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Wigwam Fisherman
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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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Wigwam Fisherman
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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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FISHING REPORT
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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fishingbud
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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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r&j
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4/6/14 7:33 AM CST
Sportsmen & women,

Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for the island "Ballard's" call "Black Island"? We are going to fish with them in June and I would like to see the island from space using the Google Earth site. Kindly PM me.

Thanks in advance,

[This post was last edited on 4/9/14 at 9:14 AM]
Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
4/2/14 2:20 PM CST
Ice Depth: 35" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Good Afternoon Fishermen!

Whoa! What a storm! After it was all said and done, we ended up with about 18" of snow. We're plowed out now, but as you can see whatever we had melted away in the last weeks has been very quickly replaced!

The morning and evening bite has been good, in 15-20' along the Canadian line. Adrian's Road has been plowed out to Pine Island only, and that is all the farther it is going (due to a very large, very impassable drift). At this time there is no vehicle traffic on the lake, snowmobiles, sled dogs, or track vehicles only. Perch numbers have been increasing up on the reefs. It is highly recommended to have a GPS as most of the snowmobile trail stakes have been removed. As of yesterday, the Rainy River was open about 8 miles east of Birchdale. The Kuttes Access at Pelland had only a thin layer of shore ice that had blown in yesterday.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
3/31/14 1:15 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Permanent houses are off the ice, walleye season still open until April 14 and northern pike open all year. Walleye/sauger limits filling with plenty of eater sized fish this week. Reports good in many depths from 13-17' by Long Point, Zippel Bay, Graceton, and Morris Point; 16-20' off Pine Island; 19-24' in front of Lighthouse Gap. Gold, pink or pink/glow, green/chartreuse are the colors tipped with minnow. Electronics beneficial jigging. Morning/evening bite in the shallower depths. Pike tip-up fishing heating up in 8-10'at Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, 4 Mile Bay and adjacent to Lighthouse Gap. Some resorts still providing portable day guides. Access points: Adrian's Road is open for vehicles, Morris Point for snowmobiles/ATV, Long Point for snowmobiles/ATV. Call ahead for details.

On the Rainy River, open water is 10 miles East of Birchdale. Best depths 18-20'. Use pink, glow, or chartreuse tipped with live minnow or fathead.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing remains excellent and anglers are still accessing lake with snowmobiles and collapsible houses. Call ahead to resort(s) for details this time of year. For list of resorts, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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r&j
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3/24/14 5:21 PM CST
Jo Henry, What are tulibees?

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