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.

Received 9.22.21 Latest Fishing Report!

Received 9.22.21 Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report

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FISHING REPORT 9.20.2021

On the south end…  A fun week of walleye fishing as the water temps cool to the low 60’s and fall colors have started.  The walleye are transitioning to fall locations.  Three different methods used to catch walleyes this week.  Drifting spinners, trolling crankbaits and anchored up and jigging with a minnow, which is becoming more effective each week.

Walleyes setting up across the south shore and with more shiners running, this trend will continue.  Jigging with a frozen shiner or live fathead has really started to be effective.  Give it 30-40 minutes and set up in a different spot if there is no action.

Congrats to all MN Tournament Trail tournament anglers this past week.  The winning team had a 7.52 lb avg per walleye for 10 fish.  There are a lot of big walleyes in Lake of the Woods right now.

Daily limit is a combined limit of six walleyes and saugers (with up to 4 being walleyes).   Don’t forget the slot, 19.5″ – 28″ must be returned with one allowed over 28″ per day.

Fall 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.

Pike are active and most are caught but unsuspecting walleye anglers.  The feedbag is definitely on.

On the Rainy River…   Emerald shiners continue to run in the Rainy River.  Some good runs so far, good angler reports and nice walleyes being caught.  Fall on the river is nice as a small boat will work just fine.

Most walleye anglers on the river are anchoring up along an edge or in a hole with a jig and minnow.  There are 42 miles of navigable Rainy River from Wheeler’s Point through Baudette to Birchdale with lots of boat ramps.

Sturgeon activity has picked up as well with good fall reports.

Up at the NW Angle

Excellent fishing continues on both sides of the border.  In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 – 31 feet.  Gold, white and orange spinners with a crawler or a minnow continue to be effective.  As water cools, minnows on some days are outfising crawlers.

Areas with structure continue to hold fish.  18 – 27 feet are good starting points.  Jig and a minnow is the goto on structure and neck down areas.

Pike and muskie anglers are locating fish on weedy points using double blade spinners and topwater.  A lot of fish are caught on figure eight.

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.

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Fishing Report 9.16.21 Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau – This weeks Fishing Report
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Fishing Report

9.16.2021

On the south end…  Great walleye action this week with numerous pike mixed in.  Walleyes are starting to gravitate to fall patterns.  Walleyes being caught in various depths 13 – 34 feet of water.  Most anglers are still drifting with spinners or trolling crankbaits, but the jig bite is picking up steam.

Water temps in the upper 50’s and low 60’s.  Walleyes setting up across the south shore and with more shiners running, this trend will continue.

Reef fishing is starting to pick up.  Jigging with a frozen shiner on or near reefs is a fall goto and things are just starting.

September and October are excellent months to fish walleyes.  If you like the jig bite, anchored up with a jig and minnow, this is a fun time of year.

On the Rainy River…   Emerald shiners are continuing to run in the Rainy River.  Some good runs so far and walleyes are showing up.  Anglers are catching fish in the river.  Fall is here.

Most walleye anglers on the river will anchor up along an edge or in a hole with a jig and minnow.  Fishing is taking place from Wheeler’s Point to Baudette to Birchdale.

Fall is a great time to fish sturgeon, bass and pike on the river, although the vast majority of anglers are after walleyes.

Up at the NW Angle

Excellent fishing continues on both sides of the border.  In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 – 31 feet.  Gold, white and orange spinners with a crawler or a minnow is effective.  Minnows on some days are starting to be preferred by the walleyes.  Try both.

Areas with structure continue to hold fish.  18 – 27 feet are good starting points.  Jig and a minnow is the goto.

Pike and muskie anglers are locating fish on weedy points using double blade spinners and topwater.  Some nice fish boated this week.

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.

