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TIM ZWIEG
TIM ZWIEG
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FISHING REPORT
2/5/16 6:21 PM CST
Ice Depth: 19" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
Hit the big pond last night. Today's bite way better than when I was here 2 weeks ago. Between 5 of us, we must have caught 60 fish, and that is while we played cards all day between 10-3. Biggest fish runs 22". Bite didn't matter rattle reels, or jig sticks.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/25/16 1:34 PM CST
Ice Depth: 17" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
As the weather warmed up, so did the ice fishing. Ice roads are allowing half-ton trucks onto the lake when not towing a trailer. Ice averages 14-17”. As always, stay on marked resort trails and talk with your resort about ice conditions in their area. Fishing in 24-34’ seems to be the best. Glow colors remain hot and the two way punch of jigging and dead stick remains the go to plan of attack. Ice electronics are key in catching more fish. Walleyes and saugers caught primarily in late morning with flurries in afternoon. Lots of nice saugers in the mix throughout the basin.

The Rainy River is iced over and being fished in spots but mainly by locals who know the ice. For safety, work through resorts. Safety first. Most anglers fishing the lake.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing is hot. Ice is 22” where resorts are traveling on Minnesota side and 14” on the Ontario side. Limits in 24-28' adjacent or on reefs for walleyes and 30-34' for saugers in the mud. Jumbo perch, pike, and eelpout in the mix. Large crappies (in 30-33') and lake trout (via snowmobile and guide) being caught on Ontario side.


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busse3775
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FISHING REPORT
1/25/16 9:22 AM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
Another Lake of the woods trip in the books! It was a great trip overall with a lot of sauger and some walleyes mixed in!

Day 1: Arrived and got settled into our sleeper and got fishing at 8:00am. Started marking fishing not to long after and put quite a few saugers top side in short time. The fishing was pretty consistent till 2:00pm when it really slowed down and the fish became finicky. Tried going to smaller presentations and slowing the bait down but it was still a tough bite in the afternoon. Caught around 50 fish for the day and kept enough for a tasty fish fry in the sleeper for supper!

Day 2: Started fishing around 8am again and it took awhile to start marking the fish. Picked up a nice 21" walleye that we snapped a picture of quick and released back. The saugers started becoming more aggressive about an hour later with several walleye mixed in. The fishing slowed in the afternoon noon again so we took the Ranger and scouted several spots in shallower water. Set up for an afternoon bite in 18 fow without much luck. Caught 35 fish on the day with an 8 pound eel pout!Again kept enough for a great fish fry for supper.

Day 3 (Morning Only): Fired up the Vexilars at 7:30am and started putting fish topside a little after 8:00am. Kept 6 fish for the morning and packed up at 10:30am. Another successful and fun trip to the Walleye capital of the world!

TIM ZWIEG
TIM ZWIEG
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FISHING REPORT
1/25/16 8:40 AM CST
Ice Depth: 15"
Back out on the lake Saturday. Fishing was a little better than yesterday. Still got a lot of little fish. Occasionally picked one up on the rattle reel, but most of the fish we picked up we would see on the locator, slowly oh so slowly lift your jig with a minnow head. If you could get them to follow, up at about 3' off the bottom the would take it, no fast jigging, just slow quivers, But hey what does that mean, our fishing was not that spectacular. Saturday we kept 7 fish, almost twice what we did yesterday. Still pretty darn slow for 4 guys.

TIM ZWIEG
TIM ZWIEG
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FISHING REPORT
1/25/16 8:23 AM CST
Ice Depth: 16"
Went out Friday out of Zipple Bay. Fishing was tough, we fished 26' FOW. Caught lots of little fish as in under 10". Red Glow was the ticket if you wanted small fish, everything came off jigging rods, nothing off Rattle Reels, and jigging was very slow. Ended the day with 4 small keepers, wow that was tough for 4 guys!!

reup
reup
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Joined: 3/17/2013
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FISHING REPORT
1/23/16 1:29 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 0° - 5° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Princess...Last week at the southern basin out of Arnesen's glow was by far the best color.

IceRookiePrincess
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1/23/16 8:12 AM CST
New ice fisherlady here.Going next weekend to nw angle. What color is best to catch walleye and perch on those waters? Have a new pole and havent had too much luck finding the big guys since starting ice fishing 2 yrs ago... Big Smile

~skimmer~
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FISHING REPORT
1/19/16 11:54 AM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F
On day 2 of a four day camp out in a sleeper house out of sportsman's lodge. Four guys in a 6 man house is just what the Dr. ordered this week. Just enough action to keep us interested with walleys and sauger (favoring the saugers) in the range of 8 to 18 inches. Still waiting on that slot fish!

So far this morning, we have caught 4 fingerling walleye and an eelpout.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/18/16 3:06 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Ice fishing remained steady throughout the weekend here on The Walleye Capital of the World. Ice roads are allowing midsize vehicles or 16' wheel houses pulled by UTV's on to the lake. There is 11-15” of ice on average with a few reports of 18-20” but with patches of 8” ice. As always, stay on marked resort trails. Best fishing in 24-34’ with smaller presentations. Lures with rattles or a plain hook and glow colors best. Walleyes and saugers with a few monsters mixed in. Best bite continues to be between 9 am and noon.

The Rainy River is iced over but not safe overall. For safety, work through resorts. Some locals out on ice but they know exact conditions. Safety first. Most anglers fishing the lake.

