Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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9/18/17 @ 3:23 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
There has been great walleye action right outside the Lighthouse Gap and along the south shore in anywhere from 11-17 feet of water. Charter boats have still been fishing all parts of the lake. A few miles out of the Lighthouse Gap and in front of Morris Point Gap doing well in 27 - 30' feet. Anchor and a jig with a shiner minnow has been the ticket. Schools moving around. Pink and gold have been the hot colors. Still huge schools roaming the main basin of Big Traverse Bay in 31-34' with trolling crankbaits effective. Some trophy walleyes being caught.

Rainy River anglers finding more shiners and walleyes have entered the river with morning/evening still the best for now. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best to cover lots of area but walleyes found vertical jigging tipped with a shiner doing good. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shoreline rock, bridge embankments and feeder streams. Many sturgeon over 50" and 60" being boated at all times of the day and night.

Up at the Northwest Angle, in MN waters, bottom bouncing or trolling with cranks to cover a larger area then once found jigging with pink, white, or gold producing fat walleyes. Current areas between the islands continues to be hot! The best depths are between 17-24 ft. Canada crappie fishing strong with walleyes mixed in deeper holes off of protruding points. Muskies were falling to jerk baits early in the week, with blade baits bringing more fish to the boat recently. Traditional shallow, wind-blown rocks with access to deep water nearby have been the most productive spots.

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9/18/17 @ 7:49 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

9.18.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Hello from the Northwest Angle!

This week we experienced temps in the low 60’s and a lot of wind. Surface water temps have dropped to the upper 50’s making it to the low 60’s by evening. Fall foliage is in effect and fishing is phenomenal!

Minnesota walleyes can be located rather quickly with a Rapala or good electronics, then jigged up with pink/white or gold, tipped with a shiner or fathead anywhere from 17-24ft, shallower in the evening.

Canadian walleyes are being caught by crappie anglers. Many crappies are being found schooled off of larger protruding points, fooled by a jig and minnow setup. The biggest walleyes are still being caught by Rapalas in 10-22’, including our biggest walleye of the week; a dandy 29.”

Big fish were falling to jerk baits early in the week, with blade baits bringing more fish to the boat recently. Traditional shallow, wind-blown rocks with access to deep water nearby have been the most productive spots. The largest guest fish this week was a beautiful 50” Muskie with a couple more at or near 4 feet.

We hope to see you soon!

?Sunset Lodge

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9/12/17 @ 12:45 PM
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Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

As the water temperature continue to drop the walleyes have in turn put the feed bags on. Lots of shiners have made there way closer to shore and lighthouse gap for the spawn. Walleyes caught have full stomachs! Crankbaits still producing but spinners with crawlers or shiners and jigging with a shiner doing well. Big Traverse Bay continues to hold a good portion of the walleyes but reefs holding hungry fish and shorelines get better and better everyday.

Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening still the best. The river walleye fall bite hasn't quite hit yet but it could turn hot any day. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners producing the best. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shoreline rock, bridge embankments and feeder streams. Many sturgeon over 50" and 60" being boated at all times of the day and night.

Up at the Northwest Angle, in Minnesota waters, bottom bouncing, jigging, or trolling with cranks producing big numbers of walleyes. Current areas between the islands have been hot! The best depths are deeper early and mid day, sliding up to 10’ or less in the evening. Canada has been giving up more and more crappies everyday, some at 16” plus. Jigging with the lightest set up possible has been the most effective method, A few have even been caught on crankbaits, which continue to yield the nicest walleyes of the week with a few occasional muskie. Jigging is also very productive for walleyes on 17-22’ shelves, on break lines with access to deeper water. Our walleyes are feeding on schooled up shiners and fishing is phenomenal! 

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9/11/17 @ 7:24 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temps are currently in the low 60’s.

Walleye in Minnesota are firing on all methods; bottom bouncing, jigging, or trolling with cranks. Current areas between the islands have been hot! The best depths are deeper early and mid day, migrating to 10’ or less in the evening. Fish coming in have been FULL of shiners.

Canada has been giving up more and more Crappies everyday, some at 16” plus. Jigging with the lightest set up possible has been the most effective method, a few have even been caught on crank baits, which continue to yield the nicest Walleyes of the week with a few occasional Muskie. Jigging is also very productive for Walleyes on 17-22’ shelves, on break lines with access to deeper water. Our Walleyes are feeding on schooled up shiners and fishing is phenomenal!

