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buckhunter300mag
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3/6/14 10:58 PM CST
hey I am planning on going up next Thursday fishing either out of adrians or zippel and was wondering how much snow was up in either of those locations. can a guy get around with a pick up or is a snowmobile a must. thanks

TOM BRIGGS
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FISHING REPORT
3/3/14 7:18 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
Good evening fishermen!

We were above zero today! (Still are, but only for a little while...) From the looks of the 10 day weather report, we will be above zero from here on out, at least during the day! That might not seem like much, but it feels like a heat wave to those of us that have been stuck in the deep freeze!

Hopefully you all already took care of this, but your MN fishing licenses expired this past Friday, and you will need an updated one!

Fishing report: Up at the reefs near Knights and Bridges, our guys have been fishing in 30-35 feet of water. They've been having luck anything that glows, pink, gold, jigging spoons, Charmers, Stop Signs, Buckshots. Tip with a whole minnow on your dead stick, or a half minnow on your jigging spoons and things. The mud does not have the best bite right now, but hopefully with the warming temperatures we will get some more active fish. When they bite they are biting on pink, white and gold. As our not-so-spring progresses, electronics are key. From the mouth of our own Craig Teal, "Figure out what makes 'em snap, and you have solved the riddle!!"

Here is beautiful piece of prose, that should get you chuckling.


Wigwam Resort
(218) 634-2168
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/3/14 11:32 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Walleye season open until April 14. Pike open all year. Permanent fish houses out through March 31. Fishing still consistent in multiple locations this week. Fishing good in the mud 26-28 or 30-32 feet of water, showing lots of eater walleyes and saugers. Jigging with frozen shiner head and dead stick with live minnow best. Electronics helpful. Use bright colors, plain hooks, or buck shots. Up north by Knight and Bridges Islands, reefs still producing in 29-31 feet. Glitter gold, gold/pink, or pink/white the hot colors. Lots of big saugers in the mix with jumbo perch. With a timid bite, anglers are finding their own techniques to get the bite. Active pike in shallows 8-12 feet using tip-ups set 1/2 the depth.

On the Rainy River and Four Mile Bay, walleye are officially in pre-spawn mode. Spring regs apply. Morning and evening runs the best near the mouth of the river, the airport, or East by Clementson Bay. Find deep pockets and jig near adjacent rivers.

Up at the NW Angle, limits filled quickly with numbers of eater walleyes and saugers. 24-28' best depth using gold, pink, chartreuse, or orange. Pike and perch active in adjacent spots. Good crappie bite in Ontario waters. For info on lodging and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


Lake of the Woods Tourism
(218) 634-1174
fishing wizard
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2/25/14 10:50 AM CST
Hey guys my brother and I are headed up to Zippel Bay resort on Friday and was wondering if anyone could tell me what colors or spoons have been producing fish. Also how has the northern bite been? Any advice or tips is greatly appreciated. Feel free to message me. Thanks and tight lines.

TOM BRIGGS
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FISHING REPORT
2/24/14 2:24 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Good afternoon fishermen!

Well, we had quite the eventful weekend with the weather! We didn't get the snow that the "southern" folks got, but we got enough to mess around with all of our ice roads. We're stuck in a cold snap, until at least the 5th or so of March. (If the weathermen can be trusted, which is sketchy at best!)

The reefs (Knight's and Bridge's) is producing very well right now, in 28-32 feet of water. Good colors, gold, glow pink, and green. Catching a lot of eaters, little guys, a few slots, perch and eel pout. Not so many tulibees up near the reefs, but a few. Towards evening, if you're mobile, you can move on top of the reefs for some better action. Fishing is picking up in the main basin, and will only get better the closer we get towards spring. We're about 14 miles out, and moving our houses in to 28-29 feet of water. Electronics are a big help!

Here is a picture to make you laugh, because laughing generates body heat, and we need all that we can get! (Because it's cold. So, so very cold.)


Wigwam Resort
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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/24/14 12:22 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Fishing remains good, better in some areas than others. A mix of walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch, eelpout and tulibees in the mix. Action seems to be better near reefs. Some houses hitting morning bite, others great afternoon. Electronics are a big help. Reefs still good 26-32. Jigging spoon tipped with minnow head or tail section in glow colors or gold. Fish spread out on mud flats. Bite is 16-20 or 24-31'. Monster pike season is upon us and the fish are hungry! 6-8 feet best with sucker minnows on tip ups set 1/2 of depth.

