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Razor6483
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3/13/13 6:59 PM CST
Lol! I was thinking the exact same thing, outdoor addictions! Everybody i've talked to this year has had poor fishing this year. Puke

OutdoorAddictions
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3/13/13 4:34 PM CST
It is interesting that all the posts by guides say that the fishing is great and wonderful. Catching fish left and right, come on up "We'll take your money". But the true reports by the guys that go there and come back with empty stomachs and empty wallets say differently. Just my 2 cents

TIM ZWIEG
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3/13/13 12:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
Fishing Lake of the Woods out of Zippel Bay recently. We had good success cathincg Norherns in 12'-15' of water during the day on tip ups with 6"-8" Sucker Minnows on a Northland Predator rig.

Walleye fising was best deep in 34' of water. We had to hop around on sleds a bit,e ven headed out to Garden Island twice. Best bait wwas a Macho Minnow in Gold with a minnow head. Biggest Walleye was 23"


TIM ZWIEG
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3/13/13 12:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
Fishing Lake of the Woods out of Zippel Bay recently. We had good success cathincg Norherns in 12'-15' of water during the day on tip ups with 6"-8" Sucker Minnows on a Northland Predator rig.

Walleye fising was best deep in 34' of water. We had to hop around on sleds a bit,e ven headed out to Garden Island twice. Best bait wwas a Macho Minnow in Gold with a minnow head. Biggest Walleye was 23"


yink777
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3/12/13 11:36 AM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Just got back from LOTW through Rich's Sleepers. Similar to what Perch4Life posted before, we went to stay at Rich's Sleepers in Warroad. When we got there we've never saw Rich other than him giving us directions from Warroad to the sleeper house on the phone. I'm pretty sure we stayed in the same house as Perch4Life (red 6 man sleeper). Other than that we did meet up with his wife who was pretty nice. The fishing was very slow, but the house we stayed in was pretty clean and comfortable. We were set up on a sandbar about 17 feet.

Friday we caught about 15 small 5 inch walleyes inside our house and a few yards outside I caught about 7 walleyes around 8-9 inches. Also caught a couple small perches.

Saturday I woke up and fish early but it was the same as the day before. We managed to catch 4-5 eater size walleye with the biggest being 15 inches and a 20 inch pike. Fishing was slow so we fished until 3 and got drunk for the remainder of the day. Puke

Sunday we caught the same small walleyes and head out by noon.

Wigwam Fisherman
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3/11/13 5:46 PM CST
Ice Depth: 28" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Greetings Fishermen!

Just think...Last year at this time, it was 70 degrees and ice was fading fast! This year, we're still fishing out at the reefs!

Speaking of the reefs, that is where we are catching them right now! We are pulling out limits of sauger and walleye, and mix a few bonus jumbo perch in there! We're fishing between 28-32 feet of water off of rubble rock. We're having luck using Jiggin' Raps, Lindy Flyers, and JR Stop Signs, in various colors and glow colors.

If you are fishing in the mud, it will probably be spotty and and slow. BUT, if you can fish the first hour and a half, and the last hour and a half in 17-21' in front of the Gap, there is some excellent walleye fishing to be had! Use your Vexilar and find those fish!

We still have room to bring you up to the reefs! Give us a call to book your fishing vacation before we lose the ice!

JOE HENRY
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3/11/13 1:30 PM CST
Ice Depth: 36"
Fishing is turning on as we head towards the end of the season. Electronics are lit up and the walleyes are eating. Saugers, walleyes, tulibee, northern pike and a few jumbo perch is the mix on the south end. Resorts are fishing the mud as well as some still fishing the reefs on the north and west end of the lake. South end mud starting to turn on. 26 - 31' have all produced this week. The warm weather, longer days and angle of the sun has been making fish active. Highs in the 30's this week and freezing at night keeps the ice through the end of March. Afternoons are producing the best bite. Anglers are catching on light colors this week; small gold, pink, white, and silver jigs with a live minnow. Actively jig one line and dead stick the other.

