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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/29/13 11:54 AM CST
North winds have stirred up the big fish. Many slot fish 20 inches and bigger reported along edges of reefs 28-32 feet or 29-34 feet over mud. Troll with a crank bait or drift with spinners baited with crawlers and leeches along Garden, Bridges, and Little Oak Island. Some charters have started to down rig with positive results. Also, try anchoring with a jig and frozen shiner in 30-33 feet along the CN border line closer to the South Shore near Pine Island. Red with white and hammered gold are the colors to try this week.

Water levels are high on the Rainy River. Strong currents are bringing minnows upstream and plenty of walleyes following. Casting from shore pulls in a limit. Sturgeon activity increasing.

Up on the NW Angle, spinners baited with a chub has been the go to method. Try the reef around Little Oak, Four Blocks, and Falcon Island or rocks in Little Traverse Bay. 18-25 feet with red or hammered gold. Musky still active in top waters with Danny baits and cow girls.

For more info on lodging, fishing, charters, and other summer fun, go to www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com


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JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
7/22/13 1:58 PM CST
Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fishing remains very good. Good numbers of walleyes and saugers are being caught over reefs both deep and shallow, and over deep mud. Anchor with a 3/8 oz jig and a frozen shiner on calm days in 30-33 feet of water. Pink, gold, or bubble gum colors have been hot! Windy days mean drifting with spinners and leeches/crawlers. Both Big Traverse and Little Traverse producing good numbers and trophy fish. North of Garden Island, rock piles and shorelines 8-13 feet North of Zippel Bay, or 20-25 feet West of Zippel Bay all producing easy limits while drifting. Try hammered gold, bronze, pink, or chartreuse.

The Rainy River water has been high with strong currents. Walleyes are around rocky structures and in holes. Jig with a minnow near current seams, rapids and rocks. Smallmouth bass at mouths of rivers and along shorelines with boulders. Up at the NW Angle, mayflies are out but have not slowed the fishing. Jig deep 28-32 feet over rocky reefs or drift with spinners near Fourblocks, Starren Shoals, and Little Oak Island. Musky and Northern Pike active in the early/late evenings. Muskie activity has been good with many fish caught and released. Bass fishing strong, relating to bays and transition areas.

Great summer fishing is in full swing. For more info on lodging, fishing charters and other activities, www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com.


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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
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Joined: 6/29/2009
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FISHING REPORT
7/16/13 4:01 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We've had some incredibly warm days here on Lake of the Woods! Today, projected temperatures are supposed to hit in the 90's! We asked for summer, and by golly, we got it!

Fishing has slowed just a bit due to the fish fly hatch that we had recently, but people are still catching quite a few fish! Today the fields North of Zipple Bay in 7 feet of water were producing a lot of fish. Also the Twin Islands in the sand were giving up the fish. Leeches and crawlers on spinners seems to be the ticket, and purple I've head has been the hot color.

We still have some awesome specials going through the summer! Lodging rates have been reduced to just $28.50 per person, and kids 12 and under always stay FREE! This is prime family vacation time, with the weather beautiful, and the fishing biting, so give us a call today! We would love to show you our beautiful lake, and all that it offers!

1-800-448-9260

This past winter we had a "slow" year for fishing walleye, but in hindsight, with all of the numbers coming in, it wasn't as bad as it seemed. Here is an article from the Grand Forks Herald with a few answers from our local DNR experts. Check it out!

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/268348/

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/15/13 1:37 PM CST
Limits of walleyes the norm as summer patterns stabilize. Walleyes are being found deep over mud flats and reefs. Arnesen's Reef, Long Point area, Starren Shoal, North Bridges Reef, Knight, and Garden Island, all the way up to Little Oak Island are doing well jigging with a frozen shiners in 30'. Windy and low light, try on top or edges, sunny or calm days, check rock to mud transitions. Crawler harnesses on off shore flats and on windier days extremely effective. Crawlers or leeches on a hammered gold or pink spinner. Deep mud in front of Pine Island in 32' and in front of the fields (near Zippel Bay) also productive.

Resident walleyes on the Rainy River holding out in deeper holes, 15' - 25'. A jig and minnow the go to bait. Smallmouth bass still active. The normal haunts, mouths of rivers, boulder areas with small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. . Up at the NW Angle, walleyes are abundant in 22-24 feet of water over rock piles. Jig with a minnow or spinners with crawlers have been hot. Muskies and Pike are active and still in the weed beds and around boulders and saddles of islands. Lots of big fish being caught and released. Big numbers of smallmouth bass around sloping boulder areas.

For info on lodging, charters and availability, go to www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com.


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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
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Joined: 6/29/2009
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FISHING REPORT
7/9/13 11:50 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Greetings Fishermen!

We had a beautiful 4th of July weekend! Yes, it was hot, but guess what? We have a lake right out our front door to jump into! Today we get a bit of relief from the heat with a much needed rain shower! Grow gardens, grow!

