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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/21/14 4:10 PM CST
Great reports this week as anglers experience quick fills of limits with numbers of trophy walleye in the mix. Drifting with spinners the most common method. Try Stony Point, West Bar of Garden Island and Starren Shoal in 26-28'. Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island doing well in 8-16 feet. Reports of jigging 10-14. Mayflies have hatched, some reports of down rigging starting. hammered gold the hot color still tipped with crawlers, leeches, or minnows. Northern pike in 6-8 feet along South Shore. Trolling with cranks most popular, good numbers on little river rockers and shad raps.

Up at the NW Angle, fish the rocks on the MN side. Crow Duck. Four Blocks and Little Oak area still holding good fish. On the Canadian side, fish deeper current areas, 25' and deeper. Good reports at Little Traverse Jig and minnow has been to go to method. Bass fishing has continued to be productive along the boulder shorelines. Try using a topwater bait if the bass are breaking the surface for mayflies. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
7/15/14 8:55 AM CST
Fishing continues to be steady this week as weather and water levels fluctuate. Drifting with spinners the go to method. Try Long Point, Zippel Bay, and the Graceton Reefs at 22-28 feet. Morris Point to Pine Island doing well in 12-18. Reports of trolling or casting cranks doing well shallow in areas 10' and less. Across the lake, reports good at Garden Island and Stony Point areas. Jigs and spinners in 18-21'. Hammered gold or pink the hot colors tipped with crawlers or leeches.

On the Rainy River, fishing reports from 13-20 feet using minnows or crawlers. Sturgeon keep season open until September 30. Keep one 45-50" or over 75".

Up at the NW Angle, jigging and spinners working well in 15-30 near Oak, Flag, Little Oak, Crow Duck and Brush Islands. Stay near reefs and island points. Fish the flats south of Crow Duck. Bass still near boulder areas with northern pike also in the mix. Info on lodging and guides at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/7/14 1:17 PM CST
Fishing continues to be good. Pulling harnesses with crawlers, leeches and minnows the go to method with some good reports of jigging and trolling. From Long Point, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Pine Island try 10-14 feet leech or frozen shiner with a hammered gold, orange, or green spinner. Resorts have also had success around Garden Island and Archies Reef drifting with spinners in 8-16 feet. Shallower water in waves, deeper when calm.

Up at the NW Angle, shallows rocks still hot with good reports near Little Oak, Crow Duck and Falcon Islands drifting with spinners. Muskie hunters doing well over sand bays and boulder areas. Fishing is in full gear. More info atwww.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


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muskyhunter21
muskyhunter21
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7/1/14 1:16 AM CST
We'll be heading up to the NW Angle in a week and a half on our annual muskie fishing trip and staying up there for a week. This will be our first time hitting this body of water. Mainly fishing for muskies, but will be working it to catch shore lunch with walleye, crappie, bluegill, and northerns as well. Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated.

Also, as far as electronics, we'll be using navionics on our cell phone. Will that be sufficient?

Thanks! Cool

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/30/14 1:05 PM CST
Fishing is excellent! Drifting with a crawler/leech harnesses the go to method as the water warms. On the entire south shore such as Twin Islands, Long Point, the fields, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Lighthouse gaps, try 5-15 feet with hammered gold, orange, or rainbow minnow spinners. Big Traverse Bay, Garden, Knight and Bridges and Little Oak Islands are doing well in 12-30'. Some reports of jigging still in 26-32'.

On the Rainy River, water has cleared. Fishing still better near shorelines and docks throwing plugs or jigging in 10-15. Smallmouth bass bite strong near rocky areas.

Up at the NW Angle, Little Oak, Flag and Brush Islands doing well jigging or pulling spinners in 20-30'. On the Canada side, Falcon Island in 23-26 feet. Stay near reefs and island points for best bite. Muskies biting in sand bays and boulder areas. Resorts have availability, for info on lodging and guiding, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/23/14 11:50 AM CST
Reel in the walleyes this week as slot and trophy fish are dominating the bite, with good limits to take home. From Long Point, Zippel Bay, or Graceton Beach try 16-20 or 32 feet jigging. Drift with crawler harnesses in the afternoon. Morris Point and Pine Island doing well jigging 25-30. Good reports heading north to the sand bars of Little Oak, West Bar, and Bridges pulling hammered gold spinners with crawler, leech, or minnow. Gold, pink, orange the hot colors this week.