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Received 9.16.21 to [email protected]

Fishing Report 9.7.2021

9.10.21 received the most recent fishing report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!!  Enjoy
Fishing Report

9.7.2021

On the south end… A great week of walleye fishing. 20 – 34 feet of water still holding various schools of walleyes. Most anglers are still drifting with spinners or trolling crankbaits.
As the water begins to cool, the jig bite will pick up.
There are already a good number of walleyes across the south shore and with more shiners running, this trend will continue.
Reef fishing will get better as the water cools. Depending upon the day, fish might be staged on top, on the sides or adjacent to the reef in the mud.
September and October are excellent months to fish walleyes.
On the Rainy River… More and more emerald shiners are showing up in the Rainy River. Some good runs so far. Mother Nature makes the call on when and how things happen. The geese are flying, water cooling and more anglers catching walleyes in the river. It’s not a slamfest yet, but the numbers of walleyes are definitely increasing. Fall is here.
Most walleye anglers on the river will anchor up along an edge or in a hole with a jig and minnow. Walleyes are still hitting crankbaits and spinners and these can be effective in locating fish.
Fall is a great time to fish sturgeon, bass and pike on the river, although the vast majority of anglers are after walleyes.
Up at the NW Angle… Great fishing continues on both sides of the border. In U.S. waters, deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues producing walleyes in 24 – 31 feet. Gold, white and orange spinners with a crawler or a minnow is effective. Minnows on some days are starting to be preferred by the walleyes. Try both.
Areas with structure typically holds some fish. 18 – 27 feet are good starting points. Don’t be afraid to try numerous “goto” spots until you find fish.
Pike and muskie anglers are locating fish on weedy points using jerkbaits and topwater. This action typically increases as waters cool.
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.
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Camping fun here at Dale’s On Lake of the Woods

Check out our photo from our Camping Guests!  All this in just one week!! 

I woke up this morning and slowly making my way to crawl out of my comfy bed, my first thought was…how lucky we are, that of all the places our camping guests could go, they choose to come camp with us.  So, so blessed.

Thank you to each and every one of you who have blessed us by choosing to come camp with Dale and I here at Dale’s On Lake of the Woods. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 

 

 

Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau 6-30-21

We are sharing with you today the most recent fishing report we received from the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau delivered to us via email do [email protected]
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Fishing Report

6.30.2021

On the south end…  Another great week of walleye fishing.  Some areas of the lake are experiencing a mayfly hatch and other bug hatches.  This can be a good time to fish spinners with crawlers, leeches or minnows.  A two ounce bottom bouncer with a two hook harness and a crawler is tough to beat.  Drifting the mud flats where walleyes are living is an effective strategy in 25-33 feet.

As fish can be scattered across big mud basins, covering water by drifting crawler harnesses and trolling crankbaits is effective.  Good colors this week were hammered gold, pink, glow, orange and chartreuse or a combination of these colors.

Some anglers like to get away from the heaviest part of the hatch as walleyes love the mayfly larvae coming out of the mud and that is a lot of competition for an angler.  Some anglers finding walleyes in shallow rocky areas from 5-15′.  Different forage for walleyes in different spots.  Crayfish and other food sources exist in and around rocks.

On the Rainy River…   A mixed bag of fish from the Rainy River.  Walleyes, saugers, smallmouth, pike and sturgeon are the most targeted.

Walleyes this time of year in current breaks and holes.  Smallmouth in traditional spots such as rocky areas, current breaks, bridge embankments and weed edges.  Pike are at river mouths, in bays and around current breaks.

The sturgeon “keep” season opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle…  Walleye fishing continues to be very strong up at the Angle.  Fish being found both in rocky areas and over mud.

Some still anchoring up with jigs and minnows on structure.  Others drifting spinners and crawlers over deep mud areas in a variety of areas.

Pike hanging out in weedy bays.  Smallmouth relating to rocky points and reefs.

With the Canada border still closed, there are many ways to get up to the Angle.

1.  The LOW Passenger Service, charter boat shuttle service from the south end, is open and running.  2.  If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option.  3.  And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.

6.23.21 Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Fishing Report

6.23.2021

On the south end…  A great week of summer walleye fishing.  Fish are being caught jigging, drifting spinners and trolling crankbaits.

