they will keep you away from areas that are suspect.  With the many islands in the Angle, there are neck down or shallow areas causing unsafe ice conditions throughout the entire winter. Knowledge of the area is important.  No ice fishing as of yet.  NW Angle resorts will communicate when ice fishing begins.

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Fishing Report 11-15-2019 from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

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

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FISHING REPORT

On the south end…  Anglers put away the boats and are looking forward to ice fishing.  Ice forming on back bays with 4-8″.  Ice also on different parts of the big lake with sections of open water.  With the cold snap, things are coming along nicely.  When the time is right, resorts will communicate when initial ice accesses will be available.  That time is not yet, but it won’t be too long!

On the Rainy River…   The river is iced over in most areas with a thin layer of ice over a strong current.  Some anglers fished last week with decent success and some big walleyes before the freeze up.  With increased current this fall, river ice will be suspect.  Back bays iced up.

​​​​​​​Up at the NW Angle…  Ice is forming throughout the Angle.  Some reports around the inlet of good ice forming, but no ice travel is recommended.  Most bays and some areas throughout islands iced up.  NW Angle resorts will communicate when ice fishing begins.

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11-10-2019 Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Late getting this report out- My Apologies!
Here is the fishing report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau via email to dmrservice@hotmail.com
on 11-10-19
ENJOY!  WINTER IS UPON US SOON WE WILL HAVE ICE FISHING REPORTS!!!!
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Fishing Report

On the south end…  Late fall walleye fishing continues for those willing to dress up in warm gear and fish.  The south shore of Lake of the Woods continues to hold good numbers of walleyes and saugers.  These walleyes will remain through ice up.  Anchoring up with a jig with frozen shiner is still the best method.  Nice mix of walleyes and saugers for those few out on the water.  Some small chunks of ice starting to appear.  Small bays and some harbors iced up.

On the Rainy River…   The river was good this past week, with numbers of walleyes.  Not the numbers of trophy walleyes as the week before.  Fish caught in spots with current breaks mainly jigging with minnows or in some cases, plastics.  There is still a strong current.  7-16′ a good start depending upon the spot.  3/4 oz to 1 oz jigs the most common with strong current and higher water.  Small back bays icing up.

Up at the NW Angle…  Walleyes fishing remains good but few anglers on the water.  Fish are staged in traditional fall spots.  Most looking ahead to ice fishing.  Jig and minnow still effective and the go to.  Muskie bite has been great all fall.

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Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism 10-24-19

Lake of the Woods Tourism
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Fishing Report

On the south end…  A fantastic week of fall walleye fishing.  Walleyes in good numbers across the south shore of Lake of the Woods.  Most popular depths are 14 – 24′.  Anchoring up with a jig with frozen shiner is the ticket.  Jig colors in gold, pink, glow, orange or a combo of these colors working well.  Strong numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught.  Jumbo perch and pike in the mix.  Walleyes also being caught around Knight and Bridges islands and structure off of Long Point and Rocky Point.

On the Rainy River…   Strong reports this past week and weekend of good numbers of walleyes along with some big walleyes taken.  Fish in spots with current breaks from mouth of river to Birchdale.  There is still a strong current and fish are congregating in areas with current breaks, often closer to shore, behind points or holes in river.  7-16′ a good start depending upon the spot.  Very good reports this week.  Have jigs up to 1.5 oz if in the main channel, lighter jigs in slack water.  Many personal best walleyes and sturgeon this week.

Up at the NW Angle…  Walleyes in traditional fall spots.  Neck down areas, points and mouths of bays continue to hold good fish.  Jigging continues to be the go to method.  Big black crappie and jumbo perch bite happening also.  Traditional fall muskie bite continues strong, lots of fish boated.

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Campsite Guests blessed us in sooo many way’s!!

What a beautiful gift from our Campsite Guests Jon and Maria! Oh my gosh, so touched by their gift! Jon and Maria joined us last night at “The Hawk” for the meat raffle. There were 8 of us and we were super lucky!! So, so fun!
Jon and Maria stayed in one of our sleepers in Campsite #2! They fished every day except yesterday because of the weather. Boy they had a good time! This is just some of their catches over the week. They enjoyed many meals of fresh fish! Thank-you so very much Jon and Maria!!

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Fishing Report 10-1-2019 from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

LAKE OF THE WOODS FISHING REPORT 10-1-2019

Fall Fishing at its Best!!

On the south end…  Great catches of walleyes along the south shore. There are various schools of walleyes in many locations.  A big school of walleyes still in front of Lighthouse Gap (mouth of Rainy River) in 24′ – 29′.  Anglers on fish in front of Zippel Bay, Long Point, Rocky Point and Garden Island.  Anglers having success anchored up and jigging.  Gold, orange, glow and pink hot colors with a live or frozen shiner.  Anglers going through a lot of bait catching all sizes of walleyes.

On the Rainy River…   Emerald shiners and walleyes are in the river.  Anglers are reporting catches from the mouth of the river at Wheeler’s Point upstream 42 miles to Birchdale.  Waves of walleyes move through periodically.  Jigging and pulling crankbaits producing walleyes.  Good walleye fishing continues in Four Mile Bay as well. Sturgeon anglers continue to catch good numbers of sturgeon.

Up at the NW Angle…  Walleyes fishing remains good. Garden Island, points with current, neck down areas and at mouths of bays where shiners are running.  Big schools of shiners showing up.  Jigging very effective as waters cool.  Crappie bite is good.  Muskie fishing remains strong.

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