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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 1/28

Category: fishing reports

 2 weeks ago by sworrall 

Modified Jan 29th, 2019 at 4:29 PM

On the south end… Despite very cold temps this week, the walleye and sauger bite stayed consistent with mixed in jumbo perch, tulibees and eelpout. Ice thickness pushing over 24″ in most areas being fished, setting ice up nicely for March walleyes / pike. Key depths 25′ – 32′. Some nice walleyes again suspended this week. Your favorite ice fishing electronics to mark fish is very helpful. Jig one line, deadstick the second with a live minnow under bobber. Vary jigging lures, try glow colors, gold, green/white and pink/white. Try rattles. Sometimes a Rippin Rap or other noisy bait to pull in fish. Ice roads open. Snowmobile trails across lake and around area staked and groomed with fresh snow.

On the Rainy River… Some reports of morning/evening walleye action on river and Four Mile Bay. Area around International Bridge in Baudette not safe due to construction of new bridge. Snowmobile trail on river is open and marked from Baudette (downstream from bridge) to lake. Stay on trail for safety.

Up at the NW Angle… Good week of ice fishing with mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, perch, pike, tulibees and eelpout mixed in. Most fish coming from 24-29′. Pink/white, gold, glow strong colors. Nice crappies being caught. Remember, mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25′ or deeper, catch fish, keep a few and move on. Snowmobile trails from south shore across lake to Angle are marked and are open. The ice road from Young’s Bay to Flag and Oak Island resorts is open. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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