Summer Time, Awesome Fishing, Lasting Memories

 Jul 9th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jul 9th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Off shore reefs and “No Man’s Land” or the deep mud in Big Traverse Bay are Hot!

The reefs and deep water are producing.  Limits of walleyes the norm.  The many reefs on the west side of Big Traverse near Long Point and Arnesens have turned on.  Garden Island and Knight and Bridges still hot on north

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end.  Fish the tops early/late or with wave action, the rock to mud transition during the day.  The deep mud basin on Big Traverse has kicked in to high gear.  Jigging, crawler harnesses and trolling crankbaits are all producing limits.  Big fish are mixed in with eaters.  Walleyes also coming from both the Morris Point and Lighthouse Gaps.  Gold, pink and chartreuse have been strong this week.

Smallmouth bass are active both in the Rainy River and up at the NW Angle.  Target shallow boulder areas with gradual sloping banks.  Shallow diving cranks and spinners both effective.

Up at the NW Angle, the reefs are on fire.  Both on the MN side and Ontario side, big numbers of walleyes being caught.  Jigging and pulling crawler harnesses are the go to methods.  Big pike are being taken by walleye anglers on reefs as well.

Musky anglers are having good success as weed growth increases, specifically red cabbage.  Good numbers of quality fish caught and released.  Weedlines, rocky points and bays with boulders have been key.

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Visits Lake of the Woods

Senator Amy Klobuchar, NW Angle

This past week, Lake of the Woods was honored in hosting a meeting with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.  Pictured from left to right, Dan Schmidt, Ed Arnesen, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Henry.

This past Tuesday was a big day up at the NW Angle of Minnesota.  U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and staff made a visit to the Angle Outpost Lodge located in Angle Inlet, MN.  Senator Klobuchar met with a small group of resort owners about topics important to their businesses, tourism and the future.  Also in attendance were Joe Henry and Rachel Krohn of Lake of the Woods Tourism and Lake of the Woods County Commissioner, Ed Arnesen.

After the formal meeting, Senator Klobuchar and staff joined in on a boat ride around some of the islands up at the NW Angle.  The day was a bluebird day with calm waters, absolutely beautiful.

The Lake of the Woods area is appreciative of the time and interest Senator Klobuchar showed before, during and after her visit.  Thank you Senator Klobuchar for your efforts.

Resorts offering Summer Specials and Hot Deals


Great Lodging options are available at The Walleye Capital of the World.  With consistent fishing, big fish and roomy charter boats, the summer couldn’t be better.

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

To find available lodging during the time frame that fits your schedule, try out LODGING AVAILABILITY FINDER.  Enter in dates, what part of the lake and some other basic info and your email will be sent out to resorts on the part of the lake or river you prefer.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Continues to Produce

Bass fishing is on Fire.  Great numbers of fish are being caught in the NW Angle and also on the Rainy River.

Aaron Marvin, Smallmouth bass

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.

All Star Walleye School

Give a person a fish, feed them for a day.
Teach a person to fish, feed them for a lifetime.

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

The third-annual All-Star Walleye School will be in Lake of the Woods August 8-11, 2013. Anglers such as 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…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

Keith Worrall, walleye, charter

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

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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