Pike Season on Lake of the Woods

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 Mar 20th, 2020 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Mar 20th, 2020 at 10:25 AM

Pike Season on Lake of the Woods

Pike Season on Lake of the Woods gives anglers something to shoot for every season of the year. As the winter season starts coming to an end in this border region, anglers hit to the bays and start using tip-ups to catch fast fighting fish called the Pike Season on Lake of the Woods Northern Pike. The mixture calls for the tip-up, a lawn chair, a bucket for your catch, sunshine, sunglasses and and enthusiasm for the catch.

Lake of the Woods is known as a trophy pike lake with many, many big pike over 40 inches caught each year. Right now as the ice is going out and the pike are beginning to stage for the spawn is a popular time for anglers to catch pike in their pre-spawn areas as the not only get congregated, but the feed bag is on.

Pike season on Lake of the Woods is open all year long. As mentioned, right now during the pre-spawn, ice fishing for huge pike is happening with good results. As the ice starts to move out, bays come into Pike Season on Lake of the Woods play. Back bays of the Rainy River, 4 Mile Bay, Bostic Creek, Zippel Bay and shoreline areas with ditches along Muskeg Bay near the Rocky Point areas can be big pike magnets. One of the local resorts offers an Ice-Out Northern Pike Tournament where people from all around team up to catch these great fighters. Now Lake of the Woods is known for its walleye and there are anglers who don’t want to save the northerns, however, this writer knows first hand how great those cold water northerns can taste in that fry pan. Check out one of our recent blogs at www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com for tips from Target Walleye on using tip-ups for the catch.

During challenging times, it is nice to have a psychological outlet. Congrats on a beautiful pike. March is a month pike are putting the feedbag on for the upcoming spawn. They congregate adjacent to spawning areas. The pike season on LOW does not close. Angler Ty Sjodin fished Lake of the Woods just days ago and caught this incredible Northern. He said “What A Tank!!…today I landed what may be the biggest pike I’ve ever caught!! In a time of C-19, social distancing and quarantine, I recommend taking a break and get up to Lake of the Woods and hook into a fish of a lifetime!!”

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