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walleyeking32
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2/26/13 11:03 AM CST
thanks for the report.. me and my father are coming up to warrod mn the 11-15 of march looking to do some pike fishing for the late season and tie into a 20 pounder.. also looking to maybe get a a guide for a day and try the walleye. what are the rules on the tip ups.. is it considered 4 lines if i am using 2 quick strik rigs on 2 tip ups?? rigged for smelt??

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FISHING REPORT
2/26/13 8:55 AM CST
Ice Depth: 27" Conditions: Partly Sunny
The latest from Lake Of the Woods.

Ice Fishing in permanent shelters through March 31st! Fish are still deep this week as resort houses are in 28-32 feet of water. Resorts targeting deep mud on south end as well as structure towards mid-lake and the north end of the lake. Overall, better bite north, although, some days south houses do better. Saugers of all sizes are showing a steady bite all day, with walleyes biting more in mornings and afternoon. Jig with one line, dead stick with a live minnow for second line. Tip-up fishing has been great for the evening northern bite in shallower water.

Gold and glow red are still producing big results. The weather is looking steady, sunny, and warm this week, so it should keep the bite steady as well. Put your extensions on the augers. 30-36 inches of ice is still enough to make it through March 31 for permanents and April 14 for the regular walleye season.

The Northwest Angle has seen a lot of action this week. Fish are starting to move into shallow waters. Resorts reporting in some cases, you only need one line for all the action! Fishing has been good. Many of the fish cleaned have had emerald shiners in them. Crappies and pike have been active.

Info on LOW lodging and fishing at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or Like Us on Facebook at lakeofthewoodsMN

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walleyeking32
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2/26/13 8:34 AM CST
how is the pike bite ?? also where is swift ditch drive.. thanks

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2/25/13 10:30 PM CST
We did bring the tullies home for the smoker. The people from the lodge looked at us like we were nuts. They are not a true lake whitefish, though they look similar. They do put up a good fight. I caught one that was 18". I'm planning on firing up the smoker this week, so I'll find out soon if they make good smoked fish. We did not catch any Pike, Perch, or Pout. Maybe next time.

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2/25/13 6:06 PM CST
Fish-eater, glad to help! Sounds like you guys did ok. To date, it has been bit of a down year from all the reports. Most attribute it to the changing weather patterns and the barometer yo-yo'ing up and down. Good to see you guys caught some slotters. Did you bring home any of the tullies for the smoker? How about any pike, perch or pout? We're heading back up on March 7 and can't wait. Sun starting to get higher in the sky, longer days and fishing outdoors is a whole lots of fun in the warm sun. They tend to put on the feed bag for the upcoming spawn. I'll be sure to report back that we're suffering from sore arms! Big Smile

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FISHING REPORT
2/25/13 12:52 PM CST
Ice Depth: 27" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We've had a beautiful weekend and it's another beautiful day on Lake of the Woods, today! Many fish were caught this past weekend, and there are many more to be caught!

We are doing very well out on the reefs by Bridges. 26-33' of water seems to be the best depths to fish at. Pink and gold were the hot colors. There were also quite a few fish caught on green. Fishing next year seems to be on track to be amazing, as many small fish were caught. You will have to sift through those to catch your keepers, but it will be worth it! I will have a video up and running by the end of today with footage from the reefs this past weekend.

If you are fishing in the flats, they are still out deep, 28-32 feet of water. The mud flats have been spotty, but when they are biting, the action is good and the fish are of quality size. Gold, pink, and white jigs are working well, and small colored hooks and bobbers seem to be effective, as well.

Picture is of Cory Sondeland of North Dakota, holding his 24" walleye caught on a green Macho Minnnow.

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2/25/13 11:15 AM CST
Ice Depth: 35"
Fish are still deep this week as resort houses are in 28-32 feet of water. Resorts targeting deep mud on south end as well as structure towards mid-lake and the north end of the lake. Overall, better bite north. Saugers of all sizes are showing a steady bite all day, with walleyes biting more in mornings and afternoon. Jig with one line, dead stick with a live minnow for second line. Tip-up fishing has been great for the evening northern bite in shallower water.

Gold and glow red are still producing big results. The weather is looking steady, sunny, and warm this week, so it should keep the bite steady as well. Put your extensions on the augers. 30-36 inches of ice is still enough to make it through March 31 for permanents and April 14 for the regular walleye season.

The Northwest Angle has seen a lot of action this week. Fish are starting to move into shallow waters. Resorts reporting in some cases, you only need one line for all the action! Many of the fish cleaned have had emerald shiners in them. Crappies and pike have been active. Info on LOW lodging and fishing at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or on Facebook at lakeofthewoodsMN


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Perch4Life
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2/25/13 10:39 AM CST
Myself and 3 guys will be heading up for the weekend March 1-3 out of Warroad MN we booked a sleeper house. Will have a report when we get back seems fishing is slow but either way can't wait to get up there. Anyone fish out of Warroad as of recent this is our first time on LOW.

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2/25/13 8:55 AM CST
Ice Depth: 34" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Just got back from LOTW. Fished Friday afternoon through this morning and unfortunately it was the worst fishing I have ever had on LOTW. 7 saugers between 4 guys and 2 tullibee was all we had to show for our time , but thats why its called fishing and not catching. Tried ever color and bait we had in the box for rattlin flyers and buckshots to forage & macho minnows to skobie snacks and pink charmers. I will say this and we kick ourselves for not going back but the late afternoon bite in 17-20fow could be good. We lost 2 slot fish and caught a slot and 2 dinks.

