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fishingbud
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4/16/14 4:13 PM CST
A tulibee is cisco.

r&j
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4/16/14 2:14 PM CST
What are tulibees?

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/14/14 2:41 PM CST
Ice Depth: 20"
Walleye season closes April 14 and opens again May 10th. On the ice, nice walleyes and saugers still the norm this week with a few perch and tulibees. In front of Graceton Beach and towards Morris Point Gap and Lighthouse Gap 16-18 or 20-22. Using Gold or pink tipped with live minnow. Pike are ready to run, try 8-10 near Zippel Bay or Four Mile Bay tipped with live sucker minnow. Use resorts for info before venturing out, snowmobile or ATV traffic only.

On the Rainy River. Birchdale and Frontier accesses open to all boats. The river channel is open in front of Vidas landing but still 10' of shore ice. Open water goes just west of Clementson. Sturgeon fishing is open. Catch and release now through April 23, keep season opens April 24th. Info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/river-fishing.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye fishing this past week was good. The pike bite is also active for those still getting out on the ice. Pike season open all year at LOW and Rainy River. Info on lodging and spring fishing at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/7/14 11:37 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Walleye season open until April 14th and the pike season is open all year at LOW and great reports. Lots of hot spots this week filling limits of walleye, sauger, and perch. From Arnesen's, 16 mile, Long Point, and Zippel Bay try 19-22 morning/evening and 31-33' during day. Pink/white, pink/gold, bubble gum, and green/white the hot colors tipped with minnow. Morris Point and the Lighthouse Gap up to the Canadian border line has been producing in 22-26 during day or 15-20' morning/evening. Use gold or pink tipped with minnow. Mornings and evening bite better. No vehicles are on the lake, snowmobiles and ATV's allowed. Pike fishing good in 8-10' near Zippel Bay and Graceton. Try 9-12' moving east towards Bostic Bay, 4 Mile Bay and the Gap. Tip-ups with live sucker minnows or dead herring/ciscoes. Some resorts still pulling out fish houses daily.

The Rainy River is open approximately 3 miles East of Birchdale, with open water showing at the Franz Jevne Rapids. Fishing good in shallow pockets 10-12 feet using gold or glow jig tipped with minnow. Up at the NW Angle, good fishing continues. Snowmobiles with snow on ice the best. Good numbers of walleyes, saugers, perch and pike. Crappies being caught just over border. Good fishing is happening. Work through resorts. For resort info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging. Check out our Facebook page for daily updates at Lake of the Woods Tourism.


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r&j
r&j
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4/6/14 7:33 AM CST
Sportsmen & women,

Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for the island "Ballard's" call "Black Island"? We are going to fish with them in June and I would like to see the island from space using the Google Earth site. Kindly PM me.

Thanks in advance,

[This post was last edited on 4/9/14 at 9:14 AM]
TOM BRIGGS
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FISHING REPORT
4/2/14 2:20 PM CST
Ice Depth: 35" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Good Afternoon Fishermen!

Whoa! What a storm! After it was all said and done, we ended up with about 18" of snow. We're plowed out now, but as you can see whatever we had melted away in the last weeks has been very quickly replaced!

The morning and evening bite has been good, in 15-20' along the Canadian line. Adrian's Road has been plowed out to Pine Island only, and that is all the farther it is going (due to a very large, very impassable drift). At this time there is no vehicle traffic on the lake, snowmobiles, sled dogs, or track vehicles only. Perch numbers have been increasing up on the reefs. It is highly recommended to have a GPS as most of the snowmobile trail stakes have been removed. As of yesterday, the Rainy River was open about 8 miles east of Birchdale. The Kuttes Access at Pelland had only a thin layer of shore ice that had blown in yesterday.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/31/14 1:15 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Permanent houses are off the ice, walleye season still open until April 14 and northern pike open all year. Walleye/sauger limits filling with plenty of eater sized fish this week. Reports good in many depths from 13-17' by Long Point, Zippel Bay, Graceton, and Morris Point; 16-20' off Pine Island; 19-24' in front of Lighthouse Gap. Gold, pink or pink/glow, green/chartreuse are the colors tipped with minnow. Electronics beneficial jigging. Morning/evening bite in the shallower depths. Pike tip-up fishing heating up in 8-10'at Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, 4 Mile Bay and adjacent to Lighthouse Gap. Some resorts still providing portable day guides. Access points: Adrian's Road is open for vehicles, Morris Point for snowmobiles/ATV, Long Point for snowmobiles/ATV. Call ahead for details.

On the Rainy River, open water is 10 miles East of Birchdale. Best depths 18-20'. Use pink, glow, or chartreuse tipped with live minnow or fathead.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing remains excellent and anglers are still accessing lake with snowmobiles and collapsible houses. Call ahead to resort(s) for details this time of year. For list of resorts, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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r&j
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3/24/14 5:21 PM CST
Jo Henry, What are tulibees?

