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Lake Of The Woods MN Fishing Report | 3.11.2019

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South end

Great reports continue to come in for walleyes and saugers. Many of the resorts have moved closer and are within 5 -6 miles of shore.  Lots of snow on the lake, best to stay on resort roads or trails.  Morning / evening bite continues in 15-20'.  Pike action has heated up with many fish over 40" caught this week.  Should only get better. Fish houses on ice through March 31, walleyes open through April 14, pike season open continuous.  Thick ice, extensions needed.  Resort houses available with good ice.  Ice roads open.

Rainy River

A strong current in the river this year and a lot of snow.  Snowmobile trail on the river is open and marked from Baudette (downstream from the bridge) to the lake.  Stay on the trail for safety.

 NW Angle

Excellent reports continue from the Angle.  Walleyes coming from 22-30'.  Saugers and jumbo perch mixed in.  Jig one line, second line dead stick with a plain hook with a live minnow.  If snowmobiling, lots of slush off of the trail, stay on trails. 



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    • IceHawk
      First off congrats on the trophys. I've had a few eyes done at Fiber Tech Productions Brainerd and have been really happy with the workmanship done by them. Highly recommend them. 
      Was just out on a small lake near me checking it out. Shoreline ice is deteriorating on the north side otherwise seemed ok... Gonna be hitting a large lake after I eat. Generally get some big whitefish (even after dark) and a few big crappie out there, thinking about bringing my plank just in case,  landing is on the east end so it should be ok. 
    • smurfy
      does the DNR list these lakes?????? I also heard the DNR quit allowing permiscuos fishing??? anyone else hear this??? 
    • MikeG3Boat
      Looking for advice/recommendation on getting a replica done for 2 different fish.  One is a 14 1/2" Crappie other is a 14" perch both are my personal bests.  Wonder who has had fish replicas made for those two fish?  Any recommendations are welcome.  
    • smurfy
      my guess would be cty rd 35 past the north end of bowstring lake. I seen a lot of tapped trees around here the past few days too!!!!! rumor has it he's staying an extra day, must be date night over in inger!!!!!!!😂
    • PRO-V
    • 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