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Dilly

Thanks for the report. Tell Tom that he needs to put up a webcam on the baithouse overlooking the dock and out into the bay!!

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pharmdfd

The larger golden shiners outfish the small frozen shiners all day long for bigger fish. They seem to keep the small saugers away as well.

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Jiggin Machine

Anyone out this last weekend? Have the fish come into the river yet?

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dnice1707

I was out there over the weekend and they haven't come in. they still seem to be in the big lake in 25-30 feet of water.

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CropDuster301

I was up sat and sun, wasnt the best weekend. Couldnt get on the lake till late sat. afternoon. Its was windy to say the least, blowing 25 out of the NW. Tried the river but didnt doany good, only a few small ones. Got out in the gap around 400 and fished 23-27 ft and nothing. Sunday was a little better and got over to Zipple. Set up in 18 ft just west of the rocks and did ok. Didnt set the world on fire but got some fish, biggest was a 25.5" with a few in the 17"-19" range and the rest were 15" or so

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curt quesnell

Wind on Saturday limited fishing to the river and there are not

alot of fish in the river. Fishing with the Kainz crew so while we sat there bouncing jigs and catching dinks I had to listen to "we should pull some lead thru this stuff, I bet we would do good" over and over again from Whitetips (FM handle).

The lead rods were stowed away in the back of one of the

storage compartments behind the crank baits so I resisted until

Chinese water torture won out and I figured it would be a good

way to pass a couple of hours until we could set up for the

evening jig bite. I knew it was the thing to do so off we

went to pull some lead.

Within 2 minutes we were reeling in a 24 incher, then another,

then a couple of solid keepers. We make 6 passes and caught

at least one fish every pass, the best was 4. In just a couple

of hours we released 7 fish in the slot and had 6 good keepers.

Finished off the limits with jigs right up till dark.

A pretty rocky day pulled out of the fire by trolling lead core. According to Whitetips, "Fall fish in the river seem to love lead core when they dont want anything else"

Fish bit for about a half hour in the Morris Point Gap on

Sunday, 6 nice fish, then it died.

Good fishing all!!!

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K2

good morning Curt

we ended day(sun) anchored up where ended sat. quick flurry again at dusk and was able to finish off with as many fish as the governor says we can have. everyone arrived home safe and with a meal. thanks for sharing the weekend.

K2

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White-tips

Good times at L.O.W this weekend indeed. Too bad mother nature had to screw the water up out in the main lake, but we salvaged a really tough bite into some pretty decent fishing really. Slow for in L.O.W terms...great fishing if it were on 90% of the other lakes in Minnesota.

Saugeye????

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24.5 river eye on lead.

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Q with a 25 in jiggin' eye

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Q with a FAT 25.5 river lead eye

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The first photo is of a fish I caught out in the lake on Sunday morning...Saugeye? It's the first time i've caught a fish on L.O.W that made me really wonder what species it was.

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Lip RIPPER!

I would like to know how the "Boat Cookies" were...............

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curt quesnell

We didn't have boat cookies but the boat chips did the job nicely.

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White-tips

Boat Chips; def: A trifecta blend of flavored chips hermetically sealed in a tupperware container for perfect boat-ready crispness, all while providing the variety any chip connoisseur appreciates...delicious with a cajun turkey sandwich and beverage of choice.

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KING

did you have better luck going upstream or down with the lead core? How fast?

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Lip RIPPER!

Usually upstream. Speed always changes but a good rule of thumb according to Rick Thompson "the trolling guru" is 2 MPH:) Right Rick?

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White-tips

Upstream. We caught fish as slow as 1.9 and as fast as 2.3 mph. Gotta make sure the baits are diggin a little (at least every now and then) or you just won't get bit.

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fish-n-fool

Hubby and I will be heading to LOW on Fri after work. Will be staying up by Arnesons again (friends have a cabin there). Gotta catch up with Gurney and the gang and do some fishing possibly on the lake or maybe try on Rainy River..(depending on the weather/winds) character0052.gif character0052.gif

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aczr2k

We've seen some small saug-eyes on the lake the last couple of years. Nice fish by the way!

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lowfish

About 3.5 to 4.0 mph pulling deep diving reef runners.

sound about right Todd?

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Fish Head

3 of us fished Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. We fished some in the lighthouse gap and spent about 2/3 of our time in the river. The fishing was very slow! The resort area at the mouth of the river was like a ghost town. No one was staying there, very few fishermen anywhere. I guess I'm done until the ice gets here.

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LOTW_Outdoorsman

Daily Fishing Report 12-9-09: Today we will have scattered flurries and snow showers…cold, with wind chills approaching -15F…there should only be a high 6F with winds N at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 30% chance of snow. Tonight should be cloudy and cold, with dangerously cold wind chills as low as -25F, low -11F with winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow we should see snow flurries or snow showers…very cold, high 6F with winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow night we should have on and off snow flurries are possible along with variably cloudy skies, with wind chills approaching -25F, low -7F with winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Friday should again be cloudy with flurries, highs in the low single digits and lows 1 to -3F. Saturday we should have a few snow showers, highs 2 to -2F and lows -8 to -12F. Sunday we should have times of sun and clouds, highs in the upper single digits and lows -2 to -6F. As of this morning we are currently looking to start moving the houses out this Friday/Saturday and start fishing on Sunday. We plan on moving our houses out on the big lake and plan on catching some nice Walleyes out there. Please keep checking the report daily, because things always change, but as of this morning this is what we are anticipating. We look forward to seeing all of you up here very shortly. Don’t miss out on this great fishing that we’re having on Lake of the Woods…come visit us today at the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods!

Happy Fishing to all, and to all a good day!

Jean-Paul Tessier aka Wigwam Fisherman

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bartman7575

That report just brought a tear to my eye!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!

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morefishplease

That's what I'm talking about! Great news!

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Fishpondc

Coming up over new years, cant wait !!!

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noworkletsfish

Current report from Walleye Retreat-

December 8, 2009: Very cold last night with a low of minus 18. Pete checked the ice today- we have 6" on the bay all the way to the hump and then 4" of ice on the lake out to about 18-20 feet of water. Amanda and Brent rode their sled onto the lake and then parked and walked the rest of the way setting up in 14' of water. They had a steady bite and said the Vexilar had lots of action the entire time. They came in with their limits of walleyes; all measuring 19 to 19 1/2". They used frozen shiners on jigs. We have a group checking in tonight that are going to fish with portables tomorrow. We anticipate putting a few fish houses on the lake in a few days as the temps will be staying cold.

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andrew chadwick

do you think there will be driveable ice by the 26th? Want to get the sleeper out that weekend for some good ol fashioned fun.

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norwall

By the 26th youll be able to drive a 18 wheeler out n should resemble a version of ice road truckers out there,you'll be fine. Good luck

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