Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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11/23/15 @ 2:47 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Fishing remains good for the few anglers interested in the last remaining open water. Walleyes, saugers and some trophy walleyes are being caught in 14-30' of water in front the Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island on the south end of the lake. Some ice forming in bays but still too thin to venture out on.

On the Rainy River, walleye fishing remains good. With rain, more current this week. More walleyes and larger walleyes are showing up in the river. Good reports at various spots from Wheeler's Point to Frontier Access. The fish prefer jig and minnow still near bottom. Orange, and gold mixed with bright color the ticket tipped with minnow.

Up at the NW Angle, not many fishing as ice is showing up in spots. A thin coat of ice this week in backwater areas. Resorts are ready for ice fishing. Walleye action in 15-26 feet jigging near Oak Island, Rabbit Ears, and Hay Island. On the Ontario side, areas with current adjacent to deep holes best. Muskie fishing going well trolling in 10-20' adjacent rock walls

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11/17/15 @ 11:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Fishing remains good. Walleyes, saugers and some trophy walleyes are being caught in 14-30' of water in front the Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island on the south end of the lake. This school of fish is plentiful and could cause a great bite for early ice. Fishing also good near NW Point, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, and near Twin Islands.

On the Rainy River, walleye fishing has picked up. More walleyes and larger walleyes are showing up in the river. Good reports at various spots from Wheeler's Point to Frontier Access. The fish are sluggish and prefer jig and minnow still near bottom. Orange, and gold mixed with bright color the ticket tipped with minnow. Sturgeon fishing awesome this week with many groups catching 8-10 per day, with fish up to 64". Catch and release only is in effect.

Up at the NW Angle, not many fishing as hunting is stealing the show. Walleye action continues in 15-26 feet jigging near Oak Island, Rabbit Ears, and Hay Island. On the Ontario side, areas with current adjacent to deep holes best. Muskie fishing going well trolling in 10-20' adjacent rock walls.

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11/11/15 @ 10:31 AM
jawjacker
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on the musky, do you hear of what lures and size of some fish caught,thanks

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11/9/15 @ 4:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
The fish are biting but everyone is deer hunting! Some guests are hunting morning and evening and fishing during the day. Walleyes are being caught in 20' of water in front of Pine Island jigging with a minnow. This school of fish have been there for weeks. Looks good for early ice. Fishing has been good near NW Point, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, and near Twin Islands. We believe those fish are still there to be had.

On the Rainy River, water temp is about 44 degrees. More walleyes and larger walleyes are showing up in the river. Good reports at various spots from Wheeler's Point to Frontier Access. Wabanica Chapel, Winter Road River, Baudette Bridge, Hattie's Hole have produced this week. Orange, and gold mixed with bright color the ticket tipped with minnow. Sturgeon fishing is catch and release and is in effect.

Up at the NW Angle, not many fishing as hunting is stealing the show. For those out, walleye action in a range of depth 15-26 feet jigging near Oak Island, Rabbit Ears, and Hay Island. On the Ontario side, areas with current adjacent to deep holes best. Walleye and crappie bite excellent at various locations along Falcon Island. Muskie fishing going well trolling in 10-18' adjacent to wind blown points.

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11/5/15 @ 9:28 AM
jawjacker
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any good info on trolling for musky right now,thanks

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11/2/15 @ 4:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Great fall fishing this week. We had our first dusting of snow followed by nice weather. The forecast shows a warm week ahead which is great for getting on the water. Similar pattern to last week. Jig and a emerald shiner the go to presentation. Gold with chartreuse or orange and bubble gum the hot colors. Stinger hook helpful for light biters. Big numbers of fish north of the Lighthouse Gap in 19-25'. Anglers also finding walleyes in front of near NW Point, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, and near Twin Islands. Evening hours showing results in shallower water in gaps, Zippel Rock and Long Point area.

On the Rainy River, the strong run of walleyes has not yet happened. There are some fish being caught but not in big numbers. Mornings and evenings are best! Colder weather should help bite. Try 16-18 feet jigging or drifting during windier days. Orange, and gold mixed with bright color the ticket tipped with minnow. Sturgeon fishing good. Some walleye anglers hooking into sturgeon. Catch and release season for lake sturgeon in effect.

Up at the NW Angle, hot walleye action in a range of depth 15-26 feet jigging near Oak Island, Rabbit Ears, and Hay Island. On the Ontario side, areas with current adjacent to deep holes best. Walleye and crappie bite excellent at various locations along Falcon Island. Muskie fishing going well trolling in 10-18' adjacent to wind blown points.

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10/26/15 @ 8:07 AM
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Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Hit LOW Saturday. Actually fished the Rainy River, the fish have followed the shiners into the river. Catching fish vertical jigging, still using the good old stand by color jigs, gold, orange and pink preferred in that order. Best spot for myself was sitting on Wheelers Point using my spot lock. Caught a lot of fish, no monsters, biggest might have gone 22". Got to eat fish with my brother Saturday night. It won't be long now should be seeing walkable ice out there within a month or so.

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10/20/15 @ 1:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
I will lump several days of fishing into one report. Spent 5 days fishing LOW & Rainy River in the past week. Can you say windy!!! The Shiners are moving into the river, but the Walleyes have not yet started to follow them. Fished the river for 4 days. It was very hit an miss, the one day there were 2-3 waves blowing up river. Typical windy day. Finally the wind settled down enough to get on the lake, it was chocolate milk. Still nothing happening on the lake. The following day the wind had subsided enough, that we were able to get on the lake and fish the Zippel Bay area. The water was clear, the fish were biting. My son had a goal of catching a Sturgeon. Well early in the week he caught a little one in the river. Over by Zippel Bay he caught a fun one. He caught it on a 6' ML Rod with 8LB Fireline on a jig. He fought it for 45 minutes before landing it, it weighed 20 LBS. He had fun. Typical colors were Gold and Gold with a Shiner. Attached a few pictures, nothing to really brag about, but I had fun with the kids.

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10/12/15 @ 9:26 AM
FISHING REPORT
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
This is a Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th report. Temps were very different as Sunday it was almost 80 degrees. The water temp remained a constant 55 however. Still fished with same 2 other buddies. Over the course of the past few days, the 30' water seemed to be the ticket. We did everything we could to avoid other boats. On Saturday we stumbled onto a structureless spot that we were able to maintain our position with the Spotlock on our trolling motor. This location was no different than any of the other 30' spots except that it held fish, and they were big ones.

On Saturday we caught a 27.5", 27", two 26's, and two 25's all from this one spot. Color seemed to make a difference today. An orange jig was the ticket.

All done for this week with my buddies, heading up again on Wednesday night with my boys. Did I say that Lake of the Woods is one of my favorite lakes? I have a 10x20 sleeper fish house up here as well.

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10/12/15 @ 9:14 AM
FISHING REPORT
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Friday Oct 9th. Today it was windy again, but not quite as windy as yesterday, we were able to move around a bit. Started out the morning again 3 miles out of the gap in 30' of water. Again jigging with shiners. Fished till 11:00 AM and went in to eat. Caught a bunch of walleyes and saugers, but didn't really count. This morning, nothing over 19", but the saugers were bigger than yesterday. caught one 18" sauger.

After lunch, we were able to move around. Took a boat ride to Garden Island looking for some big fish. Spent 4 hours moving around the Island. caught fish, but nothing to brag about. The best we did out there was jigging in 17' of water. Considered it a bust. Wind started to pick up, so we headed in around 5:00 PM, took us an hour to get back to the gap.

All told today, we had enough fish to have another fish fry.

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