Monster pike season is upon us and monster fish are coming in from around the lake. Shallow water adjacent to spawning areas, 4-12' of water. Use a tip-up and a quick strike rig with dead bait or a live sucker. Pike season is open all year long! Walleye closes on April 14, permanent houses must be off on March 31.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing very consistent for all species with a very strong shallow evening bite for walleyes. Snowmobile trails in good shape. Resorts across the lake have March and April openings. For more info or available lodging, www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or 1-800-382-FISH (3474).


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Silver Tequila
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3/11/13 10:08 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Cloudy
We fished 3/6/2013 p.m. through 3/9/2013 in 32 F.O.W. out 11 miles due north of Pine Island just to the west off of Adrian's greatly maintained roads. The fishing was sporadic at best during our 3 1/2 days of fishing. We used mostly Northland Forage Minnows in perch and gold colors. We tried shiners, fat heads, wax worms and Pro Cure bait scents. For electronics we love to use the versatile Lowrance products. I have the 522cigps also the X67c for my wife. The fish were mostly snug to the bottom with a few suspenders. I managed an 18" walleye with several other smaller eyes and sauger and our group helped fill out the rest of our limits. We also set up tip ups for northerns deep and just below the ice but to no availability.

Our group had our 2 nephews along for there 1st trip north. The 7 year old pulled up and kept a 19 1/4" walleye and the 13 year old caught and released a 22" walleye. These memories have these boys hooked on fishing and I rewarded them with a hook for the bill of there hats! Lots of smiles and hugs were administered.

Great conversations, grilling, snacks and refreshments were had by all.

The trip home started at 5:50 a.m. and lasted 10 hours which usually takes 7 hours. Road travel was absolutely terrible for the 1st 300 miles. We made it home safe and sound.

Thanks for joining us "Timinator", Pat and family.

I will be adding photos in the next few days.

Smile

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3/11/13 6:10 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Just got back from trip No. 6 there and it was the worst fishing I had that time. The wife and I brought back 9 Saugers between 12 and 13 in. and 2 tulibees...Spots were limited to fish from the amount of snow on the ice unless you had a snowmobile...But a BIG THANKS to the resorts that do keep a roads plowed and spots for the wheel houses....

RICK GRUEBELE
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3/9/13 11:47 AM CST
Just got off the phone with some friends of mine,, yea I had to work today Steve... They are staying at Linders Hideaways and are having a great time, the fish are cooperating for these guys with fish for dinner and to take home. they are in 32' feet of water using Northland Forage minnows. Sounded like they are seeing quite a few suspended fish.


WRFD 7
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3/9/13 10:47 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Just returned from Lake of the Woods fishing from Sportsmans Lodge. Fishing was sloooowwww. We fished the mud flats in about 28-32 feet of water. We did score a 25.5 inch walleye on Day 1 along with a few keeper walleye, sauger and toulibees but nothing steady and nothing to write home about.

Day 2: We figured out you had to slowly tease the fish off the bottom and basically "make them bite" to get them. We also found using Vexilar if you saw a "high flier" if you quickly reeled up to it and teased it you could get hit about 1 of 3. By using the bottom tease our 3 man team in the shack took 8 walleye 3 of which went 18-19.25, 6 sauger and 6 touliee's that day. we also learned we far outfished the entire camp.

Day 3: The sun cleared the skies but same as before, the only fish caught was slowly teasing them off the bottom and we did score a few on dead stick with glow pink jig and a full minnow. The other hot bait was basically any macho-minnow in gold and gold with broze/orange but again, you had to watch the Vexilar very closely and slowly tease them into biting. Day 3 ended with 5 walleyes and sauger and 2 touliees. But our Lucky big fish man hit a 27.5 that was released.

I agree with what others said they heard from guides, slowest fishing they have seen in years and they also say the pressure throughout the winter now is changing the fishing on the lake, too much easy access, many more fishing than in the past and electronics making it easier to locate fish. I'll also "kindly disagree" with anyoine saying reef fishing was hot. They had many in campo hauled out to the reefs that came back empty handed.

Overall we took home a 3 man limit for our stay, fishing was in my mind ok at best. But to the casual fisherman lots of unhappy faces. Our sucess I think was due to our constant vigilance to the Vexilar and making strategic decisions on bait choices as things happened. if your going to sit and wait, your going home empty.

