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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
2/19/14 2:19 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
ood afternoon Fishermen!

We have been having some absolutely beautiful weather the past couple of days! We've been in the mid 30's and it feels like spring! You won't see a lot of jackets around here in these temps!

Fishing report: We have been doing very well up north at the reefs, especially the early morning bite, and the evening bite, which are getting stronger. A jigging spoon tipped with a whole minnow, in 24-27 feet of water is the ticket up there. The mud is spotty right now. Fishing in 34-36 feet of water, and if you happen to get on a school of bait fish, you will hammer them! Electronics are key. We had a sleeper house that said they caught fish all NIGHT on Sunday. Something to do with the moon maybe? I heard of other sleepers catching fish at night last night, as well. As most of you know, Lake of the Woods has a notoriously terrible night bite, so this is interesting!

Dustin Anderson sent this picture in after a successful Wigwam fishing trip!

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/17/14 11:22 AM CST
Ice Depth: 35"
Fishing consistent. Fish spread out deep. Anglers fishing a mix of mud and reefs with positive results. Arnesen's, 16 Mile, Long Point, Zippel Bay, and Morris Point doing well in 28-32 or 34-36 feet of water. With clearer water, low light and night bite continues in 15-17 or 20-24. Some walleyes moving back towards Pine Island. Good bite continues in 28-32 near Knight and Bridges reef. With timid bite, jigging effective with jigging spoon and minnow head. Also use dead stick 4-6" off bottom with live minnow. Glow colors or gold best. Lots of walleyes, saugers, and good mix of jumbo perch and tulibees.

On the Rainy River, evenings and mornings best. Move towards the mouth of the river, positive results in front of airport and Wabanica Church. 16-18 feet of water best.

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes and saugers action remains strong. Good numbers of pike and crappie in the mix. Try 25-30 feet between rock and mud transition for best results. Glow jigs and spoons, or rattle jigs best. Use dead stick 4" off bottom. For info on lodging and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
2/10/14 12:52 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F
Good afternoon fishermen!

In case you were wondering, it is still cold! We don't expect to warm up until Beach Bash. Kidding of course, but a nice 20 degree day would be more than welcome!

Fishing has been good the past week or so. We are starting to trend towards spring patterns; the rock rubble has had a good bite, and the mud is good mid-morning when the sun is shining. The fish have been biting well on Rapala Jiggin' Raps, JR's original Stop Signs, Lindy Flyers, and a plain gold or colored rock and roll jig, tipped with a whole minnow. Currently we are fishing in 28-32 feet out on the reefs, and 32 in the mud.

We had a 6 man cabin open up for this weekend, Thursday-Sunday, so if you are still looking to get out fishing, give us a call!

Check out this video from Carolyn Meuller, where she pulls up a 28" walleye on a jiggin stick, hand over hand! (Video was sent to me through SnapFish, and I can't upload it directly)

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=11750123008/PictureID=652948999008/a=9538692024_43333984/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/10/14 11:40 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Fishing remains consistent. Walleyes and saugers filling limits with a good mix of jumbo perch and tulibees mixed in. The morning/evening bite producing in 14-15 feet of water. Mid day try 28-34 feet over mud flats. Some resorts have moved out to reefs near Knight and Bridges and Starren shoal with positive reports. Jigging spoons tipped with minnow head or body in jigging hole. Dead stick,1/4 oz jigs or plain hooks in gold, glow, and red tipped with a live minnow.

On the Rainy River, pre-spawn is just around the corner as walleyes move mornings and evenings to 17-19 feet. Action is best towards the mouth of the river. Gold, pink, or glass eyed jigs best for dead stick hole, bug eyes and wabblers doing well jigging.

Walleyes have been very active up at the NW Angle. Numbers of jumbo perch and saugers in the mix easily filling limits. 27-29' has been the best bite with most fish feeding close to bottom. Use gold or glow tipped with a minnow. Good crappie action continues adjacent to deep bays. For more info on lodging or ice fishing, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or 218-634-1174.


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FISHING REPORT
2/7/14 9:20 AM CST
Just returned from our third trip to LOW this year. This time we stayed and fished out of Morris Point. We were out 5-6 miles in 29-30' of water. The fishing was S-L-O-W. In 3 days fishing from 8am-5:30pm my buddy and I caught 74 fish which included walleyes, some tulibees, but mostly sauger. The first day we caught a total of 12 fish with one 14" sauger in the bucket - no slots. The 2nd. day we caught 24 fish. This included one 22" slot and 10 fish big enough for the bucket. They included a 18.75" inch walleye and a 15.5" sauger. The last day we caught 38. They included a 21.75" slot and seven fish fit to keep which included a 18" walleye and a 16" sauger. We tried literally every jig/spoon we had, along with fresh whole and half minnows as well as frozen emerald shiners. Never have we seen so many lookers. You could work fish 8-10' up the vexilar and back down they'd go. The resort and icehouses were less than half full. Maybe an indication of the slowdown in the fishing. Talking with others in the cleaning house and the restaurant/bar there were certainly groups that did better than we did but equally as many that didn't. Don't get me wrong though - can't have a bad time at LOW! Next year we plan to shift all of our hard water trips to Dec-Jan. The early ice fishing seems to be alot better. Also we think that later in the season our trips will be out of the resorts that fish the rock reefs rather than the deep mud areas.

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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FISHING REPORT
2/7/14 8:45 AM CST
Our trip last weekend went well. We fished in 28' of water. We did catch more of the fish jigging Buckshot jigs in red, gold w/pink back, white/green, and the red UV. However, we did pick up all our big fish on bobber rigs tipped with rainbows or shiners. Some people we talked to didn't do that well, but not sure how hard they worked for the ones they got. Good luck up there!

