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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
3/4/13 3:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 28" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fishing Report:

Greetings Fishermen!

We have had some weather changes the past couple of days, and the fishing has slowed a little bit, but we are still catching them! Your best bet is to find some structure to fish on. We are doing this with our houses out near the Bridges Island Reefs. We are at around 29-31 feet out there. Pink with gold seems to be the best colors, as does anything that glows! Minnow heads or whole minnows are doing the trick. If you have them, your electronics will prove very useful!

If you are fishing the mud flats, its still spotty, but there are fish out there! You just have to find them. Venture around and drill holes in a few spots until you find a good bite. Fishing deep seems to be the best right now, 30-32 feet of water. Whole minnows, small jigs, anything that glows. Again, your electronics will help in the search. You will probably catch quite a number of small ones, but remember that is a good sign for next year!

Good luck to all you anglers out there!

Don't forget our ice out contest:

"The ice on Lake of the Woods is still in great shape but would you venture to guess when it is going out? When Four Mile Bay goes out, Wigwam's houses will be coming off the lake in a hurry. Guess what day Wigwam will pull all their houses and you could be a winner! Know that we will leave them out for as long as it is safe. Just send your guess along with your name, address, and phone number to info@wigwamresortlow.com and you could win one of 3 Wigwam gift cards- $100, $75 and $50 cards are being given away! Put "Ice Out" as the subject line. In the event of multiple guesses for the winning day, those names will go into a drawing for first, second and third place. Deadline for entries is March 10th, so send yours today!"

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Perch4Life
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FISHING REPORT
3/4/13 9:04 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Just got back from LOTW, out of warroad MN used Richs Ice Fishing March 1st-3rd. Accomidations were the plus side of the trip. Fishing wasn't slow but the size of the fish was surprising. First time up so not sure of this area I caught about 20 walleye all right around 9 inches if that, same for the other 3 guys. We fished all weekend and came home with one keeper walleye. The service we used never tried to help us out or move the shacks either. Only saw the guy when we were leaving to pay for the weekend. His son and guy he hired to help out didn't really have any advise. That is our report, any thoughts on the area why no size to the fish? Also this was our first Sleepr shack is this normal not to move your clients to try and find fish? They had a "day house" which was about 20 yards behind our sleeper shack which was the same bite and fish size. Not trying to bash any service because I understand fishing and how it can be slow but want to make sure if we can make wiser choices next year.

Thanks

wetdream
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FISHING REPORT
3/3/13 12:03 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Thank You Arnesens!! Just wanted to say job well done by all the people from Rocky Point. Everyone was very friendly, cabins were very nice and clean. Special thanks to guides Carlos and Eric for taking care of us so well. When my nephew was sick everyone checked in on us.

We were up Sunday through Thursday Feb 28th. The fishing was good but we had to work a little. Ended up catching a two fish short of our 4 person limit on wednesday even though my nephew was praying to the porcelin gods all day.

Fishing was not always easy we had to change up presentations. One day we did best with a single hook under a float the next might be a spoon. Changing spoon shape and colors oftens.

We plan on returning next year for sure.

bluegillbill56
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FISHING REPORT
3/1/13 7:03 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
was up and fished monday and tuesday. stayed at Border View.Rooms and food were great. Everybody was friendly but the fishing at best was slow. so take it for what it's worth.Maybe other parts of the lake were better.Marked no suspended walleyes caught only keeper Saugers.If i go back i would fish 3 days just in case you have a couple of slow ones.

Steve L - Lake-Link
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FISHING REPORT
2/28/13 9:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 28" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Latest from Lake Of The woods,

Wheelers Point Resort & Lodge

2 hours ago.

Feb 28. The last few days have been very consistant weather and fishing. In checking the houses, we are being greeted with lots of smiles lately. The bite is on. Keep an eye on your electronics, as a large number of walleyes that are being caught are suspended. Some as high as 12 feet below the ice. Glow red, gold, and white have been good colors in the last week. The weather looks good for a few more days. Hopefully the fish agree and we have another excellent weekend

walleye-master
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FISHING REPORT
2/26/13 8:28 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Sunny
Just got back from the Big Lake ,Fished from Sunday afternoon till 11 this morning,I managed to get my limit of sauger and walleye with 1 tulibee. Got a quite a few of cigars and alot of lookers on the Vex...Be back up there on the 7th...

walleyeking32
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2/26/13 11:03 AM CST
thanks for the report.. me and my father are coming up to warrod mn the 11-15 of march looking to do some pike fishing for the late season and tie into a 20 pounder.. also looking to maybe get a a guide for a day and try the walleye. what are the rules on the tip ups.. is it considered 4 lines if i am using 2 quick strik rigs on 2 tip ups?? rigged for smelt??

Steve L - Lake-Link
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FISHING REPORT
2/26/13 8:55 AM CST
Ice Depth: 27" Conditions: Partly Sunny
The latest from Lake Of the Woods.