Fishing has been pretty darn good over the past few days! Our guys headed up to Starrin Shoals to fish on the rubble yesterday. They pulled salmon colored spinners in about 30' of water, and did amazing. They also pulled bottom bouncers with crawlers. When I asked if they went anywhere else, they said, "we didn't have to". That says enough right there!

Photo is of Carol Heyl, and her 24" walleye. Her FIRST walleye ever, by the way!

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/8/13 10:22 AM CST
The reefs and deep water are producing. Limits of walleyes the norm. The many reefs on the west side of Big Traverse near Long Point and Arnesens have turned on. Garden Island and Knight and Bridges still hot on north end. Fish the tops early/late or with wave action, the rock to mud transition during the day. The deep mud basin on Big Traverse has kicked in to high gear. Jigging, crawler harnesses and trolling crankbaits are all producing limits. Big fish are mixed in with eaters. Walleyes also coming from both the Morris Point and Lighthouse Gaps. Gold, pink and chartreuse have been strong this week.

Smallmouth bass are active both in the Rainy River and up at the NW Angle. Target shallow boulder areas with gradual sloping banks. Shallow diving cranks and spinners both effective.

Up at the NW Angle, the reefs are on fire. Both on the MN side and Ontario side, big numbers of walleyes being caught. Jigging and pulling crawler harnesses are the go to methods. Big pike are being taken by walleye anglers on reefs as well.

Musky anglers are having good success as weed growth increases. Good numbers of fish being taken. Weedlines, rocky points and bays with boulders have been key.

For more info, check out www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or Facebook at LakeoftheWoodsMN.


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Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
7/1/13 1:55 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Can you believe that it is almost Independence Day? Where has time gone?! And we are finally having some summertime weather! Break out your sunscreen!

Fishing has been really good this past week! Fishing near Long Point in around 27 feet of water, pulling spinners has been very productive. Fishing up on Bridges on the rocks in 26-30 feet of water, anchored and jigging was awesome yesterday. Spinners with purple and gold blades around and on the rocks in around 6-16 feet of water has also been effective. (Near Bridges also!) Trolling with #7 ShadRaps has been very productive. Overall, get your boat out there, and you are bound to catch some fish!

Better yet, have one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides take you out and get you on the fish! We have reduced our lodging rates down to $28.50 per person, per night! That is a steal, and remember that KIDS, 12 & UNDER, STAY FREE! That's right, absolutely free, and there is no better way to spend summer days with your kids, than fishing!

Give us a call to book your fishing vacation!

1-800-448-9260

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Mike and Tanya Hamberg got married this weekend, and celebrated their union here at the WIgwam Resort! Thank you guys for letting us be a part of your special day! Congratulations and best wishes on your life together!

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
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FISHING REPORT
7/1/13 12:40 PM CST
The fishing is fantastic. Summer patterns are kicking in. While walleyes are still being taken jigging with frozen shiners, pulling spinners and crankbaits have really heated up. Walleyes in 12 - 30' of water in front of Pine Island, 27' - 32' out from the fields (west of Zippel), Archies, Lems, Arnesens reefs, west bar (west side of Garden Island), Starren shoal (south side of Garden Island), Little Oak Island and Knight and Bridges are all holding fish. The basin bite (Big Traverse) using leadcore and downriggers kicked in on Saturday. Lots of big fish over 28" caught. Spinners, gold, pink or purple. Cranks, gold, orange or crawfish.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing remains good for all species. In Canadian waters, walleye anglers continue to find walleye on reefs and points using jig/minnow. Best depths 10 to 30 feet. The mayfly hatch has started, avoid the areas with recent hatches for best success. Musky anglers are seeing and catching nice fish in sand bays and around boulder areas. Smallmouth bass are still going strong on the shorelines, and the largest pike have been showing up on reefs and point areas; lots of walleye anglers are catching them. For weekly fishing report and LOW events, lodging and Hot Deals, sign up at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com. Facebook at LakeofthewoodsMN.


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Steve L - Lake-Link
Steve L - Lake-Link
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Joined: 12/7/2008
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FISHING REPORT
6/28/13 1:55 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° 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

6/27/13

Fishing remains good and mosquitoes remain plenty!

Most of the boat traffic has been headed north to the Garden Island area, the expansive rock structure the area has to offer has been littered with walleyes. Numerous presentations will work now, jigs and pulling spinners are the bread and butter for the guides right now but trolling crank baits will work as well and often times catch the biggest fish. Don't forget about the south basin in the mud, big schools of walleyes still hold here and you can sometimes find "hot spots" in the mud.

Tie on a 3/8 ounce jig and tip it with a minnow or leech and your set if your going to jig fish. Change color and try jigs with rattle chambers or props, the extra noise and vibration is helpful sometimes. Look for fish "on top" of rock piles and scattered around the bottom of the structure where it starts to meet the mud. Depth of the fish will vary on these reefs, you may find them in 10' to 12' of water on top of a pile or holding part way down the pile in 20' to 24'. In the mud look for fish to be in water over 30' right now.

Lodging, Fishing & Meals!

Take a trip to Sportsman's Lodge and catch the summer excitement!

