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Badger93
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12/27/14 6:01 PM CST
Had shacks in gull rock area, and twin island. fished both areas. gull rock was better while I was there.

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12/26/14 8:16 PM CST
Anyone know where arnesons resort has their ice houses right now? Are they more by Gull Rock or out in the flats?

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12/26/14 10:26 AM CST
Ice Depth: 16" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Just got back from 3 days fishing. Was out from Arneson's. Fishing was slow from other times I've been up there but still caught fish. Gold 1/8 oz buckshot jig with minnow head worked day 1, with a dead stick with orange demon jig or plain pink hook on other rod . day 2 was better, kept 22 fish, dead stick both rods, wouldn't hit anything jigging, 8 to 12 inch off bottom. caught a 26, 22, and 21 also. Day 3 very slow had to work hard to get fish plain hook under bobber jigged lightly. Tried a lot of other baits and colors that didn't work. Gold or glow red are always good bets up there. A different Group got a 4 man limit of big eyes with silver jigs ( color that never has worked in the past).

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12/23/14 4:28 PM CST
Ice Depth: 17" Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Just got back after 3 days of very slow fishing. Fishing seemed more like mid season. Day one fished 27-28 fow kept 2 west end of Pine. Few marks no real pattern. Day 2 East end of Pine 24 fow afternoon had some fish. Kept 2 one 18" eye. Marked more fish just no takers. Small fatheads and dead sticking had more hits than shiners and large fat heads and moving jigs and baits. Day 3 22 fow same area. feeding started at 830 and stayed continuous till 1030. released a 24 eye. kept 4 but a dead sea after that. Had to leave at 230.

Oh yea, ice is rough, really need a foot of snow and the 4" we got on sunday pretty much melted. Trails look great and worth the $10.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
12/22/14 1:27 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15"
Resorts are on the move this week chasing the fish. Anglers working lines are catching fish. Jig in one hole, dead stick in the other. Good variety of saugers, walleyes, perch, eel pout, and even some crappies. From 4 Mile Bay, Pine Island, and Morris Point Gap try 18-28' or 31'. From Zippel Bay, Long Point, Twin Islands, and Rocky Point try 24-26'. Hot colors are bubble gum, gold, and glow/red. On dead stick a plain hook tipped with a live minnow. Mornings and afternoons having better reports with a light bite midday. Electronics helpful, finding some suspended fish cruising 5-6' off bottom. Ice averages 14-17".

All snowmobile trails on the Rainy River, across the lake, and NW Angle are open, staked, and marked. Some cracks areas near Knight Island, look for double flags or warning signs, stay on trail and proceed with caution. Land trails are open as of December 1st, but will be groomed after 12" of snowfall as some areas are still bare.

Up at the NW Angle, limits of walleyes in 18-26' using gold, pink, and chartreuse. Ice Roads from Young's Bay to islands are open. Snowmobile trails marked. Ice thickness 14-15 inches on roads. Stay on trails!


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12/22/14 12:47 PM CST
I've never fished LOTW before and am going up first weekend in January. Wondering how the fishing has been out of Arneson's Rocky Point. Does anyone have any reports for that area? Thickness of ice, vehicle size that's driving out, how far their putting houses out, fishing report, etc. I'm bringing jigs of all sizes, glows, bright colors, etc. Hoping glow/bright colors will be working! Any information would be helpful Smile

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12/20/14 10:15 AM CST
I go there every late Jan. I stay at Wigwams resort and last year we did good for walleye. We got a 24" 26" and a 28" in the 2 full days we fished there. We got a bunch of keepers also. I have good luck with the color red on LOW. There will be times that there is no action and then both rods are getting hit.

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12/20/14 8:14 AM CST
Returned Tuesday from a 3 day fishing trip. Stayed and fished out of Morris Point. Their icehouses are out and last Saturday they started letting vehicles and wheelhouses out. The ice landscape is something I've never seen before. Evidently they had very high winds when the ice froze which caused the first ice to buckle and sheet on an angle resulting in ice plates sticking up anywhere from a few inches to several feet. This really limits where you can travel. Morris however has done an excellent job with their ice road. It goes out a little over a mile right now. As far as the fishing, typically the bite is hot on this first ice. Not so this year. It was slow. Perhaps it was the weather as it was above freezing and very foggy all the time we were there. Jig fished one line and ran a dead stick in another hole. We would go long periods of time without marking a fish. Those we did mark wouldn't bite or if they did it was very lightly. I actually caught most of my fish on the dead stick. Don't get me wrong, we did manage some fish - enough for a fish fry one night and we did bring a limit of walleyes home. Did not catch a wally over 15". Did catch a 32" northern and a 30" burbot. The highlight though was my buddy had on a huge sturgeon. We managed once, to get its head in the hole, but it filled the whole hole so I couldn't get my hands around it and we didn't have a gaff. Then it straightened out the swivel and was gone. We would have released anyhow, but a picture with that beast would have been great. Our experience was pretty typical from what others at the resort were having. Certainly some groups did better, but others not so. Heading back in January. The fishing will be better!

