Guests pictures 12.23.21

Thank you Brad for sharing your Photo’s –Guest Photos 12.23.21

Had the great pleasure of Brad and his fishing buddies coming fish with us again this year!!

 

Thank you to each and every one of our guests this past week- we are so blessed to have you with us!!  

Dale and Connie and our Team!!!

Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism 12.22.21 Report

Received from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau on 12.23.21 to [email protected]
Fishing Report

12.22.2021

On the south end…  Ice fishing is going strong on Lake of the Woods.  As the ice thickens, resorts / outfitters start increasing weight limits.  Each area of the lake can have very different ice conditions, check ahead based on where you access the lake.  Stay on marked ice roads, trails, etc.

Fishing reports for walleyes and saugers are excellent.  Most anglers report catching numbers of fish and having to sort through many small fish to find keepers.  Good for the future but make sure you have plenty of bait.  Nice numbers of slot fish (19.5″ – 28.0″) are being caught, quickly photographed and released.  A good population of trophy walleyes over 28.0″ in the lake and they are being caught as well.

Good action in 21 – 27 feet of water.  For those who are portable, some morning / evening fish are being caught from 9 – 18′ along shore.

The one two punch, jigging one line and deadsticking your second line is most effective.  Gold, glow colors, lighted lures and lures with vibration and rattles effective on jigging line.  A live minnow just off the bottom on the second line for your deadstick.  Some using a plain hook, others prefer an ice jig.

Pike anglers are still finding good numbers of pike on tip ups.  Plenty of pike being caught by walleye anglers.  Eelpout, jumbo perch, tullibees, sturgeon and an occasional crappie showing up as well.  You never know on Lake of the Woods.

On the Rainy River  The Rainy River is ice covered and where there is good ice, anglers are finding walleyes and sturgeon.  With the current of the river, knowing where and where not to travel and working through resorts / outfitters who know ice conditions is key.

Good fishing this week.  The walleye bite is best in the mornings and evenings.  Sturgeon are still active and creating some sore arms!

Up at the NW Angle…  Ice is progressing nicely and the walleye fishing is starting out good.  Depending upon where resorts have fish houses, some are active mornings and evenings with a lull during the day.  Others positioned in deeper water pick at fish all day but not the flurries.  Both are good options.

The snowmobile trails along both the west and east sides of the lake are open, groomed and staked.  The ice runway for Lake Country Air is open and flights are delivering excited anglers.  Bomber service across the lake via Lake of the Woods Passenger Service anticipated after Christmas.

Driving via land to and from the Angle through Canada is open.  Must be vaccinated and have a negative PCR COVID Test. Plan ahead with testing or rapid tests are available in Baudette and this week in Warroad.  Once at the Angle, no additional COVID testing is necessary for traveling back south from the Angle through Canada.

Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau 12.15.21

We sure are off to a slow start thanks to Mother Nature.  We have not been able to put sleepers out on the ice as of yet.  Today was a foggy day with warm temps up to 32 degrees.  We are looking forward to the single-digit temps that will be coming our way in the next day or two.  We have day houses out with sleepers on land for 5 out of our 15 houses.  Multiple cancellations, so sad to have to call our guests and cancel their trip.  Fishing has been fun with a few slow spells in there, but fun nonetheless.
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Fishing Report

12.15.2021

On the south end…  Ice fishing has begun and fish houses are out on most areas of Lake of the Woods.  The lake is big and ice conditions vary greatly.  Be safe and work through a resort or outfitter and stick to their marked ice roads, trails and fishing areas where they have checked ice.

Fishing reports are excellent overall.  Early ice is a great time traditionally and this year is no different.  Good numbers of walleyes and saugers with eelpout, pike, perch and tullibees mixed in.

Anglers are fishing from 8 – 27 feet of water depending upon the time of day and in some cases, what ice conditions allow.  Some good walleyes caught early morning and last light in shallow water.  This bite can happen all winter as some walleyes will come up shallow to feed low light.

