Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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1/23/17 @ 2:35 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
21 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Resorts moving around to stay on walleyes. Another great fishing week. Warm weather and a lot of fish. Most catching in 29-31 ft with glow red, chartreuse, pink and gold with a rattle on jigging spoons tipped with minnow head or tail. Dead stick plain hook and live minnow or smaller jigs. Walleye and sauger mix with a jumbo perch, eelpout and sturgeon as well. Electronics improving catch rate as fish are following jigs 4-5 feet off bottom to strike. 20"+ of ice on the lake in most areas along with only 3-6" of snow. Ice roads allowing full sized vehicles.

The Rainy River has had a great morning and evening bite but lots of slush on the ice right now. Know the river or use a resort or guide for safety. The snowmobile trail is staked from Wheeler's Point to Baudette on the river. Do not deviate from trail unless you are familiar with ice conditions.

Great fishing continues up at the NW Angle. 20+ inches of ice on ice roads traveled by resorts in good shape. Resorts are fishing in 21-29 feet of water with a nice walleye, sauger, and perch bite. Best colors include glow red, silver, pink, green and gold. Slab crappies in good numbers being caught in Ontario in 28-34'. Crappies caught in 25' or greater have high mortality rate, thus keep up to limit and move on to another species. Work through resorts and stay on ice road. 

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1/23/17 @ 10:29 AM
FISHING REPORT
Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

1.23.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Another week has come and gone up here at the Angle. The weather sure changed for us up here. The week started with below zero temps and we ended the week in the 30's with some rain mixed in. It still didn't affect the fishing, as houses produced their limits of fish once again including a 31", 11 pound walleye!

On the Minnesota side, we still have our houses scattered all around in 22-28 feet of water. Gold, pink and green were the best, tipped with a minnow or minnow head. We have had perch and saugers mixed in with all the walleyes, too!

On the Canadian side, the crappie and walleye bite has been very good! Crappies have been in 28-33 feet of water. Only fish to your limit and then switch to another species’ for the rest of the day. Walleyes have been great in 22-29 feet, using the same colors as the Minnesota side, tipped with a minnow or minnow head.

This is Forrest Huset with another fishing report.

We hope to see you all at Sunset Lodge this winter!


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1/17/17 @ 10:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
20 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Great ice fishing continues on Lake of the Woods. The key depth's are 28 - 31 ft with glow red, pink and gold overall best colors. Walleyes and saugers mix with some jumbo perch, eelpout and sturgeon as well. Most fish on the bottom. Electronics really help your catch rate. Live emerald shiners available. 20"+ of ice on the lake in most areas.

The Rainy River has been good for walleyes. More of a morning / evening bite. Know the river or use a resort or guide for safety. The snowmobile trail is staked from Wheeler's Point to Baudette on the river. Do not deviate from trail unless you are familiar with ice conditions.

Excellent fishing continues up at the NW Angle. Reports of 20 inches of ice in areas traveled by resorts. The ice road from Young's Bay to resorts on Flag Island and Oak Island is open to vehicles. Resorts are fishing in 21-28 feet of water with a nice walleye and sauger bite. Best colors include glow red, pink and gold. Big crappies, 12-16" in good numbers being caught in Ontario in 28-34'. Crappies caught in 25' or greater have high mortality rate, thus keep up to limit and move on to another species. Walleyes and perch biting very well. Work through resorts and stay on ice road. 

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1/16/17 @ 10:41 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

1.16.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Hello once again from the Northwest Angle!
 
We're back with another fishing report this week. It was another cold week out on the ice with temperatures below zero for most of the week. We should be out of the cold stretch for a while now and the weather for the next couple weeks is looking really good!
 
On the Minnesota side, we have our houses on Rabbit Ears, Four Blocks and Little Oak. All have been producing fish. Out at Little Oak, we are fishing in 24-28 feet of water off of structure and out in the mud. At Four Blocks, we are fishing in 22-27 feet of water and have found some very nice slot fish coming up the holes. At Rabbit Ears, we are still in 21-26 and it is still producing buckets of fish consistently. Best colors have been pink and gold tipped with a minnow.
 
On the Canadian side, the crappie and walleye bite has been very good. Limits of nice crappies have been coming back every day with some being in that 15-16" range. We are fishing in 27-33 feet for those, with small tungsten jigs tipped with a minnow or plastic. Walleyes have been very consistent in 25-30 feet of water on the Canadian side, also. Same jig colors as the US side, gold and pink tipped with a minnow.
 
Until next week everyone, stay warm and tight lines!
Forrest Huset
Sunset Lodge

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1/9/17 @ 1:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
20 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Ice fishing has heated back up quickly with stable weather. The key depth's remain 24 - 31 ft and glow red, pink and gold. A one-two punch of jigging with a rattle spoon tipped with a tail or head of a shiner and a deadstick with a plain hook has been most effective. Walleyes and saugers mix. Some big saugers and trophy walleyes being iced. 15-20" of ice on the lake. Some resorts are allowing 3/4 ton trucks with wheel houses. Day by day decisions for each resort. Work through resorts as their ice roads are monitored. Know where you are going. As always, safety first.

