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JOE HENRY
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8/29/13 1:56 PM CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq7XE6uwpE0&feature=youtube_gdata

Check out Joe Henry's quick video fishing report from Lake of the Woods while catching walleyes pulling crawler harnesses.


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FISHING REPORT
8/26/13 4:22 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 86° - 90° F
Greetings Fishermen!

It feels like summer. It feels like summer on the equator. Do you like it this hot? Or do you prefer fall, or winter?

We're still bringing in the fish despite the massive amounts of sweat lost doing it! They are still catching fish out front by the 9 footer in around 35', with more big fish being caught in the mud! Spinners with crawlers seems to be the ticket these days! Fish have moved to the rocks, and folks have been catching them on the rocks jigging. North and south of Garden Island has been producing fish as well. North- 16-25' of water, and south- 30-35, pulling spinners with crawlers. Colors that have been effective are pink with gold, purple with pink, white, and red with silver. If you are looking to stay a little closer to home, they have been catching fish closer to the Zippel, out in front of the jetty, in around 30 feet.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
8/26/13 1:25 PM CST
Trophy walleyes still going strong as well as eaters across the lake with methods to match. Trolling with crank baits has been the most favorable technique this week. Try deep in 32-35 over the mud in Big Traverse Bay, 26-28' in front of Morris Gap, 6 miles north of long point in 27-30', or along the border 10 miles north of Lighthouse Gap. Drifting and jigging showing better results in the evening hours shallow in sand or over rock near Pine Island 6-15'.

Sturgeon still very active on the Rainy River in deep holes with current. Keep season for sturgeon open until Sept 30. Smallmouth bass consistent on white spinner baits and crank baits. Target boulders and mouths of tributaries.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye steady in deep rocky structures 22-25 feet. Use a dead minnow with Chartreuse jig north of Skeet Island and near Little Oak Island. Pike and musky very active in deep weed beds late afternoon/evenings using cowgirls. Smallmouth bass are active along shorelines. Spinner baits and crank baits the go to method. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com


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8/19/13 3:24 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Greetings Fishermen!

The heat is on! Not just the temperature, either!

Big fish are being caught like crazy. One of our launches boated 10 slot fish yesterday. One fisherman told me that he had only been jigging in the mud for 3 minutes and caught a 27" and a 29"! That is exciting fishing! The fish are moving into the 25-28' range. The spinner bite is still on. The west side of the 9 footer in the mud from 32-34' is on fire right now. People are picking up a few fish jigging later in the afternoon towards evening. The Zippel Bay corridor is starting to heat up!

JOE HENRY
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8/19/13 11:56 AM CST
Some breeze this past week has been the perfect partner for fishing! Trophies coming in big numbers along with the eaters Drifting with spinners and crawler harnesses or frozen shiners has been hot, in addition to trolling crank baits. Blue/chrome, pink or black for cranks working well. Try hammered gold spinners in 30-35 feet of water over humps and structure. Most fishing over deep mud. Jigging with a frozen shiner 29-33 feet just off the Canadian Border but between the snowmobile trail North of Pine working well.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon still going strong out in front of Frontier Landing. Shady deep waters as the evening hours approach is just right to catch that dinosaur. Smallmouth bass and walleyes going well when targeted.

Up on the NW Angle, fish are on the move back to structure. Crappies and Perch are biting just off the drop-offs of reefs, walleye staying deeper on edges. Try Oak, Lunatic, 4 Blocks, and Little Oak Islands. Muskies are active. Best bite still best in the evening over weed and rock beds. For more info on fishing, lodging and charters, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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8/12/13 2:27 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We've had rain, and sunshine this past week and weekend, but this week and especially this weekend, we are supposed to get back up to summertime temperatures! Not that we have been complaining about the respite from the heat!

The fish are starting to head south now, which means they are a bit closer to us, and we don't have to travel quite so far to find them! There are a couple pods of fish that we have been tailing: One is 12-14 miles NNW out of the Gap, and another is 4-6 miles east of Long Point and the Twin Islands. Both have people catching fish in 33-34', down rigging or drifting with spinners, 2-2.5 oz weights, depending on the wind speed. Hot colors for spinners right now are gold/red and gold/chartreuse, both available at Tom's Tackle. Another pod of fish is 6-7 miles NNW out of the Morris/Lighthouse Gap in 29-32', down rigging or anchored up and jigging. Locals are saying that the evening bite in the river has been picking up this last week, and that the numbers of smallies and northerns in the river has been picking up as well.