Up at the NW Angle, good fishing continues. Snowmobile trails to south end of lake and to Kenora are open. Ice roads to island resorts marked and open. Resorts are finding fish. Steady bite with limits in 23-29' for walleyes and 30-34' for saugers. Jumbo perch, pike, and eelpout in with walleye and sauger mix. Slab crappies being caught on Ontario side.


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1/11/16 4:54 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
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Fishing started okay this week. The 12 inches of ice we now have down by Little Oak enabled us to get more of our houses down there; we are also fishing Rabbit Ears & Miller Point. We're fishing a little deeper than last week at about 24-29 feet. The dead stick wasn't as effective as the guys (and gals) that were jiggin' steady. The more they jigged, the more they caught.

We had groups with limits of crappies from Canada. There is 6 inches up at Deep Water Bay but Tug Channel is full of slush. I still wouldn't recommend going up to Outer Bay. I'll have a better report next week.

The lake froze pretty flat this year (which is really unusual) and sure makes for some great snowmobiling. All the snowmobile trails are now marked! The NW Angle Edge Riders recently reported having 5 inches under heavy snow on their packed trails and 7 inches on Black Trail - the Rainy River/Oak Island transit. Get out and help pack the snowmobile trails down if you can.

The ice road from Young's Bay isn't plowed to us yet but we're hoping it is this week.

Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/11/16 2:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Ice fishing remains good during cold snap of -24! Some ice roads allowing midsize and smaller vehicles out on the ice. As always, stay on the marked resort trails. On the south shore, most fishing in 24-31'. Gold, glow red, pink, glow white and orange hot colors. Some anglers downsizing presentation for success. A mix of walleyes and saugers with a few burbot (eelpout) and sturgeon. Many limits with a few trophies. The current cold snap will continue to build ice with 9-14 inches of ice reported where resorts are traveling.

The Rainy River is iced over in most areas but not safe overall. For safety, work through resorts. Some locals out on ice but they know exact conditions. Safety first. Most anglers fishing the lake.

Up at the NW Angle, good fishing reported. Snowmobile trails to south end of lake are open. Resorts are on fish. Good bite with limits in 20-27'. Jumbo perch, pike, and eelpout in with walleye and sauger mix. Some crappies being caught on Ontario side.


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Elite2206
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1/10/16 4:38 PM CST
hey a couple of guys and I are looing to come up to lake of the woods looking for cabin and good ice fish please private message me

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/5/16 9:29 AM CST
Ice Depth: 11" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Ice fishing is in full swing on The Walleye Capital of the World and the fish cleaning shacks are busy! Ice trails marked for ATV, UTV, snowmobiles and other light ice rigs. Snowmobile trails across the lake marked and groomed. Resorts are shuttling guests to fish houses with light ice rigs. On the south shore, most fishing in 22-29'. Gold, glow red, pink, glow white and orange hot colors. A mix of walleyes, sauger and jumbo perch. A few sturgeon being caught by walleye anglers. Numerous limits. One two punch of jigging line and dead stick. Some trophy walleyes in the mix. As always, stay on the marked resort trails.

The Rainy River is iced over in most areas but not safe overall. For safety, work through resorts. Some locals out on ice but they know exact conditions. Safety first. Most fishing the lake.

Up at the NW Angle, fish houses are out and good fishing reported. There is a staked trail from Young's Bay to Flag Island and to Oak Island. Snowmobile trail to south end of lake is open. Good bite with limits in 22-28'. Jumbo perch and pike in with walleye and sauger mix. Stay posted to Lake of the Woods Tourism or your favorite resort's Facebook/Twitter pages for updates.


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1/3/16 3:26 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Hey everybody!

Dan Schmidt from Sunset Lodge!

The snowmobile trail was staked from Baudette up to the NW Angle last Wednesday, around the NW Angle today and it will be staked down to Warroad on Wednesday. Lots of snowmobiles running around up here. The trails are in great condition!!

Limits of crappies are being caught up in Ontario, I don't recommend going up into Canada unless you are with a guide as there are still spots with thin ice and slush in the current areas.

We checked about 30 spots from Oak Island over to Young's Bay along the snowmobile trail yesterday and found 12-14 inches. One spot around Murgen's Point was 11. We are hoping the ice road will be plowed out to us sometime this week, he's working his way over right now.

We have our houses on the south of Oak Island and by Little Oak. These areas have been producing fish. We are fishing 22-28 feet in the mud, adjacent to reefs.

Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt 218-223-8211


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
12/29/15 9:29 AM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
It's GAME ON! Ice fishing is in full swing, most fish houses are out and reports are coming back positive. Ice trails marked for ATV/snowmobiles and other resorts are shuttling people to fish houses with light ice rigs. On the south shore, most fishing in 16-23'. As usual, gold and glow colors are hot colors starting out. A mix of walleyes, sauger and jumbo perch. Numerous limits. Some reports of trophy walleyes over 28" in the mix. Ice depths vary, thus, stay on the marked resort trails. Do not venture out on your own unless you have checked the ice. Despite the date, this is still "early ice". Safety first. Work through resorts / resort marked trails for safety.

The Rainy River is iced over in most areas and open in others. Most areas not yet fishable with thin ice. For safety, work through resorts.

Up at the NW Angle, most fish houses are out and good fishing reported thus far. There is a staked trail from Young's Bay to Flag Island and to Oak Island. Stay on staked trail as other areas can be inconsistent ice. Snowmobile/ATV travel only so far. Stay posted to Lake of the Woods Tourism or your favorite resort's Facebook/Twitter pages for updates.


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