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Lake Of The Woods Fishing Report | 2.18.2019

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On the south end... Nice mix of walleyes and saugers with some big walleyes as well.  Most fishing in 30-34' of water.  Try and get away from traffic.  Some good reports in 15-20' morning and evening.  Ice thickness pushing over 36" in most areas being fished, extension for auger needed if not with resort.  Rattle baits effective to pull fish in.  Keep jigging lines moving.  Electronics very helpful.  Some nice walleyes again suspended this week.  Fish houses on ice through March 31, walleyes open through April 14, pike season open continuous.


On the Rainy River...  Lots of current in river.   Ice is thinner than normal for February.  Area around International Bridge in Baudette not safe due to construction of new bridge.  Snowmobile trail on river is open and marked from Baudette (downstream from bridge) to lake.  Stay on trail for safety.


Up at the NW Angle...  Best bite morning and evening.  Nice mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, perch, pike, tulibees and eelpout.  Most fish coming from 22-30'.  Gold, glow red and other glow colors best.  Downsize jigging presentation if fish are sluggish.  Snowmobile trails from south shore across lake to Angle are marked with fresh snow.  The ice road from Young's Bay to Flag and Oak Island resorts is open.

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    • IceHawk
      Yah the Dam in cold spring is quite the site I stopped there and looked at it . Its gushing !!
    • smurfy
      I just drove by the chain and can second that!!!!!!! in cold spring there was a sheriffs deputy and a cold spring officer on the old railroad bridge. the deputy looked like he had some type of gadget in his hand. water was really pouring over that dam.  with the news that Antons got evacuated last nite with a full house i'm sure everyones on full flood alert!!!
    • IceHawk
      I would say its over around my area. We tried to get on numerous lakes yesterday with hip boots and broke through all the edges. still ice out there once you reach it but  Things are going fast. Water is riseing fast. the hwy 22 access is completely flooded and gaining elevation by the minute.  Might make a few Northwest runs yet but locally I wont be takeing the risk anymore been a weird year but honestly i'm ready for the long rods to come out!
    • IceHawk
      Great info and read 
    • gunner55
      On the way back from the store for the paper today I noticed some blue bags on the trees in  your area on the north side of the blacktop, that you guys? 
      I forgot the word "release". Release the bigger fish!!
    • smurfy
      well i'm gonna be here a lot next week begging for snow and ice information!!!!! so get your homework done!!!!!😁
    • Borch
      Sounds like several lakes are experiencing winter kills in the Wilmar area this year.  The extent of the kill isn't clear yet but Big Kandi has had some walleye mortality, Lillian appears to have had a significant die off with dead jumbo perch in the shallows, Kasota and Wakanda have a bunch of dead eyes showing up in creeks.  I'd be surprised if it isn't more wide spread than these lakes. 
    • PRO-V
      We were gathering sap yesterday and it was almost knee deep. Areas getting more sun have a foot. Getting through the ditch was hell.