Fishing Report 11.10.2021

Fishing Report


On the south end…  Unseasonably warm temps are prolonging anglers’ appetites to continue open water fishing and it is paying off.  The late fall bite is very strong!

As many anglers are focused on deer hunting, those who hit the water were rewarded.  Schools of walleyes and saugers are set up along the south shore and are active.  Looking ahead, these fish are set up nicely for first ice.

Anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner is the go to method.  Live shiners are available and effective.

Most anglers report good fishing in 17-27 feet of water.  Gold, pink and glow continue to be hot colors.

Mixed in with the walleyes are pike, jumbo perch, sturgeon, crappies and eelpout.

Some back bays iced up on cold mornings!

On the Rainy River   More and more walleyes are being caught in the river each week.  Mother Nature appears to be a couple of weeks behind this fall.  To no surprise, most are stuffed with emerald shiners.  Jigging with a frozen or live shiner has been the go to method, however, those trolling crankbaits also producing.

Sturgeon activity continues to be good with some big fish caught and released.

Up at the NW Angle…  For the few anglers out fishing, the bite continues to be really good.  Most anglers are jigging with big numbers of fish are being caught.

Gold, pink and/or glow colored jigs are doing well.  Anglers fishing the U.S. side are tipping with a fathead or frozen shiner.  Those fishing the Ontario side tipping with various plastics.

Structure such as points, reefs and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish.  12 – 26 feet continues to be the range depending upon the spot.

Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open.  Must be vaccinated and have a negative PCR COVID Test. Rapid tests available in Baudette.  Boating into Canadian waters is now open.

Want to avoid crossing the border?  Charter transport via water and ice and flights over the lake delivering you to your desired resort are available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air both this fall and into the winter months via ice.


Received from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau 11/10/21, cmp

Our Summer Projects moved right into Fall!!


We received an email (11.8.21) from Bemidji DNR:   5 “bullet points” requesting additional information on the construction of the Harbor.  I contacted Mike, our engineer, and we have started putting together the additional information for the committee.  We are in the 3rd week of the 30-day review process.  There is a possibility that the DNR may need an extension.  Fingers crossed this won’t happen and we will have an answer in the next week or so.


2 NEW 10 x 18 SLEEPERS

Dale and Chris have headed to Roseau just as I am posting here to pick up the new carpet.  Stoves are here and ready to put in.  Propane lines and the hitches are completed.  Foam cushions are here from BuyFoam Co. Milwaukee, Wisc., just waiting for the cushion covers to be made from KB Specialties in Grey Eagle, MN.  PJ Signs has made a new #SIGN for the outside of the sleeper also from Grey Eagle, MN.  Huge Thank you to Fred, one of our friends and volunteer, that is bringing sleeper signs and cushion covers to us at the end of November. New Sleeper Bathrooms!  Next 2 new generator boxes!!


New “toy boxes” are in all the sleepers.  All new wall calendars are in.  All the DVDs have been gone through, books, all the decks of cards have been counted, crayons all gone through and replaced, new chalk cups and chalk. Replaced the utensil holders from one to two so there is more room and easier access.  First aid kits have been gone through and filled up!!  The Sleepers have been cleaned, carpet shampooed, all the paper products stocked up and ready for ice season.  The windows that were cracked or broke in our sleepers have all been repaired or replaced by D & L Glass, Roseau, MN.  Huge THANK YOU to Kala for not only the cleaning of the sleepers when our guests have checked out but she tackled the Fall Sleeper Cleaning schedule getting them ready for winter!!  Priceless!!!

New Sleeper “Toy Boxes”



For those who may not have heard the news this past summer – WE NOW HAVE AN ATM MACHINE in our main office.  Today, 11/10/21, I am refinishing the floor with polyurethane over the next week.  Today is the first coat and have 1 – 2 more coats in the front half of the office and then move everything to the front and 2-3 layers in the back half of the office.  Got our new camping agreements back from the printer, Hub 70, River Falls, Wisconsin who also made our Lake of the Woods black and white maps we have in our Sleepers.

Polyurethane on the floor front to back!!!!

That’s 2 coats today!! (11.10.21)


We are ready for our winter campers and we have 5 that have already come and set up for their winter camping Dec. 1 – Apr. 18th, 2022.  Thank you to Swift Electric, Richard has been working really hard to get the Electrical Pedestals done in our South campground, so all our winter campers will have electrical pedestals with 20, 30, and 50 amp service.   Our Winter Campers will now be able to keep their campers hooked up to electricity, run the heaters they want, to be able to enjoy the use of electricity without unplugging when they are back home.  North Star electric was able to get us our main power box that has been sitting on some truck somewhere for some time!!! North Star came out got our main power up and running and Richard, Swift Electric, was right there to get cracking on finishing the wiring.



