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i have never been to lake of the woods before i normally fish mille lacs. Im plannng on the weekend of july 13 thru the 17. Im staying in zippel bay campground and i just don't kno where to start fishing at. any help would be really appreciated. thanks

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best bet will be to ask at the bait shop at zipple when you get there. lots of options out that way.

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Also, check out north country outdoor radio. google them and you can get there podcast. Kurt does a great job of giving out current fishing reports. Today's report was actually from zipple. They used to have a link on the top of this page but it seems to have disappeared???

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I'll be in one of the Zippel Cabins the nights of the 12th thru the 15th with my family and fishing the 13th thru the 16th. Planning on downrigging with the kids for their first time but might switch it up and go jigging deep if the lake is pretty calm. I run on Channel 88 and fish in a teal/white 17' crestliner nordic with a light blue 88 Evinrude on the back. Give me a shout if you have a radio (Matt) or stop by if you see me on the lake. If you are down by the bays edge after 7pm, we typically chase northerns in the bay for a few hours before dark every night as well. Picked up an 18.5" walleye just off the Zippel Marker in 3' of water on our last trip 2nd week of June.

Best of Luck and stay safe.

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i have never been to lake of the woods before i normally fish mille lacs. Im plannng on the weekend of july 13 thru the 17. Im staying in zippel bay campground and i just don't kno where to start fishing at. any help would be really appreciated. thanks

This time of year, you can still catch plenty of walleyes in 4 mile bay. It's been quite a while since I fished Zipple. Out on the lake, outside the Gaps are good.

Get some frozen shiners and drop anchor in about 20 some feet in the lake. We were catching some nice walleyes in 4 mile bay in about 12 feet of water.

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Based on years past and the way this year is going, my guess is you're going to need to be out in 30+ feet of water. Good thing is, you can get there pretty quickly from Zippel Bay. Thats where I'd start based on what I know right now, pulling spinners with crawlers....but im no pro by any means.

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If you can find and catch fish on Mille Lacs in a normal year you shouldnt have a problem on LOW. Get up there and fish it once then you wont have to say you never fished it.

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