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Pike202
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2/20/15 10:16 PM CST
Hey Joe, I see lots of people on here asking your advice with no response but I am hoping maybe you PM? We are going to Devils Lake Nd from Wisconsin the last weekend in March and want to stop at LOW for one afternoon of pike fishing on our way. We will only have ATV (no snowmobile), how far out will we have to go for pike that time of year, and "should" it be accessible by ATV by then? Also do you or anyone have any suggestions on where to fish pike in March/April out there. We were thinking of going out from Warroad. Never been to LOW so anything will help. Thanks for any tips.

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FISHING REPORT
2/19/15 7:46 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished Saturday afternoon through Tuesday morning out of Arnesens Rocky Point Resort. First time on lotw and first in a sleeper on the ice. Between two of us, landed over 70 fish with most being small sauger and eyes. Ate fish each day and managed a limit for home. Highlight was a 12.5 pound eelpout. Did get two toulibee and 7 perch with one over 13" long. Good trip. Temp never broke -5 so did not venture out of the shack.

JOE HENRY
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2/16/15 9:50 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Sun, Snow & Fishing on Lake of the Woods - Feb. 16, 2015

Some good reports this week. Fish are spread out, electronics and focusing on fishing helps the fish bucket. Good reports between Knight and Bridges islands and Garden Island in 27-33'. A morning bite reported in 18' off of Pine Island. Around Zippel, fishing structure in 23 - 30' best with some morning action shallow. Reefs off of Long Point producing mixed bag with some jumbo perch mixed in. Combo of walleyes and saugers the norm. Most groups catching supper each day, many limits and mixed in trophies.

On the Rainy River, frozen shiners in 15-20' with orange or chartreuse is still the go to. 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 23 - 30'. Jig one line, dead stick second line. A mixed bag, with more walleyes than saugers. Some jumbo perch, pike and eelpout mixed in. Big crappies on the Canadian side continue. Fish houses on ice through March 31st. Walleye season open to April 14th.


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JOE HENRY
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2/9/15 10:21 AM CST
Ice Depth: 29" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fishing Report for Lake of the Woods for February 9,2015 Overall, a good week of fishing. Mixed reports across the lake. From the south end, some of the best reports coming from 22-25 miles north between Knight / Bridges Islands and Garden Islands. Resorts have houses in place and there is an ice road as well. Some morning fish coming from 18' in front of Pine Island. Reefs around Long Point producing meals of fish but not buckets of fish.

On the Rainy River, frozen shiners in 15-20' most consistent. Mainly locals fishing river. Decent morning / evening bite.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues. One day the fish are on the reefs, the next day on the edges. Go to depth, 20 - 30'. Jig one line, dead stick second line. A mixed bag, with more walleyes than saugers. Some jumbo perch, pike and eelpout mixed in. Big crappies on the Canadian side.

Fish houses on ice through March 31st. Walleyes open to April 14th. Pike open year round


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IceFishBaby
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2/5/15 9:15 PM CST
Head out of arnesens in a week. Sleeper cabin. Can't wait. Will report.

vman
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2/5/15 10:59 AM CST
Joe ; Can you tell me how far out Adrians road goes? How close to Knight or garden islands?

JOE HENRY
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2/2/15 11:16 AM CST
Ice Depth: 29" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
A good week of fishing. The success from day to day is effected by weather systems moving through. Downsize lures the days fish get sluggish. Electronics helpful. Many of the best reports from the south shore are from anglers headed out 20 miles or more. Combo of walleyes and saugers. Structure around Knight and Bridges or Garden Island are doing well. Long Point and Arnesen's reefs still producing meals of fish with an occasional trophy.

On the Rainy River, frozen shiners in 15-17' with orange or chartreuse is still the go to. Please work through outfitters and bait shops and know where you are going on ice.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues on the edge of structure in 20 - 30'. Jig one line, dead stick second line. A mixed bag, with more walleyes than saugers. Some jumbo perch, pike and eelpout mixed in. Big crappies on the Canadian side. Fish houses on ice through March 31st.


