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Steve L - Lake-Link
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FISHING REPORT
6/28/13 1:50 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
NW Angle/Oak Island Fishing Report Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN www.oakislandlodge.com 800-772-8411

6/27/13

The longest days of the year and the islands, perfect!

Its a perfect time of the year to visit the islands, the days are long so you have plenty of time to try and see everything. The fishing is decent too, great multi-specie action right now. Walleyes are moving to rock piles, look for 20' to 24' reefs. 3/8 ounce jig and minnow is perfect for these rock piles. Small mouth are found shallow holding around boulders in and around sand, crank baits and plastic worms or swim baits will work well. Toothy critters like musky and northern are being caught as well, look to shallow weed bays to hold fish of both specie but also look at fishing around rock cover near shore as well. Weed less spoons and small bass style spinner baits work well for the weed cover and catch anything that swims in the shallows.

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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
6/24/13 4:13 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Fishing has been pretty darn good! Head up to the west side of little oak, pull some spinners with leeches, minnows, or crawlers, in about 12-17' of water. The west and east sides of Garden Island have been producing nice sauger and walleye as well, again with spinners and leeches, crawlers, or minnows in 12-26' of water. The jig bite is on at the reefs of South Bridges and the 9 footer, in around 26' of water. Tip your jigs with frozen shiners, and anything with gold has been working great!

This past weekend we hosted the North Star Summer Walleye Classic fishing tournament, and 22 teams fished it. The folks who braved the wind and the waves and made it up to Garden and Knights did very well and brought in some really high quality fish!

Photo is of the "super moon" from last night, over the Rainy River.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/24/13 11:48 AM CST
Fishing has been hot on all parts of the lake all day long! Mornings and evenings have been active with both slot fish and eater fish along shore lines as they move out deep for the day. Drift or troll the sand/shore line with gold crankbaits or a spinners with a crawler or leech in 7 - 10'. Move deeper as the day goes on, currently the best bite is 20-25 feet of water. Rocky areas and reefs are the go to spot jigging with a minnow on an orange/gold jig. Try the West or East banks of Garden Island. Also fish being caught in 27' in front of Morris Point gap.

Still a strong current on the Rainy River, but water conditions are returning to normal. Bass are active in the river, hanging out around loose boulders, weed growth, at the mouths of the river and bay areas.

Up on the NW Angle, walleye are staying over reef areas. 22-24 feet is ideal jigging or using spinners near shore. The bass bite has been active in shallow sandy areas. Shallow diving crankbaits will do the trick. Musky season is open and they are in the bays and active. For more information and the latest updates check out facebook.com/lakeofthewoodsMN or our website at lakeofthewoodsmn.com. Good fishing!


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crucial
crucial
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6/21/13 8:35 PM CST
Im heading up to lake of the woods july 13 im curious if the may flies have started hatching yet? Or when you think they will start? Any info would be great. Thanks and good luck.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/18/13 9:25 AM CST
The fishing is excellent all over the lake. Key spots this past week are both gaps, Pine Island, Knight and Bridges, Archies Reef, Arnesens Reef and Garden Island. Walleyes are being caught from 5 ft of water with a wind swept shoreline to 30 feet on main lake basin. Good numbers and big fish are the norm. Jigging, spinners and pulling cranks effective. Colors, gold, glow and orange. Fishing is on fire right now.

Smallmouth bass are in the shallows. Good numbers coming form the Rainy River. Tapering shorelines with bolders or incoming rivers have been key.

Up at the NW Angle. Excellent fishing continues. As on south shore, limits of walleyes the norm. 15 - 25 feet of water, jigging, spinners and cranks. Walleyes starting to move to reefs. Smallmouth bass in shallows. Target by casting shallow diving cranks. Big pike being caught by walleye and bass anglers. Muskie season is open in Ontario waters. 50+ inch fish were caught this weekend.

More info at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or on Facebook. Watch Lake of the Woods shine this week on the Rapala Scatter Rap Challenge.


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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
6/11/13 9:05 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Yesterday I tagged along on a launch trip and we caught fish! We took quite a drive and headed up to Knight's and Bridge's Islands and fished in about 20-24 feet of water. We anchored up and were jigging with frozen shiners. We did try out crawlers and leeches, but frozen shiners were by far the go to bait. They were biting light, and if you weren't on top of your hook set you would not get them in the boat. Good colors were pink with gold sparkles (is that a manly fishing term?), black with gold sparkles, gold, chartreuse, orange, and even blue. Overall, it was a gorgeous day for fishing and we had a blast!

http://youtu.be/svqS2WGi64U

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/10/13 12:02 PM CST
Lots of rain this week, and the cold front sends fish deep. Fishing still steady, anglers and charters are headed deep over Bridges, Knight and Garden Island reefs and mud in 25-33 feet of water. Anchoring and jigging with a frozen shiner still working. Some using bottom bouncers and spinners with bright colors such as pink or chartreuse on dark days. Mornings and evenings drifting over sand/gravel at Pine Island or Zippel Bay with a live minnow, leech, or crawler in 6-14 feet catching lots of eaters.

Lots of limits caught on the NW Angle this week. Walleye and smallmouth bass are staying shallow over sand near islands. Drifting with a jig in 16-25 feet of water producing the best bite.

