Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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3/24/14 @ 5:21 PM
r&j
r&j
USER since 7/30/07
Jo Henry, What are tulibees?

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3/24/14 @ 1:11 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

ICE DEPTH
36 inches
Good ice fishing continues. Permanent houses out until March 31, walleye season open until April 14. Pike season open all year.

Mornings and evenings still most active with short flurries throughout the day. From Arnesen's, Long Point, Zippel Bay, and Graceton in 24-26 feet. Green/white, silver, or red/white tipped with minnow. Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island good in 17-19 or 22-28. Hug close to Pine or head north 5-6 miles. Pink or gold the colors to use tipped with minnows. Electronics still beneficial. Northern pike fishing picking up in Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, and 4 Mile Bay in 9-12 feet with live sucker minnow.

On the rainy River, open water is visible 15 miles East of Birchdale. Ice fishing continues to be good mornings and evenings in 17-19 feet. Use pink, gold, chartreuse with live minnow.

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes continue to be active with perch, pike, and tulibees in the mix. Fish 22-26 feet using gold or pink tipped with minnow head or live shiner. Good crappie bite continues just over the border into Canada. For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.

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3/22/14 @ 10:55 AM
r&j
r&j
USER since 7/30/07
When is the typical ice out week on Lake of the Woods?

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3/17/14 @ 11:44 AM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

ICE DEPTH
36 inches
Fish houses out until March 31, walleye season open until April 14, pike season does not close. Walleyes spread out this week. Over mud, try 22-24 or 27-30 feet of water. Use spoon tipped with frozen shiner head in jigging hole, bright colored jigs tipped with live shiners or fatheads as dead stick. Afternoon best bite, with short flurries of action common all day. Good reports from the reefs of Knight and Bridges Island, 29-31 feet. Electronics helpful. Lots of small walleyes and saugers in the mix. Some fish making their way to south shore, staging for spawning run up Rainy River. Good evening bite in shallower water. Tulibees are plentiful. Check with resorts as some are no longer allowing wheeled houses on their roads. Tip-up fishing for pike best 10-12 feet of water baited with live sucker minnow.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are moving up river. Fishing still consistent near airport and Wabonica Church (chapel) using pink, gold, and red/white with frozen shiner. Evening bite best. Try 16-19 feet. Rapids near Birchdale starting to open, open water on Big Fork River.

Up on the NW Angle, fishing remains steady. Try 22-24 feet with pink, chartreuse, or glow jigs tipped with live or frozen shiner. Walleyes, saugers, perch, and pike active. Crappie fishing good reports for mobile anglers just over border. For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.

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3/10/14 @ 6:21 PM
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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
USER since 6/29/09

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
36 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
Good Evening Fishermen!

Holy smokes, we can see our gravel roads! (For those of you who aren't aware, we haven't been able to see our gravel roads since sometime in November!) It has been a beautiful couple of days, so nice and warm and melty!

The fish are still in their spring migration, spread out from the deep mud all the way into a about a half mile off of Pine Island, making the "off the road" bite difficult to pin down, but not impossible. Electronics are still key. Pounding the bottom with jigs and spoons will trigger some lock jaw 'eyes. The reefs are still the place to be at the present time, with the bite staying fairly consistent. Expect the bit to get better every day as it appears that spring has finally sprung! (Now, every single one of you go knock on some wood!) Side notes-Frozen shiners seem to be outperforming live bait. It's been warm, so the ice roads are a bit sloppy. They are still open and driveable. We still have ALOT of ice.

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3/10/14 @ 11:55 AM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

ICE DEPTH
36 inches
Fish are starting to move, yet still spread out this week. Mud flats have been producing 22-24 or 28-31. Electronics beneficial for suspended trophy fish. Use a plain hook, charmers, or buck shot tipped with minnow. Gold, bubble gum, or pink the hot colors. Knight, Bridges, Long Point and Gull Rock doing well. 29-31' with tulibees and perch mixed in with walleye and sauger limits. Reports off Pine Island 24-27. Monster pike moving, try 6-10 or 13-15 feet; strong afternoon bite with occasional trophy walleye caught. Use tip-ups set 1/2 of depth with sucker minnow on red/white, green, or plain silver.

On the Rainy River, walleyes starting g to move. 12-19' best in front of the gaps leading to the lake, heading east in front of the airport. Mornings and evenings best.

Up at the NW Angle, mixed bags the norm. 24-27' best depth over structure. In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, perch, and crappies doing well. Jigging continuously best. Use pink, gold, or chartreuse. For more info,www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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3/7/14 @ 4:54 PM
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Sturgeon_General
Sturgeon_General
USER since 4/1/06

ICE DEPTH
32 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Just returned from Arneson's after three days.Fishing was good thanks to good guide service again from Special Ed.Had slow periods but caught 54 walleye/sauger with biggest three being 23,23,and 22". The warden paid us a visit out on the ice but was friendly and also a Packer fan! Most fish caught on single hook/minnow right on the bottom.Lots of tullabees and burbot. ...SG Smile

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3/6/14 @ 10:59 PM
buckhunter300mag
buckhunter300mag
USER since 2/16/14
hey I am planning on going up next Thursday fishing either out of adrians or zippel and was wondering how much snow was up in either of those locations. can a guy get around with a pick up or is a snowmobile a must. thanks

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3/3/14 @ 7:19 PM
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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
USER since 6/29/09

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
36 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F
Good evening fishermen!

We were above zero today! (Still are, but only for a little while...) From the looks of the 10 day weather report, we will be above zero from here on out, at least during the day! That might not seem like much, but it feels like a heat wave to those of us that have been stuck in the deep freeze!

