Lake Of The Woods MN Fishing Report

Category: fishing reports

 Jan 18th, 2021 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jan 18th, 2021 at 9:42 AM

On the south end… Walleyes and saugers sliding into a bit deeper water with 26-30 feet being where most are fishing. Good numbers of fish continue to be caught with a lot of sorting the future small fish in the system and choosing just the right ones for a fish fry. Make some noise! Jigging with lures with a rattle or vibration has been effective in both catching and attracting fish. Use your second line, use as a dead stick, a jig or plain hook with a live minnow under a bobber set at 6 inches to a foot off of the bottom. Electronics are helpful to show fish, how they are reacting to your presentation and when they are suspended. Popular lure colors… gold, glow red, glow white, pink and green. Nice numbers of walleyes over 28 inches caught this week. Walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, big pike, tullibees, eelpout and even an occasional crappie or sturgeon being caught on Big Traverse Bay.

On the Rainy River… Ice fishing on areas of the river continues to produce some walleyes mornings and evenings. As ice conditions vary greatly on the river as there is moving water, we encourage guests who don’t know the river to work through a resort for safety. The snowmobile trail on the river from Baudette to Wheeler’s Point to the NW Angle is open.

Up at the NW Angle… With the border closure, there are four ways to travel to the NW Angle without crossing the border. 1. NW Angle Guest Ice Road is open! 2. Snowmobile trails across the lake are open. 3. Lake of the Woods Passenger Service (bombardier). 4. Lake Country Air.

Walleyes, saugers and jumbo perch with an occasional pike, eelpout, or tullibee in the mix up at the NW Angle. 22-27′ has been the go to depth for most anglers. No surprise, pink and gold have been hot colors, a LOW favorite with the stained waters. Communicate with your favorite NW Angle resort for specifics. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging


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