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Silver Tequila
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FISHING REPORT
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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3/5/13 8:03 AM CST
perch4 life,I have fished sleeper shacks out of Lake of the Woods for 4 consecutive years. Not once have the outfitters offered to move our sleeper shack. This year the group caught around 150 walleye/sauger with the biggest fish being a 16" walleye and most being 8"-11" sauger. In the 4 years we have only caught 2 slot walleyes. It seems to be that you are at the mercy of where your shack is placed upon your arrival.

Wigwam Fisherman
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3/4/13 3:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 28" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fishing Report:

Greetings Fishermen!

We have had some weather changes the past couple of days, and the fishing has slowed a little bit, but we are still catching them! Your best bet is to find some structure to fish on. We are doing this with our houses out near the Bridges Island Reefs. We are at around 29-31 feet out there. Pink with gold seems to be the best colors, as does anything that glows! Minnow heads or whole minnows are doing the trick. If you have them, your electronics will prove very useful!

If you are fishing the mud flats, its still spotty, but there are fish out there! You just have to find them. Venture around and drill holes in a few spots until you find a good bite. Fishing deep seems to be the best right now, 30-32 feet of water. Whole minnows, small jigs, anything that glows. Again, your electronics will help in the search. You will probably catch quite a number of small ones, but remember that is a good sign for next year!

Good luck to all you anglers out there!

Don't forget our ice out contest:

"The ice on Lake of the Woods is still in great shape but would you venture to guess when it is going out? When Four Mile Bay goes out, Wigwam's houses will be coming off the lake in a hurry. Guess what day Wigwam will pull all their houses and you could be a winner! Know that we will leave them out for as long as it is safe. Just send your guess along with your name, address, and phone number to info@wigwamresortlow.com and you could win one of 3 Wigwam gift cards- $100, $75 and $50 cards are being given away! Put "Ice Out" as the subject line. In the event of multiple guesses for the winning day, those names will go into a drawing for first, second and third place. Deadline for entries is March 10th, so send yours today!"

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Perch4Life
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3/4/13 9:04 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Just got back from LOTW, out of warroad MN used Richs Ice Fishing March 1st-3rd. Accomidations were the plus side of the trip. Fishing wasn't slow but the size of the fish was surprising. First time up so not sure of this area I caught about 20 walleye all right around 9 inches if that, same for the other 3 guys. We fished all weekend and came home with one keeper walleye. The service we used never tried to help us out or move the shacks either. Only saw the guy when we were leaving to pay for the weekend. His son and guy he hired to help out didn't really have any advise. That is our report, any thoughts on the area why no size to the fish? Also this was our first Sleepr shack is this normal not to move your clients to try and find fish? They had a "day house" which was about 20 yards behind our sleeper shack which was the same bite and fish size. Not trying to bash any service because I understand fishing and how it can be slow but want to make sure if we can make wiser choices next year.

Thanks

wetdream
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3/3/13 12:03 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Thank You Arnesens!! Just wanted to say job well done by all the people from Rocky Point. Everyone was very friendly, cabins were very nice and clean. Special thanks to guides Carlos and Eric for taking care of us so well. When my nephew was sick everyone checked in on us.

We were up Sunday through Thursday Feb 28th. The fishing was good but we had to work a little. Ended up catching a two fish short of our 4 person limit on wednesday even though my nephew was praying to the porcelin gods all day.

Fishing was not always easy we had to change up presentations. One day we did best with a single hook under a float the next might be a spoon. Changing spoon shape and colors oftens.

We plan on returning next year for sure.

bluegillbill56
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3/1/13 7:03 AM CST
Ice Depth: 36" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
was up and fished monday and tuesday. stayed at Border View.Rooms and food were great. Everybody was friendly but the fishing at best was slow. so take it for what it's worth.Maybe other parts of the lake were better.Marked no suspended walleyes caught only keeper Saugers.If i go back i would fish 3 days just in case you have a couple of slow ones.

Steve L - Lake-Link
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2/28/13 9:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 28" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Latest from Lake Of The woods,

Wheelers Point Resort & Lodge

2 hours ago.

Feb 28. The last few days have been very consistant weather and fishing. In checking the houses, we are being greeted with lots of smiles lately. The bite is on. Keep an eye on your electronics, as a large number of walleyes that are being caught are suspended. Some as high as 12 feet below the ice. Glow red, gold, and white have been good colors in the last week. The weather looks good for a few more days. Hopefully the fish agree and we have another excellent weekend

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2/26/13 8:28 PM CST
Ice Depth: 32" Conditions: Sunny
Just got back from the Big Lake ,Fished from Sunday afternoon till 11 this morning,I managed to get my limit of sauger and walleye with 1 tulibee. Got a quite a few of cigars and alot of lookers on the Vex...Be back up there on the 7th...

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