Big Crappies on Lake Of The Woods

Category: press release

 Dec 24th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 24th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Big Lake of the Woods Crappies
     by Joe Henry

Did you know there are some ice anglers who actually travel to Lake of the Woods for crappies?  It’s true and for good reason.  The northern part of the lake is loaded with black crappies and some trophies to boot.

Most of the crappie fishing is accessed by our NW Angle resorts.  Typically, they will guide guests into the Ontario portion of Lake of the Woods where most of the crappies live amongst the 14,552 islands the lake is famous for.  It is important to note the importance of having a good ice guide, both for success and for safety.

There is moving water in this lake and certain areas that get constricted due to islands or reefs can have thin ice, thus, the direction of a guide in these parts is important.  Once to your spot, the action can be incredible.  One of the great things about catching these big crappies is that there are typically walleyes, saugers and pike in the mix to keep things interesting.

The scenery in these parts is incredible.  Many anglers will end the day with a fresh fish fry and a couple of beverages of their choice.  It doesn’t get any better.

If you are interested in going after crappies that can reach 17″ in length, contact one of our NW Angle resorts.  Make sure you communicate your desire to hunt for the big black crappies.   www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging

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