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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/6/15 2:20 PM CST
The ice season for most is finished up and anglers are focusing on the open water of the Rainy River. Walleye season on this border water is open through April 14th and then again on May 9th. Sturgeon can be caught through May 15th. Pike season is open all year long!

The entire Rainy River is open water all the way to the mouth at Four Mile Bay. Frontier, Birchdale, Vidas, and Timbermill Park accesses are open to all boats. Wheeler's Point access at the mouth of the Rainy River has 10 feet of shore ice left that will be out very soon.

Fishing has been good! Trophy sized walleye showing up along with eaters and numbers of sturgeon actively biting. Boats have been anchoring and vertically jigging with minnows or frozen shiners. Bright colors, gold, pink/white, and chartreuse have been best. Shallower in 12-15 feet best. Good bite near International Bridge in Baudette and current seams.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/23/15 2:00 PM CST
Ice fishing continues for some resorts, others have pulled houses. Rely and work through resorts. Some resorts still transporting customers via ice transport. In addition, here is an ice road report. Conditions can change daily.

Adrians... Road open to ATV's and snowmobiles only. Cyrus... Using Morris Point road. ATV's and snowmobiles only. Morris Point...Ice road in decent shape. No wheel houses. ATV's and snowmobiles only. Zippel Bay Resort...Road closed to vehicles and wheel houses. ATV's and portables only. Babbler's Road... ATV's and snowmobiles only. Long Point Resort...ATV's and collapsibles only, no vehicles. Arnesen's Rocky Point...Moved houses closer, ice good where fishing. Young's Bay Resort (NW Angle)... Ice road closed to vehicles. ATV's and snowmobiles only. Snowmobile trail stakes on lake removed. NW Angle Resorts doing pick ups with ice transportation.

Resorts monitoring ice daily. Safety first. Lake ice in decent shape where resorts are fishing. Check with your resort if questions.

Fishing has improved this week. Mixed reports off of Pine Island with some good fishing coming in from 26 - 28'. Morris Point area reports continued pike action as well as decent walleye bite in 26 - 30'. Morning / evening bite in 14 - 18'. Arnesen's and Long Point reporting better walleye fishing this week as well. Some pike being caught, not in big numbers. Below zero temps may have effected bite.

On the Rainy River... The Nelson Park Landing in Birchdale is open and ice free. We anticipate Frontier access open mid week The river is open 1.8 miles east of Frontier Landing or 6.2 miles west of Birchdale. Bite has been hit and miss with about 20 - 25 walleyes per day, but improving. Fish up to 25 inches so far. Water temp about 34 degrees. Better bite and larger fish as temp warms. Best bite has been shallow with jig and minnow. Safety first, both on water and roadways.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye action continues with mixed in jumbo perch. Resorts still ice fishing. Good morning / evening bite in 20-26' on south end of Oak Island. Picking away at fish during day. Crappie action on the Ontario side continues. Use resort outfitters for safety.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/16/15 3:06 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Ice fishing continues for some resorts, others have pulled houses. Rely and work through resorts. Some resorts still transporting customers via ice transport. In addition, here is an ice road report. Conditions can change daily. Cooler weather in forecast for this week.

Adrians... Road open Monday to pickups and small 4 wheel drives, no wheel houses. Tue and Wed, road closed to freeze up slop and potholes. Plan now is for road open again Thursday. Stay on marked trail. Cyrus... Using Morris Point road. Pickups and ATV's. No wheel houses. Morris Point...Ice road in decent shape. No wheel houses. Pickups, small 4 wheel drives and ATV's. Zippel Bay Resort...Road closed to vehicles and wheel houses. ATV's and portables only. Babbler's Road... 4 wheel drives trucks only, no wheel houses. Long Point Resort...ATV's and collapsibles only, no vehicles. Arnesen's Rocky Point...Moved houses closer, ice good where fishing. Still ice fishing through week and possibly longer per conditions. Young's Bay Resort (NW Angle)... Ice road closed to vehicles due to muddy / sloppy access point. ATV's and snowmobiles only. Snowmobile trail stakes on lake removed. NW Angle Resorts doing pick ups with ice transportation.

Resorts monitoring ice daily. Safety first. Lake ice in decent shape where resorts are fishing. Lots of resorts still on ice. Bays getting sloppy. Check with your resort if questions.

Fishing has improved this week. Mixed reports off of Pine Island with some good fishing coming in from 20 - 24'. Morris Point area reports continued pike action as well as decent walleye bite in 26 - 28'. Arnesen's and Long Point reporting better walleye fishing this week as well. Some pike activity.

