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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
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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
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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
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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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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/28/14 1:46 PM CST
Fishing continues to be steady through the summer months. Drifting with spinners most common though good reports of mixed methods. From Long Point, the fields, Zippel Bay, and Graceton Beach try 22-28 feet. Morris Point, Pine Island, and Lighthouse Gap try 10-18 or 22-24 feet. Hot colors are hammered gold or silver tipped with crawler or minnow. Garden Island to Little Oak also doing well 8-10 feet.

On the Rainy River sturgeon anglers doing well in deep pockets. Keep 1 season open until September 30.

Up at the NW Angle, try jigging or drifting with spinners. 15-30 feet near Flag Island or Little Oak. Stay on reefs and island points for best bite. Muskie hunters doing well casting to weed beds.


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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
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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
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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
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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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