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12/17/14 11:25 AM CST
Sorry to fill up the message system but I wanted to get some information as it will be my first time fishing lake of the woods. How is the fishing in the first 2 weeks in January? Also how are rattle reels on lake of the woods? Any help will be appreciated.

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12/16/14 11:30 AM CST
I am going up on 12/19 Friday to fish Sat. Sun. and Monday. Anybody need information or want to share info. I do fish on my own and have been going up for about 20+ years now. Just email me at fishingbud45@charter.net

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
12/15/14 1:38 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15"
50/50 walleye and sauger mix is the common report this week. Some perch, eel pout, and sturgeon showing up as well. From 4 Mile Bay, Lighthouse Gap, and off Pine Island anglers are fishing in 18-26 feet of water. Moving west from Graceton, Zippel Bay, Long Point, and Arnesens. 24-26 feet day bite, heading shallow 17-20 feet for the afternoons and evenings best. Hot colors are gold, bubble gum, and pink tipped with live minnow. Electronics helpful to find suspended fish. Ice conditions range from 14-17 inches of ice. Some ice roads open to full size trucks and fish houses.

On the Rainy River, locals who know ice are catching mornings and evenings. Walleyes most active in 14-17 feet. Use active presentation for best results.

Up at at the NW Angle, there is good ice 15-17". Vehicles are driving out. Good fishing in 18-22 feet. The road from Young's Bay is open to Oak Island and Flag Island. Snowmobile trails are staked from the South Shore to NW Angle with 14-15 inches of ice.


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Think Big
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12/12/14 12:27 PM CST
Thought I'd try posting here than making a bunch of calls. Last minute decision to make a trip. Looking to come up Jan 1-4. Six people. Sleeper house or cabin and daily fish house. Please PM me if you have any openings.

Thanks, Brian

JOE HENRY
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12/8/14 1:25 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15"
Game on this week as resorts are open, fish houses are out and fishing is great. 4 Mile bay has about 14 inches of ice, the lake has 13-16 off Pine Island to the ice houses. Best fishing in 25-28 feet. Lots of action with consistent limits. Anglers weeding through small fish for keepers. Moving west towards Zippel Bay and Long Point there is 14-19 inches. 22-24 feet saugers and walleyes filling limits with larger walleyes in 26 feet. Reports of a great shallow bite in 14 feet after 4 pm evenings. Bright colors, green, pink, or glow working best with live minnow or frozen shiner heads. Some resorts allowing small vehicles on ice.

On the Rainy River, where anglers are fishing there is 10-13 inches of ice. Ice depths vary, know where you are going, use resort trails. Mornings and evenings more active in 14-17 feet. Use active presentation for best results. Glow, gold, and bright colors best with live or frozen shiners.

Up at the NW Angle, 12-14 inches of ice off Young's Bay and Angle Inlet. Up to 10 inches near islands. Many resorts have fish houses out and are catching fish. Use marked resort trails as pressure ridges popped up this week.

Bonus: Lake of the Woods Ice fishing Video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InGKxYoL1U4&list=UUfxrqu2se0Q1yWjbec2Pkrwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InGKxYoL1U4&list=UUfxrqu2se0Q1yWjbec2Pkrw


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12/2/14 6:47 PM CST
I have been reading back through the pages, and looking for some info....I was originally going to come up and fish in a sleeper shack...but after further thought...I would much rather prefer to bring my own gear and enclosed trailer and do my own thing. I was looking for reports from people that don't use guides...and I am sure there are some. We are coming up for new years' long weekend, and will camp in our enclosed trailer. This is my first time to LOTW. Any ideas where to park? Where to head? Where to start? We have snow machines, and portable shacks. Thanks so much for the help in advance.

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12/2/14 5:34 PM CST
Sounds like some big pike being taken in the dark houses. I heard that Roger at Point Spearing out of Bugsy's had some very successful groups.

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