Lake Of The Woods MN Fishing Report

Category: fishing reports

 Feb 1st, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Feb 1st, 2022 at 6:40 PM

On the south end… The pursuit of walleyes and saugers is going strong as resorts and outfitters spread out looking for concentrations of fish. The anglers doing the best are using electronics and working every fish that comes through. Most ice fishing is taking place in 27 – 33 feet of water.

The one-two punch of a jigging line combined with a live minnow on a deadstick is an effective combo. Noise and rattles in the stained water can be effective. When fishing gets tough, downsize your presentation. If fish are not reacting, change your offering or presentation. Gold, pink, green and wonder bread have been strong colors this week.

On the deadstick, try colored hooks or various deadstick lures with a live minnow 6″ off the bottom. Jig your deadstick frequently to catch more fish.

On the Rainy River... Walleye fishing continues best in the mornings and evenings. Gold, glow or gold combined with glow colors working well. A jig and minnow close to the bottom has been effective. Some nice walleyes being caught.

The snowmobile trail is groomed, staked and in good shape from Baudette to Wheeler’s Point continuing up to the Angle.

Up at the NW Angle… A productive week of walleye fishing up at the Angle. Resorts are adjusting fish houses keeping them in productive areas. Walleyes with some saugers, jumbo perch, eelpout and pike mixed in.

Most fishing taking place in 25-30 feet. Gold, pink and various glow colors continue to be productive.

There are various ways to travel to the Angle.

1. Drive through Canada (vaccination and COVID test required).

2. Groomed and staked snowmobile trails (stays in MN)

3. LOW Passenger Service (bombardier service across the lake staying in MN)

4. Lake Country Air.(stays in MN)

Lodging and fish house openings are available around the lake. A complete list at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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