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49° 5' 56.5764" N, 94° 57' 7.5132" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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November 24, 2014

The ice is forming nicely and water clarity looks good.  Current ice report, 4 Mile Bay, 7-9", Bostic Bay, 11", Zippel Bay, 5-8".  On the lake, in front of Pine Island, 8", Zippel, 3-4" and Birch Beach, 3".  There are some cracks and areas that need more time.  Everything depends upon weather.  Some resorts may allow ATV travel after Thanksgiving.  Water is looking clear.  Some local guides have been catching walleyes.  Pike spearing going well.  Ice fishing season is shaping up nicely.  When it's time, work through resorts and follow marked ice trails. 

On the Rainy River, 5" of ice in front of Timber Mill Park, in front of Baudette Bay and airport.  Some walleyes being caught in 14-18' of water evenings by locals who know ice.  Safety first.

Up at the NW Angle, 7-8" on MN side.  3-5" in current areas.  Many cracks as common this time of year.  Looking forward to this week of cold weather.  There will be ATV / snowmobile traffic after Thanksgiving.  Some NW Angle resort fish houses scheduled out Dec.10th.

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November 17, 2014

Ice is forming up at Lake of the Woods.  With temps in the single digits, bays, the Rainy River and sections of the lake are freezing up first.  The backwater of Bostic Bay has 7 inches and local spearing outfitters have houses out.  Water clarity is 3-5' and pike are being speared.  With the high winds, the big lake is still open in parts.  Ice is forming along shorelines and is out from Pine Island as far as the eye can see.  No ice fishing as of yet.  As always, keep posted, work through resorts and guides for safety. 

The Rainy River has been frozen over in many parts since this past weekend.  Areas with current remain open.  Ice is forming but no ice anglers yet.  

Up at the NW Angle, same story.  Ice if forming very nicely and everything is locked up.  There has been some local foot traffic on the ice close to shore and things are coming along nicely, but no fishing activity as of yet.  Regardless of what part of the lake you head out on, please work through the resorts and guides for safety.  When the time comes, ice trails are marked for good reason, stay on them.  Frequent ice updates on Lake of the Woods Tourism's Facebook page.  Ice fishing reservations at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.

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