PROSTAFF PROFILE:
Joe Henry

Joe Henry
HOMETOWN:
St. Cloud, MN

Joe has a BS degree in Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN as well as an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. From an outdoors perspective, Joe Henry is a licensed charter captain, holding an active OUPV Great Lakes license from the U.S. Coast Guard. Joe is also a tournament angler, fishing a variety of circuits throughout the Midwest including the MTT and formerly, the PWT.

Henry has been enjoying and taking advantage of the many natural wonders of the Lake of the Woods area throughout his life. Joe enjoys a variety of hunting including waterfowl, deer and grouse hunting as well as fishing. "There is something so special about the Lake of the Woods area. The fishing is world class; both ice fishing and open water."

Recent Fishing Reports:

12/31/2018
Lake of the Woods, Lake Of The Woods County

On the main basin


Good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught of all sizes.  Jig one line, deadstick second.  Most anglers focused in 25-31' of water.  During the morning and evenings, shallow water bite in 13-18'.  Electronics very helpful with some larger fish suspended.  Every resort ice road is different but pickups and wheelhouses of varying sizes allowed on various ice roads.  Gold, glow red, yellow and orange hot colors.  Ice ranges from 12-20" where resorts are fishing.  Snowmobile trails on lake staked from south shore up to NW angle.  Please stay on marked trails, don't go off on your own and exercise safety precautions as ice conditions vary.


On the Rainy River


Stretches of the river and bay ice unsafe with heavier than normal current.  Some walleye action in Four Mile Bay early and late in the day.  Most river fishing currently being done by locals who know ice.


The NW Angle


Ice road is open from Young's Bay to Flag Island, no further as of yet.  Snowmobile trails from south shore across the lake to Angle are marked and are open.  Stay on the trail for safety!  Excellent fishing with good numbers of walleyes being caught.  Most fish coming from 18-24'.  Crappies being caught on Ontario side.  Work through resorts and stay on staked resort ice trails.