Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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8/14/17 @ 4:09 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

The bite is on and good numbers of walleyes and saugers being boated daily. Lots of big fish. Spinners with crawlers and pulling crankbaits in the mud in 28-31 ft doing very well. The area between Long Point and a few miles south of Garden Island holding lots of fish. Gold, glow and bright colors continue to be solid choices. Plugs that are darker in color seem to be producing on cloudy days while brighter colors do better on sunny days. Pike all over the lake, perch mixed in with walleyes and smallmouth bite in rocky areas of the lake.


Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening. Fall fishing on the Rainy River coming soon as shiners will push back up the river. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best now. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shoreline rock, bridge embankments and feeder streams. Sturgeon anglers finding good success.


Up at the NW Angle, excellent fishing continues with no signs of slowing down. In Minnesota, the bite has been on fire with trolling. Blue, chrome, clown or UV pink has worked great in 26-30’. Nice bite in 13-22 feet of water as well. Four Blocks to Garden Island still holding lots of different sized fish. Big pike trolling cranks and spoons. Up in Canada, jigging walleyes has been outstanding as is pulling spinners in 18-28’ using pink, orange, black and chartreuse along the reefs. Muskies have been chomping on bucktails and hard baits, shallow weeds and rocks in both MN and Ontario.

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8/14/17 @ 11:54 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Hello from the NW Angle!

The weather this past week has been absolutely fabulous.

Stateside, the full moon influence has been making fishing relatively easy. Nice walleye and perch are filling live wells when pulling gold, orange or chartreuse spinners in 13-15’, 20-22’ and 26-3-ft. Large pike are being caught and released trolling crank baits and spoons.

Up in Canada, jigging points and around reefs where fish have been located has been extremely productive. Many large fish this weekend coming on pink, orange, black or chartreuse in 18-26 ft. Spinners will put fish on hooks as well!

The musky bite in both Canada and Minnesota has been strong, especially in shallow weeds or rock.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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8/8/17 @ 10:48 AM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

If you like big walleyes, the bite is on.  Spinners with crawlers and trolling crankbaits in 28-31 ft pulling numbers of fish and big fish. Deep mud (no man's land) and deep reefs producing.  The winning team for the David A. Andersen Warrior Boats tournament had almost 45 lbs for 5 fish, a 9 pound average!  Gold, glow and bright colors continue to be solid choices.  Pike active, perch and smallmouth bite in many areas of the lake.

Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening.  Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shoreline bridge embankments and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing is on fire with a first time group boating 20 sturgeon in two days.  Top three sturgeon were 53, 57 and 61 inches.

Up at the NW Angle, excellent fishing continues.  In Minnesota, the bite has been on fire with trolling.  Blue, chrome, clown or UV pink has worked great in 26-30’. White, orange or chrome spinners have been doing very well from Four Blocks to Garden Island.  Up in Canada, jigging walleyes early morning and late afternoon has been the best, with orange, gold and yellow being the most productive, as has pulling spinners in 20-28’ using orange along the reefs.  Muskies have been very active with any fish being seen after bucktails and hard baits. Our guests boated 49" and 51.5" muskies this past week!!!

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8/2/17 @ 10:31 AM
Fishin_time2302
Fishin_time2302
USER since 1/25/16

Hello all. 

Im looking for some information regarding lake of the woods. A few friends and myself do an annual ice fishing trip every year in mid to late February. We're from south central WI. we usually bounce from lake to lake in northern Wi. However this year we're considering lake of the woods. 

Im looking for some information on decent fishing locations, normal ice conditions for that time of year, and maybe some fishing resorts that aren't ridiculously expensive.

Were not set on what part of lake of the woods so any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to PM me

thank you!

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7/31/17 @ 2:39 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Late summer fishing on Lake of the Woods is famous for walleyes, muskies, bass and pike and if the last week of July is any indication, August is going to be epic. Spinners with leeches, crawlers, or minnows in 17 feet and out to 30 strong for walleyes and saugers. Reefs doing well too. Gold, white, blue, and chrome/silver colored spinners and crankbaits putting fish in the coolers. Anglers doing well in "no man's land" out in the mud in 30 - 34' pulling crankbaits with leadcore with a lot of fish 24-30' being boated.  Pike and smallies active around the lake.