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2/23/13 8:46 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Pout, thanks again for all the helpful tips! We had a great time. We stayed in a sleeper through Sportsmans Lodges from 2/11 - 2/14. We heard the fishing was slow, but we managed to catch our share of fish; mostly saugers and a few walleyes. I caught 2 slot fish 23.5" and 24" and my buddy also got a 24". We also caught 15 Tullibees. It took about half a day for me to dial in the right presentation, but once I figured it out; I probably caught 5 fish to every 1 all the other boys caught. Small gold spoons (Forage Minnows and Flyers) tipped with a crappie minnow skin hooked in the back and fished below a small slip float caught many of the keepers as well as both the slot fish I got. Overall we probably caught around 100 fish, half of which were small ones that went back. We were about 10 miles out in 31 FOW. The people at Sportsmans Lodges were great and Stefany,"The Ice Queen" made sure we had everything we needed. They even moved the sleeper house out another 1/2 mile after my buddies heard they were catching bigger fish to the north of us. To me it didn't seem to matter it was the same depth and I was catching fish at both locations. I'm sure we will be back again next year.

Good luck to everyone!

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2/22/13 6:37 AM CST
Ice Depth: 27"
Thanks to everyone for their tips!

Was a great 1st trip. We were in the sleeper from Sunday till Wednesday morning. Blizzard with 10+" of snow and white out conditions for a day and a half.

Fishing was slow but steady. Electronics definitely played a key role. Gold/Black buckshots with a minnow head were top jigging producers. Whole fathead on a plain red hook dead sticked produced almost as well. Shack was in 26 feet of water in the flats. Post blizzard bite definitely went south by Tuesday morning.

2 adults and 2 kids easily iced over 100 fish for the trip. Kept about a dozen sauger, 1 walleye, and 5 tullibee's for the smoker.

Broke a jig rod (not on a fish) and used a tip up in the hole as my dead stick. Worked great and glad the tip up was thrown in as a last second addition.

Great customer service and accommodations from Borderview. Looking forward to more adventures with them.

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2/19/13 5:10 PM CST
You're right on the money, NP, gotta work for them. We have been going to Arnesens for a number of years, top notch. Joe is a great guy. Those are some well built perch and they are quite the bonus. We were up there in late Jan. and only caught 2 perch and fishing was generally slow. That is why they call it fishing and not catching. We caught enough to eat a couple meals. Sleepers aren't for everyone, but they're the only way to go for us. Heading back up in two weeks. In my opinion, March is the best time and fishing outside with the sun blazing down on you is the ticket. Mobility is the key and we usually do really well. Last year we had to cancel the trip due to the 70 degree weather and poor ice so we're itchin' to get up there. Sounds like no problems this year expected. Can't wait to get back up to the big pond.

Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
2/19/13 2:31 PM CST
Ice Depth: 26" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Greetings fishermen!

We finally got a bunch of the white stuff! A winter storm blew through yesterday and dumped a good ten or so inches on us.

Fishing picked up a little bit this past week. If you're fishing the mud flats, it seems to be more productive during the midday. Use gold, glow colors, white and the pink. Fish out deep (30-34'), and you may have to move your house around to find the fish. You will probably have to sift through some small fish to get to the keepers, but that is just a great sign for fishing next year! If you're fishing the reefs, find a spot 30-34 feet, on the gravel. Use a small presentation in gold or glow colors. The Lindy Flyer and small glow buckshots are also doing well. We have seen quite a number of nice northern pike. These can be caught right out in front of Wigwam in Four Mile Bay, and anywhere along the shore in five to eight feet of water. So bring along your tip ups and get ready to pull up some great pike!

We still have plenty of room during the midweek! We also have some great midweek specials you should check out on our website! Give us a call to book your fishing vacation now!

Pictures are from a group this past weekend, with a 26.5" and 27.5" walleye.

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2/19/13 12:56 PM CST
Got back from the annual fishing trip to Arnesen's with the buddy. Word on the lake is slow. Obviously we can't have years like last year. But, we did not let that discourage us.

Stayed in a sleeper on Saturday and Sunday. Joe and the other guides said houses were catching 4 to 5 keepers a day and were not very happy. However, we got to the shack and got to work. You must pound the mud and jig aggressively. No bobber watching here.

The front that moved in on us Sunday seemed to really turn on the fish actually. Ended up with our limits. More Saugers then walleye however. Also had 10 bonus jumbos. Managed to even get three slot fish. (22, 23, 25")

Anyone looking for a resort you must give Arnesens a look. Nicest track vehicles, ice houses and accommodations on the big lake (IMO. Already booked the trip for our tenth year at Arnesens.

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FISHING REPORT
2/18/13 11:36 AM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: Below 0° F
Fish are on the move and are active. Structured areas and reefs ranging from 24-32 feet of water hot. Structure near Knight and Bridges islands doing well. Steady sauger bite all day, with walleye favorable early mornings, and mid to late afternoon. Fish biting light, downsizing presentation may be helpful. Smaller baits better this week, still using gold, glow, and pink, with orange also hot this week. Use a live minnow on a dead stick, minnow heads on a jigging stick. Houses fishing mud are spread out and are catching fish. More sporadic vs structure, but still catching. Electronics showing suspended fish which are eating. Trophy walleyes showing up. 8" of new snow last night.

Up at the NW Angle. Fishing is consistent. Houses around Little Oak Island and Garden Island. Good action for walleyes and saugers. Crappies and whitefish still being caught in remote areas. Big northerns being caught when targeted. Info on LOW lodging and fishing at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com and Facebook at lakeofthewoodsMN


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