Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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9/17/18 @ 12:49 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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Waxing Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle where our water temps are in the low to mid 60's.

Minnesota fishing has been great this last week. Crank baits and bottom bouncers/spinner rigs provide a lot of quality action. Fish are still being found in mud away from structure. However, expect that to change as water temperatures are falling daily. This will lead to fish schooling on structure and outside shallow bays. Fishing is great and will only improve as fall progresses.  

Canadian fishing is producing more and more crappies every week; fish deeper water points where fish are suspended. Walleye continue to hit bait rigs behind bottom bouncers in the mud. Jig and minnow/shiner is becoming more effective every day. Deeper holes in gaps between islands are beginning to load up with hungry walleye. Fishing pressure is down on Muskies, making it a great time to target them on classic spots where they haven’t been seeing much action.

See you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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9/11/18 @ 1:03 PM
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Sunset Lodge
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Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

Minnesota walleye action remains strong with spinners in mud bottomed areas near reefs using both minnows and crawlers. Fish can also be found in shallower water (15ft. or less) around Garden Island. Crankbaits seem to be the most effective at enticing larger fish.

Canadian walleye fishing has been fabulous this past week. The jig and minnow bite is on! Multiple boats ran out of bait and had just as much success switching to plastics. Bottom bouncing with crawlers remains effective in soft bottom areas as well. Crappies continue to school up on deep water points. Hot windows of muskie bites have become shorter but still with good success. Plenty of fish in the 4ft plus range and even a couple over 50!

Water temps remain stable between 64-67 degrees.

See you soon!

Sunset Lodge


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9/10/18 @ 3:21 PM
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Joe Henry
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Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Incredible week of walleye fishing.  Very strong walleye fishing continues as we transition into fall.  Limits of walleyes with big fish mixed in has been the norm.  Crankbaits and still spinners / crawlers in main basin successful. 32-34 feet of water in Big Traverse Bay holding big numbers of walleyes. Walleyes being caught as shallow as 2' and everywhere in between.  Shiners showing up at mouth of Rainy River with some running up the Rainy River.  Fish being caught all around Big Traverse Bay.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" continues until Sept 30. Some walleyes entering river after shiners which are starting to come in.  Some reports of walleyes being caught as shiners trickle in.  Fall is a productive and beautiful time on the Rainy River.

Up at the NW Angle... Strong numbers of walleyes being caught on mud flats with bottom bouncer / crawler harness or on crankbaits on both sides of the border. 22 - 27' is a good start.  Perch schooling on top of reefs.  Muskie activity picking up.  Next full moon, Sep 24.  Sep / Oct Crappie anglers are producing nice black slabs.

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9/4/18 @ 12:34 PM
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Joe Henry
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Waning Crescent

Wow, what a great week of walleye fishing.  With the NWT (National Walleye Tour) anglers prefishing for this week's championship, a lot of big fish pics on web.  A mix of spinners / crawlers and crankbaits in main basin successful. 32-34 feet of water in Big Traverse Bay holding big numbers of walleyes. Best colors, brand and size varies based on angler.  Shiners showing up at mouth of Rainy River with some running up the Rainy River.  Fish being caught along south shore.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is open until Sept 30. Some walleyes entering river after shiners which are starting to come in.  Last year, mid - late September started some excellent walleye fishing in river.  This year, time will tell, but things are starting.

Up at the NW Angle... Strong numbers of walleyes being caught on mud flats with bottom bouncer / crawler harness on both sides of the border. Larger fish south of Garden Island in basin.  Perch schooling on top of reefs.  Nice muskies boated this week with increased activity as fall approaches.  Next full moon, Sep 24.  Crappie fishing picking up as traditionally does in Sep / Oct..

Edited on 9/4/18 12:39 PM
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9/4/18 @ 8:53 AM
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Sunset Lodge
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Waning Crescent

9.4.18 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Hello from the NW Angle!

In Minnesota, walleye fishing remains best with deep trolling minnow baits in 22-27 feet of water. These same areas will provide action with a spinner and a minnow, however crawlers are still producing fish. In the coming weeks, jig and minnow fishing will be the go to with fish stacking themselves on points and current areas.

Canadian walleye action remains strong on bottom bouncer and spinner rigs with either a crawler or minnow. Walleye are starting to school tighter making jig and minnow fishing very effective. Fall fishing is starting to heat up and we are seeing crappies schooled up on deep points.

Surface water temps are currently in the low 70’s throughout the day.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge


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8/27/18 @ 4:14 PM
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Joe Henry
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Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Excellent walleye fishing continues. A mix of spinners with crawlers and downrigging with crankbaits successful. When the wind is right spinners are deadly. 32-34 feet of water in Big and Little Traverse Bays holding big schools of roaming walleyes. Good colors to start with are chartreuse, pink, and gold. Fall fishing patterns will be starting soon with walleyes moving more shallow and shiners running up the Rainy River.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing "keep season" is open until Sept 30. Weed and river edges holding all kinds of fish. Walleyes, smallmouth bass, sturgeon, pike, crappies, and perch caught on river this past week.

Up at the NW Angle... In MN, walleyes are being caught in 21-23 feet. Bottom bouncers with a crawler harness working well on both sides of the border. Perch are on fire on top of reefs. Nice muskies boated this week with increased activity as fall approaches. Crappie fishing picking up as well. 

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8/22/18 @ 7:00 PM
betta than baitbucket
betta than baitbucket
USER since 12/20/05

Here's the last video from my 3 part series! Man I wish I could go back so bad right now. The weather was awesome the week we were up there and the fish were snapping on top-water, which makes for some epic top-water blow ups! Tight lines everyone!

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8/21/18 @ 11:45 AM
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Sunset Lodge
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Waxing Gibbous

Hello from the NW Angle!

Minnesota walleye fishing has been great using bottom bouncers and a night crawler. Anglers are being selective to fill limits with 16-18” fish as well as a few over 28 released. Most success has been in the mud, off of structure in 21-23 feet and 26-30 feet. The largest fish seem to come from South of Garden Island on crank-baits.

Canadian walleye are also most effectively targeted with bottom bouncers and spinners. Depth has not been as important as being at the bottom of a break line in the flat. Gold with chartreuse has been best as of late. Musky activity has slowed from the prior weeks but expect it to ramp up with the full moon approaching. Perch have been schooled up on and around reefs topping out around 30 feet.

Water temps remain consistently in the low to mid 70’s.

Remember - fall is the time for trophy fish up at the NW Angle!

Until next week,

Sunset Lodge


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8/13/18 @ 7:39 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle!

On the Minnesota side, spinners and crawler harnesses are still the preferred method of walleye fishing, with the hot colors being pink/gold, orange/gold and orange/chartreuse. Walleye are being caught off of structure scattered in the mud between 20 and 30 feet. Down riggers and deep running crank baits have also been productive.

Canadian walleye are being caught in channels off of islands and along reefs in 18 to 25 feet of water. Both bottom bouncers with a crawler harness and a jig with minnow or shiner have both been successful in Canadian waters.

Musky fishing success has increased in the past week. Fish are being caught on crank baits and blade baits. With water temps in the low 70’s muskies are favoring rocks near weeds.

Our very own, Travis Palmquist, released a 54.5" musky yesterday!

Fall is a great time for trophy fishing!

We hope to see you soon,

Sunset Lodge


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8/7/18 @ 12:27 PM
betta than baitbucket
betta than baitbucket
USER since 12/20/05

Caught these fish 3rd week in july and wanted to share. Love lake of the woods! Stayed at the Angle Outpost. Tight lines!

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