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JOE HENRY
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6/5/14 3:28 PM CST
Check out the latest fishing report from Lake of the Woods with Joe Henry on a charter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBaLE0eLeBQ


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/2/14 3:40 PM CST
Great fishing in many depths this week. Walleyes slowly moving to deeper waters after spawn. From Long Point to Graceton beach, jig in 28-30 feet or drift with spinners 14-16 feet. Morris Point Gap heading towards Lighthouse Gap doing well 12-20 feet. Trolling crankbaits in 6 - 14' along Pine Island also good. Some resorts headed towards Knight and Bridges reefs doing well in 25-32' jigging. Hot colors this week include gold, chartreuse, pink, orange or a combination of those tipped with frozen shiner.

On the Rainy River, June kicks off the month of small mouth bass! Excellent reports of smallies as water levels drop. Check Clementson Bay or rocky areas. Tributaries into the river holding good numbers of nice pike . Walleyes still shallow.

Up at the NW Angle, try a couple different depths throughout the day, 15-20 feet mornings and evenings and 28-30 mid day. Bright colored jigs tipped with minnow. Pike and bass active. Good lake trout fishing for anglers venturing into Canada. More info on resorts and guides at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/27/14 2:08 PM CST
Great fishing continues! All sizes, eaters, slots and trophies. On the south shore, 12 - 19' successful in numerous areas, Twin Islands, Long Point, the fields, Zippel Bay reef, in front of both Morris Point Gap and Lighthouse Gap and in front of Pine Island. Fish also going in 4 Mile Bay. Anchored up and jigging with frozen shiners is the go to method. Some success with crawler harnesses. Gold is hot.

Rainy River, good reports of jig fishing. Best depths, 7 - 15'. Numerous spots.

Up at the NW Angle, awesome fishing. Fish being caught in 5' - 33'. Jig and minnow is go to. Crankbaits working for some. Water temps reaching 48 degrees in spots. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in. In MN, try Flag Island flats, red buoys by Sportsman's and Angle Inn and Little Oak Island. In Ontario, Devil's Elbow and Deepwater Bay. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/19/14 1:33 PM CST
Fishing continues to be hot. Anglers catching lots of slot and trophy walleyes with eaters and saugers mixed in. Good numbers of fish in front of Pine Island, Morris Point gap, Lighthouse gap, 4 Mile Bay and Zippel Bay. With the ice out on Sunday eve, typically Long Point and Twin Rocks near Rocky Point will light up also.

Plenty of fish still in the river. Anchoring and jigging 4-17 feet has been effective. On the Rainy River, many anchoring and jigging just off ends of docks and closer to shore. Try 6-12 feet in river. Hot colors this week are gold, pink, pink/white, and white glow tipped with minnow or frozen shiner.

Up at the NW Angle, ice is out and fishing is awesome. Fish are shallow. Anglers targeting shoreline structure with some resorts catching fish off the docks. Limits of walleyes with pike mixed in. Jig and minnow. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


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5/19/14 10:49 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Good morning fishermen!

We are looking forward to a GORGEOUS Memorial Day weekend. (As in a predicted high of 79 degrees on Saturday!!) We have a very appropriately named band for this coming weekend, "The Boys of Summer" will be playing both Friday and Saturday nights!

Fishing this weekend was a tad bit slower than it was opener weekend, but people still came in with some limits, and there were a lot of reports of big fish. Folks were fishing in the Morris Gap/Washout area, 6-12' of water, the Lighthouse Gap, and Four Mile Bay, and in the Gap, 12-14'. If you're sitting in a current area, you'll see the current is pretty fast, and you'll need at least a 1/2 to 1 oz jig, if you're in the lake, you won't need anything quite that big and 1/4-3/8 oz is plenty heavy. I am anticipating that we will have an official ice out this week, as its already well on it's way.

Picture is of Dalton holding his 29" personal best from this weekend.

