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2/8/13 8:34 AM CST
Just returned from a 3 night 2 day fishing trip to LOW. We fished out of Morris Point. This was our 3rd. trip this year and as for the fishing it was the poorest by far. We did catch 84 fish however the size and type of the fish we caught was disappointing. On day one we started out 7.3 miles in 31' of water. We caught mostly tulibees and 8-10" saugers. At mid-afternoon moved in to 27'. Caught more walleyes, but again the size of most of the fish was small. Of the 40 fish we caught on day one the largest walleye was 15" and the largest sauger 14.5". One day two we fished the entire day in 27'. We caught 44 fish that day, but again many many in the 6"-10" size range. The largest fish we caught the entire day was a 12" sauger! In talking with other people on the lake, at the resort, and in Baudette our experience was about par for the course. The fishing right now is SLOW. Reports seem better coming from those who have ventured out to the reefs (+20mi.), but we didn't have the equipment along to make that trip. Still had a good time though and hope to be back to give it another try next month.

the pout are out
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2/7/13 6:25 PM CST
Hey Fish, Hope you hammer them come Monday. You might say we've had trials and errors up at LOW. I think we have er' down and always look forward to going up to the big pond. If weather allows it, get outside and move around. You should take your own auger as most don't provide one but they will drill holes for you. We take ours for convenience and do not forget the extension. On our late Jan. trip, we did not catch one pout, a first. On previous trips, we probably averaged 8 or so and are they are good to eat. Fight good too. I'll tell ya, some of those pout are really cool looking in their different coloration. Used to think they were garbage fish but they're definitely not. If you don't eat em' throw them back. People are catching a lot of tullibees which are like a whitefish. If you or someone you know is into smoking fish, they are outstanding. Also, we only caught 2 perch and I'd say we'd usually catch 20 or so. They are unbelievably built perch, football shaped behemoths.

Looking so forward to our trip in early March. Nice weather and the fishing really picks up. Good luck and make sure you report back on your trip. You'll have a great time!

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2/7/13 1:52 PM CST
Pout,

Thanks for that great post. We are headed up there on Monday for the first time. Three nights in a sleeper shack through Sportsmans Lodges. Hopefully the fishing will pick up with this warmer weather. Either way it should be an adventure. Speaking of Pout are they catching any of those? We have caught a few on Winny during past trips; just wondering. Good Times!

Thanks again!

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2/7/13 12:25 PM CST
Just wondering how the bite has been with the warmer weather. Going to be out on the ice tomorrow morning

the pout are out
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2/5/13 2:53 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Just got back from staying in sleeper at Arnesen's on Jan. 28. I've fished LOW about a dozen times mostly in sleeper shacks. Beer Town, your setup is close to what we typically use except you don't need 10 lb test. 6 lb is plenty and floro leader 2 ft. long is plenty. The barrel swivel is key to minimize line twist. I use a small snap on the business end to change lures quickly. Some lures you do need to tie for effect. Leave the bluegill rods home and go with the medium action rods. You'll probably be fishing in 25 to 33 ft. of water and you need to set the hook HARD. Leave the tipups home as they're more of a hassle than anything. You can catch them on tipups but there is a reason most LOW fisherman fish with two rods, one a dead stick (slip bobber) and one to jig. For lures, I just have not had much luck on minnow baits such as jigging raps. Various size spoons like buckshots, frostees, pimples,slender spoons, and locale spoons like charmers work well. Glow painted spoons work well. Bring a camera flash or bright LED light to charge them up. A plain red hook on the dead stick sometimes out fishes them all. A flasher is key, reel up to those suspended fish as they could be a biggun. Staying in a sleeper is a lot like camping. One item we have benefited from is a small battery operated fan which helps keep the temperature difference from high to low more comfortable especially to the guy on the top bunk. Slippers are handy too when in the shack. Our fishing was a little slow but we still had a great time. Good luck and report back on your experience.

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2/5/13 12:54 PM CST
Ice Depth: 25"
Fishing this week has been excellent for some and fair for others. The houses who were fair today are excellent tomorrow. Some resorts have moved houses to the reefs. More consistency at reefs, but bigger fish on south end. Houses are in 26-31'. Some walleyes suspended, electronics helpful. Jig in one hole, dead stick the other. Sleepers reporting some walleye action after dark. Saugers on south end with a mixture of sizes. Lots of tulibees with some anglers using wax worms getting half pail full. Northern pike active.

The NW Angle resorts are fishing 30-40 feet of water. Good numbers of eater and slot walleyes and nice saugers. Mixed bag. Crappie fishing has slowed to about a dozen a trip. Gold, glow red and pink hot colors.

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[This post was last edited on 2/5/13 at 12:59 PM]

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2/5/13 12:31 PM CST
Well, my cousin rented a sleeper shack and invited me. I figured if I don't try it now I never will.

We're familiar with ice fishing. Just looking for some pointers on equipment to bring. I have some med. action jigging rods I use on Little Bay de Noc for walleye. I usually spool them up with a 10 lb test, and then a 3-4' fluro leader in 6lb. Spliced together with a small barrel swivel to prevent line twist jigging raps, etc.

