Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report 1-2-20

Fishing Report

On the south end…  Fishing reports are good.  A nice mix of saugers and walleyes, with some trophy walleyes, jumbo perch, eelpout, pike, tullibees and a lot of sturgeon being caught.  During a typical day, there are flurries of activity mixed with some slower time.  It helps to put in a full day, keep your lines active and use electronics. Watch for suspended fish coming through on your electronics, often nice walleyes.  Most resorts have fish houses out in 25- 32 feet of water.  Best colors gold, pink, glow red and UV glow colors.  Use combo jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow.  Numerous ice roads are open, many allowing 3/4 ton trucks with wheel houses.  Every ice road is different, check ahead as ice road limits vary.

On the Rainy River…   The river is frozen over but little traffic with higher than usual current.    Extra caution is always needed on the river, most sticking to lake so far.  No snowmobile trail on Rainy River as of yet with thin ice areas due to current.

Up at the NW Angle…  Fishing is excellent with a mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout.  With over a foot of snow, snowmobile trails from south end to Angle are being groomed and will be in good shape.  Stay on trails as current is high and there are still some areas needing more inches of ice.  Fish houses on LOW on the ice through March.

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Winter Lake Access continues to be closed due to unsafe ice conditions.

Winter Lake Access – Remains closed due to unsafe ice conditions. Multiple cracks opened today making for unsafe ice conditions.
Winter Lake access information phone Number 218-442-6661
Call between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. for the most recent update each day.
Sleeper and Day house reservations are unchanged. Questions regarding your reservation please contact Connie at 320-630-6734.

Our Ice Houses are on the Lake and we are fishing!!

Sleepers and Day houses on the ice and we have a start on fishing.
Our guys are venturing out checking ice and we will be updating with our results later tonight or tomorrow morning as what the status is on our Winter Lake Access.
An update will be on our Winter Lake Access Information Line 218-442-6661 – you are welcome to call this number from 6:30 a.m – 10:00 p.m.

FISHING REPORT 12-18-2019

Lake of the Woods Tourism
Wed 12/18/2019 4:20 PM
FISHING REPORT 12-18-2019

On the south end…  A great walleye and sauger bite continues!  Most resorts have fish houses out in 23 – 28 feet of water.  Nice mix of walleyes and saugers.  Best colors, gold, pink, gold/pink, orange/chartreuse, white.  Jig one line and dead stick the other with a live minnow.  Good numbers of fish being caught with some trophies mixed in as well as eelpout, perch, tullibees, sturgeon and pike.  Very little snow on the ice. Various ice roads are open.  What can be driven out varies.  Some ice roads up to light SUV’s or ATV / side by sides pulling small houses, others still just ATV / side by sides.  Check with your resort / outfitter prior to coming up.

On the Rainy River…   The river is frozen over but little traffic with higher than usual current.    Extra caution is always needed on the river, most sticking to lake so far.

Up at the NW Angle…  Most resorts have fish houses out and initial fishing reports for walleyes are very good.  Some areas still need time with high current.  It’s a must to stick to resort marked trails or know the areas you are traveling.  The snowmobile trail from the south end up to the Angle is set to be staked this week.