Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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8/13/18 @ 7:39 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

On the Minnesota side, spinners and crawler harnesses are still the preferred method of walleye fishing, with the hot colors being pink/gold, orange/gold and orange/chartreuse. Walleye are being caught off of structure scattered in the mud between 20 and 30 feet. Down riggers and deep running crank baits have also been productive.

Canadian walleye are being caught in channels off of islands and along reefs in 18 to 25 feet of water. Both bottom bouncers with a crawler harness and a jig with minnow or shiner have both been successful in Canadian waters.

Musky fishing success has increased in the past week. Fish are being caught on crank baits and blade baits. With water temps in the low 70’s muskies are favoring rocks near weeds.

Our very own, Travis Palmquist, released a 54.5" musky yesterday!

Fall is a great time for trophy fishing!

We hope to see you soon,

Sunset Lodge


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8/7/18 @ 12:27 PM
betta than baitbucket
betta than baitbucket
USER since 12/20/05

Caught these fish 3rd week in july and wanted to share. Love lake of the woods! Stayed at the Angle Outpost. Tight lines!

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8/7/18 @ 6:39 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

In Minnesota, walleye are still scattered through out the main lake basin. Night crawlers on a spinner remains most effective. Make drifts/passes parallel but off of structure including islands and reef break lines in 24-30 feet. Hot colors have been gold/pink, gold/orange or hammered gold. Deep running crank baits are another good option, often producing bigger fish and large northern pike.

On the Canadian side of the lake, fish can be schooled on humps and reefs. Once located, fish these areas with a jig and minnow or shiner. Pulling spinners in 25-30 feet of water is most productive in covering ground to locate feeding and roaming walleye. Muskie action continues to improve through out the week. Multiple big fish were caught on Sunday with many others boated as well as, a lot of lookers. As activity levels rise, blade baits have been triggering positive reactions. Water temperatures remain consistent in the low 70's.

Until next week,

Sunset Lodge


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8/6/18 @ 2:57 PM
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Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

The big walleyes are still on fire. The fields East of Long Point and North of Zippel Bay continues to be good. Pulling spinners and jigging during the morning, crankbaits effective all day. West bar of garden producing as well as Little Oak area. Trolling cranks out in the deep mud bringing in walleyes of all sizes including many trophy walleyes. 24 -32 feet. Chartreuse, pink, UV colors working good most days and purple on cloudy days.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is open until Sept 30. Pike and smallies are being found in tributaries into Rainy River. Wabanica, Baudette Bay, and Clementson always holding good fish. Weed edges holding a variety of fish.

Up at the NW Angle... In Minnesota, walleyes biting while bait fishing with a jig and minnow on top of structure like reefs and rocks. Bottom bouncers and crankbaits in a little deeper water such as 24-28. Some trophy pike and big muskies being caught near walleye schools. Canadian walleyes spread out in deeper mud areas around 24 ft. Muskies being caught on a variety of bucktails over weeds and rocks. 

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8/1/18 @ 10:35 PM
betta than baitbucket
betta than baitbucket
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Had an awesome time staying at the Angle Outpost July 13 - 22! Caught 8 muskies 47.5" being the largest. Raised too many to count. Weather was excellent musky weather the majority of the time with a few super hot sunny days. Fished for walleye around noon each day to make sure we had dinner that night. Overall an awesome adventure! See you next year Jason! Tight lines!

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8/1/18 @ 10:40 AM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers east of Long Point has been on fire. Reports of one pass being mainly slot fish and the next pass picking away at walleyes and saugers for the fry pan. Some anglers even jigging with good success. Trolling cranks out in the deep mud good when fishing slows in the afternoon. 24 -32 feet. As always hammered gold, chartreuse, pink, UV colors are good starting points.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is open until Sept 30. Hearing good reports. Pike and smallies are being found in tributaries into Rainy River. Weed edges holding a variety of fish.

Up at the NW Angle... Water temps are consistently in the mid to high 70’s. In Minnesota, walleyes being caught on reefs with a jig and minnow. Bottom bouncers and crank-baits in 24-28 feet of water. Covering a lot of ground is key when the fish aren't schooled together. Lots of 40”+ Pike caught while trolling, reports of large muskies also. Mud bottomed areas deeper than 25ft for best results on Canadian side. A complete list of lodging, packages, guides and fishing info available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging

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7/30/18 @ 8:21 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temps are consitently in the mid to high 70’s.

Walleye in Minnesota can be caught on reefs with a jig and minnow. More productive methods currently are bottom bouncers and crank-baits in 24-28 feet of water. Covering a lot of ground is key when the fish arent schooled together. We have had many 40”+ Pike caught while trolling, reports of large Muskie also.

Candian walleye are spread out as well, making bottom bouncing and deep cranks the ticket to success. Fish mud bottomed areas deeper than 25ft for best results. Many nice jumbo perch limits have been coming in recently. They are biting on a jig and fathead and are concentrated at 28-30ft.

Until next week,


Sunset Lodge


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7/24/18 @ 9:30 AM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

An incredible week for trophy walleyes. Walleyes super aggressive this week. Drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers in the morning/evenings on fire. Tends to slow down a bit for mid-day. Trolling cranks out in the mud in the afternoon has been really good. 24 -32 feet. Some nice pike, many over 40" being caught amongst the walleyes. Some go to colors, hammered gold, chartreuse, pink, UV colors.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is open until Sept 30. River is still chocolate milk which means very little visibility. Finding clean water for pike and smallies will increase odds, tributaries into Rainy a good starting point.

Up at the NW Angle... Walleyes are on fire on both MN and Canada side of lake. Lots of fish around structure. Some nice walleyes are being found in shallower water like 16-20' and also out deep in 26-30'. Spinners over rocks and reefs continues to put fish in the live well. Muskies being caught on bucktails on rocks and weeds. Trophy walleyes coming on muskie baits!  

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7/23/18 @ 10:22 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temperatures are starting in the low 70’s in the morning, reaching mid to upper 70’s in the evening.

Minnesota walleye action can be hot running deep diving crank-baits straight, down rigging or lead core. Soft bottom areas can also be worked with spinners and a night crawler. Fish have been favoring gold on bright days and orange, chartreus or pink in low light. Many larger northern pike this last week in the boat via crank-baits just outside of rock reefs and points.

Canadian walleye fishing has been more productive away from reefs and points in soft bottomed areas. The best method is to pull a spinner to find concentrations along the bottom and switch to jigging to fill out limits.

Musky attitude in Canada varies day to day. Plenty of fish are still being caught in shallow weeds including a couple of 50+ giants this past week. Fish are also being caught in more traditional mid-summer spots such as rock reefs and points. The most productive baits this week were crane baits or other flat baits, buck tails and top waters.

Until next week,

?Sunset Lodge


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7/17/18 @ 3:42 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

In Minnesota, walleyes and pike have been found using crank-baits on the south side of Oak Island. Walleye have also been caught pulling spinners in 26-30 feet using gold and green.

In Ontario, walleye have been very active using pink and orange jigs on the breaks of reefs or casting shallow crank-baits in 8-12 feet by rocky shoreline points. A good mixed bag of smallmouth and pike have been found with the walleye as well.

Musky fishing has really picked up with lots of fish over 40+ inches. Fishing sand and weedy bays near rock reefs have produced well using buck-tails, small crank-baits and top-water baits.

Until next week!

Sunset Lodge

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