Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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7/7/14 @ 1:17 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
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Fishing continues to be good. Pulling harnesses with crawlers, leeches and minnows the go to method with some good reports of jigging and trolling. From Long Point, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Pine Island try 10-14 feet leech or frozen shiner with a hammered gold, orange, or green spinner. Resorts have also had success around Garden Island and Archies Reef drifting with spinners in 8-16 feet. Shallower water in waves, deeper when calm.

Up at the NW Angle, shallows rocks still hot with good reports near Little Oak, Crow Duck and Falcon Islands drifting with spinners. Muskie hunters doing well over sand bays and boulder areas. Fishing is in full gear. More info atwww.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

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7/1/14 @ 1:18 AM
muskyhunter21
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We'll be heading up to the NW Angle in a week and a half on our annual muskie fishing trip and staying up there for a week. This will be our first time hitting this body of water. Mainly fishing for muskies, but will be working it to catch shore lunch with walleye, crappie, bluegill, and northerns as well. Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated.

Also, as far as electronics, we'll be using navionics on our cell phone. Will that be sufficient?

Thanks! Cool

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6/30/14 @ 1:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
Joe Henry
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Fishing is excellent! Drifting with a crawler/leech harnesses the go to method as the water warms. On the entire south shore such as Twin Islands, Long Point, the fields, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Lighthouse gaps, try 5-15 feet with hammered gold, orange, or rainbow minnow spinners. Big Traverse Bay, Garden, Knight and Bridges and Little Oak Islands are doing well in 12-30'. Some reports of jigging still in 26-32'.

On the Rainy River, water has cleared. Fishing still better near shorelines and docks throwing plugs or jigging in 10-15. Smallmouth bass bite strong near rocky areas.

Up at the NW Angle, Little Oak, Flag and Brush Islands doing well jigging or pulling spinners in 20-30'. On the Canada side, Falcon Island in 23-26 feet. Stay near reefs and island points for best bite. Muskies biting in sand bays and boulder areas. Resorts have availability, for info on lodging and guiding, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging

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6/23/14 @ 11:51 AM
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Joe Henry
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Reel in the walleyes this week as slot and trophy fish are dominating the bite, with good limits to take home. From Long Point, Zippel Bay, or Graceton Beach try 16-20 or 32 feet jigging. Drift with crawler harnesses in the afternoon. Morris Point and Pine Island doing well jigging 25-30. Good reports heading north to the sand bars of Little Oak, West Bar, and Bridges pulling hammered gold spinners with crawler, leech, or minnow. Gold, pink, orange the hot colors this week.

On the Rainy River, walleye biting on jigs close to shore and off docks. Try 15-18 feet with bright colors.

Up at the NW Angle, anglers jigging gold and orange jigs and pulling harnesses in 20-30 feet with great success. Pike and bass in weed beds and shore lines. Muskie opener had a strong start casting spoons and spinners over weed beds. Many big fish caught and released. Fishing continues to be hot. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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6/16/14 @ 8:06 PM
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r&j
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CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Ballard's Black Island Resort was the place to be the week of the 8th. Mainly targeted walleyes but a few pike got in the way. Small Mouth Bass catch and release was no contest. We worked a short shoreline and boated 7. One 18 inches. The walleyes were hungry for frozen shiners hooked on a 1/4 oz jig. Our guide used a rubber eel like bait called the Fluke. Drop to the bottom and make that worm wiggle. He was catching two to my one and sometimes three. Lots of 12-18, fewer 18-21, some 22, 23, 24 inchers. One at the closing moments of 28". All in all a great trip but the credit goes to our First Nation guide. (name is a secret) Good fishing to all tight lines!

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6/16/14 @ 11:45 AM
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Joe Henry
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High water has only seemed to fill buckets faster this week. Jigging still the go to method for trophy walleyes and eater sized fish. Try Twin Islands, Zippel Bay, Morris Point, Lighthouse Gap 18-20 or 22-26 feet tipped with frozen shiner. Reports also good jigging up by Garden, West Bar, Knight and Bridges 20-26'. Good reports of drifting with crawler or leech harnesses in front of Long Point, Twin Islands, Graceton, the Gap, and Pine Island 8-10 or 6-17.