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1/30/15 9:32 AM CST
Just returned from our 2nd. 3 day trip to LOW (see Dec. previous report). Fished Mon-Wed out of Morris Point resort. When we arrived Sunday afternoon we found we were the only ones there! Maybe a good indication of how the fishing has been; right? Right! We caught a total of 57 fish. Each day we fished from 7:30-5:30 so if you do the math that's not a lot of catching. In the mornings and evenings we fished in shallower cloudier water 18-21 ft. Midday we were in deeper clearer water 28-32 ft. The shallow water produced the most fish. Jigging and dead sticks produced about equally. We caught a couple of tulibees but the rest were walleyes up to 16" except for one 22" slot my partner caught and saugers up to 15". Many short fish though. Talked with a group of four having dinner at Morris but staying at another resort. There fishing report was a lot bleaker than ours. The fishing does pick up sporadically but from everyone we have talked with including the guides this has generally been a slow year for fishing on the south shore. Don't know if its the weather pattern, currents, emerald shiner migrations or what. Oh well we still had a great time. We really like the resort owners and staff. Already booked another trip for next December early ice.

JOE HENRY
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1/27/15 11:47 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
In the event you didn't see it, check out this ice fishing video from a resort house up at the NW Angle on Lake of the Woods. Big 28" walleye through the ice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NHxjlB_IKg


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wesson
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1/26/15 11:48 AM CST
Ice Depth: 22" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Fished Thurs. through Saturday. Stayed with border view, they did a great job putting us on fish. Mornings till noon best bite. Stop sign gold and glow with a rattle worked best dead stick caught most of the fish though. Our group of 5 had 7 slot fish for the three days. Also had half dozen jumbo perch. Great trip, better weather.

JOE HENRY
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1/26/15 9:58 AM CST
Ice Depth: 22" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
From the south shore, in front of Pine Island, best reports from anglers headed out 15 miles or more. Good fishing this week. Combo of walleyes and saugers. Others headed up to structure such as Knight and Bridges or Garden Island and catching as well. Snowmobile trail north of Knight Island re-staked and groomed due to ice upheavals. From Morris Point area to Zippel Bay, decent bite in 20 - 28'. Morning / evening bite in 15 - 18'. Long Point and Arnesen's still producing with reefs and mud adjacent to reefs most consistent.

On the Rainy River, frozen shiners in 16' with orange or chartreuse is still the go to. Please work through outfitters and bait shops and know where you are going on ice.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues on the edge of structure in 20 - 30'. Gold and glow colors effective. Jig one line, dead stick second line. A mixed bag, with more walleyes than saugers. Some jumbo perch, pike and eelpout mixed in. Big crappies still going on Canadian side.


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Heppner
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FISHING REPORT
1/22/15 9:51 PM CST
Ice Depth: 29" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
We were out at 16 mile reef. Good bite today. Wind was howling though all day so getting off lake was rather tough. Pretty sure it won't be plowed that far out all day Friday.

JOE HENRY
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1/20/15 11:01 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
January 20th, 2015 From the south shore, in front of Pine Island, best reports from anglers headed out 15 miles or more to clearer water. Combo of walleyes and saugers. Others headed up to structure such as Knight and Bridges or Garden Island and catching as well. From Morris Point area to Zippel Bay, decent bite in a bit shallower, 17 - 28'. Morning / evening bite in 15 - 18'. Long Point and Arnesen's still producing with reefs most consistent. On the Rainy River, frozen shiners in 16' with orange or chartreuse has been the go to. Please work through outfitters and bait shops and know where you are going on ice. Up at the NW Angle, overall, good fishing continues on the edge of structure in 25 - 28'. Gold and glow red still consistent. A mixed bag, with more walleyes than saugers. Some jumbo perch, pike and eelpout mixed in. Big crappies still going on Canadian side through NW Angle resort guide services.


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1/16/15 9:49 AM CST
Looking for some information. What's been producing the best for bait? Frozen shiners or fatheads on the south end? Heading up next weekend

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1/15/15 5:29 PM CST
This is a really late report. But we were up in August musky fishing and we did really good on double 8's 10's, hellhounds, and mini hardheads. We boated 10 nice musky over 30 inches with a 45, 46, and two 47s. Multiple follows and saw two fish over 50 boatside. I figured a late report is better than never. I put together this video of the trip.

http://youtu.be/wgvR-crRvTk

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