On the Rainy River... The word is have your boats ready. As of today (Monday), open water 5.5 miles east of Birchdale. Open water showing in the middle of river in front of Birchdale. Colder temps this week. Keep posted to LOW Tourism Facebook and fishing reports on website.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye action continues with mixed in jumbo perch. Resorts still ice fishing. Good morning / evening bite in 20-26' on south end of Oak Island. Some fishing still on east side of Little Oak. Picking away at fish during day. Crappie action good on the Ontario side. Pike anglers having success. Use resort outfitters for safety. Daily updates on Facebook at Lake of the Woods Tourism


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Sturgeon_General
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FISHING REPORT
3/13/15 7:48 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
We fished the last three days off Rocky Point with fair success.Accommodations at Arnesens' were again fine as usual.We kept 28 sauger/walleye to consume & take home. Tullibees were a nuisance and we did filet a burbot to fry and found it very good. For the most part fishing has been slow....SG Speechless

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/9/15 2:26 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Longer Days, Active Fish on Lake of the Woods 3/9/2015 Good reports this week from a number of areas. Longer days and angle of sun getting fish more active. Better reports coming from off of Pine Island, 26 - 31 feet as well as in main basin. A mixed bag of walleyes and saugers. Fish still going well up by Garden Island and adjacent deep mud. Reefs on west end still giving up some meals of fish. Lots of tulibees everywhere. Colors, gold, glow red, and pink. Pike activity heating up. Good reports from in front of Morris Point gap and just west of Zippel Bay. Pike 40"+ in decent numbers. Live suckers, frozen ciscoes and smelt on quick strike rig in 9-14'.

On the Rainy River, some big walleyes showing up in 15-18'. Orange is the go to color for walleyes. Best mode of travel is a snowmobile. Caution on river as water begins to flow with melting this week.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues. Walleyes being caught in the mud on the south side of Oak Island in 18-22' and by Crow Duck Island in 24-28'. Crappie anglers doing well with slabs up to 16". Fish houses on ice through March 31st. Walleye season open to April 14th. Pike open all year. Openings for ice fishing around the lake


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h2ohed
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3/8/15 7:30 PM CST
Ty Glad, We have fished with Arnesen's for about the last 5 years. Their sleeper houses are very nice, staff checks on you several times a day to make sure things are going OK. They also offer tips to help you catch fish. Its the only resort we ice fish. They will not disappoint you! Smile

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3/5/15 9:58 AM CST
Only experience is with Arnesens and liked the experience. Nice clean house and good people. Pm me if you have further questions.

Look forward to hearing how you do.

Mike

TY GLAD
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3/4/15 11:31 AM CST
Hey does anybody have any suggestions on Sleeper house rentals on LOW? Would like to plan a trip with my wife in a week or so and looking for some advice on good ones and bad ones.. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!

trapper101
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3/4/15 6:35 AM CST
I'm heading up to low tomorrow and I am looking for some advice to where to catch some walleyes and perch. Are people driving out to oak island or far north. We are staying by zipple bay and advice would be greatly appreciated.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/2/15 10:32 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
March Fishing on Lake of the Woods 3-2-2015 The walleye fishing in March has started strong. Good reports from the Garden Island area over to Knight/Bridges. A mixed bag of walleyes and saugers. Some saugers up to 17" showing up. Some nice fish being taken in the basin over mud as well. Some big 40"+ pike showing up in front of Zippel Bay. 9 - 14' with live suckers. Walleyes showing up in 26-31' from Zippel to west Reefs. Decent eaters primarily with occasional big fish. Colors, good reports with gold, glow red, and pink.

On the Rainy River, locals still catching walleyes in 15-18'. Orange is the go to color for walleyes. Best mode of travel is a snowmobile. Best time is evening. Some sturgeon being caught and released. Please work through outfitters and bait shops and know where you are going on ice.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues. Walleyes being caught shallower in the mud on the south side of Oak Island in 18-22'. Some big crappies caught this week both on the MN side and Canadian side. Fish houses on ice through March 31st. Walleye season open to April 14th. Pike open all year. Openings for ice fishing around the lake


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DWeed
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FISHING REPORT
3/1/15 12:04 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
Was at Zippel Bay this weekend. I recommend fishing low and slow with white jigs or jigging rapalas. Best bite at early am or evening. Check out the Igloo - great pizza.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/23/15 1:24 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
bite Increasing on Lake of the Woods, February 23, 2015 Some monster walleyes this week with a nice mix of walleyes, saugers and jumbo perch in the buckets. The northern part of Big Traverse from Knight and Bridges islands up to Garden Island in 26-32' still giving up fish. Some resorts on south shore moving fish houses back closer to south shore with good results. A hit and miss morning bite reported in 15-18' off of Zippel Bay and Pine Island. Some big pike caught this week in front of Zippel Bay. Reefs off of Long Point producing mixed bag with some jumbo perch mixed in. Colors, good reports with gold, glow red, and pink.

On the Rainy River, locals still catching walleyes in 15-20'. Best time is evening. Some sturgeon being caught and released. Please work through outfitters and bait shops and know where you are going on ice.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues around reefs in 22 - 30'. Jig one line, dead stick second line. A mixed bag, with walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and tulibees. NW Angle resorts targeting crappies having good success with crappies up to 16". Fish houses on ice through March 31st. Walleye season open to April 14th. Pike open all year.


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chinka
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2/23/15 1:09 PM CST
Thanks icefish baby, we are fishing in warroad and we are taking sleds with us!! Big Smile Cool

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2/22/15 10:47 PM CST
Depends if you are off a plowed road. Only saw tracked vehicles on the ice. Tough to say. Where you fishing, probably matters. I would think a sled would be best bet.

chinka
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2/22/15 6:52 AM CST
I was just wondering how much snow is on the lake?? thanks chinka Big Smile Cool

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