Say YES to a Fall Trip!

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 Oct 18th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Oct 18th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Say “Yes” to a Fall trip

Fall lodging specials abound right now up at LOW.  Get in one more open water trip.  October is here which means awesome fishing, hunting and scenery as only experienced in God’s Country. Fall fishing is prime time to get out and catch trophies. Get in that last minute fall trip.  With over 50 lodging facilities up at Lake of the Woods, there is typically last minute lodging and fishing charters available.  To find a resort last minute, try our lodging availability finder.  Simply enter in what part of the lake or river you want to stay, how many people and dates.  Resorts will respond back to your email with availability.

Check out our  LODGING page and our HOT DEALS page on our website for current offers.

Walleyes Continue
Moving Up River!
Walleyes are still moving towards the river and bays as fall fishing continues. Anchored up jigging is still the method of choice. Try 23-28 feet in front Morris Gap, Lighthouse Gap, Zippel Bay and in Four Mile Bay. Move shallow in the late afternoon and evenings to 8-16 feet. Pink, gold, and chartreuse are the hot colors this week baited with a live/frozen shiner.

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report, October 16, 2013
Lake of the Woods Fishing Report, October 16, 2013

On the Rainy River, walleyes are on the move!  Anchor and jig in 20′ of water along the 6 mile stretch from Timbermill Park to Clementson Bay.  Scattered reports of eaters in front of the chapel to the mouth of the river. Use pink, gold, and purple.  Walleyes are transient this time of year.  Try a few spots until you find them.

The first run of shiners on the river has been a good one and bait shops, resorts and walleyes all targeted the desired bait.  This time of year, anglers have the choice of live emeralds.  Other parts of the year, due to supply and demand, frozen shiners tend to be the go to bait.

Sturgeon are hungry all along the river bends and deep holes. Right now is catch and release for sturgeon.
Up at the NW Angle, eater sized walleye have been active.  West of Falcon Island, Deep Water Bay, Soldier Point and on the south end of Oak Island. Jig with a minnow anchored up with gold and red/white. Crappies are close by in 33-35 feet. Try trolling in 8-11 feet for muskie and pike. Stay close to shorelines with a Jake lure for best results.  For more info, go to LakeoftheWoodsMN

Experience the Amazing Fall

 Colors around Lake of the

 Woods and the Rainy River  

The Fall Colors are peaking up at Lake of the Woods.  Come up and go exploring through the many wilderness back roads or take a hike on a nice fall afternoon.  However you like to experience Fall, the colors, wildlife and migration in these parts are special to say the least.

4th Annual Chili Bowl &

 Fishing Contest at Border
View Lodge A Success!

Pictured are the top 5 teams from left 5th place and 1st on the right
Saturday, October 12, 2013 hosted the 4th Annual Chili Bowl and Fishing Tournament from Border View Lodge. 130 anglers (65 two-person teams) fought the cold and rain for some river fishing followed by a homemade chili feast with burgers and hotdogs enjoyed by all!

Congratulations to Scott Thompson and Ryan Christiansen for a win with 6 fish at at a weigh in of 11.9 lbs. A cash prize was awarded to the top 5 teams.

Muskie Report:

Big Fish Bulking Up 

October action has been hot.  Guides are reporting very active fish.  With colder temps, fishing is getting even better.  Come on up and experience world class muskie fishing, either by fishing on your own or hiring a guide.  Muskie fishing is a rush and very addicting.  Great muskie fishing is happening right now.

October is a month that muskies can be trolled with success.  Current;ly, best success is trolling points leading to deeper water.  Come on up and experience the 14,552 islands and the thousands of muskies that call them home.

Anglers who prefer casting are reporting best results in current and neck down areas.

If you would like more info on muskie fishing, where to go or how to find a good muskie guide, contact one of our resorts in the NW Angle,  Lake of the Woods Tourism at 218-634-1174 or at [email protected]

Hunting Report…Leaves are

 Falling and so are the Birds!


Grouse hunters are finding birds.  Reports are talking about hunting being average with birds being seen in decent numbers.

Ducks and geese are moving.  Some snow in Canada and colder weather has duck hunters reporting good action from the NW Angle to the south end of the lake.  Mainly diver ducks with some mallards and geese mixed in.

October is a great month to experience the many opportunities for waterfowl hunting. Mallards, golden eyes, ring necks, and blue bills are just a few of the many species you will find. It is not rocket science with the number of birds around the area, both on the South Shore and NW Angle!  A boat and decoys and you are in business.

Whether it is small game, waterfowl or big game, Lake of the Woods has thousands of acres of public hunting land and willing resorts and outfitters ready to help you on your journey.  Hire a guide or allow us to assist you in a self guided hunt.  Low pressure and a lot of wildlife is a great combination.

For more info, contact Lake of the Woods Tourism or your favorite resort.  Guided hunts through our many outfitters are a good option or try a self guided hunt.  Let us know how we can help!  For more info on where to hunt, etc, contact us at 218-634-1174 or at [email protected].

Charter Fishing: So Easy a

 Caveman Can Do It!

Charters make it so easy to enjoy all that Lake of the Woods has to offer!
Jump on a charter boat for a true Lake of the Woods adventure.  A charter boat takes the guess work out of it.  Most boats will accommodate up to 6 in addition to your captain.  Restroom is provided on board.  Some charters offer a shore lunch.  Check with your resort or outfitter when booking.

All rods, reels, tackle and bait are provided.  Fish cleaning is also available.

There are two decisions you need to make all day, what to wear and what to eat!  The rest of the day, reel in fish and make some memories!

October is a Great Month

for a Shore Lunch

When you come to the Walleye Capital of the World, get ready to eat some fresh walleyes.  Many of the resort guides offer a shore lunch during your fishing trip.  This typically means fresh walleye on an island surrounded by fresh air and nature.  Each fishing guide has his/her own special recipes.  Come join us for a Fish Fry…Lake of the Woods Style!

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