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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
10/27/14 1:57 PM CST
Walleye and pike action is strong. Good reports from both the Lighthouse and Morris Gap, Zippel Bay by the rock, Garden Island and Hay Island all around 18-22 feet. Northern Pike active in Zippel Bay, Bostic Creek and in front of Rocky Point.

River fishing is HOT, HOT, HOT. Limits of walleye and sauger caught daily between the International Bridge heading towards Lighhouse Gap with many good reports in front of the airport and Wabanica creek. 16-18 feet the best depth, on windier days up to 20 feet. Timbermill heading east towards Clementson having lots of reports of trophy sized walleye evenings with some eaters in the mix. Jigging with frozen or live shiner the best technique using gold, pink/white, or orange/glow colors.

Fishing up at the NW Angle continues strong. No change in pattern, fall spots, neck down areas and adjacent to points. Strong walleyes, crappies and pike. Muskie anglers are having success trolling and casting.


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jefebandito
jefebandito
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Joined: 10/23/2014
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10/23/14 2:00 AM CST
Looking for best resort in the area with best accommodations for ice fishing. Stayed at RiverBend, looking for different. Border View, Cyrus?

Thanks for any assistance. Bringing some out of state folks so want them to be comfortable.

hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
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10/22/14 12:18 PM CST
Just out of curiosity since I've seen it mentioned a few times, but why frozen shiners and not live?

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
10/21/14 11:03 AM CST
Fishing excellent this week both on the lake and in the Rainy River. Just outside the Lighthouse Gap and Morris Point Gap, in front of Zippel Bay and Long Point in 18-24' has good numbers of walleyes and saugers. Go to method is anchored up with a jig and frozen shiner. Good limits of fish. Pike active in bays.

On the Rainy River, fish being caught from the mouth of river all the way up to Birchdale, about 40 miles upstream. Fish continue to move in from the lake chasing emerald shiners. Jig and minnow in 14-20' effective. Anglers catching pulling crankbaits as well.

Up at the NW Angle, jigging with frozen shiners in 18-24 feet very effective. Anglers fishing Ontario side out of NW Angle pulling big numbers of walleyes and crappies. Good reports around Falcon Island. Muskie bite still active with good reports. Rock points, reefs and bay mouths.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
10/13/14 11:41 AM CST
Winds have kept anglers close to the South Shore, but still filling limits the norm. Jigging with a frozen shiner has been the most popular. 18-28 feet in front of Zippel Bay and Pine Island or 25 feet outside Lighthouse Gap. Some reports of pulling spinners near Garden Island 15-25 tipped with crawlers.

Shiner run continues in the Rainy River and walleyes are in the river. Fish are moving at little deeper 17-20 feet. Use a 3/8 oz pink/gold jig with live minnow from the International Bridge moving towards the Gap. Trolling crankbaits also effective.

Up at the NW Angle, Little Oak and Oak Islands the hot spots jigging with frozen shiners. Gold the best color in 18-24 feet. Anglers fishing Ontario pulling big numbers of walleyes. Crappie bite has started as well. Mixed bags. Muskie bite still active with good reports. Walleye anglers catching muskies on jig/minnows as they are feeding on walleyes. Rock points and reefs. Trollers also catching muskies. The bite is on!


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/29/14 12:56 PM CST
Walleye and sauger limits this week as the fall brings fish to shallower waters. Some resorts still fishing Little Oak and Garden Island pulling harnesses with hammered gold spinners. Bait with leeches or crawlers 14-24 feet. Others are jigging in 20-28 feet with frozen shiners. Out in front of Lighthouse Gap, Pine Island and moving west towards Zippel Bay, anglers are jigging with shiners in 24-30 feet. Long point 20-24 feet with bright colors. Some trolling with harnesses in 15-20 feet.