The Rainy River has been good for walleyes. More of a morning / evening bite. Know the river or use a resort or guide for safety. The snowmobile trail is staked from Wheeler's Point to Baudette on the river. Do not deviate from trail unless you are familiar with ice conditions.

Up at the Northwest Angle fishing continues strong. Reports of 16-18 inches of ice in areas traveled by resorts. The ice road from Young's Bay to resorts on Flag Island and Oak Island is open to vehicles. The snowmobile trail from the south shore to the NW Angle is open and groomed. Resorts are fishing in 19-28 feet of water with a nice walleye and sauger bite. Best colors include glow pink and gold. Big crappies being caught in Ontario in 28+'. Walleyes in Ontario 22'-28'. Work through resorts and stay on ice road. 


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1/9/17 @ 11:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

Hello everyone! We are back with another fishing report for this week. We've had quite the week of weather here dealing with almost a foot of snow and some very cold temperatures.
 
On the Minnesota side, we are still fishing in 19-27 feet of water. Our houses start at Miller Point and run down to Four Block and Little Oak now, too. Jigging a spoon or anything tipped with a minnow head has still been the best. Deadsticking has worked better than jigging for some groups. Some saugers, perch and tulibees are being caught throughout the day, giving groups some bonus fish on top of the walleyes! Best colors have been gold/red, pink and chartreuse.
 
On the Canadian side, we are still fishing walleyes a little bit deeper in 22-29 feet of water and guys are getting their limits. Crappies have been coming in almost every night and some have been pushing that 16" mark. Best colors being gold and pink.
 
Until next week, stay warm everyone!
Forrest Huset

Sunset Lodge


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1/3/17 @ 3:35 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

On the main lake, Big Traverse Bay... Ice fishing is in full swing and fishing is good. The key depth's are 24 - 31 ft and glow red, pink and gold are good colors to start with. Rattle spoons tipped with a minnow head or tail has been the best for the jigging line. Use a plain hook or an ice jig with a live minnow for the dead stick. Nice mix of walleyes and saugers. 13-19" of ice on the lake. Some resorts are allowing 1/2 ton trucks with wheel houses. Day by day decision for each resort. Work through resorts as their ice roads are monitored. Know where you are going. As always, safety first.

The Rainy River has been good for walleyes. Know the river or use a resort or guide for safety. The snowmobile trail is staked from Wheeler's Point to Baudette on the river. Do not deviate from trail unless you are familiar with ice conditions.

Up at the Northwest Angle fishing reports are excellent. Reports of 14-16 inches of ice in areas traveled by resorts. The ice road from Young's Bay to resorts on Flag Island and Oak Island is open to vehicles. The snowmobile trail from the south shore to the NW Angle is open. Resorts are fishing in 19-28 feet of water with nice walleyes and saugers biting. Big crappies being caught in Ontario in 29-33'. Walleyes in Ontario 22'-28'. Work through resorts and stay on ice road. 

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1/2/17 @ 10:26 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Hello all from the Northwest Angle!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are fishing in full force up here now and it has been a good first week! We are filling limits of walleyes with some saugers mixed in. Slot fish have not been shy either, and we have had multiple 20-25" fish being caught every day.

On the Minnesota side, we are fishing in 19-25 feet and the best has been anything tipped with a minnow head being jigged most of the time. Of course, you still want to be using that dead stick, as that has produced fish also. Best colors have been gold, pink and chartreuse.

On the Canadian side, we have been fishing walleyes a little bit deeper in 22-28 feet of water and it has been a good bite, too. A few groups even got into some slab crappies in that 28+ feet of water. Best colors being gold and pink.

Hope everyone has a great week and we hope to see you up here at Sunset Lodge this winter!

Forrest Huset

Sunset Lodge

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12/31/16 @ 7:14 AM
GROUPER
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USER since 12/6/02

Can someone suggest a safe and well managed ice road to use. I'm 4 weeks out so I'm sure the ice will be plenty safe. I was thinking of using the Zipple Bay road. First time up to Lake of the Woods, any help would be great.

I will be staying near the Cyrus Resort.

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12/27/16 @ 1:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Ice fishing is in full swing and remains excellent. The key depth's are 20 - 25 ft and glow red or pink rattle spoons tipped with a minnow head or tail has been the best for the jigging line.  Use a plain hook or an ice jig with a live minnow for the dead stick. As of right now we are sitting at 14-15" of ice on Four Mile Bay and 12-15" on the lake. Some resorts are allowing trucks without wheel houses. Others not quite yet.  Day by day decision for each resort.  Work through resorts as their ice roads are monitored. Know where you are going.  As always, safety first.  

The Rainy River has been good for walleyes. With the huge shiner run this year, a lot of shiners and walleyes are still in the river. There is good ice in areas but there will be problem areas. Like every year, work through resorts when ice fishing river as current and ice thickness will vary.   The snowmobile trail is staked from Wheeler's Point to Baudette on the river.  Do not deviate from trail unless you are familiar with ice conditions.

Up at the Northwest Angle walleye reports are excellent.  Reports of 10-15 inches of ice. The ice road from Young's Bay to resorts is open.  The snowmobile trail from the south shore to the NW Angle is open.  Resorts are fishing in 20-24 feet of water with nice walleyes and healthy saugers biting. Work through resorts and stay on ice road.  

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