The one two punch, jigging one line and deadsticking your second line is most effective.  Gold, glow colors, lures with vibration and rattles, jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head or tail working well.  Live minnow just off the bottom on the second line.

As a general rule, snowmobiles, ATV’s and side by sides are being allowed so far.  For those fishing in resort fish houses, they will transport you out via light ice rigs.

Pike anglers are finding good numbers of big pike.  Some spearing / fishing is still taking place in bays.  Great success tip up fishing on the main lake.

Extreme safety is always important, especially so with early ice conditions.  Each resort / outfitter will share info as it is available.

On the Rainy River  The Rainy River is ice covered and where there is good ice, anglers are finding walleyes and sturgeon.  With the current of the river, knowing where and where not to travel and working through resorts / outfitters who know ice conditions is key.

Sturgeon have been cooperative through the ice this week.  With a larger hole and beefed up equipment, those targeting dinosaurs are having great success.

Up at the NW Angle…  Ice is progressing nicely up at the Angle.  Some local snowmobile travel has been happening in marked areas with good ice conditions.  Like every year, there are areas with cracks, current, etc.  Stay on marked trails when things open up. Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for specifics.

Travel to and from the Angle via land through Canada is open.  Must be vaccinated and have a negative PCR COVID Test. Plan ahead with testing or rapid tests are available in Baudette and soon in Warroad.  Once at the Angle, no additional COVID testing is necessary for traveling back south from the Angle through Canada.

Want to avoid crossing the border?  Snowmobilers can take the groomed and staked trail across the lake.  Charter transport via bombardiers on the ice trail or flights over the lake landing on an ice runway are available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air this winter.

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Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau emailed to [email protected] 12.15.21

Fishing Report from LOTW’s Tourism Bureau 11.17.21

11.20.21 Received the following fishing report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau to our email address [email protected]
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Fishing Report

11.17.2021

On the south end…  The fish are there, the anglers this time of year, not so much.  Some are deer hunting, some have put their boats away and are getting the ice fishing gear ready.  For those who have not winterized their boats, there are plenty of walleyes and saugers to be had.

Those who hit the water this week were rewarded.  Schools of walleyes and saugers are set up along the south shore and are active.  Anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner is the most common method of fishing.

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

Pike, jumbo perch, sturgeon, crappies and eelpout are also being caught by walleye anglers.

Looking forward to ice fishing!

On the Rainy River   A great week of fishing on the Rainy River with good numbers of walleyes.  Most are jigging with emerald shiners.  Gold, glow and pink, gold / orange have been strong colors.

Sturgeon are still being caught, many by unsuspecting walleye anglers jigging with minnows.

Up at the NW Angle…  Back harbors and bays are just starting to ice up.  For the few anglers out fishing, the bite continues to be really good.  Most anglers are jigging.

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.

Points, reefs and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish.  12 – 24 feet 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 and soon in Warroad.

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

Fishing Report 11.10.2021

Fishing Report

11.10.2021

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.

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

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report 10.27.21

Latest Fishing Report Folks!!
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Fishing Report

10.27.2021

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.

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

Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism 10.6.21

Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau 10.6.21 Received via email to [email protected] 10.9.21.  Enjoy!!!!
We have camping available until the end of Oct!  Fishing~Hunting~Camping ~~~  it is all going on here at Dale’s On Lake of the Woods!!  
This weekend we have a young lady who decided Dale’s is where she wanted to celebrate her 40th Birthday and brought friends and family to help celebrate. 
Happy 40th Roxanne and we are so happy to be here to enjoy your birthday with you!!!!!  Thank you!!!  
Fishing Report

10.6.2021

On the south end…  An incredible week of walleye fishing and it should only get better throughout the month as the water cools.  With traditional fall walleye movements around the lake, big numbers of walleyes and saugers are set up along the south shore and anglers are catching a lot of fish.

Most anglers are anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner.  Live shiners are available and effective.  There are still walleyes being caught on spinners with minnows as well as trolling crankbaits.

