FISHING REPORT FROM LAKE OF THE WOODS TOURISM BUREAU 11.30.22

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Fishing Report

11.30.2022

On the south end… Ice is forming, but other than some back bays, it isn’t ready quite yet.  Mother Nature is on track.  Some resorts are making the prediction of December 10th for day houses being out, give or take, but at this point, this isn’t set in stone and time will tell.  There are cold temps in the forecast and things look optimistic.

Many resorts and outfitters have been checking ice conditions.  When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel.

Please remember, ice conditions vary greatly in different parts of the lake.  One ice road can have good ice that has been checked and marked while down the shoreline there may be ice not suitable for travel yet.  Work through resorts and outfitters on the ice and stay on the marked trails for safety.

Anticipation is high as the walleye and sauger fishing this fall was good and fish were staged in good numbers along the south shore.

On the Rainy River…   Much of the Rainy River is frozen up.  Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time.

Ice conditions vary and on the river there is current, so much like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety.

Up at the NW Angle… Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year’s ice fishing season.  There has been no ice fishing yet as resorts are simply monitoring ice conditions at this time, waiting until the ice is thicker before marking trails and getting fish houses out.

Fall fishing was excellent with walleyes in good numbers along with some monster pike being caught.  All indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready as the fish are there.

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Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing report 11.30.22

 

Fishing Report

11.30.2022

On the south end… Ice is forming, but other than some back bays, it isn’t ready quite yet.  Mother Nature is on track.  Some resorts are making the prediction of December 10th for day houses being out, give or take, but at this point, this isn’t set in stone and time will tell.  There are cold temps in the forecast and things look optimistic.

Many resorts and outfitters have been checking ice conditions.  When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel.

Please remember, ice conditions vary greatly in different parts of the lake.  One ice road can have good ice that has been checked and marked while down the shoreline there may be ice not suitable for travel yet.  Work through resorts and outfitters on the ice and stay on the marked trails for safety.

Anticipation is high as the walleye and sauger fishing this fall was good and fish were staged in good numbers along the south shore.

On the Rainy River…   Much of the Rainy River is frozen up.  Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time.

Ice conditions vary and on the river there is current, so much like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety.

Up at the NW Angle… Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year’s ice fishing season.  There has been no ice fishing yet as resorts are simply monitoring ice conditions at this time, waiting until the ice is thicker before marking trails and getting fish houses out.

Fall fishing was excellent with walleyes in good numbers along with some monster pike being caught.  All indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready as the fish are there.

Fishing Report/ Lake Conditions 11.13.22 from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Fishing Report

11.23.2022

On the south end… The wait for thickening ice is upon us.  This week, cold temps added to ice formation on back bays and on much of the big lake.  The ice still needs time to thicken, but is making progress.  When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel.

 

First out on the ice will be pike anglers / spearing in the shallow bays.  From there, things will progress as the ice begins to form on the lake.  Resorts will communicate about ice conditions on the ice roads and trails they are monitoring and grooming. We are not there yet.

As a general rule, day houses are set by resorts mid December.  Sleeper fish houses get placed when ice thickens further.  Mother Nature combined with ice conditions in that given area of LOW will dictate what weight limits each individual ice outfitter gives the green light to.  Safety first.

Walleyes and saugers are in good numbers for ice anglers when the time comes.

On the Rainy River…   With colder weather, much of the Rainy River is frozen up with areas of open water scattered throughout.  Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time.

NW Angle Ice

Just like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety.

Up at the NW Angle… Bays and much of the lake are frozen up throughout the Angle.  Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year’s ice fishing season.

Throughout the fall, walleyes were in good numbers and all indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready.

A complete list of lodging, fish house rentals and sleeper fish house rentals at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging

 

Ice/ Lake Conditions 11.28.22

Ice/Lake Conditions 11.28.22

Dale and I went on our daily morning check of ice/lake conditions.  We have ice that has stayed together from our shoreline towards twin island as far as we can see.  However, 3 days ago we drove to Warroad and there was koi open water from Warroad and as far as we could see to the NE, open water!  This morning, with a somewhat stronger wind speed out of the South, we see open water surrounding Gull Rock and is open to the East and West of Gull Rock for quite a distance.  We have walked approximately three-quarters of the way toward Twin Rocks, this past week, still finding 4 -5 inches of ice.

Our Winter Lake Access Remains Closed.

Zoomed in picture of Gull Rock 11.28.22

Gull Rock 11.28.22

Gull Rock – Surrounded by open water

Open water West of Gull Rock 11.28.22