Hopefully you all already took care of this, but your MN fishing licenses expired this past Friday, and you will need an updated one!

Fishing report: Up at the reefs near Knights and Bridges, our guys have been fishing in 30-35 feet of water. They've been having luck anything that glows, pink, gold, jigging spoons, Charmers, Stop Signs, Buckshots. Tip with a whole minnow on your dead stick, or a half minnow on your jigging spoons and things. The mud does not have the best bite right now, but hopefully with the warming temperatures we will get some more active fish. When they bite they are biting on pink, white and gold. As our not-so-spring progresses, electronics are key. From the mouth of our own Craig Teal, "Figure out what makes 'em snap, and you have solved the riddle!!"

Here is beautiful piece of prose, that should get you chuckling.

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3/3/14 @ 11:33 AM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

ICE DEPTH
36 inches
Walleye season open until April 14. Pike open all year. Permanent fish houses out through March 31. Fishing still consistent in multiple locations this week. Fishing good in the mud 26-28 or 30-32 feet of water, showing lots of eater walleyes and saugers. Jigging with frozen shiner head and dead stick with live minnow best. Electronics helpful. Use bright colors, plain hooks, or buck shots. Up north by Knight and Bridges Islands, reefs still producing in 29-31 feet. Glitter gold, gold/pink, or pink/white the hot colors. Lots of big saugers in the mix with jumbo perch. With a timid bite, anglers are finding their own techniques to get the bite. Active pike in shallows 8-12 feet using tip-ups set 1/2 the depth.

On the Rainy River and Four Mile Bay, walleye are officially in pre-spawn mode. Spring regs apply. Morning and evening runs the best near the mouth of the river, the airport, or East by Clementson Bay. Find deep pockets and jig near adjacent rivers.

Up at the NW Angle, limits filled quickly with numbers of eater walleyes and saugers. 24-28' best depth using gold, pink, chartreuse, or orange. Pike and perch active in adjacent spots. Good crappie bite in Ontario waters. For info on lodging and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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2/25/14 @ 10:51 AM
fishing wizard
fishing wizard
USER since 12/31/12
Hey guys my brother and I are headed up to Zippel Bay resort on Friday and was wondering if anyone could tell me what colors or spoons have been producing fish. Also how has the northern bite been? Any advice or tips is greatly appreciated. Feel free to message me. Thanks and tight lines.

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2/24/14 @ 2:24 PM
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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
USER since 6/29/09

ICE DEPTH
30 inches
Good afternoon fishermen!

Well, we had quite the eventful weekend with the weather! We didn't get the snow that the "southern" folks got, but we got enough to mess around with all of our ice roads. We're stuck in a cold snap, until at least the 5th or so of March. (If the weathermen can be trusted, which is sketchy at best!)

The reefs (Knight's and Bridge's) is producing very well right now, in 28-32 feet of water. Good colors, gold, glow pink, and green. Catching a lot of eaters, little guys, a few slots, perch and eel pout. Not so many tulibees up near the reefs, but a few. Towards evening, if you're mobile, you can move on top of the reefs for some better action. Fishing is picking up in the main basin, and will only get better the closer we get towards spring. We're about 14 miles out, and moving our houses in to 28-29 feet of water. Electronics are a big help!

Here is a picture to make you laugh, because laughing generates body heat, and we need all that we can get! (Because it's cold. So, so very cold.)

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2/24/14 @ 12:23 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

ICE DEPTH
36 inches
Fishing remains good, better in some areas than others. A mix of walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch, eelpout and tulibees in the mix. Action seems to be better near reefs. Some houses hitting morning bite, others great afternoon. Electronics are a big help. Reefs still good 26-32. Jigging spoon tipped with minnow head or tail section in glow colors or gold. Fish spread out on mud flats. Bite is 16-20 or 24-31'. Monster pike season is upon us and the fish are hungry! 6-8 feet best with sucker minnows on tip ups set 1/2 of depth.

The Rainy River gearing up for pre-spawn. Fishing still best towards mouth of river mornings and evenings. Gold, chartreuse and red best colors tipped with live minnow. Emerald shiners a plenty in the river!

Up at the NW Angle, walleye, sauger, pike, and perch all active in 24-29 feet. Use gold, orange, and glow tipped with minnow head or live shiner. Transitions of mud and reefs the best. Crappies active in Ontario waters. Permanent fish houses out until March 31st. Walleye season open until April 14th. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

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2/20/14 @ 5:23 PM
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Legirons
Legirons
USER since 3/23/13
I was with a group that fished out of Sportsmans Lodge Mon & Tues- it was slow. We were @ 12mi out in 32'.My 1st fish was 22". then a 19+. then the bottom fell out. For the 2 days our total was @32 fish of which 12 were tullibees. I had the hot stick it seemed, Monday the best lure was a pink pimple w/a minnow head, tues I did best on a gold slender spoon tipped w/a chartruese gulp hellgramite.Guy in another shack said they did best on minnow on colored hook under a bobber.

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2/19/14 @ 4:27 PM
#Koof
#Koof
USER since 12/20/12
Hey guys,

Myself and a large group of fellas Are heading up to Arnesen's for our annual Fishing tournament! It's looking like we won't have the 30 degree days like today and tomorrow but the cold I can Handle , my worry is how the fish will react To the low pressure system hitting the day we Get there. We will be in the sleeper houses.

Anyone have experience fishing this area Under these conditions? Are the fish effected As much on such a big lake with NW winds? Should I have any go to lures?

Thanks for the help!

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