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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.

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Wigwam Fisherman
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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
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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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9/5/13 4:41 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Lake of the Woods South Shore Fishing Report Sportsman's Lodge Baudette, MN www.sportsmanslodges.com 800-862-8602

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
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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
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8/29/13 1:56 PM CST
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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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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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Wigwam Fisherman
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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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Wigwam Fisherman
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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!

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