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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
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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FISHING REPORT
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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FISHING REPORT
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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FISHING REPORT
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

kp2422
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1/13/15 2:41 PM CST
I'm looking for reviews on the Wigwam Resort? I'm thinking about booking a trip up there for the end of January.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/12/15 12:19 PM CST
Ice Depth: 22"
Combo of walleyes and saugers coming in off of the south shore. Clearer waters have allowed some anglers to catch in 21-24 feet in the mud off Pine Island and Morris Point. Others are making the venture to deep water 30+ feet 25 miles past Pine near Garden Island and Knight and Bridges Islands. Some finding fish in shallow 13-15 feet low light. Hot colors have been pink, gold, chartreuse, or plain hook 4-6" off bottom. A nice mix of perch and eel pout have been showing up in limits. Pike anglers doing well 8-10 feet using red, orange, or gold.

On the Rainy River, anglers catching limits 14-17 feet. Glass eyes, pink, hammered gold the hot colors. From the river to the lake, the ice depth averages 22 inches with at least 8 inches of snow coverage in most areas good for snowmobiles.

Up at the NW Angle, 27-29 feet on the south side of Oak Island has been filling limits of walleye, sauger, and perch over the sand. Quality trophy walleye shallower 18-22 over the rocks. Gold and pink the best. Lots of crappie action in Ontario waters 32-34 feet. Light bite so coaxing off bottom best using red gulp on hot pink tungsten jigs. Don't be afraid to hole hop.


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the apostle
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1/10/15 5:11 PM CST
Heading to wheelers point on Wednesday. Any new reports or tips? Thanks in advance

NCfisher
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FISHING REPORT
1/7/15 8:50 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F
Just got back from 3 night/day trip at LOTW. Four of us fished out of Arnesen's Rocky Point. Had a blast but wish the fishing was better. The weather dropped way below zero on Saturday which I think turned the fish off but the staff said this is the best week of fishing they’ve had so far this season. Arnesen’s has pretty good service and their sleeper shacks were what you should expect.

Fishing was pretty slow. Caught more in the morning/early afternoon in 30' with gold, hot pink, and glow. Jig and dead stick. I tried everything I had and that seemed to work the best. Green, purple, white, and orange did nothing. We came home with 10 walleye/sauger and 3 decent perch with 2 walleye being 18”. We also caught three eelpout – those were the biggest fish we caught all weekend, one at 28”. A few were suspended about 3-5' from the bottom, that's where we caught the larger walleye. We’re not ones to keep 12” walleye so we released any that were that and under (which were a lot). Groups were saying they caught their limit and that’s because they were keeping tiny 12” eaters that stretched the width of their bucket. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth it to clean the smaller ones but that's just me. Good luck to anyone going up!

karasik
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1/6/15 3:06 PM CST
Hey guys, Thanks for all the reports! We are coming in to LOW in a few weeks for 3days/nights to stay on ice. I was wondering what the limit are for walleyes/perch and cisco.

Thanks for all your help!

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1/5/15 6:56 PM CST
Ice Depth: 22" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: Below 0° F
I will agree with what Joe had to report. Very well written. Myself and two buddies headed up with our sleds and portables for the long New Year's weekend. This was our first trip to LOTW, and needless to say we were extremely excited for the trip. Came up late Wednesday night, and stayed until Sunday.

First and foremost, we stayed with Adrian's Resort. Although I can't speak for their shacks, their service is unmatchable. We enjoyed every bit of our stay with them. Corey and his family sure know how to treat you well.

Now to the fishing, we stuck around Knight's shoal for the 3 days that we were on the ice. Walleye/Sauger totals were over 250 between the three of us over the 3 days of fishing. You don't have to believe me, but I am just trying to give a report, as there were people that shared some info to point us in the right direction. Although no one ever gave us spots to fish, or places to start...baits/tactics were shared. Glow red spoons and slip bobbers worked very well for me. Fished the flats directly related to the Knight's shoal. 31-34 fow. Conditions on the ice changed over the weekend...from little to no snow, to 10" over bumpy powder on Saturday morning. Brutal cold temps slowed the bite just a little bit for Saturday, but still stellar none the less. Best fish was 9lbs....with quite a few in the slot. Many many younger year class fish out there to keep you entertained.

On a slightly different note, we did share some terrible interactions with a certain outfitter on the lake. Showed poor sportsmanship, and was all around inconsiderate. I am not going to tell you who it was, but if you spend any time out by Knight's shoal in the near future...you will figure it out real quick. Constantly driving tracked vehicles within 30' of portable shacks at a pretty good clip. No reason to keep circling us....other than a poor attempt to intimidate. I am sure you are thinking that we set up in "their" spread of permanents....however we were there 1.5 days before them. So that was not the case.

If you get the chance to make it up to LOTW this year....you will not regret it! Awsomeone place and awsome people!!!!

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