On the Rainy River, anglers doing well in 14-20 feet jigging, 16 feet being the most successful. Use pink and gold tipped with shiners. Sturgeon catch and release starts October 1st. Sturgeon anglers catching from Birchdale down to the mouth of river using circle hooks and a glob of crawlers.

Up at the NW Angle, Little Oak and Oak Island the hot spots in 18-24 feet jigging with frozen shiners. In Ontario, deep points in front of bays, 24-28' best. Gold the hot color. Fall crappies starting to turn on. Perch and bass have been active in the mix. Muskies are following walleyes. Cast rocks. Fall trollers starting to catch muskies.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/22/14 1:27 PM CST
A mix of methods and limits this week as some walleyes are moving to shallower water. Reports of mud flats in 30-35 feet of water using cranks. Pulling spinners in 15-25' from Lighthouse Gap to Morris Point Gap. Hammered gold spinners tipped with crawler best. Jigging 20-30' in front of Pine Island towards Zippel Bay producing fish. Also Long Point in 28 feet, or the West Bar of Garden 11-22 feet using bright colors.

On the Rainy River, walleye catch better in the evening hours. Sturgeon keep one season open through September 30th. Anglers catching sturgeon on circle hooks with gob of crawlers/frozen shiners near river pockets, in front of Timbermill park in Baudette, International Bridge, airport, and some near mouth of river.

Up at the NW Angle, Little Oak and Four Blocks producing a good bite 20-25 feet. Mix of smallmouth and perch in the bag when targeting shorelines. Muskie bite still doing well near weed beds using small lures and slow presentation.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/9/14 10:52 AM CST
Lots of lake being covered this week as fish stay deep but also start to move in for fall run. All methods being used. Down rigging with wally divers and shad raps in 30-35 feet of water up near Garden Island or Archie's Reef. Crawler and leech harnesses doing well in 15-20 near reefs and island points, 6 miles north of Lighhouse Gap, 6 miles out from Zippel Bay Gap, or just off Pine Island. Use hammered gold spinners.

On the Rainy River, jigging during the evening hours with a frozen shiner 14-20 feet. Gold, glow, or pink colors doing well. If drifting, stay in 16-18 depth range. Sturgeon anglers going well heading east towards Birchdale, with some reports near the mouth of the river near Lighthouse Gap as well. Keep one season through September 30.

Up at the NW Angle, Four Blocks and Little Oak working with spinners and jigs. Mixed bags made up of walleye, perch, crappie, and some bass fishing 25-30 feet. Muskie bite picks up evenings near weed beds using smaller lures and slow presentation.


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fishingbud
fishingbud
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9/6/14 4:34 PM CST
I will be heading up on 9/18 to fish for 3 days. Anybody going there at that time and wants share info? Else look for my report once I return.

Fishingbud45@charter.net

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/2/14 11:31 AM CST
Another great week of fishing. Charter boats continue to go north of Garden Island. There continues to be big schools of walleyes spread out in 15-25' of water. Best method has been drifting with crawler harnesses. Some anglers using crankbaits in the deep 34' main basin with downriggers or leadcore line with good results.

On the Rainy River, walleyes still being caught with jig and minnow. Target current seams in 15-20' of water. Smallmouth bass active near tributaries and rock piles. Spinnerbaits or shallow diving crankbaits doing the best. Sturgeon anglers still reporting success with season open until Sep. 30.

Up at the NW Angle, strong numbers of walleyes being caught. Fish transitioning to fall spots, which are deep water points and neck down current areas. Most fish caught jigging in 20-25'. Muskies active with numerous fish 45-52" caught and released.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
8/25/14 2:36 PM CST
Mixed methods bringing in limits this week. Charters still heading north to Garden Island and Crow Duck. A mix of down rigging and pulling spinners is working best. Archie's Reef also doing well down rigging in 34 feet. Hot rigs are fire tiger, UV pink, and sunset frenzy. Spinner fishing doing well in depths of 15-20. Also try just outside Lighthouse Gap using spinners tipped with crawlers or leeches and hammered gold spinners. Some reports in front of Graceton reef 22 ft and 5-6 miles straight out from Zippel Bay Gap jigging with frozen shiners.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon season keep one open until September 30. Anglers finding them in 20' using crawlers. Smallmouth bass reports heading east towards Birchdale along shorelines.