Muskie casting season is soon winding down, come up quick to reel in that fish of a lifetime!

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9/4/17 @ 1:19 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

It finally feels like fall up in the Northwest Angle. Crank baits have been producing larger walleyes out of Canada, while bottom bouncing the deeper waters between reefs is yielding fish as well as a jig and minnow set up.

Crappie season is in full swing, being found at 30ft plus off of points with a light set up and a minnow.

Muskie action continues to provoke anglers. Many are experiencing multiple fish days and seeing big fish move on a variety of baits be it blades, top water or minnow baits. The approaching full moon should ensure great opportunities at a true giant.

In Minnesota waters, we have been seeing mixed bags of perch, and walleye/perch limits. Fish are being found in many difficult areas; shallow 14-18’ and deeper 25-28’. While fish are spread out, bottom bouncing continues to be a popular and affective approach. Our biggest walleye last week was caught on the jig in shallower rocky areas.

We hope to see you soon for some fantastic fall fishing!

Sunset Lodge

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8/29/17 @ 6:06 PM
Buckslayer523
Buckslayer523
USER since 5/24/15

Was wondering when is the best month to come up to LOTW to jig fish for Walleyes. Also looking for a Resort to stay at that offers Charters for guide fishing. Doesn't have to be fancy.


THX

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8/29/17 @ 3:18 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
A hint of fall in the air with some low 40's air temps this week. Excellent walleye fishing continues with limits the norm. Lots of fish of all sizes but a spike in walleyes over 28" as of recent. Spinners with crawlers and shiners filling coolers and pulling crankbaits in the mud in 28-34 ft still catching lots of fish. Roaming schools of walleyes in no man's land of Big Traverse Bay, areas around Garden Island and Little Oak as well. Reefs still producing! Gold, glow, perch, crayfish all good colors. Pike scattered all over the lake, perch mixed in with walleyes and a few sturgeon seen breaching on the big lake.

Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening. Shiners will push back up the river very soon with the walleyes on their heals. 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 great success while moving around until you find the right hole. Many sturgeon over 50" and 60" being boated.

Up at the NW Angle and in Ontario, the fall patterns of points and shorelines are turning up the heat. Fishing is only getting better as the season goes on with some days over 100 walleyes for the boat. Shiners are starting to show up in the mouths of bays for their fall run. Points and shorelines for Crappies. Spinners with either or crawler or minnow has been successful for the walleye/sauger bite with several perch mixed in. 3/8 oz jigs with minnows are starting to start up again for walleyes and crappies.Rocks and points have been best for Muskies. The top water bite has been the hottest for the musky bite with many fish boated this past week. The water temp is between 70-72 degrees.

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8/28/17 @ 9:14 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waxing Crescent
Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!
Fishing Canadian waters has produced numbers of fish including crappies! Crappies have been found near underwater trees and timber. The walleye bite has been great with limits coming in, as well as many larger fish over 24 inches. Areas producing the best include Massacre Island, Tug Channel, Skeet Island and Monkey Rocks, fishing on reefs and underwater humps from 24-30 feet of water.
Stateside, walleye fishing has been excellent from Oak to Little Oak Island and Dawson Island pulling spinners in the mud or jigging reefs in 26-30 feet. Lots of perch have been mixed in with walleye limits.
The musky bite has really heated up from the cold front that passed through recently. With air temps increasing to the low 80’s this week and water temps in the mid to high 60’s it looks like the action will remain strong.
We hope to see you soon!
Sunset Lodge

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8/27/17 @ 10:05 AM
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seanmaday
seanmaday
USER since 8/27/17

MOON PHASE (35%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

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I would love feedback! What else should I add?

Happy fishing.

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8/21/17 @ 8:54 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Hi, from the Northwest Angle! Water temps are staying consistently in the low 70’s.

Stateside, walleye fishing has been good from Lunatic to Garden Islands. The edges of islands and reefs in 22-29’ will provide walleye, perch and occasional large pike. Most productive methods have been minnows on gold spinners and deep diving crank baits in UV tiger, clown and blue/chrome.

Canadian walleyes can be had jigging minnows with gold, pink, and chartreuse on edges of reefs. Monkey Rocks is holding many schools of fish currently, as well as, reefs south of Deepwater Bay. Bottom bouncing outside these reefs will produce fish as well. Muskie fishing has slowed a little, however nice fish in upper 40’s can be caught in “windows” of time, usually coinciding with Majors and Minors.

We hope to see you for some fantastic fall fishing & hunting!

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