Most walleyes in 25-33 feet.  Fish are starting to be scattered across big mud basins.  If you find a good school, anchoring up with a jig and frozen shiner can catch fish quickly.  Otherwise, drifting crawler harnesses effective and covers water.

Good colors this week were gold, orange and chartreuse.

Covering water trolling crankbaits was effective this week.  Get lures down to where the walleyes are living using lead core line, downriggers or a four ounce bottom bouncer with a 6′ leader with shallow diving crankbait.  All three methods can deliver results.

On the Rainy River…   A mixed bag of fish being reported from the river jigging, pulling spinners and trolling crankbaits.  This time of year, current breaks and holes are good places to start.  The lake holds more walleyes but the river is a great fallback area in summer.

Smallmouth bass are plentiful.  Try traditional spots such as rocky areas, current breaks, bridge embankments and weed edges.

Pike are at river mouths, in bays and around current breaks.

Working shorelines whether trolling or casting will normally produce a mixed bag of fish. The river is a great option if winds are high or for something different.  Fun fishing.

Sturgeon anglers, mark your calendars, sturgeon season opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle…  Walleye fishing continues to be strong up at the Angle.  Fish being found on rocks, over mud and in neck down areas between islands.  Anglers are catching fish using a variety of techniques.

Nice walleyes being caught drifting spinners and crawlers over deep mud areas.  Various bug hatches happen throughout the summer and much of the larvae walleye like come from the mud.

Pike hanging out in weedy bays.  Smallmouth relating to rocky points and reefs.

With the Canada border still closed, there are many ways to get up to the Angle.

  1. The LOW Passenger Service, charter boat shuttle service from the south end, is open and running.  2.  If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option.  3.  And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.

 

6-16-21 Fishing Report from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Fishing Report

6.16.2021

On the south end…  Some good walleye fishing this week.  As many summer weeks, it was helpful to be versatile.  On the big lake, sometimes you have to play the wind, meaning, you have to be flexible where you fish.

The fish were there and some great catches this week.  Most fishing in 25-33 feet.  Some are still jigging.  Frozen shiners and leeches were both good this week.  With water temps in the mid to upper 60’s, leeches and crawlers will heat up.

Spinners (otherwise called harnesses) with minnows, leeches or crawlers were all effective this week.  It is good to mix up colors and bait until you find the right mix.  Gold, glow, pink, orange, chartreuse or a combo of them are good colors in stained water.

More and more anglers trolling crankbaits with success.  Some have been trolling cranks since the opener but it seems most anglers wait till the water warms.  A great method to cover water and find cooperative fish.

On the Rainy River…   Some good summer fishing reports from the river.  Walleyes being caught jigging, pulling spinners and trolling crankbaits.  Current breaks and holes holding most fish.

Smallmouth bass in rocky areas, current breaks, bridge embankments and weed edges.  Lots of bass in the river.  Crankbaits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs are good lures to start with.

Pike are adjacent to weedlines, in slack water areas and in bays.  Working shorelines whether trolling or casting will normally produce nice fish.

Sturgeon anglers, mark your calendars, sturgeon season opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle…  Walleye fishing continues to be strong up at the Angle.  Fish coming from literally 5-33′ of water.  Not every walleye is keying on the same food sources.  With structure, rocks, and mud, lots of variety at the Angle.  Jigging, spinners and cranks all producing.

Muskie season opens Saturday, June 19th.  Lots of nice fish already caught unintentionally as these predators like to eat.  Muskie anglers were forced to fish MN waters last year with the border closure were happily surprised with the size and quantity of fish on the MN side.  This year should be good.

Pike hanging out in weedy bays.  Smallmouth relating to rocky points and reefs.

With the Canada border still closed, there are many ways to get up to the Angle.

1.  The LOW Passenger Service, charter boat shuttle service from the south end, is open and running.  2.  If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option.  3.  And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.

Fishing Photo’s

Thank you Jon and Amy for sending us your photo’s of your fishing trip while camping here at Dale’s On Lake of the Woods

We “LOVE” it that you sent us your Photos and more so that you came to camp with us!

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~  THANK YOU ~

Way to go Amy!!!!