***Recent update: Just had one of our guides call in and say he could no longer see any ice from the Morris area. It could have been pushed out further by the wind, but we are hoping it is all gone. I doubt I will be able to get a clear satellite image today, as it is pretty cloudy, but hopefully we can call ice out!

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/12/14 12:00 PM CST
Great results from the walleye opener this weekend. An abundance of limits, slot, and trophy walleyes. The Rainy River, 4 Mile Bay, the Lighthouse Gap and in front of Pine Island to Morris Point all did well 4-13 feet. Use bright colored jigs tipped with minnow. The bite is hot and the fish are in shallow.

Northern pike are still in bays. Fish weed beds in 4 Mile Bay or Zippel Bay. Crankbaits, spoons or still fishing with dead bait all working.

On the Rainy River, walleye fishing hot! North of Baudette heading towards the Gap all good. Good success anchoring near adjacent rivers and bays. Orange or orange/white the best colors tipped with minnow. Sturgeon season is catch and release until May 15th. Clementson Rapids producing good numbers, or try deep pockets anywhere along river. Crawlers and frozen shiner mix on a 5/0 circle hook with 4 oz no roll sinker still best. For a complete list of resorts and charters, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.


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5/12/14 11:48 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
Here are some pictures from one of our guests this weekend. Gregg caught a nice 29.5", and his son Garrett caught a 28"!! Way to go guys!

It's another rainy and chilly day here on Lake of the Woods, but it's not so bad, because now we can fish for walleyes!

The fishing report for this weekend was phenomenal. There was a lot of big fish caught, and with all the slots yours arms will get sore! 12-18' anchored up and jigging in the Bay and on the Lake, 12' or less on the river. 1/2-1 oz jigs, pink, orange, gold, pretty much any flashy colors. The river was hot this weekend, all the way to Frontier, and will only get better as the ice continues to go out. A lot of the fish caught this weekend had not yet spawned out. Morris Gap was good for keeper saugers in the early morning, and then it shuts down. Not a lot of keeper fish were caught, but that isn't such a terrible thing, when you're reeling up hogs!

Our guides are ready and waiting to get you out on the big ones! Give us a call today!

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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/5/14 1:49 PM CST
Walleye season opens this weekend on May 10th! Open water looking good for the bite. Sturgeon anglers reporting strong numbers of walleyes in the Rainy River and 4 Mile Bay hitting sturgeon rigs. Resorts still have some openings for opening weekend. Pike fishing good along weed beds and dock areas on river banks. Zippel Bay and 4 Mile bay good with spoons or rigs with dead bait and smelt. Big post spawn pike 40"+ in good numbers.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon keep season ends May 7th, with catch and release open until May 15 then reopens in June. Fish easy to find, lots of bigger fish in deep pockets. Use 5/0 circle hooks and 4-5 oz no roll sinker baited with mix of crawlers and frozen shiners.

Ice is out a few miles past Lighthouse Gap past Pine Island. North wind pushed some ice in but looking promising for opener this weekend. Also open out past Zippel Bay and moving west. Plenty of open lake and river fishing available for opener. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


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4/30/14 7:55 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
We were up Friday and Saturday from Wheeler's Point launch on the Rainy River. Lots of boats but also lots of fish. We landed 25 sturgeon between 20" and 60". Fished an outside bend in 40-45 fow, 3 oz no roll weights with 9-15" leaders of 65lb braid. 4/0 circle hooks with nightcrawlers.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/28/14 2:22 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15"
Walleye season opens May 10th and pike season remains open all year! Last year the river, 4 Mile Bay and open water into the lake was excellent with good numbers of walleyes. Looking like similar scenario this year.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing going strong. Fish are being caught up and down the river, 4 Mile Bay and in the Lighthouse Gap. Keep season continues until May 7th, keeping one 45-50" or over 75" per year and the catch and release season continuing from May 8 - 15. All accesses on the Rainy are open! Reports of over 10 sturgeon a day per boat. Try anchoring upstream from a deeper hole with 5/0 - 6/0 circle hook baited with a mix of crawlers and frozen shiners. Right now, typically a 4 - 5 oz no roll weight with a 12 - 18" lead. Some big fish of over 6' long being caught. For specifics, go to www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/river-fishing.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/21/14 1:54 PM CST
Ice Depth: 20"
Ice Report: The Rainy River is completely open. 4 Mile Bay is partially open. Lake still ice covered. With northern pike season open all year on LOW, the bite for ice anglers is good. Tip up fishing 4-10' at Morris Point, Swift Ditch or Graceton Beach. Live sucker minnow or dead bait on quick strike rig the ticket. ATV traffic only.