The best reports are coming from 18-30 feet of water.

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

On the Rainy River   Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River and more and more walleyes are entering the river each week.  Fishing has picked up consequently.

Jigging with a minnow, in many cases a frozen or live shiner, is the go to method.  Emerald shiners are a favorite native forage for walleyes in this system.

With 42 miles of navigable river and lots of boat ramps from Wheeler’s Point through Baudette east to Birchdale, there are many stretches of river to fish.  Good reports up and down the river.  Schools of walleyes are moving through chasing shiners.

Sturgeon activity continues to pick up with good fall reports.  A gob of crawlers and/or frozen shiners on a sturgeon rig (18 inch leader made of 60lb test, circle hook and a 2-3 ounce no roll sinker) is the ticket.  The catch and release season continues through April 23, 2022.

Up at the NW Angle

Fall fishing up at the Angle and just over the border adjacent to the Angle continues to be excellent.  Most anglers are using a jig and minnow or jig / plastic with some still pulling spinners and trolling crankbaits.

3/8 ounce gold, pink or glow colored jigs have been hot.  With no live, frozen or dead bait being able to be transported over the border from the U.S. into Canada, NW Angle anglers fishing into Ontario reporting various plastics on their jigs and spinners working great.

Areas with structure and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold good fish.  14 – 27 feet is the range depending upon the spot.

Big crappies are in their fall spots and being caught on jigs and minnows in 25-30′ around various structure.

Muskie anglers report good fishing overall.  During stable weather, fish were shallow.  Cold front pushed the muskies deeper.  Covering water trolling is a strong fall muskie technique and should get better as water cools.

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

Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.

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Lake of the Woods Tourism Fishing Report 9.29.21

From Lake of the Woods Tourism – Weekly Fishing Report to our email address [email protected]
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Fishing Report

9.29.2021

On the south end…  The jig bite has begun and walleyes and saugers are cooperating very nicely.  The walleyes continue to transition to fall locations including in 25-30′ in front of Pine Island and west along the south shore have been hot.

A nice mix of walleyes and saugers with perch and pike mixed in.  Lots of good eaters along with some sorting of smaller fish.  Most anglers anchored up and jigging with a fathead or emerald shiner.  Strong jig colors, gold, orange, glow white, pink or a combo.

Some anglers trolling crankbaits with success.  This is a good method if the jigging bite isn’t happening or if water goes flat.

The month of October is an excellent time to fish walleyes.  If you like the jig bite, anchor up and jig over the side of the boat for a very enjoyable and typically memorable day.  Charters and guides are available with area resorts.

Pike continue to be active with the cooling water temps.

On the Rainy River…   Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River and overall the walleye fishing has been good.

Most walleye anglers on the river are anchoring up along a current seam or on the edge of a hole with a jig and minnow.  Try different areas.  There are 42 miles of navigable river and lots of boat ramps.  In some cases, it is helpful to find your own spots and get away from other boats.

Sturgeon activity has picked up as well with good fall reports.  A gob of crawlers and/or frozen shiners on a sturgeon rig (18 inch leader made of 60lb test with a 2-3 ounce no roll sinker) is the ticket.  The keep season ends September 30, 2021.  The catch and release season continues through April 23, 2022.

Up at the NW Angle

Excellent fishing this week.  In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 – 31 feet.  Spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing.

Areas with structure and sandy areas in neck down areas continue to hold fish.  14 – 19 feet are good starting points.  Jig and a minnow is the goto on structure and neck down areas.

Big crappies being caught on jigs and minnows in 25-32′ around structure.

Muskie anglers report good fish being boated trolling and casting shiny crankbaits.

Travel to and from the Angle via vehicle through the 40 miles of Canada is open.  Boating into Canadian waters is now open.  Please note, no live, frozen or dead bait allowed into Canada from the U.S.  The various plastics on a jig are working well.  Contact a NW Angle resort for details.

Charter boat transport and float planes are still available through the LOW Passenger Service and Lake Country Air.