The Rainy River gearing up for pre-spawn. Fishing still best towards mouth of river mornings and evenings. Gold, chartreuse and red best colors tipped with live minnow. Emerald shiners a plenty in the river!

Up at the NW Angle, walleye, sauger, pike, and perch all active in 24-29 feet. Use gold, orange, and glow tipped with minnow head or live shiner. Transitions of mud and reefs the best. Crappies active in Ontario waters. Permanent fish houses out until March 31st. Walleye season open until April 14th. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


Lake of the Woods Tourism
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Legirons
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FISHING REPORT
2/20/14 5:22 PM CST
I was with a group that fished out of Sportsmans Lodge Mon & Tues- it was slow. We were @ 12mi out in 32'.My 1st fish was 22". then a 19+. then the bottom fell out. For the 2 days our total was @32 fish of which 12 were tullibees. I had the hot stick it seemed, Monday the best lure was a pink pimple w/a minnow head, tues I did best on a gold slender spoon tipped w/a chartruese gulp hellgramite.Guy in another shack said they did best on minnow on colored hook under a bobber.

#Koof
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2/19/14 4:26 PM CST
Hey guys,

Myself and a large group of fellas Are heading up to Arnesen's for our annual Fishing tournament! It's looking like we won't have the 30 degree days like today and tomorrow but the cold I can Handle , my worry is how the fish will react To the low pressure system hitting the day we Get there. We will be in the sleeper houses.

Anyone have experience fishing this area Under these conditions? Are the fish effected As much on such a big lake with NW winds? Should I have any go to lures?

Thanks for the help!

TOM BRIGGS
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FISHING REPORT
2/19/14 2:19 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
ood afternoon Fishermen!

We have been having some absolutely beautiful weather the past couple of days! We've been in the mid 30's and it feels like spring! You won't see a lot of jackets around here in these temps!

Fishing report: We have been doing very well up north at the reefs, especially the early morning bite, and the evening bite, which are getting stronger. A jigging spoon tipped with a whole minnow, in 24-27 feet of water is the ticket up there. The mud is spotty right now. Fishing in 34-36 feet of water, and if you happen to get on a school of bait fish, you will hammer them! Electronics are key. We had a sleeper house that said they caught fish all NIGHT on Sunday. Something to do with the moon maybe? I heard of other sleepers catching fish at night last night, as well. As most of you know, Lake of the Woods has a notoriously terrible night bite, so this is interesting!

Dustin Anderson sent this picture in after a successful Wigwam fishing trip!


Wigwam Resort
(218) 634-2168
JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
2/17/14 11:22 AM CST
Ice Depth: 35"
Fishing consistent. Fish spread out deep. Anglers fishing a mix of mud and reefs with positive results. Arnesen's, 16 Mile, Long Point, Zippel Bay, and Morris Point doing well in 28-32 or 34-36 feet of water. With clearer water, low light and night bite continues in 15-17 or 20-24. Some walleyes moving back towards Pine Island. Good bite continues in 28-32 near Knight and Bridges reef. With timid bite, jigging effective with jigging spoon and minnow head. Also use dead stick 4-6" off bottom with live minnow. Glow colors or gold best. Lots of walleyes, saugers, and good mix of jumbo perch and tulibees.

On the Rainy River, evenings and mornings best. Move towards the mouth of the river, positive results in front of airport and Wabanica Church. 16-18 feet of water best.

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes and saugers action remains strong. Good numbers of pike and crappie in the mix. Try 25-30 feet between rock and mud transition for best results. Glow jigs and spoons, or rattle jigs best. Use dead stick 4" off bottom. For info on lodging and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


Lake of the Woods Tourism
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TOM BRIGGS
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FISHING REPORT
2/10/14 12:52 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F
Good afternoon fishermen!

In case you were wondering, it is still cold! We don't expect to warm up until Beach Bash. Kidding of course, but a nice 20 degree day would be more than welcome!

