Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 2/06
Category: fishing reports
1 day ago by sworrall
Modified 1 day ago at 1 day ago
On the south end… Ice fishing is in full swing and a good bite for most this past week. Good reports from a number of areas for some quality walleyes and saugers. The fish cleaning shacks have been busy.
Resort ice guides and outfitters are constantly monitoring ice conditions. Thankfully, we had increased ice thickness and had a nice layer of snow prior to the recent warm up. The snow is an insulator and will protect the ice from the sun. Reports from resorts and outfitters are that ice conditions are good where ice roads are marked and they are fishing.
On the jigging line, jigging spoons with rattles tipped with a full minnow or piece of a minnow in gold, glow red, glow white, pink, and chartreuse, or a combo of these colors, have been good.
A variety of fish are being caught including walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike, crappies, eelpout, tullibees and sturgeon in the mix.
On the Rainy River… Most ice fishing is taking place on the lake. There are a couple of resorts that ice fish on the Rainy River. Know ice conditions or work through a resort or outfitter for safety.
Up at the NW Angle… Another good walleye bite up at the Angle this week. Walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, eelpout, pike and some big crappies in the mix.
Again, the one two punch of jigging one line and deadsticking the second line is the way to go. Electronics are very helpful in determining what the fish want that given day. Adapt based on how they are reacting, or not reacting, to your offerings.
The snowmobile trails from the south end of Lake of the Woods across the lake up to the NW Angle resorts are open. Please stay on the trail for safety.
Ice fishing is in full swing. Come on up and catch some walleyes and saugers. Lodging, fish house rentals, ice fishing, and meal packages at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/