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
2/3/14 10:03 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
Anglers and fish are spread out from depths of 27 - 34' of water. Good reports. Anglers working lures with electronics seeing more success. South end producing good numbers of saugers along with walleyes. Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange. Some anglers starting to fish mid lake reefs. Jigging line in one hole with dead stick and live minnow 6" off bottom in other.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River around Baudette and Clementson reporting morning/evening bite. Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay. 19-21' most consistent. Pike active in bays.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts shifting houses. Some in deep mud, some on structure. Nice bite continues, 23-28'. Walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch mixed in. Reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters continues. For more info on lodging, fish houses, and anything LOW, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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The original strikemaster
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1/27/14 10:03 PM CST
Hey Hammer you shouldn't need a auger extension it's only about 28inch Our hot color was pink .we released 2 24 inch today caught lots of Tulibees again not to many eyes or sauger, resorts are moving out deeper as we saw ballards today starting to moving from 9 miles out to more north of the mud flats

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1/27/14 3:17 PM CST
I have not yet been up there yet this season but am making my way North on Thursday this week. Is an auger extension required? How has the bite been out of Zippel Bay?

Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
1/27/14 1:23 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Good afternoon fishermen!

We are cold. Very, very cold. But it is warm in our bombadiers and fish houses!

This past weekend was a toss up for the fishermen/fisherwomen on Lake of the Woods. Some people complained the bite was horrible, while others were very excited with the fish they caught. I received tons of pictures of slot fish. (See our "Fish Pictures" album here on Facebook.) Currently we are in 32 feet of water, 8 miles out on the Canadian line. Like I said, there were a lot of slot fish caught this weekend. Walleyes are biting off the bottom, as well as sauger and perch. Pink and gold jigs, glow jigs, and Jiggin' Raps, seem to be the ticket right now, tipped with a whole live minnow. I talked to a group of guys who headed up near Garden Island at Starren Shoals on sleds this weekend, and they did very very well. We will be trying to make our way up towards Knights and Bridges next week sometime.

We just had four cabins open up for the weekend of February 6th-8th, so if you are looking for lodging during that time, give us a call! These cabins will go quick, so don't wait too long!

We will be getting a fishing video out this week, so keep an eye out for that!

Picture is of Jennifer Raschke's aunt (name unknown), after she caught a 28" walleye on jigging stick, hand over hand.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/27/14 10:15 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
What a week of weather! Despite the fronts, anglers caught fish. Some anglers say fishing affected by weather, others say it didn't matter. Success in depths of 27 - 34' of water. Anglers who are portable doing morning/evening bite in 15 - 20' and catching fish. Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange. A few anglers in sleeper houses reporting some action after sun sets. Jigging line in one hole with dead stick and live minnow 6" off bottom in other.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River around Baudette and Clementson reporting morning/evening bite. Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay. 19-21' most consistent. Pike active in bays.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts still on walleyes. Nice bite continues, 23-28'. Most resorts fishing golden triangle, near Oak Island, Little Oak, etc. Also reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters. For more info on lodging, fish houses, and anything LOW, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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The original strikemaster
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1/26/14 9:57 PM CST
Blue ex as far as the hooks a tip up with a treble hook must have a blade attached you can add this right at the leader hasp with the hook, raps can have two hooks when jigging as far as I know, you can use two lines for ice fishing.Goodluck hope my info was help.

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1/26/14 9:51 PM CST
Ice Depth: 28" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: Below 0° F
Been fishing in ballards sleepers the last two days bite has been very good right up to noon today when we were asked to come back to the resort and sleep in a cabin due to safety reasons with the weather. All resorts were pulling people out of their houses.Most larger fish ,23,23,24,19.5 19.5 eyes were caught after dark yes after dark 630pm to 830pm .Tulibee were abundant also all were couple pounds easily. Our hot color was pink for 3 days in a row with a full shinner minnow body, also caught a 28 inch pike. We are 9 miles out in the mud flats 32 feet. On the bottom for the eaters a foot to 18 inches up for the large eyes.We caught some nice 16 in saugers . Tomorrow is our last day hope to fill all 4 of our eye limits and more bonus fish.

Blueexplorer18
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1/21/14 10:19 PM CST
this may be a dumb question but I have heard differant answers. Heading up to Lake of the woods for the first time next month and heard mixed reports about how many hooks you can use. can you use jigging rapalas that have more than one hook or treble hooks? from what i read in the MNDNR regs jigging rapalas or spoons that have more than one hook is ok. But you have to be a laywer to read between the lines. any clarifacations would be appreciated.

JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
1/21/14 11:08 AM CST
Ice Depth: 23"
Fishing remains consistent. A variety of year class walleyes being caught, including great classes of smaller fish mixed in with eaters and some trophies. Saugers are filling the buckets, with 12 - 14" being the norm with an occasional 16". Lots of tulibees this week. Same routine, jigging spoon with minnow head in one hole, dead stick with plain hook or drop shot and live minnow in the other. Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange. Depth, 28-32'. Still a morning/evening bite in 15-20'. Pike anglers doing well in shallower depths with tip ups.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River are doing well. Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay. 19-21' most consistent. Morning / evening producing the best. Pike active in bays. A 40+" pike caught this week in Baudette Bay not far from Willie Walleye.

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues. Combo of walleyes, saugers and mixed in jumbo perch in 23-28'. Anglers venturing into Ontario finding big black crappies adjacent to deep bays. Work through resorts if venturing out amongst islands as ice conditions fluctuate. For lodging, fish house rentals and snowmobile trail info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.


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