JOE HENRY
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8/12/13 1:16 PM CST
Big numbers of trophy walleyes along with the eaters this week. Trolling with bright colored crank baits on down riggers or lead core line on the main basin in the deep mud has been productive. Schools of walleyes and saugers out from Pine Island, Long Point, to Garden Island in 30 - 35' of water. Drifting with spinners with crawlers also producing on breezy days over mud, at Stony Point and Graceton Beach on south end.

Sturgeon are on the move in the Rainy River! Clementson Landing to Birchdale has been producing big fish. If you don't want to go that far no problem, stay close to bends and the insides of elbows in the evenings as they start to jump.

Up on the NW Angle, deep rock piles are still producing. Use spinners with crawlers in 22-24 feet near Little Oak, Oak, and Lunatic Islands on the MN side. Jig/minnow around Skeet Island on Ontario side. Pike and Musky are in the weed beds, but moving deeper. Use spinner baits over beds or cast with crank baits over deeper rocky structures. Evenings have been the best time. For more info on fishing, lodging and guides, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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8/5/13 2:25 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Greetings fishermen!

Rain, cold, a little wind....it doesn't stop the awesome fishing!

Fishing has been hot on Traverse, Crow Duck, and the NW edge of Little Oak. Fish are starting to show up in the Zippel Bay area, in 24-38 feet of water, pulling spinners. There are a lot of big fish in the main basin, in 32-34', jiggin, pulling spinners, or down rigging.

JOE HENRY
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8/5/13 12:19 PM CST
Summer fishing is good on all ends of the lake using various technique with trophies, slot fish and eater fish alike! Many charter boats have started down rigging with good results. Trolling with a crank bait in 30-33 feet in the mud basin north of Long Point, near Garden and Knight Island, or 10-15 miles north of Pine Island has been effective. Drifting with hammered gold spinners baited with crawlers is good starting at the edges of reefs and working your way out 19-26 feet from Long Point to Rocky Point, to Stony Point, and near the gaps. Bottom bouncers with 2-2.5 oz of weight have been working in 30-32 feet over mud flats. Anchoring with a 3/8 oz jig and frozen shiner has been good in 30-34 feet of water near the Canadian line north of Pine Island or by Zippel Bay.

Up at the NW Angle, Johnston Passage, Skeet, Little Oak, and Fourblocks are the hot spots. Drift with spinners, jumping from reef to reef in 10-12 feet or 18-22 for best results. Deeper areas better for jigging with a minnow in 29-33. Crappies and perch showing up in the mix. Muskie fishing is showing best in the evening hours near Falcon Island. Use double cowgirls and Danny bait. For more info, www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com


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7/29/13 6:28 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We've been a bit chilly up here! There was actually a FROST advisory for the area last night! What? It's July! But that is what we get for complaining that it was too hot. And before that, complaining that it was too cold.

The fish have been biting in the middle of the lake in 32-34' of water. Anchoring up and jigging has been productive. Downrigging has been doing well, and so has pulling 2.5 oz bottom bouncers in 34' of water. The rocks on the north end of the lake have been producing nice fish. On the south end, if you are looking for big fish, go to 30-32 feet along the line, and that is where folks have been finding them! Lots of slot fish are being caught!

JOE HENRY
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7/29/13 11:54 AM CST
North winds have stirred up the big fish. Many slot fish 20 inches and bigger reported along edges of reefs 28-32 feet or 29-34 feet over mud. Troll with a crank bait or drift with spinners baited with crawlers and leeches along Garden, Bridges, and Little Oak Island. Some charters have started to down rig with positive results. Also, try anchoring with a jig and frozen shiner in 30-33 feet along the CN border line closer to the South Shore near Pine Island. Red with white and hammered gold are the colors to try this week.

Water levels are high on the Rainy River. Strong currents are bringing minnows upstream and plenty of walleyes following. Casting from shore pulls in a limit. Sturgeon activity increasing.

Up on the NW Angle, spinners baited with a chub has been the go to method. Try the reef around Little Oak, Four Blocks, and Falcon Island or rocks in Little Traverse Bay. 18-25 feet with red or hammered gold. Musky still active in top waters with Danny baits and cow girls.