In the Rainy River, good reports of walleyes in 15-18. Use heavy jigs with strong current tipped with frozen shiner. Hot colors this week are your pick, gold, pink, orange, green, or chartreuse all doing well.

Up at the NW Angle, good numbers of walleyes, pike, and bass. Hot walleye action both in MN and Ontario. Try west side of Little Oak, Lake Trails area of Oak Island and rock structure around Brush Island. Jigging, pulling spinners, and trolling cranks doing well in 8-30'. Gold or pink hot colors. Muskie season starts this Saturday June 21st in MN and Ontario. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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6/9/14 @ 3:46 PM
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Joe Henry
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Mix up your fishing methods this week as fish spread out. Anchoring and jigging still popular in front of Long Point, Twin Islands, Zippel Bay, Morris Point, Lighthouse Gap, West Bar on Garden Island, and the reefs of Knight and Bridges Islands in 20-26 feet. Use gold, pink, chartreuse and orange tipped with frozen shiner. Drifting with spinners and crawler harnesses doing well shallow in these same areas. Try 16-17 feet near Long Point to Graceton, and 6-15 in the Gap to Pine Island. Walleye abundant with a good mix of sauger, perch, northern, and even some sturgeon this week.

The Rainy River also doing well. Walleye biting in 15-18'. Use heavy jigs in strong currents; orange and pink with gold tipped with shiner. June is bass month so hit up bay edges and rapid throwing cranks.

Up at the NW Angle, walleye active in MN waters at Little Oak and four blocks 15 - 30' and in Ontario waters shallow along shorelines on the edge of drop offs. Jigging, spinners and cranks all catching fish. Bass biting deep but head shallow as they prepare for spawn. More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMn.com.

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6/5/14 @ 3:28 PM
Joe Henry
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Check out the latest fishing report from Lake of the Woods with Joe Henry on a charter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBaLE0eLeBQ

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6/2/14 @ 3:40 PM
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Joe Henry
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Great fishing in many depths this week. Walleyes slowly moving to deeper waters after spawn. From Long Point to Graceton beach, jig in 28-30 feet or drift with spinners 14-16 feet. Morris Point Gap heading towards Lighthouse Gap doing well 12-20 feet. Trolling crankbaits in 6 - 14' along Pine Island also good. Some resorts headed towards Knight and Bridges reefs doing well in 25-32' jigging. Hot colors this week include gold, chartreuse, pink, orange or a combination of those tipped with frozen shiner.

On the Rainy River, June kicks off the month of small mouth bass! Excellent reports of smallies as water levels drop. Check Clementson Bay or rocky areas. Tributaries into the river holding good numbers of nice pike . Walleyes still shallow.

Up at the NW Angle, try a couple different depths throughout the day, 15-20 feet mornings and evenings and 28-30 mid day. Bright colored jigs tipped with minnow. Pike and bass active. Good lake trout fishing for anglers venturing into Canada. More info on resorts and guides at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging

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5/27/14 @ 2:09 PM
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Joe Henry
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Great fishing continues! All sizes, eaters, slots and trophies. On the south shore, 12 - 19' successful in numerous areas, Twin Islands, Long Point, the fields, Zippel Bay reef, in front of both Morris Point Gap and Lighthouse Gap and in front of Pine Island. Fish also going in 4 Mile Bay. Anchored up and jigging with frozen shiners is the go to method. Some success with crawler harnesses. Gold is hot.

Rainy River, good reports of jig fishing. Best depths, 7 - 15'. Numerous spots.

Up at the NW Angle, awesome fishing. Fish being caught in 5' - 33'. Jig and minnow is go to. Crankbaits working for some. Water temps reaching 48 degrees in spots. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in. In MN, try Flag Island flats, red buoys by Sportsman's and Angle Inn and Little Oak Island. In Ontario, Devil's Elbow and Deepwater Bay. For more info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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