On the Rainy River, walleye biting on jigs close to shore and off docks. Try 15-18 feet with bright colors.

Up at the NW Angle, anglers jigging gold and orange jigs and pulling harnesses in 20-30 feet with great success. Pike and bass in weed beds and shore lines. Muskie opener had a strong start casting spoons and spinners over weed beds. Many big fish caught and released. Fishing continues to be hot. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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r&j
r&j
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Joined: 7/30/2007
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FISHING REPORT
6/16/14 8:05 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Ballard's Black Island Resort was the place to be the week of the 8th. Mainly targeted walleyes but a few pike got in the way. Small Mouth Bass catch and release was no contest. We worked a short shoreline and boated 7. One 18 inches. The walleyes were hungry for frozen shiners hooked on a 1/4 oz jig. Our guide used a rubber eel like bait called the Fluke. Drop to the bottom and make that worm wiggle. He was catching two to my one and sometimes three. Lots of 12-18, fewer 18-21, some 22, 23, 24 inchers. One at the closing moments of 28". All in all a great trip but the credit goes to our First Nation guide. (name is a secret) Good fishing to all tight lines!

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/16/14 11:44 AM CST
High water has only seemed to fill buckets faster this week. Jigging still the go to method for trophy walleyes and eater sized fish. Try Twin Islands, Zippel Bay, Morris Point, Lighthouse Gap 18-20 or 22-26 feet tipped with frozen shiner. Reports also good jigging up by Garden, West Bar, Knight and Bridges 20-26'. Good reports of drifting with crawler or leech harnesses in front of Long Point, Twin Islands, Graceton, the Gap, and Pine Island 8-10 or 6-17.

In the Rainy River, good reports of walleyes in 15-18. Use heavy jigs with strong current tipped with frozen shiner. Hot colors this week are your pick, gold, pink, orange, green, or chartreuse all doing well.

Up at the NW Angle, good numbers of walleyes, pike, and bass. Hot walleye action both in MN and Ontario. Try west side of Little Oak, Lake Trails area of Oak Island and rock structure around Brush Island. Jigging, pulling spinners, and trolling cranks doing well in 8-30'. Gold or pink hot colors. Muskie season starts this Saturday June 21st in MN and Ontario. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/9/14 3:46 PM CST
Mix up your fishing methods this week as fish spread out. Anchoring and jigging still popular in front of Long Point, Twin Islands, Zippel Bay, Morris Point, Lighthouse Gap, West Bar on Garden Island, and the reefs of Knight and Bridges Islands in 20-26 feet. Use gold, pink, chartreuse and orange tipped with frozen shiner. Drifting with spinners and crawler harnesses doing well shallow in these same areas. Try 16-17 feet near Long Point to Graceton, and 6-15 in the Gap to Pine Island. Walleye abundant with a good mix of sauger, perch, northern, and even some sturgeon this week.

The Rainy River also doing well. Walleye biting in 15-18'. Use heavy jigs in strong currents; orange and pink with gold tipped with shiner. June is bass month so hit up bay edges and rapid throwing cranks.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye active in MN waters at Little Oak and four blocks 15 - 30' and in Ontario waters shallow along shorelines on the edge of drop offs. Jigging, spinners and cranks all catching fish. Bass biting deep but head shallow as they prepare for spawn. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMn.com.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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6/5/14 3:28 PM CST
Check out the latest fishing report from Lake of the Woods with Joe Henry on a charter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBaLE0eLeBQ


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/2/14 3:40 PM CST
Great fishing in many depths this week. Walleyes slowly moving to deeper waters after spawn. From Long Point to Graceton beach, jig in 28-30 feet or drift with spinners 14-16 feet. Morris Point Gap heading towards Lighthouse Gap doing well 12-20 feet. Trolling crankbaits in 6 - 14' along Pine Island also good. Some resorts headed towards Knight and Bridges reefs doing well in 25-32' jigging. Hot colors this week include gold, chartreuse, pink, orange or a combination of those tipped with frozen shiner.

On the Rainy River, June kicks off the month of small mouth bass! Excellent reports of smallies as water levels drop. Check Clementson Bay or rocky areas. Tributaries into the river holding good numbers of nice pike . Walleyes still shallow.