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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/24/14 1:11 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Good ice fishing continues. Permanent houses out until March 31, walleye season open until April 14. Pike season open all year.

Mornings and evenings still most active with short flurries throughout the day. From Arnesen's, Long Point, Zippel Bay, and Graceton in 24-26 feet. Green/white, silver, or red/white tipped with minnow. Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island good in 17-19 or 22-28. Hug close to Pine or head north 5-6 miles. Pink or gold the colors to use tipped with minnows. Electronics still beneficial. Northern pike fishing picking up in Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, and 4 Mile Bay in 9-12 feet with live sucker minnow.

On the rainy River, open water is visible 15 miles East of Birchdale. Ice fishing continues to be good mornings and evenings in 17-19 feet. Use pink, gold, chartreuse with live minnow.

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes continue to be active with perch, pike, and tulibees in the mix. Fish 22-26 feet using gold or pink tipped with minnow head or live shiner. Good crappie bite continues just over the border into Canada. For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.


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r&j
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3/22/14 10:54 AM CST
When is the typical ice out week on Lake of the Woods?

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/17/14 11:43 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Fish houses out until March 31, walleye season open until April 14, pike season does not close. Walleyes spread out this week. Over mud, try 22-24 or 27-30 feet of water. Use spoon tipped with frozen shiner head in jigging hole, bright colored jigs tipped with live shiners or fatheads as dead stick. Afternoon best bite, with short flurries of action common all day. Good reports from the reefs of Knight and Bridges Island, 29-31 feet. Electronics helpful. Lots of small walleyes and saugers in the mix. Some fish making their way to south shore, staging for spawning run up Rainy River. Good evening bite in shallower water. Tulibees are plentiful. Check with resorts as some are no longer allowing wheeled houses on their roads. Tip-up fishing for pike best 10-12 feet of water baited with live sucker minnow.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are moving up river. Fishing still consistent near airport and Wabonica Church (chapel) using pink, gold, and red/white with frozen shiner. Evening bite best. Try 16-19 feet. Rapids near Birchdale starting to open, open water on Big Fork River.

Up on the NW Angle, fishing remains steady. Try 22-24 feet with pink, chartreuse, or glow jigs tipped with live or frozen shiner. Walleyes, saugers, perch, and pike active. Crappie fishing good reports for mobile anglers just over border. For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.


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TOM BRIGGS
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FISHING REPORT
3/10/14 6:20 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F
Good Evening Fishermen!

Holy smokes, we can see our gravel roads! (For those of you who aren't aware, we haven't been able to see our gravel roads since sometime in November!) It has been a beautiful couple of days, so nice and warm and melty!

The fish are still in their spring migration, spread out from the deep mud all the way into a about a half mile off of Pine Island, making the "off the road" bite difficult to pin down, but not impossible. Electronics are still key. Pounding the bottom with jigs and spoons will trigger some lock jaw 'eyes. The reefs are still the place to be at the present time, with the bite staying fairly consistent. Expect the bit to get better every day as it appears that spring has finally sprung! (Now, every single one of you go knock on some wood!) Side notes-Frozen shiners seem to be outperforming live bait. It's been warm, so the ice roads are a bit sloppy. They are still open and driveable. We still have ALOT of ice.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/10/14 11:54 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Fish are starting to move, yet still spread out this week. Mud flats have been producing 22-24 or 28-31. Electronics beneficial for suspended trophy fish. Use a plain hook, charmers, or buck shot tipped with minnow. Gold, bubble gum, or pink the hot colors. Knight, Bridges, Long Point and Gull Rock doing well. 29-31' with tulibees and perch mixed in with walleye and sauger limits. Reports off Pine Island 24-27. Monster pike moving, try 6-10 or 13-15 feet; strong afternoon bite with occasional trophy walleye caught. Use tip-ups set 1/2 of depth with sucker minnow on red/white, green, or plain silver.

On the Rainy River, walleyes starting g to move. 12-19' best in front of the gaps leading to the lake, heading east in front of the airport. Mornings and evenings best.

Up at the NW Angle, mixed bags the norm. 24-27' best depth over structure. In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, perch, and crappies doing well. Jigging continuously best. Use pink, gold, or chartreuse. For more info,www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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Sturgeon_General
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FISHING REPORT
3/7/14 4:54 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Just returned from Arneson's after three days.Fishing was good thanks to good guide service again from Special Ed.Had slow periods but caught 54 walleye/sauger with biggest three being 23,23,and 22". The warden paid us a visit out on the ice but was friendly and also a Packer fan! Most fish caught on single hook/minnow right on the bottom.Lots of tullabees and burbot. ...SG Smile

buckhunter300mag
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3/6/14 10:58 PM CST
hey I am planning on going up next Thursday fishing either out of adrians or zippel and was wondering how much snow was up in either of those locations. can a guy get around with a pick up or is a snowmobile a must. thanks

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