Up at the NW Angle, Little Oak and Four Blocks producing numbers of walleyes 25-30 feet using hammered gold on crawler or minnow harnesses. Muskie hunters doing well evening hours with brighter nights on small cowgirls. Target shorelines and weedbeds for best results.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
8/18/14 1:57 PM CST
Down rigging and pulling spinners effective this week with lots of trophy walleyes in the mix. Good eater fish north of Garden Island around Crow Duck Island and Glen's Reef 16-22 feet and the West Bar in 14-22' pulling spinners. Western reefs such as Archie's starting to heat up. Good walleyes this week in the Lighthouse Gap in 15-20' and 6 miles out from gap. Hot blade colors are hammered gold and silver baited with crawlers. Down riggers effective in 30-34 feet using Shad Raps, Wally Divers, and Reef Runners. Clown, pink UV and black the ticket.

Up at the NW Angle, north of Garden Island, Little Oak and Four Blocks producing in 19-24 feet bringing in a good mix of fish. 51" pike caught on charter while walleye fishing. Good Muskie reports from Canadian waters, shallow, 10 feet or less in weed beds along shore. Bucktails and cowgirls effective.

On the Rainy River, jigging with a frozen shiner doing well 14-20 feet. Try gold, glow, and pink/gold. Some reports of spinners tipped with crawlers in 16-18 feet. Sturgeon anglers doing well in front of Timbermill and heading east towards Birchdale. Sturgeon keep one season goes through September 31.


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HowBig
HowBig
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8/16/14 8:36 PM CST
Hello fellow lake-linkers. Looking to come up here for a ice fishing trip. Wondering if anyone could please fill me in on better times of the hard water season to go, and which outfitter they have had success or enjoyed more. Thanks much in advance, and feel free to message me. Thanks again and have a good day.

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
8/11/14 2:11 PM CST
Scattered methods are working this week. Good reports down rigging and pulling spinners are filling limits with numbers of trophy walleye in the mix. Some resorts are headed north to Garden Island, West Bar, or Hay Island in 22-24 feet. Others are staying close to Lighthouse Gap in 14-20 feet. Hammered gold still the goto color for spinners tipped with a leech or crawler.

On the Rainy River, afternoon and evening fishing producing good limits. Walleye are in 15-17 feet using 1 oz jigs or spinners. Sturgeon numbers good just off currents near deep pockets and adjacent streams.

Up at the NW Angle pulling spinners working best in 22-30 near Little Oak or Four Blocks or Little Traverse in Ontario. Use gold or chartreuse tipped with crawlers. Muskie fishing still strong in Ontario waters near weed beds. Pink cowgirls having good reports in warm water during evening hours.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
8/4/14 1:46 PM CST
Summer patterns holding true as we head into August. Downrigging getting good reports 20-36 feet using blue/silver or orange/gold shad raps or wally divers. Many anglers still having success near Garden Island. There are still good reports of drifting with hammered gold spinner tipped with crawlers. Try Pine Island 12-25', out from Zippel Bay Gap in 35', or the west bar of Garden Island in 18-20 feet. Shallow rocks, reefs, and island points having good numbers.

On the Rainy River, use 1 oz jigs in 17-19' for walleyes. Good reports of eater fish. Smallmouth bass on boulders and current seams. Sturgeon still active, fish in deep pockets.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing continues to be good in 18-24 feet near Four Blocks, Crow Duck and Little Oak. Drifting with spinners the go to method tipped with crawler or shiner. Muskie hunters still finding good action in Ontario waters over weed beds.


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