To get the latest updates, like us on Facebook at LakeofthewoodsMN. For all info check out www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com


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flagislanddan
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FISHING REPORT
6/10/13 11:20 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
The water is warming up here in the Angle around 65 degrees. The walleye are going good on jig and a minnow 12 to 24 feet. on points. Bass have moved up on the beds and biting real good.

Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
6/3/13 12:57 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Hey look! The sun is out! Quick, before it rains again! We are having a beautiful day today, and after Saturday we are relishing in it! Wind, rain, waves...it was definitely not an ideal fishing day, but there were more than a few fisherfolks who braved the elements and went out to catch fish!

Even on the crappiest of days, the fish were biting just outside of Pine Island, in about 29 feet of water. Jigs tipped with frozen shiners was the ticket this weekend. I tried out a few live minnows, and didn't even get so much as a bite. Maybe, I did get a bite, but my hands were so numb from the cold and wet that I didn't feel it.

On Saturday, a few teams of hardcore fishing women took to the lake and the river for the 1st Annual Happy Hookers Fishing Tournament, (ladies only) through River Bend Resort. Here is a picture of our own Liz, and her fishing partner Tanya, getting ready to head out as the only unguided team. The fishing wasn't great, as they were limited to the river with the wave conditions, but they had fun!

We have plenty of openings this month for awesome fishing trips! We also have some great mid-week and summer specials! Check out our website for more information! And remember, kids 12 and under, fishing with us, stay FREE!

1-800-448-9260

www.wigwamresortlow.com

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
6/3/13 12:03 PM CST
Great week of fishing as the walleyes are starting to move. Charters having success all over lake, from south end all the way up to Garden Island and Knight and Bridges reefs. Big walleyes are still being caught anywhere from 16-33 feet of water. Anchoring and jigging still the "go to" method. Trollers catching good fish on rattling crankbaits in 12 - 20' of water. Brighter colors such as pink/gold/chartreuse have been the go to this week. Limits being caught. Fish most active before noon or early evenings.

Still plenty of fish in the Rainy River. Strong current this week, walleyes shallow in 5-12 feet of water as they move back towards the lake. Plenty of eater fish to fill a limit. Signs of sturgeon spawning up river near the rapids.

Up at the NW Angle. Big walleyes being caught with regularity. Limits the norm. Best depth, 14 - 24' on points. Smallmouth bass are still deep and just starting to move up on beds. Lots of bass being caught by walleye anglers. Shore lunches in full gear.

For all info in Lake of the Woods, www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com. For consistent info, Like Us on Facebook...LakeoftheWoodsMN


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/28/13 10:34 AM CST
A great week of fishing. On the south end, most anglers finding limits of walleyes in front of both gaps, Pine Island, Zippel Bay and Twin Islands in 8' to 22' of water. Anchoring up with a jig and frozen shiner best method. Pink, bubble gum, glow and gold were strong for colors. Trophy fish being caught with regularity.

Pike action still going strong. Zippel Bay, Four Mile Bay putting out good numbers.

Up at the NW Angle. Limits of walleyes. Most fish being taken in 15' - 30' of water. Moving slowly with a jig and minnow is go to method. Orange, chartreuse, or glow hot colors. On the MN side, Soldier's Point, American Point, and Brush Island. In Ontario, try Deepwater Bay, or areas adjacent to spawning areas with warmer water. Fish relating to shorelines. Some big fish, 28"+ being caught.

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JOE HENRY
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5/24/13 3:10 PM CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2hAUQoG2zA&feature=youtube_gdatahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2hAUQoG2zA&feature=youtube_gdata

Check out the latest fishing report on the NW Angle, LOW!


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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
5/20/13 8:32 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We needed a bit of moisture, and as usual Mother Nature is exaggerating! We've had three straight days of rain and except a couple more!

A little rain has never hurt a true fisherman though! We still have plenty of folks out fishing this great lake of ours. Many people have found they they didn't even have to leave the River or Four Mile Bay to catch the fish! Folks were catching the big girls in 12-15 feet of water with a frozen shiner tipped jig. Catching smaller males in shallower water, if you're looking for dinner! Some folks having some luck pulling cranks out in front of Pine Island.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
5/20/13 12:14 PM CST
Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Fishing continues to be excellent! All parts of the lake ice free as of earlier this week. Trophy walleyes still being produced from both the Rainy River and the lake. 5-12 feet over sand and rubble or 20-25 feet of water. Jig and a frozen shiner is the go to method. Colors are gold/pink/chartreuse. Great numbers of eaters as well as slot fish. Some success with crank baits in front of Pine Island as well. The water on the Rainy is in the low 40's. 5-17 feet of water on the Rainy and Four Mile Bay. Up at the NW Angle. Jig and a minnow, work the line slowly in 14-32 feet. Limits being caught in half a day or less! Big walleyes caught also. Even some lake trout reported. Plenty of availability yet to plan your Memorial Day Weekend! Check out www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com for Hot Deals and lodging availability! For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/lakeofthewoodsmn


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RICK GRUEBELE
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5/20/13 7:16 AM CST
Since there hasn't been a report for a while I thought I would share with what I had heard. the walleye bite is going strong now after the water has warmed up, the typical spring locations are putting out some dandy fish and plenty of them.


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