Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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7/17/18 @ 3:42 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

In Minnesota, walleyes and pike have been found using crank-baits on the south side of Oak Island. Walleye have also been caught pulling spinners in 26-30 feet using gold and green.

In Ontario, walleye have been very active using pink and orange jigs on the breaks of reefs or casting shallow crank-baits in 8-12 feet by rocky shoreline points. A good mixed bag of smallmouth and pike have been found with the walleye as well.

Musky fishing has really picked up with lots of fish over 40+ inches. Fishing sand and weedy bays near rock reefs have produced well using buck-tails, small crank-baits and top-water baits.

Until next week!

Sunset Lodge

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7/16/18 @ 4:25 PM
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Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Walleyes have the feed bags on. MWC tournament anglers reporting strong numbers of walleyes and a very healthy lake. Numerous trophies from 8 - 11.5 lbs brought in. Drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers or trolling cranks in the basin in 26-34 ft best. Some fish on structure, others in mud.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is now open until Sept 30. NABC bass tournament Sunday found conditions less than desirable with big rains this week turning the river into chocolate milk. Top team found smallies in tributaries with clean water, 5 bass, 16.12 lbs. If only the river was fishable!

Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing excellent. Lots of fish around Crow Duck, Four Blocks, and Little Oak Islands. Hammered gold, orange and chartreuse still hot colors. 8 - 24'. Crankbaits on Little Traverse Bay picking up. Ontario side, crawler harnesses on fire on reefs. Lots of muskies being caught as well. Smaller baits vs large best for most. 

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7/10/18 @ 10:18 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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Waning Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temperatures are currently hovering in the mid 70’s.

Minnesota walleye action has been really good with bottom bouncers and a night crawler. Gold spinners with hints of chartreuse, orange or just hammered gold are favored. Walleye and occasional large pike can be had trolling deep diving crank baits around shoreline breaks and reefs.

Canadian walleye fishing continues to excite anglers via jigs and minnows. Pink or white jigs tipped with shiners will put fish in the boat. Night crawlers on spinners will produce fish in the mud deeper than 25 feet.

Musky action has been all over the place, fish are still being found in sandy, weedy bays, rock points and reefs. The nearing new moon should have fish on the prowl this week.

Congratulations to our neighbor and local guide, Forrest Huset and his dad Sean on their victory at the Lake of the Woods Musky Bowl this weekend!

Another neighbor, Jerry Klema, landed a 29 1/2 inch trophy walleye last week!

Until next week,

Sunset Lodge

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7/3/18 @ 11:38 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

In Minnesota, walleye have been found using green, gold and orange spinners in 24-30 ft. Jigging in the morning on tops of the reef has been the most productive.

In Ontario, walleye fishing has been very good jigging on top of reefs as well, with gold and orange being the hot colors. Musky fishing has been heating up as muskies are moving to the reefs and windblown points. Multiple muskies have been caught over 50 inches within the last week.

Happy Independence Day!

Sunset Lodge


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7/2/18 @ 2:52 PM
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Joe Henry
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USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Walleye fishing remains strong. Drifting and trolling on the sand bars very effective this past week, many large walleyes and plenty of great eaters! The major bug hatch seems to be over (for now). Some anglers using crankbaits on lead core but most still finding good success drifting with spinners and crawlers.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is now open until Sept 30. Anglers can keep one sturgeon per year in the 45-50 inch range or over 75 inches. MN catch and release records continue to be broken, bring measuring tape and camera. Smallmouth bass anglers finding nice bass in typical go to areas, rock, bridges, current breaks, etc.

Up at the NW Angle... Fishing is excellent on both sides of the border. Walleyes being found in wind blown areas in shallow water or out deep in 24-27 feet. Spinners over mud working very good. Orange or hammered gold hot colors. Of course, jigs still producing in structure. Muskie anglers catching big fish over 50" this past week.  