Good for up there? Lighter line and no leader? Any tip-up fishing out of the sleepers, or mostly dead-stick and jigging?

The perch, are they coming on the walleye setup or is there something I should set up on another rod? I have smaller light action rods.

My overall plan was a couple med actions set up for walleye and a couple lighter actions for perch if they are on. Ditch the light actions?

We are staying for 3 nights. Any creature comfort tips? We've all ice fished trips together, but not spending 3 nights on the ice.

Thanks guys. Staying in a shack with Border View.

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2/4/13 12:30 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 0° - 5° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Greetings Fishermen!

It looks like we are heading towards a warm week! Right now it is only 3 degrees, but we will get up to at least 8 degrees today! 13 degree high tomorrow, with TWENTIES the rest of the week! Yes, twenties. Break out the shorts and tank tops because we are having a heat wave!

Fishing report: The southend has been spotty the last week. There have been a few slot fish pulled up, as well as a few perch, but it has been slow overall.

The structure of the reefs farther up north has definitely given us a better opportunity to catch fish. Limits are being caught, as well as slot fish. Walleye, Sauger, Tulibee, Northern and Perch are all being caught up there. Dead sticking, bobber fishing, seems to be working the best, and small jigs (Jig-o-Bits, Demons) in rainbow, gold, or glow colors are all producing well.

We are pretty much booked up for the weekends through March, but we have room left to fish during the Midweek (Sunday-Wednesday). We have some great specials running for midweek in February, so give us a call, and book you fishing adventure, today!

1-800-448-9260

Photo is of our guest Jacob Barker, with his nice 26.5" walleye, as well as a big pile of fish that his group caught this weekend!


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2/3/13 6:39 PM CST
Looking to rent a sleeper to jig out of and possilby do some tip up fishing. PM me for info

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2/3/13 4:40 PM CST
Ice Depth: 26" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F
Well, when left the house it was 31 BELOW zero, with no wind. Snow was in the forecast for noon and I was hoping for that to be a help with the bite. We went to 16 mile reef and set up in the COLD! so cold the heater wouldn't light. I had to warm it up.

We started out in 34 feet and it was so cold we stayed there all day hoping for the snow to start and the bite to pick up.... No dice.

We did manage to catch a few nice saugers and one keeper walleye... As well as some Bonus gigantic perch. These perch were just huge. the white fish were active, we got 5 of those and a couple of pout. A Lot of little walleyes 4-8 inches ....

The bite was very slow, and from the sounds of it... Everyone had the same luck. I did manage to cal a few more fish in by ripping a Northland Rippin Shad up and down every once in a while.

Best lure was a red glow buck shot spoon.

Good luck everyone!


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1/29/13 3:25 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: Below 0° F
Well fishing up at lake of the woods was slow this past week with temps as low as -50 with the wind. We did manage a hand full of eaters every day but it was nothing like last year. The good news is we were able to test the heat in the tipups in -50 below temps and the holes did stay open. Good thing because we did not have to keep leaving the shack to clear the ice. Good luck and stay safe.

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1/28/13 11:33 AM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Even with the expected snow later, it's a beautiful day out there! 27 degrees ABOVE zero! The weather forecast for the rest of the week is looking to be really cold again though, and will dip down below zero again through the weekend.

We've recently moved some of our houses out to the reefs! Fishing on this structure was definitely beneficial to the bite! If our guests opt to pay the extra fuel charge to haul them the 24 miles out to the reefs, we will do that, and they will not be disappointed! Back in the mud flats, the fishing continues to be a bit slow. People are catching them, just not fast and furious. They seem to be sluggish, playing with the bait and biting soft. Be patient and persistent, and you will fill your bucket, but it won't be effortless! In both the reefs and the flats, glow colors are working the best, as well as whole, live minnows.

Pictures Included: 1. Our ice guide, AJ with his dog Rambo, and his 19" walleye. 2. Ashley Penatzer from Pennsylvania, holding her 22" walleye. She was on a fishing trip with her father. 3. Kraig Lee, holding his 24" walleye. He said that this is the biggest fish he has caught through the ice.


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1/22/13 3:39 PM CST
was in a sleeper through arnesens from this past Thursday through Sunday. Fishing was tough to say the least. Best bite seemed from 2-3pm until dark with Saturday being the best. This was the only day with any aggressive fish and with a particular color. Red flyers or buckshots were very good. other than that color made no difference at all jigging or on dead sticks. Whole minnow or heads did not out do each other either.

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1/21/13 8:25 PM CST
Hammer.... I was up there after Christmas and Drove out 3 miles with a half ton ext. cab pulling my Ice Castle out there.....They had a road at that time plowed out 4.5 miles....Will be up next week or for sure on Feb. 6 Good luck

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1/21/13 7:13 PM CST
Hey guys me and a couple buddys are comin to the big lake the first weekend in february. Just wondering how the ice condistions are for truck travel? Any advice would be helpfull. Thanks Hammer

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