Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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7/17/17 @ 7:04 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

This week’s water temps are 68-70 on the main lake and 71-76 in back bays.

Minnesota walleyes are taking crawlers and minnows on spinners around reefs with gold/orange and gold/pink being the most productive in 16-25 ft. Deep and shallow crank-baits are triggering fish in the same areas including reef tops early in the day and just before sunset.

On the Canadian side, jigging reefs continues to fill live wells with walleye and perch, the best results come from jigging the edges of the reef with gold, pink blue and white, tipped with a fathead or shiner. Reefs surrounded with softer, shallow (20-24ft) bottom will yield walleye and sauger via spinners.

Besides the occasional musky caught jigging walleye, the more traditional methods like bucktails over weed/rock transition areas are resulting in fish in the net! Spinnerbaits in the weeds will generate opportunities as well. The Algae bloom is minimal and visibility is still good.

We hope to see you soon!


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7/10/17 @ 9:24 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

Here in Minnesota, Walleyes are being landed out of 24-28’ West of Four Blocks. Pulling crawlers in the mud off of structure with Gold and Orange has been successful.

Water temps have warmed up nicely to 70 degrees on the main lake and mid to high 70's in back bays in the afternoon resulting in Muskies on the hook. Best results have been on smaller baits such as spinners (Slop-master Bucher) and Buck tails.

On the Canadian side, Walleyes have been seen on main lake humps and reefs. Deep water bay and East of Monument are good place to start with spinner rigs and bottom bouncers.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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7/6/17 @ 8:26 AM
MacMcAlpin
MacMcAlpin
MEMBER since 5/17/17

I will be up there in Early August, suggestions and does the River still produce good fish, I come in for the early walleye and fish the river and always do well.

John

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7/5/17 @ 4:26 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Good numbers of nice walleyes and sauger this week. Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing a lot of fish. Gold, glow and bright colors doing the best. Some walleyes feeding shallow when bait is present, 14-18'. Others set up in 29-30' in Big Traverse. Some anglers starting to troll cranks with success. Pike, perch and smallmouth mixed in all over the lake.

Anglers in the Rainy River finding some walleyes with morning/evening bite the best. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass in good numbers along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opened July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to upper 60’s and low 70's. The east side of Four Blocks, Lunatic and Little Traverse Bay producing good numbers of walleyes on MN side. Crawlers on a gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 28 feet. Some anglers starting to pull crankbaits. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells with walleyes. Smallmouth on fire with some boats finding 100 fish per day around Tranquil Channel with crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught and getting even better as water warms. 

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7/2/17 @ 11:55 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Hello from Sunset Lodge!

The water temps have been improving to the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.

Up in the Canadian waters, jigging orange and gold have been producing very well. Areas near Skeet & Kennedy are still putting numbers of eyes and perch in the boat. Bishops Point off the reefs has been producing as well. On the east side of Monument in 22-28 feet has been producing walleye, including many over 25.” Deepwater Bay has been heating up with eater sized Walleyes and the occasional Crappie.

If you are looking to get on a great smallmouth bite, then now is the time! Many people are putting 100+ fish in the boat near tranquil Channel using cranks and spinnerbaits.

On the American side, people have been limited on their distance due to the wind but areas such as Lunatic and Four Blocks have been doing good pulling spinners with crawlers or minnows from 22-26 feet on the East side.

Muskie fishing is now starting to heat up as we get into our fourth week of the season as the water temps have improved to the upper 60's. A few people have been putting mid to upper 40" fish in the boat with many walleye anglers hooking into muskies as well.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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6/26/17 @ 3:30 PM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Excellent summer fishing. Charters catching strong numbers. Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing walleyes. When the wind is right for pulling spinners, they have been lights out. Walleyes being caught in varying depths, 7-31' of water. Some shallow shorelines still producing. Pike mixed in all over the lake.

Walleyes in the Rainy River with a better morning/evening bite. Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass are out and about along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opens again Saturday, July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s. Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches or crankbaits along the weed line. Crawlers on a gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 26 feet. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet. Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have produced nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught with a few 50's from shallow bottom bays or adjacent to them.

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6/26/17 @ 5:49 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
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Waxing Crescent

Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

Here in Minnesota, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s and the Walleyes keep rollin’ in! Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches and crank-baits right along the weed line. Crawlers on a gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 and 26 feet. Jigging has been tough this week with the strong winds, but the Mayflies have finally tapered off!!

Up on the Canadian side, bottom bouncing has been filling the live wells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet. Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have seen nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action can currently be had in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing is still sporadic with high 40” class fish being caught from shallow bottom bays or just outside of them.

Fish of the Week:

49" and 46" Muskie

40" Pike

At least 10 Walleye over 25"

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge

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6/12/17 @ 6:14 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

Greetings from Sunset Lodge!!

Fishing is holding strong up in the Northwest Angle! Both the East and West side of Little Oak have been producing large amounts of Walleye and Sauger between 17 and 22ft, with the largest walleye coming out of Sunset Lodge being 29 inches. The flats on the South side of Flag Island (5-7ft) have been putting fish in the box. Spinners and Jigs in Orange and Black are this week’s hot colors. Sharp breaks on the west side of Flag have also been productive. Numerous slot fish coming from the South East side of Garden Island with water temps in the mid to high 60’s.

Our biggest Walleye coming out of Canada this week was a 29.5 inch pig. Jigging seems to be the most productive with gold or pink jigs from tranquil channel to Monkey Rock reef. Gardner Island also been hot up shallow on the South side with Orange and Gold jigs.

Starting Saturday Muskie season is upon us and the fish are hungry!

We hope to see you soon!

Sunset Lodge Staff

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6/9/17 @ 12:50 PM
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nuzelac
nuzelac
USER since 7/29/14

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Stayed at zippel bay fished first couple days on own got 3 fish (cpr) ended up booking charter on last day we had our limit of walleye by 1pm resort was good I did not like the boat it is to small and not enough power for the lake another thing is it was my first time on lake and they do not offer any tips on where to fish which I thought was weird I would definitely come back again but would need to have a different ?? Biggest fish on charter were 24, 22

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6/6/17 @ 10:08 AM
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Joe Henry
MNJoe
USER since 2/8/12

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

An incredible week of walleye fishing on the big pond.  Strong numbers of walleyes and saugers continue.  Lots of walleyes and saugers being caught with anglers catching and enjoying across the lake.  Overall, really good fishing with nice quality keepers.  Key depths around 18-30' of water. Jig and a frozen shiner or leech has been the best presentation with gold or glow jigs.  Pulling spinners also effective with hammered gold or silver good colors. Reefs and mud holding fish.  Jumbo perch and pike mixed in with angler catches.  

Walleyes in the Rainy River with a good morning bite.  Fish running smaller than lake fish, but a good day can be had.  Smallmouth bass fishing going well.  Try feeder streams to Rainy River, rock piles and bridges.  Shallow diving crankbaits, jigs and plastics or small spinners for bass.  Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle, strong success continues on both the MN and Ontario sides.  Many have limits in just a few hours.  Both rock and mud producing walleyes. Flag Island flats producing nicely this week in 5-7' otherwise 18-26' the norm.  Harnesses with a bottom bouncer preferred over jig and a minnow. Colors should include chartreuse, pink, glow colors and of course gold. Smallies moving shallow and hungry.  Muskie season opens June 17th!  Lodging, charters and guides are available

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