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6/28/18 @ 8:13 AM
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Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
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Waning Gibbous

Looking forward to a small family trip to Sioux Narrows in 2 weeks. Been busy guiding and finally have a weekend to go "fun" fishing.. Hoping we can find a few fish for catching, not keeping.  Going to be lodging right in town and wondering which direction would be best to go.  Thinking a jig and troll bite will both be working. I hate pulling fish from deep, so hoping to find some productive fish 20 feet or less. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and tight lines, JH

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6/25/18 @ 4:37 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

In Minnesota, Walleye fishing has been good in 18-28ft pulling hammered gold and orange lindy rigs. Jigging has also been very productive on top of the reefs before the Walleye move out deeper onto the flats. Key areas have been Dawson Island, Little Oak and Shady Island.

In Ontario, Walleye have been found deeper in 22-30ft. A gold or chartreuse jig with a fathead or frozen shiner have been producing well around Deepwater bay, West side of Falcon and Gardner Island. Many fish over 24 inches including a few Northern Pike and Muskie.

Good luck and keep your lines wet!

?Sunset Lodge

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6/25/18 @ 2:26 PM
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Joe Henry
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MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Walleye and sauger bite excellent this week. Bite has transitioned to spinners with some still fishing a jig and shiner. Good numbers of fish around Garden, Knight, Pine Island, and out near Rocky Point. Many fishing in 24-27 feet of water. When the wind was right drifting with a spinner was deadly. Some anglers using crankbaits on lead core with good success.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" opens this week, July 1 - Sep 30. Very strong population of sturgeon in river with a lot of big fish. Smallmouth bass anglers finding nice bass in typical go to areas, rock, bridges, current breaks, etc.

Up at the NW Angle... In Minnesota, some walleyes shallow (5-10') with lots of mayflys and crayfish in bellies. Reports have been stellar for muskies so far. Fishing on both sides of the border has been excellent for muskies, smallmouth bass, and of course, walleyes/saugers. Spinners over mud and jigging around rocks. Orange has been strong color for walleyes, perhaps due to crayfish. 

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6/19/18 @ 1:14 PM
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Sunset Lodge
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MOON PHASE (42%)
Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

Surface water temperatures range from 65 in the morning reaching low 70s during the late afternoon.

Minnesota has been best in shallower areas such as the Flag Island Flats (5-9 ft.) Prime time being the evening bite with many nice fish including a 31" beast. Deeper water around Four Blocks and LIttle Oak are providing good action for Walleye/Sauger. Orange has been the top color. Even with the recent Mayfly hatch and plenty of crayfish in fishes bellies, (Walleye, Sauger and Northerns) the fishing is awesome!

Canadian fishing has been the best using bottom bouncers in the mud with gold being the most productive color spinners. Jigging will produce fish around structure with larger Walleye/Sauger coming out of 26+ feet of water. Pike and Muskie action is somewhat concentrated to underwater weeds or occasionally while jigging for walleye.

We hope to see you soon!

?Sunset Lodge

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6/18/18 @ 4:11 PM
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Joe Henry
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MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Walleyes and saugers being caught around the entire lake with the mayfly hatch 2 weeks early this year. Some areas holding keepers (under 19.5") with some slots mixed in (19.5" - 28") and some mainly holding slot fish with the occasional trophy being caught (over 28"). Typically after the mayfly hatch, the spinner bite really turns on. Jig and a minnow was the main tactic used this week while some pulled spinners when the wind was right. Some shallow walleyes on spinners in 5-10 feet near pine island primarily when some breeze.

Rainy River smallmouth bass being caught up and down the river on shorelines, inlets, various structure and docks. Sturgeon fishing "keep season" opens again July 1 - Sep 30. Most walleye fishing taking place on the lake with the local walleyes always an option.

Up at the NW Angle... In Minnesota, spinners catching walleyes and saugers of all sizes in multiple depths. Walleyes and saugers spitting up lots of mayflys. Some good muskies being caught in back bays and over rock points. Both MN and Ontario muskie seasons on LOW are open. Smallmouth bass continue to pound plastic baits. Fishing on both sides of the border has been excellent. 

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