Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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2/26/18 @ 5:27 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
36 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fishing reports last week, good days and OK days. Some schools aggressive and attack the jig, some window watchers following jig through water column, and some just crusing through. Electronics are big right now. Most anglers graphing fish all day. Most resorts are out in 27-33' and starting to make the push shallower. Reefs to the west continue to put hungry fish in the eater pail. Rattle spoons working well most days but some days a smaller quieter presentation is needed. Pike roaming shallows and setting up for an awesome March. Auger extension needed if fishing on your own with 4+ feet of ice in most areas. Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail. Ice houses allowed to be left on lake LOW through March 31st, walleyes open through April 14, pike open all year.

Rainy River pushing out some bigger walleyes in the morning/evening with an occasional sturgeon. Local fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay. Morning, evening bite most effective.

The NW Angle continues to put good fish in the bucket. Walleyes and saugers in 19-24'. Early and late bite has been fantastic but the afternoon bite shouldn't be taken lightly. In Ontario waters, crappies in holes of 28-32' off of points. Mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper, catch fish and move on. Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed. 

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2/23/18 @ 7:32 PM
Toomeyracer
Toomeyracer
USER since 2/23/18

I am also curious.

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2/20/18 @ 9:34 AM
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Matt Fish
Matt Fish
USER since 2/6/18

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

Wondering if Adrian's road is all the way out to Bridge's reefs? Any input is great. Thanks

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2/19/18 @ 3:50 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
36 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Weather forecast looks to be consistent starting Wednesday with average temps in the  mid 20's. Consistency typically good.  Right now anglers are working fish hard and putting fish in the pail. Electronics are playing a huge roll as some walleyes suspended as far as 10 feet below the ice. Most resorts are out in 31' with some in a touch shallower. More saugers in deep mud with walleyes shallower. Reefs to the west also productive with a few perch being pulled in as well. Rattle and flutter action spoons doing well. Gold, pink, and other glow colors best.  Pike already active in shallow water.  Auger extension needed if fishing on your own with 3+ feet of ice in most areas.  Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail. Ice houses allowed to be left on lake through March 31st, walleyes open through April 14, pike all year.




Rainy River pushing out some bigger walleyes in the morning/evening with an occasional sturgeon.  Local fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay.  Morning, evening bite most effective.




The NW Angle continues to put nice fish in the bucket. Walleyes and saugers in good numbers.  20-24' early and late, 26-30' during day.  In Ontario waters, crappies in deeper holes of 28-32' on light tackle set ups. Mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper, catch fish and move on.  Walleyes all over!  Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed.  

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2/19/18 @ 1:04 PM
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wesson
wesson
USER since 1/26/15

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
32 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

Fished 3 days last week Thursday- Saturday , Minnesota side. Walleyes were not everywhere. One of the worst bites I have seen  in the last 10 years. Unless your chasing tulibies I have never seen them so thick, 40 or more myself in 3 days

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2/19/18 @ 10:15 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water. Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits. Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches.

North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

Until next week,

Sunset Lodge

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2/13/18 @ 5:32 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
36 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Finally warmer temperatures to begin on Tuesday. With subzero weather, fishing was challenging so working every fish was crucial. Electronics key. Resorts fishing in deep mud in 30-33' while some in shallower 24-27'. A rattle on jigging lure and a minnow on a plain hook on dead stick rod effective. Gold, pink, and other glow colors best. Pike already active in shallow water. Auger extension needed if fishing on your own with 3+ feet of ice in most areas. Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail. Ice houses allowed to be left on lake LOW through March 31st, walleyes open through April 14, pike all year.

Rainy River pushing out some nice walleyes in the morning/evening with an occasional sturgeon. Local fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay. Morning, evening bite most effective.

The NW Angle continues to give up nice fish. Walleyes and saugers in 20-24'. Pink and white/gold spoons have been good. In Ontario waters, walleyes in 24-28', focus reefs and points. Crappies in deeper holes of 28-32'. Mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper, catch fish and move on. Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed. 

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2/12/18 @ 9:41 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

Minnesota fishing has been really good this past week with good numbers of slot fish and a 30” walleye. We have been on the move with our houses and it is paying off. Multiple houses producing an all day sauger bite with plenty of walleye mixed in. 20-24 feet is where we have found the most action. Glow and white/gold spoons have been the prefered color as of late.

Our snowmobile and marked trails are in great condition. Thirty inches of ice is common with 24 in higher current areas.

Up in Canada, limits of crappies are still being had in 30’ and deeper water. Ultra light tackle and rod set up can make the difference some days, while other days crappies can be caught on Rip’n Raps and Jigging spoons. Walleye action remains strong on reefs and points in 24-28 feet.

We hope to see you soon!

?Sunset Lodge

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2/6/18 @ 9:23 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle!

In Minnesota, limits of walleye and sauger are being caught between 22 and 25 feet. Presentation changes daily from deadstick to jigging but not both. Pink and white, or gold and chartreuse have had many slot fish and lost a few BIG ones.

The Canadian side of the lake has seen a lot of northern action, with the biggest closing in on 48.” Walleye are still plentiful off of reefs and points. Crappie action has been sporatic with the changing weather fronts.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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2/5/18 @ 4:57 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
36 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Beautiful keeper walleyes and saugers coming in to fish cleaning houses. When fish are tight lipped, anglers who work baits constantly and use electronics are finding more success than those who let both lines sit. Sorting through small fish to find right size keepers continues. Resorts fishing 24-35' with most in 30-33'. The shallow morning/evening bite continues all along south shore and should for the remainder of the ice season. A rattle on jigging lure and a minnow on a plain hook on dead stick rod best options. Gold, pink, and other glow colors best. Auger extension needed if fishing on your own. Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail. Ice houses allowed to be left on lake LOW through March 31st, walleyes open through April 14, pike all year.

Rainy River pushing out some nice walleyes in the morning/evening with an occasional sturgeon. Local fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay. Morning, evening bite most effective.

The NW Angle continues to have solid ice fishing. Walleyes in 15-23' with saugers and perch out a touch deeper. Jigging with a rattle calling in fish for dead stick working well with pink and gold spoons. Anglers icing crappies in deeper holes of 28-32' in Ontario waters. Mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper, catch fish and move on. Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed. 

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