Fishing Report 3-11-20 from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Fishing Report received via email to [email protected] from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Wed 3/11/2020


Fishing Report

On the south end… A great week of March ice fishing. Anglers fishing anywhere from 27 – 33′ of water. Ice conditions on LOW remain excellent with freezing temps keeping ice firm. Work lures on jigging line with a live minnow on an ice jig or plain hook on second line. Some good colors overall, pink / gold, glow, red glow, green glow. Electronics helping to catch suspended walleyes. Pike activity increasing with more big fish caught this week. Tip ups with big baits on quick strike rigs the norm. Fish houses can be left overnight on the ice through March 31st, walleye and sauger season is open through April 14th and pike season never closes.

On the Rainy River… As spring approaches, extra caution needed on the river. Thin ice around the International Bridge in Baudette. We are watching open water line progress from east to west. No open water fishing as of yet. We report open water progress often on Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook page.

Up at the NW Angle… A great week of ice fishing reports up at the Angle. A mix of walleyes, saugers, big jumbo perch and pike in the mix. Resorts in 20 – 32′ of water targeting both structure and mud. Glow colors, gold and pink effective. The snowmobile trails groomed and with freezing temps, are still in good shape.
Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau


We just got back from a day and a half trip to Dale’s and had an awesome time! Dale and Connie are so friendly and run an upstanding operation with clean and spacious fish houses. They made us feel so welcome and even went out of their way to bring us supplies that we forgot. We will definitely be going back and love supporting their family business. Thank you so much for everything.

-The Haller Realty/“Dave Anderson” Crew


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January 2020

Last week was spent up on Lake of the Woods and we enjoyed some great food and fellowship!
I was curious how much weight I had put on while up there since we ate quite a bit of not so healthy food and snacks. Plus there may have been a few beers involved. When I left I was at 235 and when I got home I was actually down to 231🤩🤗
And I didn’t get nearly enough steps in either.

Gotta love these supplements that work even when I’m not doing my best with food choices.


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                                            Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!
We have some special
Super Bowl treats
heading to our Sleepers Guests today!
Super Bowl Sunday!!!

Winter pictures

These are some wonderful pictures that one of our guests took for us while they were visiting the other week.  We would like to call it our own piece of heaven up here at Dale’s on Lake of the Woods.  Feel free to call us (320-630-6734) email us at [email protected] or check for availability here on our website for reservations.  See you soon!


Photo credit: Christina Kaml

Photo’s from January 16-18 2020

Jan 16-19, 2020 Guest Photos!!
Thank you to our Guests that send us their photos.
I did lose quite a few of my photos that were sent to me when my phone did the big dive to the bottom of the lake.
Feel free to send me photos of your fishing trip with us to my email address [email protected], or text message to my phone (new phone, haha) 320-630-6734, or post on our “Dale’s On Lake of the Woods Facebook page!! Thank-you!!  We love the photos you capture of your time fishing with us.  No fish is too small or too big, the memories you make here on Lake of the Woods are priceless!!!!
Dale and Connie

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report 1/19/20

Received 1/19/20 to [email protected] from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!
Happy Fishing Everyone!!
Fishing Report

On the south end…  Ice conditions on LOW are excellent.  Some great walleyes and saugers caught this week.  Fishing was up and down with cold fronts, -31 air temps, etc.  Plenty of fish for fish frys, some trophy walleyes, big sturgeon, some jumbo perch, an occasional pike, crappie or tulibee and plenty of sauger in the mix.  Most anglers fishing 25 – 30′ if on structure, 30′ – 36′ over mud.  Resort houses continue to follow fish and are moving constantly.   Best colors gold, pink, glow red and UV glow colors.  Both jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow producing based on mood of walleyes.  Electronics very helpful.  Watch for suspended walleyes.  Rattles and noise effective.

On the Rainy River…   The river is frozen over with some snowmobile traffic on marked trail.  Current has dropped some, but still strong.  Extra caution is always needed on the river.  Thin ice near International Bridge in Baudette and thinner ice on stretches of the river.  Work through resort if ice fishing for safety.

Up at the NW Angle…  Good fishing continues with a mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout.  Cold fronts can affect bite from day to day, adjust to mood of fish.  Downsize if finicky, keep minnow active on deadstick.  Snowmobile trails from south end to Angle groomed and in good shape.  Stay on trails as there are ice chunks on lake.  Fish houses on LOW on the ice through March.