Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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6/26/17 @ 3:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Excellent summer fishing. Charters catching strong numbers. Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing walleyes. When the wind is right for pulling spinners, they have been lights out. Walleyes being caught in varying depths, 7-31' of water. Some shallow shorelines still producing. Pike mixed in all over the lake.

Walleyes in the Rainy River with a better morning/evening bite. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass are out and about along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opens again Saturday, July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s. Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches or crankbaits along the weed line. Crawlers on a gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 26 feet. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet. Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have produced nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught with a few 50's from shallow bottom bays or adjacent to them.

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6/26/17 @ 5:49 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

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Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

Here in Minnesota, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s and the Walleyes keep rollin’ in! Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches and crank-baits right along the weed line. Crawlers on a gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 and 26 feet. Jigging has been tough this week with the strong winds, but the Mayflies have finally tapered off!!

Up on the Canadian side, bottom bouncing has been filling the live wells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet. Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have seen nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action can currently be had in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing is still sporadic with high 40” class fish being caught from shallow bottom bays or just outside of them.

Fish of the Week:

49" and 46" Muskie

40" Pike

At least 10 Walleye over 25"

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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6/12/17 @ 6:14 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

Greetings from Sunset Lodge!!

Fishing is holding strong up in the Northwest Angle! Both the East and West side of Little Oak have been producing large amounts of Walleye and Sauger between 17 and 22ft, with the largest walleye coming out of Sunset Lodge being 29 inches. The flats on the South side of Flag Island (5-7ft) have been putting fish in the box. Spinners and Jigs in Orange and Black are this week’s hot colors. Sharp breaks on the west side of Flag have also been productive. Numerous slot fish coming from the South East side of Garden Island with water temps in the mid to high 60’s.

Our biggest Walleye coming out of Canada this week was a 29.5 inch pig. Jigging seems to be the most productive with gold or pink jigs from tranquil channel to Monkey Rock reef. Gardner Island also been hot up shallow on the South side with Orange and Gold jigs.

Starting Saturday Muskie season is upon us and the fish are hungry!

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge Staff

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6/9/17 @ 12:50 PM
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nuzelac
nuzelac
USER since 7/29/14

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Stayed at zippel bay fished first couple days on own got 3 fish (cpr) ended up booking charter on last day we had our limit of walleye by 1pm resort was good I did not like the boat it is to small and not enough power for the lake another thing is it was my first time on lake and they do not offer any tips on where to fish which I thought was weird I would definitely come back again but would need to have a different ?? Biggest fish on charter were 24, 22

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6/6/17 @ 10:08 AM
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Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

An incredible week of walleye fishing on the big pond.  Strong numbers of walleyes and saugers continue.  Lots of walleyes and saugers being caught with anglers catching and enjoying across the lake.  Overall, really good fishing with nice quality keepers.  Key depths around 18-30' of water. Jig and a frozen shiner or leech has been the best presentation with gold or glow jigs.  Pulling spinners also effective with hammered gold or silver good colors. Reefs and mud holding fish.  Jumbo perch and pike mixed in with angler catches.  

Walleyes in the Rainy River with a good morning bite.  Fish running smaller than lake fish, but a good day can be had.  Smallmouth bass fishing going well.  Try feeder streams to Rainy River, rock piles and bridges.  Shallow diving crankbaits, jigs and plastics or small spinners for bass.  Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, strong success continues on both the MN and Ontario sides.  Many have limits in just a few hours.  Both rock and mud producing walleyes. Flag Island flats producing nicely this week in 5-7' otherwise 18-26' the norm.  Harnesses with a bottom bouncer preferred over jig and a minnow. Colors should include chartreuse, pink, glow colors and of course gold. Smallies moving shallow and hungry.  Muskie season opens June 17th!  Lodging, charters and guides are available

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6/5/17 @ 6:22 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

6.5.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Greetings from the Northwest Angle!

