Deep Mud Means Monster ‘Eyes!

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 Aug 13th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Aug 13th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

August Fishing Never Fails

Big numbers of trophy walleyes along with the eaters this week. Trolling with bright colored crank baits on down riggers or lead core line on the main basin in the deep mud has been productive.  Schools of walleyes and saugers out from Pine Island, Long Point, to Garden Island in 30 – 35′ of water. Drifting with spinners with crawlers also producing on breezy days over mud, at Stony Point and Graceton Beach on south end.

Sturgeon are on the move in the Rainy River! Clementson Landing to Birchdale has been producing big fish. If you don’t want to go that far no problem, stay close to bends and the insides of elbows in the evenings as they start to jump.

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Up on the NW Angle, deep rock piles are still producing. Use spinners with crawlers in 22-24 feet near Little Oak, Oak, and Lunatic Islands on the MN side.  Jig/minnow around Skeet Island on Ontario side. Pike and Musky are in the weed beds, but moving deeper. Use spinner baits over beds or cast with crank baits over deeper rocky structures. Evenings have been the best time.

For more info on fishing, lodging and guides, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

Hot August and September Bargains

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For many lakes, August is the “dog days,” but not on Lake of the Woods! Fall fishing is prime time to get out and catch trophies. Get in that last minute summer 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.

Waterfowl Hunts, Lake of the Woods!


Waterfowl enthusiasts, mark your calendars!

Sep 1…Early September Goose Hunt
Sep 7…Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Sep 21…Opening Day of Duck and Goose Hunting

Lake of the Woods offers awesome waterfowl hunting.  From the many fields around the lake, swift ditch, 4 Mile Bay, the Rainy River, the NW Angle, new Open Water Hunting…the list is endless.

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!

The Wilderness is Alive…In More Ways than One!


There is always something fun going on up at Lake of the Woods in addition to the fishing.  Many of our resorts offer live music on weekends.  For a complete list on who is playing, check our calendar page at the Lake of the Woods Tourism website here.

Cyrus Resort First Annual Fish and Golf Walleye Cup

Cyrus Resort will be hosting their very first annual Fish and Golf Walleye Cup on August 31st. This will be a 2 part event, half day of fishing from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and a half day 9 hole golf scramble from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The event will be made up of 4 person teams (only 2 needed to golf) with a $500 cash prize! Entry fee is $50 per person. Weigh in will be from 11:30 am-12:00 pm based on total inches of 4 fish (no fish accepted over 19.5 inches). Hot Dog and Brat lunch will be included with entry fee.

To register or for more questions call Cyrus Resort at 218.634.2548

Arnesen’s Rocky Point South Shore Classic

Arnesen’s Rocky Point will host the annual South Shore Classic Fishing Tournament on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Last year, more than $2K in cash and prizes was given. Early registration is encouraged for this year’s tournament.

Saturday, August 31, 2013
– Two person teams
– $100 entry fee per person
– You will need to provide a digital camera for taking photos of walleye over 28 inches
– Fees included tournament hat, regulation ruler, banquet meal, drink ticket and gratuity
– 100% payout after expenses
– Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

** All teams must be pre-registered for the fishing tournament. Registration deadline is August 24, 2013. Call 1-800-535-7585 for information, registration and tournament regulations OR email [email protected]

Fresh Start Farmer’s Market An event that takes place rain or shine!

Conveniently located at “HOMETOWN HARDWARE” Hank 804 Main Street W every Saturday 9-2 June 8th- October 28th. A place where you can meet nearly 50 vendors that are prepared to help you fill your shopping lists. Specializing in Home made, Hand crafted, organic/ green, locally grown and kitchen related products.

Bring your group and relax on a Charter Boat
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!

Allow our Professional Fishing Guides prepare your Fresh 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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