Dale bought us a new crockpot and I started making meals~ plan on filling the freezer with “crockpot” meals.  30 lbs of homemade BBQs!  Roast’s, stew’s, chili, soups!  I have our freezer over 3/4 of the way full, room for Naeomi’s Sweets, Warroad, MN who will do all the baking for us.  Ordered bread, buns, pies, and biscotti!  More to come!  Dale and I plan on throwing a crockpot meal every day for our team!  Of course, if there is a visitor or two, we will have a bowl of Mmmm good for you too!  It gets cold out there on the ice and Dale and I want something warm to put in tummies this winter!!!  Fingers crossed all goes well with the crockpot meals and plenty of sweets to go around.

New Apparel Sale staring Nov 1st and everyday of November 2021!!!

New Apparel Sale starting Nov 1st and every day of November 2021!!!


We have pink camo or black T-shirt with a cool martini glass design!

We have black, blaze orange, green/brown camo in addition to the pink camo!!  We have long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts!

  Dale and Connie are giving away
Free T-shirt's with your order!!!
Pick your shirt
Pick your design
Free T-shirt just in time for Deer Hunting


Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report 10.27.21

Latest Fishing Report Folks!!
Fishing Report


On the south end…  Great fall walleye fishing again this week.  As the traditional deer hunting opener approaches, walleye fishing is typically in high gear.  This pattern is holding true.  Various spots along the south shore are producing nicely.  The walleyes and sauger are active.  These fish are also setting up nicely for ice fishing which is just around the corner with water temps in the upper 40’s.

Anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner is the go to method.  Live shiners are available and effective.  Some anglers are still pulling spinners with a minnow or trolling crankbaits with good success.  Gold, pink, white and chartreuse hot colors this week.

The best reports are coming from 17-27 feet of water across the south shore in areas such as Pine Island, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, Graceton Beach, Long Point and Rocky Point.  Various schools within these depths.

In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, jumbo perch, sturgeon and even a few crappies are in the mix for walleye anglers.

On the Rainy River   Nice pockets of walleyes being caught in the river.  Jigging with a frozen or live shiner, is the go to method.  Emerald shiners are tough to beat.

Some groups are trolling crankbaits in the river and because of their consistency, they never switch.  Also great in locating walleyes or when fish are scattered.

Sturgeon activity with cooler water is good with numerous fish caught and released.

Up at the NW Angle…  Fall fishing up at the Angle continues strong.  Most anglers are using a jig and minnow or jig and plastic (when boating into Canada) for walleyes.  In some areas, walleyes continue to be stacked and big numbers of fish are being caught.

Gold, pink and/or glow colored jigs and spinners are doing well.  Reminder, no live, frozen or dead bait being able to be transported over the border from the U.S. into Canada, consequently anglers boating into Ontario waters reporting various plastics on their jigs and spinners working great.

Various areas of structure such as points, reefs and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish.  12 – 26 feet is the range depending upon the spot.

Big crappies are being caught on jigs and minnows in 24-30′ adjacent to structure.

Muskie action continues to be strong.  Jigging large baits has boated good numbers of fish as well as casting and trolling.

Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open.  Boating into Canadian waters is now open.

Want to avoid crossing the border?  Charter transport via water and ice and flights over the lake are available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air both this fall and into the winter months via ice.


Enjoy – Received 10.29.21 to [email protected] from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau – cmp

Summer Projects 2021

Well, Fall is here and projects continue!!  Today we called locates, the main electrical unit has arrived and the Power Company will be able to get New Electrical in the South Campground area.


Harbor Update: We remain in the 30 day review period, sent an email last week, and will call for an update next week.  No word as of yet.


Sleepers:  Sleepers are completed, all the cushions and cushions cover taken care of.  Ordered all the fun stuff to load in the sleepers and have them ready for the ice.  UPS will be visiting every week for a while.



Online Reservations Available!! Saturday 10.16.21

We have updated our Online Reservations adding our 2 new 10 x 18 Sleeper Fish houses!  This has been a pretty big project, but we got it done, the website is back to normal, and booking online is now available again!  You are welcome to call Connie at 320-630-6734 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. I am here to help anytime!! 

Online Reservations are back up and running!!! Ice Fishing Sleeper Openings Available!! Day house reservations please call Connie at 320-630-6734!!

Never too early!!

We have contacted those who left their name and number to make a reservation if we added the 2 new sleepers and now the remaining openings are available for you to book online or by calling Connie.

Thank you!

Sleeper Fish Houses Available:

10 – 10 x 18 Sleepers for 3-4 Guests (minimum of 3 Guests per Sleeper)


1 – 8 x 16 Sleeper for 1 – 2 Guests

Day houses

4 – 10 x 14 – 8 holes for up to 4 Guests per Day house



Looking for a little something to add to your wardrobe this Fall!!!  

Come shop with us at our online apparel clothing store!!!!




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Courtney Park

The Visual Identity Vault

(O) 507-238-9793
Connie Peterson 
Dale’s On Lake of the Woods Resort
(O) 320-630-6734