Anglers in the Rainy River finding a few walleyes with the morning/evening being better than day bite.  Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best . Smallmouth bass scattered all over in the river by docks, structure, and feeder streams/back bays. Sturgeon fishing continues very good with many who target these beasts having good success.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing has remained excellent. Chrome and chartreuse spinners and blue or silver crankbaits have been producing the best off of Lunatic Island and Four Blocks Island or West of Little Oak Island in 28-32 ft. of water. On the Canadian side, jigging gold or purple tipped with either fat heads or shiners next to rock / mud transitions has been the most productive.   Muskie fishing really picked up this week while casting bucktails over transitions of weeds and rocks. Algae Bloom is noticeable but hasn't affected muskie bite.

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7/31/17 @ 7:02 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waxing Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

Up on Oak Island, we have had warm temperatures reaching mid 80’s with water temps in the mid 70’s with good visibility.

In Minnesota, chrome and chartreuse spinners and blue or silver crankbaits have been producing the best off of Lunatic Island and Four Blocks Island or West of Little Oak Island in 28-32 ft. of water.

Up in Canada, jigging gold or purple tipper with either fat heads or shiners next to rock and mud lines has been the most productive.

The musky bite has heated up with many large fish over 46” being boat. Hopefully the bite will stay strong with thunderstorms in the near future.

We hope to see you soon!


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7/31/17 @ 6:59 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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Waxing Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

Up on Oak Island, we have had warm temperatures reaching mid 80’s with water temps in the mid 70’s with good visibility.

In Minnesota, chrome and chartreuse spinners and blue or silver crankbaits have been producing the best off of Lunatic Island and Four Blocks Island or West of Little Oak Island in 28-32 ft. of water.

Up in Canada, jigging gold or purple tipper with either fat heads or shiners next to rock and mud lines has been the most productive.

The musky bite has heated up with many large fish over 46” being boat. Hopefully the bite will stay strong with thunderstorms in the near future.

We hope to see you soon!


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7/24/17 @ 2:43 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

We have had a great week of fishing with a few showers and strong winds.

Up in Canada, jigging on reefs and underwater humps are producing the best in 22-28 ft. with gold, pink and orange jigs. Pulling spinners is also an option on reefs in 22-24 ft of water.

In Minnesota, walleyes and perch have been caught pulling spinners in 18-28 ft. West of Four Blocks, East of Crow Duck and East of Garden Islands, with black and gold being the most effective.

On both sides, muskies have been aggressive when throwing buck tails and top waters on rock reefs. The algae bloom has slowly begun to pick up, however, fish are still visible.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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7/17/17 @ 7:04 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

This week’s water temps are 68-70 on the main lake and 71-76 in back bays.

Minnesota walleyes are taking crawlers and minnows on spinners around reefs with gold/orange and gold/pink being the most productive in 16-25 ft. Deep and shallow crank-baits are triggering fish in the same areas including reef tops early in the day and just before sunset.

On the Canadian side, jigging reefs continues to fill live wells with walleye and perch, the best results come from jigging the edges of the reef with gold, pink blue and white, tipped with a fathead or shiner. Reefs surrounded with softer, shallow (20-24ft) bottom will yield walleye and sauger via spinners.

Besides the occasional musky caught jigging walleye, the more traditional methods like bucktails over weed/rock transition areas are resulting in fish in the net! Spinnerbaits in the weeds will generate opportunities as well. The Algae bloom is minimal and visibility is still good.

We hope to see you soon!


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7/10/17 @ 9:24 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

Here in Minnesota, Walleyes are being landed out of 24-28’ West of Four Blocks. Pulling crawlers in the mud off of structure with Gold and Orange has been successful.

Water temps have warmed up nicely to 70 degrees on the main lake and mid to high 70's in back bays in the afternoon resulting in Muskies on the hook. Best results have been on smaller baits such as spinners (Slop-master Bucher) and Buck tails.

On the Canadian side, Walleyes have been seen on main lake humps and reefs. Deep water bay and East of Monument are good place to start with spinner rigs and bottom bouncers.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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