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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
10/14/13 1:09 PM CST
Walleyes are still moving towards the river and bays as fall fishing continues. Anchored up jigging is still the method of choice. Try 23-28 feet in front Morris Gap, Lighthouse Gap, Zippel Bay and in Four Mile Bay. Move shallow in the late afternoon and evenings to 8-16 feet. Pink, gold, and chartreuse are the hot colors this week baited with a live/frozen shiner.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are on the move! Anchor and jig in 20' of water along the 6 mile stretch from Timbermill Park to Clementson Bay. Scattered reports of eaters in front of the chapel to the mouth of the river. Use pink, gold, and purple. Sturgeon are hungry all along the river bends and deep holes. Right now is catch and release for sturgeon.

Up at the NW Angle, eater sized walleye have been active. West of Falcon Island, Deep Water Bay, Soldier Point and on the south end of Oak Island. Jig with a minnow anchored up with gold and red/white. Crappies are close by in 33-35 feet. Try trolling in 8-11 feet for muskie and pike. Stay close to shorelines with a Jake lure for best results. For more info, go to www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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Wigwam Fisherman
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10/10/13 5:43 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Check out our fall fishing video report!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-nVeE4gUU4&feature=youtu.be

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
10/7/13 2:00 PM CST
Walleye fishing is very good and very consistent. Big schools of walleyes just outside Lighthouse Gap, Morris Point Gap and in front of the fields by Zippel Bay. Anchor and jig in 24-27 feet. Use glow red and gold jigs baited with a minnow or frozen shiner. The mud flats going west have been good in front of Zippel Bay and Morris in 23-25 feet during the day, moving towards shore in 14-16 feet in the afternoon and evening hours. Some fish suspended up to 2 feet off bottom. Big numbers of fish being reported.

On the Rainy River, action continues to pick up. Anchor in front of Timbermill Park in Baudette or Clementson Bay. 15 - 18' has been consistent. Bright colored jigs and a frozen shiner has been the key! Consistent numbers coming in.

Up on the NW Angle, walleye are sticking to deep, cool pockets. Jig with a minnow in 25-29 feet near Oak and Little Oak Islands. Crappies in 29-34 feet near drop offs. Muskie are near structured, rocky areas. If casting, work current areas. If trolling, rocky points adjacent to deep water key. For more info on lodging, guides and amenities, go to www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or call 218-634-1174.


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JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/30/13 12:35 PM CST
Water temps are in the low 60's this week, shaping up nicely for the shiner run up the Rainy River! On the main lake during the day, good fishing in 25 - 30'. Pull cranks over the mud flats near Long Point to Zippel Bay or off of Pine Island. Pink/white, glow red, chartreuse, or gold jigs with a live minnow / frozen shiner or spinners in 26-29' on the Canadian line north of Lighthouse Gap and in Four Mile Bay. Mornings and evenings, anchor up in 8-12' off Morris Point or Lighthouse Gap with pink or gold jigs baited with a minnow.

On the Rainy River, lots of eater walleye reported already moving. Afternoons are the best in front of Timber Mill Park in Baudette east to Clementson all the way to Franz Jevne State Park.

Up at the NW Angle, jigging with a minnow is the method of choice in 25-28 feet. Fishing consistent. Muskie are still over rocks and hitting on chartreuse and orange baits. Find northern pike on the edge of bays using stick baits. Good numbers of bass still reported along rocky shorelines. For info on lodging, charters and guides, contact LOW Tourism at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/23/13 1:34 PM CST
Fall fishing is in full swing! Try jigging with a minnow in the early mornings and early afternoons in front of Zippel Bay and Morris Point in 24-27 feet. In the late afternoon to early evenings, anchor up in 6-15 feet and jig. Glow/gold and solid gold are hot colors with a live minnow. Plenty of action pulling lead and crank baits outside of Lighthouse Gap in 30-34 feet or from Long Point and in front of Pine in 25-29.

Emerald shiners are on the move and the walleyes are following. The Rainy River has lots of action late afternoon until just before dark in 18-21 feet of water jigging with pink/white! Only a few more days to keep a sturgeon and they are active in deep holes using crawlers.

Up on the NW Angle, walleye and crappie have been active in 32-35 feet of water West of Falcon Island and Johnston Passage. Anchor and jig with pink/chartreuse for the best bite. Muskie have been following schools of walleye and staying in deep waters. Use chartreuse and orange or black cowgirls. Pike and smallmouth bass have been sticking to rocky shorelines and edges of bays. For more info, go to www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
9/23/13 11:46 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Greetings fishermen!

The days are gorgeous and the nights are frosty and we love it!

The fish have moved in to 28-30" of water outside of the Gap. Fishing anchored up and jigging seems to be the best bet. pink and white jigs, along with chartreuse jigs tipped with a frozen shiner seems to be very productive. There are a few fish showing up in the river.

