Lake Of The Woods MN Ice Fishing Report

 Dec 22nd, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Resorts are on the move this week chasing the fish. Anglers working lines are catching fish.  Jig in one hole, dead stick in the other. Good variety of saugers, walleyes, perch, eel pout, and even some crappies. From 4 Mile Bay, Pine Island, and Morris Point Gap try 18-28′ or 31′. From Zippel Bay, Long Point, Twin Islands, and Rocky Point try 24-26′. Hot colors are bubble gum, gold, and glow/red.  On dead stick a plain hook tipped with a live minnow. Mornings and afternoons having better reports with a light bite midday. Electronics helpful,  finding some suspended fish cruising 5-6′ off bottom. Ice averages 14-17″.

All snowmobile trails on the Rainy River, across the lake, and NW Angle are open, staked, and marked. Some cracks areas near Knight Island, look for double flags or warning signs, stay on trail and proceed with caution. Land trails are open as of December 1st, but will be groomed after 12″ of snowfall as some areas are still bare.

Up at the NW Angle, limits of walleyes in 18-26′ using gold, pink, and chartreuse. Ice Roads from Young’s Bay to islands are open. Snowmobile trails marked. Ice thickness 14-15 inches on roads.  Stay on trails!  Info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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