Up at the NW Angle, try a couple different depths throughout the day, 15-20 feet mornings and evenings and 28-30 mid day. Bright colored jigs tipped with minnow. Pike and bass active. Good lake trout fishing for anglers venturing into Canada. More info on resorts and guides at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/27/14 2:08 PM CST
Great fishing continues! All sizes, eaters, slots and trophies. On the south shore, 12 - 19' successful in numerous areas, Twin Islands, Long Point, the fields, Zippel Bay reef, in front of both Morris Point Gap and Lighthouse Gap and in front of Pine Island. Fish also going in 4 Mile Bay. Anchored up and jigging with frozen shiners is the go to method. Some success with crawler harnesses. Gold is hot.

Rainy River, good reports of jig fishing. Best depths, 7 - 15'. Numerous spots.

Up at the NW Angle, awesome fishing. Fish being caught in 5' - 33'. Jig and minnow is go to. Crankbaits working for some. Water temps reaching 48 degrees in spots. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in. In MN, try Flag Island flats, red buoys by Sportsman's and Angle Inn and Little Oak Island. In Ontario, Devil's Elbow and Deepwater Bay. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/19/14 1:33 PM CST
Fishing continues to be hot. Anglers catching lots of slot and trophy walleyes with eaters and saugers mixed in. Good numbers of fish in front of Pine Island, Morris Point gap, Lighthouse gap, 4 Mile Bay and Zippel Bay. With the ice out on Sunday eve, typically Long Point and Twin Rocks near Rocky Point will light up also.

Plenty of fish still in the river. Anchoring and jigging 4-17 feet has been effective. On the Rainy River, many anchoring and jigging just off ends of docks and closer to shore. Try 6-12 feet in river. Hot colors this week are gold, pink, pink/white, and white glow tipped with minnow or frozen shiner.

Up at the NW Angle, ice is out and fishing is awesome. Fish are shallow. Anglers targeting shoreline structure with some resorts catching fish off the docks. Limits of walleyes with pike mixed in. Jig and minnow. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
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Joined: 6/29/2009
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FISHING REPORT
5/19/14 10:49 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Good morning fishermen!

We are looking forward to a GORGEOUS Memorial Day weekend. (As in a predicted high of 79 degrees on Saturday!!) We have a very appropriately named band for this coming weekend, "The Boys of Summer" will be playing both Friday and Saturday nights!

Fishing this weekend was a tad bit slower than it was opener weekend, but people still came in with some limits, and there were a lot of reports of big fish. Folks were fishing in the Morris Gap/Washout area, 6-12' of water, the Lighthouse Gap, and Four Mile Bay, and in the Gap, 12-14'. If you're sitting in a current area, you'll see the current is pretty fast, and you'll need at least a 1/2 to 1 oz jig, if you're in the lake, you won't need anything quite that big and 1/4-3/8 oz is plenty heavy. I am anticipating that we will have an official ice out this week, as its already well on it's way.

Picture is of Dalton holding his 29" personal best from this weekend.

***Recent update: Just had one of our guides call in and say he could no longer see any ice from the Morris area. It could have been pushed out further by the wind, but we are hoping it is all gone. I doubt I will be able to get a clear satellite image today, as it is pretty cloudy, but hopefully we can call ice out!

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
5/12/14 12:00 PM CST
Great results from the walleye opener this weekend. An abundance of limits, slot, and trophy walleyes. The Rainy River, 4 Mile Bay, the Lighthouse Gap and in front of Pine Island to Morris Point all did well 4-13 feet. Use bright colored jigs tipped with minnow. The bite is hot and the fish are in shallow.

Northern pike are still in bays. Fish weed beds in 4 Mile Bay or Zippel Bay. Crankbaits, spoons or still fishing with dead bait all working.

On the Rainy River, walleye fishing hot! North of Baudette heading towards the Gap all good. Good success anchoring near adjacent rivers and bays. Orange or orange/white the best colors tipped with minnow. Sturgeon season is catch and release until May 15th. Clementson Rapids producing good numbers, or try deep pockets anywhere along river. Crawlers and frozen shiner mix on a 5/0 circle hook with 4 oz no roll sinker still best. For a complete list of resorts and charters, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.


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