Don't forget about the birds! There are tons of ducks in the bay, and people have been grouse hunting like crazy up here!

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/16/13 1:17 PM CST
Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Pulling lead core and crank baits in the main basin is the method of choice this week as walleye start to move in for fall.Try 25-27 or 30-35 feet of water off Zippel Bay, Stoney, and Long Point over shallow rock. Jigging with a minnow has been picking up near Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island. 27-30 feet with a minnow and 3/8 oz gold jig is preferred. Try 6-12 feet for the evening bite!

Sturgeon are still biting in the Rainy River! Keep season ends September 30th so don't miss out! Use a 5 or 6 circle hook with a glob of worms on the edges of deep holes.

Up on the NW Angle, jigging with pink, gold, or orange with a minnow is the way to go. Fish on 23-27 feet near Skeet, Oak, and Crowduck Islands. Perch and crappie biting in 35-45 feet using a jig and minnow. Smallmouth bass have been active in 15-25 feet near rock points. Muskie bite still good using shallow crank baits and Danny baits near Oak Island.

For more information, log on to www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or facebook.com/lakeofthewoodsMN


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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
9/11/13 4:18 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Greetings Fishermen!

What was a beautiful day of fishing has quickly turned into a tornado warning for the area! The landings are full as anglers are trying quickly to get off of the lake.

Fishing is good. Seems to be the main basin bite is still good pulling lead core and crank baits. Fish are starting to go on anchored up and jigging with a minnow. Fish are still biting on the rocks on spinners. Look forward to the October bite in the river, call now to book your SPECIAL October rate of $450 for a full day of guided fishing! (This is for a full boat, which fishes 6 people. ) This is a savings of $270!! Hurry before all of our launches fill up!

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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/9/13 12:48 PM CST
Fall holds some of the best fishing on Lake of the Woods! Great numbers of all fish are being caught. Trolling crankbaits still productive in 24-26 or 32-34 feet over mud north of Zippel Bay to Pine Island. Shallow evening bite in 11-12' in front of Pine Island. Jigging in 26-29 feet in front of Pine Island, Morris Point, or Graceton Beach. Spinners / crawlers still pulling walleyes as well. Trophy walleyes being caught daily, mainly deep water.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon still very active. Don't forget the last day for keep season is September 30! Walleyes in deeper holes and near edges. Some shiners starting to show up. Smallmouth pattern consistent, boulder or rock areas with current. Cranks and spinners for fantastic bass fishing.

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes hot near Little Oak, the US side of Falcon Island and near Crow Duck in 20-30 feet of water. Try hammered gold or pink blades with either a crawler or minnow. Jig/minnow anywhere from 10-20 feet around structure. Muskies on fire this past week. Muskies and pike biting on shallow cranks and bucktails. Smallmouth bass around reed beds and biting on spinnerbaits. Good luck to the MTT anglers this week. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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Steve L - Lake-Link
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FISHING REPORT
9/5/13 4:41 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
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9/5/2013

Early Fall Fishing Beautiful fall weather started out the week and it sounds like the balance of the week will be the same. Cool nights and warm days. Up next, fall colors, emerald shiner run and changing walleye patterns.

A mixed bag of approaches for targeting walleye has been working this week. Pulling crank baits in the mud and along rocky points in 11’-12’. Bait fishing in 20’-25’and 38’-40’ along rock edges with a minnow and gold spinner too. For an evening bite, bait fishing with a minnow and 3/8 oz jig along Pine Island and Morris Point in shallow 8’-12’ has been very successful.

Don’t count out the sturgeon! The lake sturgeon season to keep one is only open for one more month. September 30 will mark the close until next spring. These dinosaurs of the water can put up quite a fight so if you are looking for a challenge or would like to extend your day of fishing, ask about our, Guided Outfitter trips. We have a few eighteen to twenty-foot Lund boats that work great for sturgeon and northern pike fishing in the river. Cool

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
9/3/13 11:10 AM CST
Good fishing again this week at The Walleye Capital of the World. Trolling crankbaits in "no man's land" out in the deep mud, 34', still producing. Anglers starting to transition over to live bait more. Crawler harnesses and jigging with minnows kicking in. Spots to check out, 26' in front of Zippel and Morris Point. 30' in front of Lighthouse Gap and numerous reefs near Long Point.

Up at the NW Angle. On the MN side, good walleye fishing continues north of Garden Island around Little Oak Island and Oak Island. Check out both reefs and deeper mud off of reefs. Pulling crawler harnesses, pink and/or gold blades has been successful. In Ontario waters, Skeet Island has been the go to area. Jig and minnow in a bright color.

Muskies are active. Groups catching and releasing many fish up to 52". A lot of fish in the 40's. Twitch baits that can be stopped and suspend doing well. Spinners also pulling some fish. Rock points, saddles and scattered red cabbage key. 50% of fish coming on figure 8. For more info, www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com.


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
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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Wigwam Fisherman
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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
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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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
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!

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