Check out summer packages here.

Lots of activities planned for the 4th of July. You won't want to miss it!

Steve L - Lake-Link
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FISHING REPORT
6/28/13 1:50 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
NW Angle/Oak Island Fishing Report Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN www.oakislandlodge.com 800-772-8411

6/27/13

The longest days of the year and the islands, perfect!

Its a perfect time of the year to visit the islands, the days are long so you have plenty of time to try and see everything. The fishing is decent too, great multi-specie action right now. Walleyes are moving to rock piles, look for 20' to 24' reefs. 3/8 ounce jig and minnow is perfect for these rock piles. Small mouth are found shallow holding around boulders in and around sand, crank baits and plastic worms or swim baits will work well. Toothy critters like musky and northern are being caught as well, look to shallow weed bays to hold fish of both specie but also look at fishing around rock cover near shore as well. Weed less spoons and small bass style spinner baits work well for the weed cover and catch anything that swims in the shallows.

This message sent to steve.ladany@hotmail.com by info@sportsmanslodges.com Sportsman's Lodges 3244 Bur Oak Road Baudette, MN 56623

Wigwam Fisherman
Wigwam Fisherman
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Joined: 6/29/2009
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FISHING REPORT
6/24/13 4:13 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Fishing has been pretty darn good! Head up to the west side of little oak, pull some spinners with leeches, minnows, or crawlers, in about 12-17' of water. The west and east sides of Garden Island have been producing nice sauger and walleye as well, again with spinners and leeches, crawlers, or minnows in 12-26' of water. The jig bite is on at the reefs of South Bridges and the 9 footer, in around 26' of water. Tip your jigs with frozen shiners, and anything with gold has been working great!

This past weekend we hosted the North Star Summer Walleye Classic fishing tournament, and 22 teams fished it. The folks who braved the wind and the waves and made it up to Garden and Knights did very well and brought in some really high quality fish!

Photo is of the "super moon" from last night, over the Rainy River.

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
6/24/13 11:48 AM CST
Fishing has been hot on all parts of the lake all day long! Mornings and evenings have been active with both slot fish and eater fish along shore lines as they move out deep for the day. Drift or troll the sand/shore line with gold crankbaits or a spinners with a crawler or leech in 7 - 10'. Move deeper as the day goes on, currently the best bite is 20-25 feet of water. Rocky areas and reefs are the go to spot jigging with a minnow on an orange/gold jig. Try the West or East banks of Garden Island. Also fish being caught in 27' in front of Morris Point gap.

Still a strong current on the Rainy River, but water conditions are returning to normal. Bass are active in the river, hanging out around loose boulders, weed growth, at the mouths of the river and bay areas.

Up on the NW Angle, walleye are staying over reef areas. 22-24 feet is ideal jigging or using spinners near shore. The bass bite has been active in shallow sandy areas. Shallow diving crankbaits will do the trick. Musky season is open and they are in the bays and active. For more information and the latest updates check out facebook.com/lakeofthewoodsMN or our website at lakeofthewoodsmn.com. Good fishing!


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crucial
crucial
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6/21/13 8:35 PM CST
Im heading up to lake of the woods july 13 im curious if the may flies have started hatching yet? Or when you think they will start? Any info would be great. Thanks and good luck.

JOE HENRY
JOE HENRY
Joined: 2/8/2012
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FISHING REPORT
6/18/13 9:25 AM CST
The fishing is excellent all over the lake. Key spots this past week are both gaps, Pine Island, Knight and Bridges, Archies Reef, Arnesens Reef and Garden Island. Walleyes are being caught from 5 ft of water with a wind swept shoreline to 30 feet on main lake basin. Good numbers and big fish are the norm. Jigging, spinners and pulling cranks effective. Colors, gold, glow and orange. Fishing is on fire right now.

Smallmouth bass are in the shallows. Good numbers coming form the Rainy River. Tapering shorelines with bolders or incoming rivers have been key.

Up at the NW Angle. Excellent fishing continues. As on south shore, limits of walleyes the norm. 15 - 25 feet of water, jigging, spinners and cranks. Walleyes starting to move to reefs. Smallmouth bass in shallows. Target by casting shallow diving cranks. Big pike being caught by walleye and bass anglers. Muskie season is open in Ontario waters. 50+ inch fish were caught this weekend.

More info at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or on Facebook. Watch Lake of the Woods shine this week on the Rapala Scatter Rap Challenge.


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Wigwam Fisherman
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FISHING REPORT
6/11/13 9:05 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Yesterday I tagged along on a launch trip and we caught fish! We took quite a drive and headed up to Knight's and Bridge's Islands and fished in about 20-24 feet of water. We anchored up and were jigging with frozen shiners. We did try out crawlers and leeches, but frozen shiners were by far the go to bait. They were biting light, and if you weren't on top of your hook set you would not get them in the boat. Good colors were pink with gold sparkles (is that a manly fishing term?), black with gold sparkles, gold, chartreuse, orange, and even blue. Overall, it was a gorgeous day for fishing and we had a blast!

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