Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods County

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1/21/19 @ 3:06 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

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Waning Gibbous

1.21.19 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report, NW Angle of LOW,

Hello from the NW Angle!

We are making ice up here at Sunset Lodge and with fresh snow coming the trails should be in great shape.

In Minnesota, we are seeing really nice saugers mixed in with walleye in 26-29ft. Rippin raps and rattle baits are calling fish to the house during slower portions of the day. Pink and white remains the favored color combo. Work these baits aggresively as they will attract fish, mellow out as fish appear on electronics, then finesse them with a more subtle presentation to seal the deal.

Crappies continue to come in from Canada. Electronics are key with a small presentation such as a tungsten jig with a small piece of minnow. Walleye action is hot off points and reefs on flats between 24-28 ft.

Until next week!

Sunset Lodge

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1/15/19 @ 9:27 PM
WorkHd/PlayHd
WorkHd/PlayHd
USER since 12/28/17

Headed up from Milwaukee myself leaving tomorrow evening and arriving for the bite Thursday morn. This is our 3rd year hitting lotw getting on at Morris Point. Pm me

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1/15/19 @ 7:02 PM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

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Waxing Gibbous

1.15.19 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Hello from the NW Angle!

Fishing remains consistently strong on the Minnesota side this week. Many species are quick to bite leaving anglers with a very mixed bag at the end of the day. We saw multiple 40+ inch Northern, many Perch, even a Lake Trout among an already strong Walleye bite. 22-24 ft on gravel bottom surrounded by mud has been our best spots. Be sure to charge up any Glow tackle in use, with the increasing snow cover, glow or lighted lures have been hot. Pink/white and gold are also very effective on sunny days.

The Canadian bite just keeps getting better! Crappies can be found in 30 foot holes while 22-26 ft flats on break lines have been hot for a Sauger/Walleye mix.

Remember to stick to well-traveled trails as most have not been staked/marked as of yet.

Until next week!

Sunset Lodge

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1/15/19 @ 1:07 PM
Saltyjigger
Saltyjigger
USER since 1/6/09

Hey guys,

coming from southern Wisconsin and bringing a wheelhouse up for the first time,  hoping to get some inside info on where to go( low is so big). Any help is appreciated!  Message me please with any info

Edited on 1/15/19 3:47 PM
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1/8/19 @ 8:41 AM
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Sunset Lodge
Sunset Lodge
USER since 4/2/14

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Waxing Crescent

1.8.19 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Hello from the NW Angle! 

Fishing on the Minnesota side has remained strong for the first couple of weeks of ice fishing season. We are seeing a lot of Walleye in the slot being caught off of structure as well of plenty of keepers (Sauger and Walleye) deeper out in the mud. Currently our houses are between 17 and 24ft, hot colors have been pink and white, hammered gold and anything that glows.

Ice is developing quickly on the big lake with up to two feet in some places despite the mild temperatures we are experiencing.

On the North to Northwest side of Oak Island, conditions aren’t as favorable as previous years, use caution and stay to marked trails and plowed roads.

The pressure is still low on the Canadian side. We are seeing limits of Crappies being brought in, however it is still a mixed bag with good walleye action. The usual 30 feet is where crappies are being caught on wax worms and minnow heads, the smaller lure the better.

The current between islands does slow down the ice making process, so keep aware of your surrounding and use caution.

Sunset Lodge

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12/30/18 @ 2:42 PM
608FISHHAWK
608FISHHAWK
USER since 3/9/14

Hey guy not a report planning a trip with my younger brother to target burbots for the first time any recommendation on guides or general area to target any info would be great thanks good luck and tight lines for the new years and stay safe.

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12/6/18 @ 10:06 AM
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travis_rikkola@icloud.com
travis_rikkola@icloud.com
USER since 12/6/18

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Waning Crescent

nice job!

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11/3/18 @ 10:13 PM
Big Jonn
Big Jonn
USER since 11/3/18

I'm new here... Hopefully it's more laid back than NO-dak outdoors! All that place is good for is the condescending old grouches! 


Go up to the Northwest Angle if you want the best fishing on the lake.

I've only stayed at Sportsman's on Oak Island. ...but I've 'only' gone twice a year for 6 years...

The south shore is fine if you don't know about the northwest angle! I've had problems at Wigwam and will never go back- lost fish... Arneson's had great food but the fishing was slow...


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10/16/18 @ 5:28 AM
MacMcAlpin
MacMcAlpin
MEMBER since 5/17/17

Ballard's is the place to stay.  They will take care of you.



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10/15/18 @ 2:13 PM
Merrimic91
Merrimic91
USER since 6/25/07

I am looking to schedule a father/son ice fishing trip to Lake of the Woods this winter. I am looking for some recommendations on good resorts that provide meals and lodging. We are looking for some good fishing, not any species specific.

Thanks in advance! 

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