With water temps reaching 67 degrees and steadily on the rise, Minnesota is producing fish close to the island at various depths all throughout the day, from shallow rocks to as deep as 26 feet. As long as you are confident in your approach, limits can be obtained on Spinner baits, Daredevils, jigs and spinners.

It is a fun time to be fishing in Canada, with multiple fish over 20" our best results have been on jigs (orange and gold specifically) with a minnow. Rocky shorelines are producing great numbers of Smallmouths and we are starting to see weeds develop all over the Angle and islands. Just a reminder: Muskie season opens on June 17th!

We hope to see you soon!

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5/30/17 @ 3:03 PM
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Joe Henry
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MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Memorial weekend proved to be a great fishing weekend. Fishing remained consistently good. Big numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. Small fish, keeper walleyes and saugers and some trophies still showing across the lake. Key depths around 18-24' of water. Jig and a minnow is the best presentation with pink and gold jigs strong but pulling spinners is gaining steam quickly. Reefs in 23-32', also holding fish. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in all over.

Walleyes are in the Rainy River with a good morning bite if you can find an active school. Many walleyes have headed back to the lake but some remain in the river and will stay all year. Same as the lake, a jig and a minnow has been best tactic for boating walleyes. Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, anglers continue to crush fish. Many have limits in just a few hours. Fish are all over islands such as Oak Island, Little Oak, Hay Island, Garden, and structure off of other small islands. Jig and a minnow up at the angle is the tried and true method of choice but pulling spinners is turning on big time. Colors should include chartreuse, pink, glow colors and of course gold. Key depths ranged from 15-25' of water. 

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5/30/17 @ 6:19 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Another fantastic week of fishing up in the Northwest Angle!

Two weeks into the Minnesota season an abundance of saugers are congregating around Little Oak, as well as other small islands near Crow Duck, making for an easy shore lunch spot while staying close to home. Jigging at 18-24 has produced the most fish but it isn’t too early to be pulling spinners.

On the Canadian side, walleyes are more dispersed but very plentiful on main lake points with current anywhere from 15-20 ft. of water, holes remain consistent. Almost any method is producing fish, gold/yellow/orange jigs with a minnow seems to be the most popular. The northern pike bite remains strong with many thirty plus fish being seen.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge Staff

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5/22/17 @ 2:45 PM
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Joe Henry
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MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

Another great week to start off the open water fishing season! Fishing has been consistent even with the ever changing weather last week. Some boats still catching over 100 fish in a day, weeding through small fish to find good keeper walleyes and saugers. Key depths around 17-24' of water. Good fishing all across south shore. Fish are responsive to most kinds of bait right now but jig and a minnow is the best presentation with pink and gold jigs standing out. Some anglers pulling spinners. Others hit reefs in 25-30', also good. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in all over the lake.

Walleyes are still in the Rainy River but fishing has slowed besides a good morning bite. Most walleyes have headed back to the lake but some remain in the river. Same as the lake, a jig and a minnow have been best tactic for boating walleyes. Sturgeon fishing is closed until July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, anglers are hammering fish. Many have limits before lunch. Fish are all over islands such as Oak Island and Little Oak. Jig and a minnow up at the angle is the go to method. Gaining steam is trolling with cranks in the shallows or pulling spinners to keep baits moving. Colors should include chartreuse, pink, glow colors and some gold. Key depths ranged from 16-26' of water. Crappies can be found in Canada in 20' of water with sandy bays. Pike being found in current areas. Many smallmouth bass found with walleyes. 

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5/22/17 @ 7:31 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

Hello from the NW Angle!

It has been a FANTASTIC first week on the Minnesota side. Everyone is coming back with their limits, and releasing several slot fish! There is a fair amount of current and the fish are really moving. Chartreuse and pink are the hot colors, but walleye are willing and can be caught on almost anything.

Fishing on the Canadian side has been as equally strong. The walleyes are in typical early season patterns, congregating on points and breaks.

Until next week,
Sunset Lodge Staff
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