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LakeofthewoodsMN

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

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Fishing reports last week, good days and OK days. Some schools aggressive and attack the jig, some window watchers following jig through water column, and some just crusing through. Electronics are big right now. Most anglers graphing fish all day. Most resorts are out in 27-33' and starting to make the push shallower. Reefs to the west continue to put hungry fish in the eater pail. Rattle spoons working well most days but some days a smaller quieter presentation is needed. Pike roaming shallows and setting up for an awesome March.  Auger extension needed if fishing on your own with 4+ feet of ice in most areas.  Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail. Ice houses allowed to be left on lake LOW through March 31st, walleyes open through April 14, pike open all year.

 

Rainy River pushing out some bigger walleyes in the morning/evening with an occasional sturgeon.  Local fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay.  Morning, evening bite most effective.

 

The NW Angle continues to put good fish in the bucket. Walleyes and saugers in 19-24'. Early and late bite has been fantastic but the afternoon bite shouldn't be taken lightly.  In Ontario waters, crappies in  holes of 28-32' off of points. Mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper, catch fish and move on.  Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed.  A complete list of lodging, ice fishing packages and sleeper houses are available through March at www.fishingminnesota.com/forums/forum/71-lake-of-the-woods-fishing-reports-hunting//Lodging.

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    • dutchboyII
      For those who don't know, Forrest Wood and Ray Scott are the fathers of tournament Bass fishing in this country.  Forrest made a lot of money off Bass fishing but he also contributed in about every way possible. Never heard or read a bad word about him or his wife.   R.I.P. 
    • smurfy
      so I caught the weather on WCCO TV this morning. some gal from deer river reported they already have 10 more inches of snow NOW then they did all of last year!!!!!!!!!!   if there is a silver liming to this these lakes that have been low should get back up close to normal. the worst of this is, the lake we have the cabin on had a severe winter kill, think this is going to put the finishing touch to it!!!!!!!!!😫😫 it sure is nice to just head down to the dock, jump in the boat and head onto the lake. as I get more seasoned trailering to another lake is hard on this old body!!!!!!!
    • Wanderer
      He passed yesterday at the age of 87.  Sad to hear.  I looked at some articles but didn’t the cause.  He was one person in the industry I would’ve enjoyed getting a chance to chat with for a while.
    • Wanderer
      We saw them getting stared when we drove by, then quite a few more trailering toward the lake on 18.     Pretty quiet out there otherwise.  Not saying that’s a bad thing either!
    • Dave S
      If you plan on traveling by snowmobile, you should be ok. Local bait shop told me not many people have been going out there with the springs that run into the lake.   There were a few vehicles that drove out a few hundred yards from the access. A couple guys told me whoever plowed the road banked it up and flooded the ice. They also mentioned a area of slush near the snow piles.   It was easy for me to avoid the lake when a few cars set up for ice racing showed up on trailers.    Drove past Farm Island Lake and Cedar and saw very little activity. Only a few houses.
    • Wanderer
      We went out Barnacle’s Friday night and stayed till Sunday morning.  3 houses in our group spread out over a mud flat.  Fished depths from 23 feet to 30 feet.  Definitely more activity in 28-30 but we didn’t have much for biters.  Ran set lines in the house along with jigging.  Tip ups outside.  Large and small shiners, suckers and crappie minnows for bait.  Jigged spoons, rattle baits, blade baits and raps.  Averaged 2 walleye and 1 tullibee per house.     There were other friends connected to the group that had been up since Wednesday that reported 40 & 60 fish caught; one on the south side and the other about a mile and a half from us.  Doing what we were doing.  The group closest to us was on some micro structure though we didn’t barge in on em.     The road was really good once we got past the heave by the landing.  It’s a little rough and has standing water but safe.  They’re working on smoothing it out.   Typical Mille Lacs experience for me.  Great time partying with friends Friday night but even putting some time and effort into the fishing we were more than happy to head home this morning even though 2 or our 3 fish came at 6 & 9 am.  My biggest ( not pictured ) was 20 inches.  Set lines caught our fish.  
    • Wanderer
      Are you looking for any species specific clubs?  Such as bass only?
    • nytelyter
      i am in. please . has been a slow year for me to be getting out Annie had her ankle replaced new years eve and been "nursing her" keeping her offf her feet. she is doing great now and i need some ice time.   oh and i have "pie" ready  
    • Dakota Loing
      Hey I was curious to see if there were any active fishing clubs near whitebear lake or forest lake 
    • Dave S
      I think the largest was maybe 10". Didn't notice any tullibee cruising through but it's very possible.  Just surprised that if they were there, that we didn't get any.   There was a small walleye that came top side as well.
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