For more info on lodging, fishing, charters, and other summer fun, go to www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/22/13 1:58 PM CST
Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fishing remains very good. Good numbers of walleyes and saugers are being caught over reefs both deep and shallow, and over deep mud. Anchor with a 3/8 oz jig and a frozen shiner on calm days in 30-33 feet of water. Pink, gold, or bubble gum colors have been hot! Windy days mean drifting with spinners and leeches/crawlers. Both Big Traverse and Little Traverse producing good numbers and trophy fish. North of Garden Island, rock piles and shorelines 8-13 feet North of Zippel Bay, or 20-25 feet West of Zippel Bay all producing easy limits while drifting. Try hammered gold, bronze, pink, or chartreuse.

The Rainy River water has been high with strong currents. Walleyes are around rocky structures and in holes. Jig with a minnow near current seams, rapids and rocks. Smallmouth bass at mouths of rivers and along shorelines with boulders. Up at the NW Angle, mayflies are out but have not slowed the fishing. Jig deep 28-32 feet over rocky reefs or drift with spinners near Fourblocks, Starren Shoals, and Little Oak Island. Musky and Northern Pike active in the early/late evenings. Muskie activity has been good with many fish caught and released. Bass fishing strong, relating to bays and transition areas.

Great summer fishing is in full swing. For more info on lodging, fishing charters and other activities, www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com.


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7/16/13 4:01 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We've had some incredibly warm days here on Lake of the Woods! Today, projected temperatures are supposed to hit in the 90's! We asked for summer, and by golly, we got it!

Fishing has slowed just a bit due to the fish fly hatch that we had recently, but people are still catching quite a few fish! Today the fields North of Zipple Bay in 7 feet of water were producing a lot of fish. Also the Twin Islands in the sand were giving up the fish. Leeches and crawlers on spinners seems to be the ticket, and purple I've head has been the hot color.

We still have some awesome specials going through the summer! Lodging rates have been reduced to just $28.50 per person, and kids 12 and under always stay FREE! This is prime family vacation time, with the weather beautiful, and the fishing biting, so give us a call today! We would love to show you our beautiful lake, and all that it offers!

1-800-448-9260

This past winter we had a "slow" year for fishing walleye, but in hindsight, with all of the numbers coming in, it wasn't as bad as it seemed. Here is an article from the Grand Forks Herald with a few answers from our local DNR experts. Check it out!

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/268348/

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/15/13 1:37 PM CST
Limits of walleyes the norm as summer patterns stabilize. Walleyes are being found deep over mud flats and reefs. Arnesen's Reef, Long Point area, Starren Shoal, North Bridges Reef, Knight, and Garden Island, all the way up to Little Oak Island are doing well jigging with a frozen shiners in 30'. Windy and low light, try on top or edges, sunny or calm days, check rock to mud transitions. Crawler harnesses on off shore flats and on windier days extremely effective. Crawlers or leeches on a hammered gold or pink spinner. Deep mud in front of Pine Island in 32' and in front of the fields (near Zippel Bay) also productive.

Resident walleyes on the Rainy River holding out in deeper holes, 15' - 25'. A jig and minnow the go to bait. Smallmouth bass still active. The normal haunts, mouths of rivers, boulder areas with small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. . Up at the NW Angle, walleyes are abundant in 22-24 feet of water over rock piles. Jig with a minnow or spinners with crawlers have been hot. Muskies and Pike are active and still in the weed beds and around boulders and saddles of islands. Lots of big fish being caught and released. Big numbers of smallmouth bass around sloping boulder areas.

For info on lodging, charters and availability, go to www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com.


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7/9/13 11:50 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We had a beautiful 4th of July weekend! Yes, it was hot, but guess what? We have a lake right out our front door to jump into! Today we get a bit of relief from the heat with a much needed rain shower! Grow gardens, grow!

Fishing has been pretty darn good over the past few days! Our guys headed up to Starrin Shoals to fish on the rubble yesterday. They pulled salmon colored spinners in about 30' of water, and did amazing. They also pulled bottom bouncers with crawlers. When I asked if they went anywhere else, they said, "we didn't have to". That says enough right there!

Photo is of Carol Heyl, and her 24" walleye. Her FIRST walleye ever, by the way!

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