Ice Fishing in permanent shelters through March 31st! Fish are still deep this week as resort houses are in 28-32 feet of water. Resorts targeting deep mud on south end as well as structure towards mid-lake and the north end of the lake. Overall, better bite north, although, some days south houses do better. Saugers of all sizes are showing a steady bite all day, with walleyes biting more in mornings and afternoon. Jig with one line, dead stick with a live minnow for second line. Tip-up fishing has been great for the evening northern bite in shallower water.

Gold and glow red are still producing big results. The weather is looking steady, sunny, and warm this week, so it should keep the bite steady as well. Put your extensions on the augers. 30-36 inches of ice is still enough to make it through March 31 for permanents and April 14 for the regular walleye season.

The Northwest Angle has seen a lot of action this week. Fish are starting to move into shallow waters. Resorts reporting in some cases, you only need one line for all the action! Fishing has been good. Many of the fish cleaned have had emerald shiners in them. Crappies and pike have been active.

Info on LOW lodging and fishing at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or Like Us on Facebook at lakeofthewoodsMN

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[This post was last edited on 2/26/13 at 8:56 AM]
walleyeking32
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2/26/13 8:34 AM CST
how is the pike bite ?? also where is swift ditch drive.. thanks

Fish-Eater Jr.
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2/25/13 10:30 PM CST
We did bring the tullies home for the smoker. The people from the lodge looked at us like we were nuts. They are not a true lake whitefish, though they look similar. They do put up a good fight. I caught one that was 18". I'm planning on firing up the smoker this week, so I'll find out soon if they make good smoked fish. We did not catch any Pike, Perch, or Pout. Maybe next time.

Fish-eater

the pout are out
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2/25/13 6:06 PM CST
Fish-eater, glad to help! Sounds like you guys did ok. To date, it has been bit of a down year from all the reports. Most attribute it to the changing weather patterns and the barometer yo-yo'ing up and down. Good to see you guys caught some slotters. Did you bring home any of the tullies for the smoker? How about any pike, perch or pout? We're heading back up on March 7 and can't wait. Sun starting to get higher in the sky, longer days and fishing outdoors is a whole lots of fun in the warm sun. They tend to put on the feed bag for the upcoming spawn. I'll be sure to report back that we're suffering from sore arms! Big Smile

Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
2/25/13 12:52 PM CST
Ice Depth: 27" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We've had a beautiful weekend and it's another beautiful day on Lake of the Woods, today! Many fish were caught this past weekend, and there are many more to be caught!

We are doing very well out on the reefs by Bridges. 26-33' of water seems to be the best depths to fish at. Pink and gold were the hot colors. There were also quite a few fish caught on green. Fishing next year seems to be on track to be amazing, as many small fish were caught. You will have to sift through those to catch your keepers, but it will be worth it! I will have a video up and running by the end of today with footage from the reefs this past weekend.

If you are fishing in the flats, they are still out deep, 28-32 feet of water. The mud flats have been spotty, but when they are biting, the action is good and the fish are of quality size. Gold, pink, and white jigs are working well, and small colored hooks and bobbers seem to be effective, as well.

Picture is of Cory Sondeland of North Dakota, holding his 24" walleye caught on a green Macho Minnnow.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/25/13 11:15 AM CST
Ice Depth: 35"
Fish are still deep this week as resort houses are in 28-32 feet of water. Resorts targeting deep mud on south end as well as structure towards mid-lake and the north end of the lake. Overall, better bite north. Saugers of all sizes are showing a steady bite all day, with walleyes biting more in mornings and afternoon. Jig with one line, dead stick with a live minnow for second line. Tip-up fishing has been great for the evening northern bite in shallower water.

Gold and glow red are still producing big results. The weather is looking steady, sunny, and warm this week, so it should keep the bite steady as well. Put your extensions on the augers. 30-36 inches of ice is still enough to make it through March 31 for permanents and April 14 for the regular walleye season.

The Northwest Angle has seen a lot of action this week. Fish are starting to move into shallow waters. Resorts reporting in some cases, you only need one line for all the action! Many of the fish cleaned have had emerald shiners in them. Crappies and pike have been active. Info on LOW lodging and fishing at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or on Facebook at lakeofthewoodsMN


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Perch4Life
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2/25/13 10:39 AM CST
Myself and 3 guys will be heading up for the weekend March 1-3 out of Warroad MN we booked a sleeper house. Will have a report when we get back seems fishing is slow but either way can't wait to get up there. Anyone fish out of Warroad as of recent this is our first time on LOW.

vman
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FISHING REPORT
2/25/13 8:55 AM CST
Ice Depth: 34" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Just got back from LOTW. Fished Friday afternoon through this morning and unfortunately it was the worst fishing I have ever had on LOTW. 7 saugers between 4 guys and 2 tullibee was all we had to show for our time , but thats why its called fishing and not catching. Tried ever color and bait we had in the box for rattlin flyers and buckshots to forage & macho minnows to skobie snacks and pink charmers. I will say this and we kick ourselves for not going back but the late afternoon bite in 17-20fow could be good. We lost 2 slot fish and caught a slot and 2 dinks.

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