Just our point of view....My 2 cents worth

WRFD7

Steve L - Lake-Link
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3/8/13 1:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Lake of the Woods NW Angle & Oak Island Fishing, Ice & Trail Report Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN www.oakislandlodge.com 800-772-8411

3-8-2013 The Bite The best fishing has been in 18’-24’ of water this week on the reefs. Late afternoon bite has been the best. Jigging with a chartreuse or gold jigs tipped with a minnow has been working the best.

Trails & Plowed Road Land and lake trails continue to be groomed. The lake trail, especially the one betweenOakIsland across and the lake to Wheeler’s Point/South Shore has been getting heavy traffic. Due to the heavy snow, warmer temperatures and traffic, the groomers and resorts are doing their best at keeping it as smooth as possible. Most of the other trails on the lake and land trails are in great condition and the weather has been great for enjoyable riding. The plowed road from Young’s Bay toOakIsland continues to be in great shape at this point. We believe it will continue to stay good for at least the week ahead maybe longer, but after this weekend we suggest calling ahead before coming out just to make sure. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cool

Steve L - Lake-Link
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3/8/13 1:55 PM CST
Ice Depth: 29" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Lake of the Woods South Shore Fishing, Ice & Trail Report Sportsman's Lodge Baudette, MN www.sportsmanslodges.com 800-862-8602

3/8/2013 Few more inches of snow Spring maybe in our sights but, it is definitely still winter here. We received five more inches of snow earlier this week. Forecast for the week ahead looks nice and mild with highs in the 30’s and lows in the teens. Great for some good March ice fishing! Sounds like it will continue to keep freezing nice at night to keep the ice! We have three feet of ice right now and two to three feet of snow on the ground in the areas we fish and travel. The best bite has been in 28-31 feet of water in the mud. Constant but not too aggressive jigging has worked well. Small gold and silver jigs or plain hooks tipped with a minnow have been working best since the storm passed though. Afternoons, especially between 2pm-5pm have been the best bite times. Anglers have been reeling in mainly walleyes and saugers but also seeing a few jumbo perch, tullibees, nice size northern pike and few crappies.

OutdoorAddictions
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3/8/13 12:06 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Just got back from my first trip up there. Rented a sleeper shack for the last 3 days on the south bay. Fishing is extremely slow. On the 5th we caught 3 dinky sauger. Talked to a guide and he said its the worst he has seen it in 15 years. Out of 70 people staying around us, the biggest walleye was 17" and numbers were next to none. 6th. Caught 14 fish all day. Biggest being around 12". 7th. Landed a 15 1/2" eye this morning followed by a 6" about 4 hours later. When we called up there the person I spoke with said that the fishing was good and their shacks were on the fish. After speaking with two guides while we were up there they said that we had done better than most guys up there. The bite is not even close to what I had expected but thats fishing. I would wait atleast a week before going thru this again. Not worth the trip

JOE HENRY
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3/5/13 9:23 AM CST
Ice Depth: 33"
The bite is picking up and has been consistent as we move into March. The angle of the sun and the warmer weather tells the fish spawning is coming and the fish are reacting positively. Some resorts moving houses back to mud on south end from reefs as fish are beginning to stage. Plenty of action throughout the day and great numbers! Lots of sauger action, and walleye are pretty steady, but still better in the mornings and late afternoon. Most commonly, houses are in 26-31 feet of water. Gold is still the best color, but most glows are doing really well, one on a dead stick, the other jigging. Reports that smaller jigs are being hit more than larger. 30-36 inches of ice and at least 18 inches of snow is still plenty to keep permanent houses out throughout March 31st. Don't forget, our walleye season runs until April 14! Pike open all year.

Up at the NW Angle, fish are on fire. 50 fish per day. Houses spread out around Oak and Little Oak Islands. 24 - 28' of water. Gold, glow red and glow white. Any colors representing emerald shiners. Last hour of day, shallow current areas are HOT! More info at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.com or 1-800-382-FISH (3474).


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