Fishing has been good the past week or so. We are starting to trend towards spring patterns; the rock rubble has had a good bite, and the mud is good mid-morning when the sun is shining. The fish have been biting well on Rapala Jiggin' Raps, JR's original Stop Signs, Lindy Flyers, and a plain gold or colored rock and roll jig, tipped with a whole minnow. Currently we are fishing in 28-32 feet out on the reefs, and 32 in the mud.

We had a 6 man cabin open up for this weekend, Thursday-Sunday, so if you are still looking to get out fishing, give us a call!

Check out this video from Carolyn Meuller, where she pulls up a 28" walleye on a jiggin stick, hand over hand! (Video was sent to me through SnapFish, and I can't upload it directly)

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=11750123008/PictureID=652948999008/a=9538692024_43333984/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/


Wigwam Resort
(218) 634-2168
JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
2/10/14 11:40 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Fishing remains consistent. Walleyes and saugers filling limits with a good mix of jumbo perch and tulibees mixed in. The morning/evening bite producing in 14-15 feet of water. Mid day try 28-34 feet over mud flats. Some resorts have moved out to reefs near Knight and Bridges and Starren shoal with positive reports. Jigging spoons tipped with minnow head or body in jigging hole. Dead stick,1/4 oz jigs or plain hooks in gold, glow, and red tipped with a live minnow.

On the Rainy River, pre-spawn is just around the corner as walleyes move mornings and evenings to 17-19 feet. Action is best towards the mouth of the river. Gold, pink, or glass eyed jigs best for dead stick hole, bug eyes and wabblers doing well jigging.

Walleyes have been very active up at the NW Angle. Numbers of jumbo perch and saugers in the mix easily filling limits. 27-29' has been the best bite with most fish feeding close to bottom. Use gold or glow tipped with a minnow. Good crappie action continues adjacent to deep bays. For more info on lodging or ice fishing, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or 218-634-1174.


Lake of the Woods Tourism
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2/7/14 9:20 AM CST
Just returned from our third trip to LOW this year. This time we stayed and fished out of Morris Point. We were out 5-6 miles in 29-30' of water. The fishing was S-L-O-W. In 3 days fishing from 8am-5:30pm my buddy and I caught 74 fish which included walleyes, some tulibees, but mostly sauger. The first day we caught a total of 12 fish with one 14" sauger in the bucket - no slots. The 2nd. day we caught 24 fish. This included one 22" slot and 10 fish big enough for the bucket. They included a 18.75" inch walleye and a 15.5" sauger. The last day we caught 38. They included a 21.75" slot and seven fish fit to keep which included a 18" walleye and a 16" sauger. We tried literally every jig/spoon we had, along with fresh whole and half minnows as well as frozen emerald shiners. Never have we seen so many lookers. You could work fish 8-10' up the vexilar and back down they'd go. The resort and icehouses were less than half full. Maybe an indication of the slowdown in the fishing. Talking with others in the cleaning house and the restaurant/bar there were certainly groups that did better than we did but equally as many that didn't. Don't get me wrong though - can't have a bad time at LOW! Next year we plan to shift all of our hard water trips to Dec-Jan. The early ice fishing seems to be alot better. Also we think that later in the season our trips will be out of the resorts that fish the rock reefs rather than the deep mud areas.

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FISHING REPORT
2/7/14 8:45 AM CST
Our trip last weekend went well. We fished in 28' of water. We did catch more of the fish jigging Buckshot jigs in red, gold w/pink back, white/green, and the red UV. However, we did pick up all our big fish on bobber rigs tipped with rainbows or shiners. Some people we talked to didn't do that well, but not sure how hard they worked for the ones they got. Good luck up there!


Roach's Guide Service
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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/3/14 10:03 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
Anglers and fish are spread out from depths of 27 - 34' of water. Good reports. Anglers working lures with electronics seeing more success. South end producing good numbers of saugers along with walleyes. Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange. Some anglers starting to fish mid lake reefs. Jigging line in one hole with dead stick and live minnow 6" off bottom in other.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River around Baudette and Clementson reporting morning/evening bite. Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay. 19-21' most consistent. Pike active in bays.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts shifting houses. Some in deep mud, some on structure. Nice bite continues, 23-28'. Walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch mixed in. Reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters continues. For more info on lodging, fish houses, and anything LOW, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


Lake of the Woods Tourism
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