Fishing is HOT, Weather is Beautiful!

 Jul 2nd, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jul 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Fishing is HOT, weather is beautiful!

Nice walleye taken jigging the reefs on LOTW MN

Summer fishing is ON, offering cool mornings, warm afternoons, and HOT fishing action, perfect conditions for all!  Jigs, spinners and cranks all catching fish.
The fishing is fantastic.  Summer patterns are kicking in.  While walleyes are still being taken jigging with frozen shiners, pulling spinners and crankbaits have really heated up.  Walleyes in 12 – 30′ of water in front of Pine Island, 27′ – 32′ out from the fields (west of Zippel), Archies, Lems, Arnesens reefs, west bar (west side of Garden Island), Starren shoal (south side of Garden Island), Little Oak Island and Knight and Bridges are all holding fish.  The basin bite (Big Traverse) using leadcore and downriggers kicked in on Saturday.  Lots of big fish over 28″ caught.  Spinners, gold, pink or purple.  Cranks, gold, orange or crawfish.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing remains good for all species. In Canadian waters, walleye anglers continue to find walleye on reefs and points using jig/minnow. Best depths 10 to 30 feet. The mayfly hatch has started, avoid the areas with recent hatches for best success. Musky anglers are seeing and catching nice fish in sand bays and around boulder areas.

Smallmouth bass are still going strong on the shorelines, and the largest pike have been showing up on reefs and point areas; lots of walleye anglers are catching them.  For weekly fishing report and LOW events, lodging and Hot Deals, sign up at www.lakeofthewoodsMN.comFacebook at LakeofthewoodsMN.

Video Fishing Report from the shores of Pine Island,
July 2, 2013

 Check out this video fishing report from the sandy shores of Pine Island on the south shore of Lake of the Woods.  Families and couples will take a break from the fishing for a shore lunch, to go for a swim or simply marvel at all of the various kinds of stones, wood and wildlife on the island.
Lake of the Woods Fishing Report, July 2, 2013
Lake of the Woods Fishing Report,
July 2, 2013

Smallmouth Bass Action Excellent

Fisher & Quinn Continue the SMB Assault

Hot smallmouth action from the Rainy River at the mouth of the Rapid River.

Bass fishing is World Class!

Great numbers of fish are being caught in the NW Angle and also on the Rainy River. In the Angle, focus on bays with scattered boulders and tapering points and shorelines with scattered rock. On the Rainy River, focus on slowly tapering shorelines with scattered boulders and a bit of current.  Also river mouths have been hot.

During the Scatter Rap Challenge, shallow diving Rapala Scatter Raps were casted to shorelines and were on fire.

This week 40+ fish days have been common.  While fishing bass, don’t be surprised to boat some nice walleyes and pike as well.

Rapala Scatter Rap Challenge TV show

Part 1: Scatter Rap Challenge TV Special

If you missed the tv show, check out the video portion, part 1 of 2 of the Scatter Rap Challenge from Lake of the Woods.

Learn one-on-one from some of the biggest names in walleye fishing today!

All-Star Walleye School Coming to Sportsman’s Lodge

The third-annual All-Star Walleye School will be in Lake of the Woods August 8-11, 2013. Walleye Pros Kevin McQuoid, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Dan Stier, Eric Olson, Mark Courts, and Bill Shimota will be joining attendees at our very own Sportsman’s Lodge.

Everyone from novice to those with tournament experience are invited to join in the classroom where our anglers will be treating you to one-on-one and two-on-one sessions. Both lake and river techniques will be addressed.

Space is limited and packages include lodging. Pricing starts at $700 per person. Interested parties should contact Chip Leer at 218-547-4714 or e-mail: info(at)liddlemarketingcompany(dot)com. The All-Star Walleye School is brought to you by Liddle Marketing Company and Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT).

Make it Easy, make it enjoyable…Book a Charter!

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!
Enjoy a Fresh, Delicious Shore Lunch…Lake of the Woods Style

Shore Lunch

LOTW MN Shore lunch, the best lunch you will enjoy this year!

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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