On the Rainy River, open water all the way to Wheeler's Point into 4 Mile Bay. Catch and release sturgeon through April 23, with the keep season April 24-May 7 and then catch and release again May 8 - 15. Anglers doing well around deep holes and current seams. Circle hooks fished on the bottom with 50/50 frozen shiners and crawlers doing best. Timber Mill Park access in Baudette open to all boats. Wheeler's Point access clear with very little shore ice. Walleye opener May 10th. Last year's opener in river, bay and into the lake was excellent. For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

Up at the NW Angle, lake still ice covered with lots of melting taking place. A few anglers still ice fishing for pike.


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4/16/14 4:13 PM CST
A tulibee is cisco.

r&j
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4/16/14 2:14 PM CST
What are tulibees?

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/14/14 2:41 PM CST
Ice Depth: 20"
Walleye season closes April 14 and opens again May 10th. On the ice, nice walleyes and saugers still the norm this week with a few perch and tulibees. In front of Graceton Beach and towards Morris Point Gap and Lighthouse Gap 16-18 or 20-22. Using Gold or pink tipped with live minnow. Pike are ready to run, try 8-10 near Zippel Bay or Four Mile Bay tipped with live sucker minnow. Use resorts for info before venturing out, snowmobile or ATV traffic only.

On the Rainy River. Birchdale and Frontier accesses open to all boats. The river channel is open in front of Vidas landing but still 10' of shore ice. Open water goes just west of Clementson. Sturgeon fishing is open. Catch and release now through April 23, keep season opens April 24th. Info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/river-fishing.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye fishing this past week was good. The pike bite is also active for those still getting out on the ice. Pike season open all year at LOW and Rainy River. Info on lodging and spring fishing at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
4/7/14 11:37 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Walleye season open until April 14th and the pike season is open all year at LOW and great reports. Lots of hot spots this week filling limits of walleye, sauger, and perch. From Arnesen's, 16 mile, Long Point, and Zippel Bay try 19-22 morning/evening and 31-33' during day. Pink/white, pink/gold, bubble gum, and green/white the hot colors tipped with minnow. Morris Point and the Lighthouse Gap up to the Canadian border line has been producing in 22-26 during day or 15-20' morning/evening. Use gold or pink tipped with minnow. Mornings and evening bite better. No vehicles are on the lake, snowmobiles and ATV's allowed. Pike fishing good in 8-10' near Zippel Bay and Graceton. Try 9-12' moving east towards Bostic Bay, 4 Mile Bay and the Gap. Tip-ups with live sucker minnows or dead herring/ciscoes. Some resorts still pulling out fish houses daily.

The Rainy River is open approximately 3 miles East of Birchdale, with open water showing at the Franz Jevne Rapids. Fishing good in shallow pockets 10-12 feet using gold or glow jig tipped with minnow. Up at the NW Angle, good fishing continues. Snowmobiles with snow on ice the best. Good numbers of walleyes, saugers, perch and pike. Crappies being caught just over border. Good fishing is happening. Work through resorts. For resort info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging. Check out our Facebook page for daily updates at Lake of the Woods Tourism.


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