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Fish houses out until March 31, walleye season open until April 14, pike season does not close. Walleyes spread out this week. Over mud, try 22-24 or 27-30 feet of water. Use spoon tipped with frozen shiner head in jigging hole, bright colored jigs tipped with live shiners or fatheads as dead stick. Afternoon best bite, with short flurries of action common all day. Good reports from the reefs of Knight and Bridges Island, 29-31 feet. Electronics helpful. Lots of small walleyes and saugers in the mix.  Some fish making their way to south shore, staging for spawning run up Rainy River.  Good evening bite in shallower water. Tulibees are plentiful. Check with resorts as some are no longer allowing wheeled houses on their roads. Tip-up fishing for pike best 10-12 feet of water baited with live sucker minnow. 

 
On the Rainy River, walleyes are moving up river. Fishing still consistent near airport and Wabonica Church (chapel) using pink, gold, and red/white with frozen shiner. Evening bite best. Try 16-19 feet. Rapids near Birchdale starting to open, open water on Big Fork River. 
 

Up on the NW Angle, fishing remains steady. Try 22-24 feet with pink, chartreuse, or glow jigs tipped with live or frozen shiner. Walleyes, saugers, perch, and pike active. Crappie fishing good reports for mobile anglers just over border.  For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging. 

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Fish are starting to move, yet still spread out this week. Mud flats have been producing 22-24 or 28-31. Electronics beneficial for suspended trophy fish. Use a plain hook, charmers, or buck shot tipped with minnow. Gold, bubble gum, or pink the hot colors. Knight, Bridges, Long Point and Gull Rock doing well. 29-31' with tulibees and perch mixed in with walleye and sauger limits. Reports off Pine Island 24-27. Monster pike moving, try 6-10 or 13-15 feet; strong afternoon bite with occasional trophy walleye caught. Use tip-ups set 1/2 of depth with sucker minnow on red/white, green, or plain silver. 

On the Rainy River, walleyes starting g to move. 12-19' best in front of the gaps leading to the lake, heading east in front of the airport. Mornings and evenings best. 

Up at the NW Angle, mixed bags the norm. 24-27' best depth over structure. In addition to walleyes and saugers, pike, perch, and crappies doing well.  Jigging continuously best. Use pink, gold, or chartreuse.  For more info,www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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Walleye season open until April 14.  Pike open all year.  Permanent fish houses out through March 31.  Fishing still consistent in multiple locations this week. Fishing good in the mud 26-28 or 30-32 feet of water, showing lots of eater walleyes and saugers. Jigging with frozen shiner head and dead stick with live minnow best.  Electronics helpful. Use bright colors, plain hooks, or buck shots. Up north by Knight and Bridges Islands, reefs still producing in 29-31 feet. Glitter gold, gold/pink, or pink/white the hot colors. Lots of big saugers in the mix with jumbo perch. With a timid bite, anglers are finding their own techniques to get the bite. Active pike in shallows 8-12 feet using tip-ups set 1/2 the depth. 

 
On the Rainy River and Four Mile Bay, walleye are officially in pre-spawn mode.  Spring regs apply.  Morning and evening runs the best near the mouth of the river, the airport, or East by Clementson Bay. Find deep pockets and jig near adjacent rivers. 
 

Up at the NW Angle, limits filled quickly with numbers of eater walleyes and saugers. 24-28' best depth using gold, pink, chartreuse, or orange. Pike and perch active in adjacent spots. Good crappie bite in Ontario waters.  For info on lodging and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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Fishing remains good, better in some areas than others.  A mix of walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch, eelpout and tulibees in the mix.  Action seems to be better near reefs.  Some houses hitting morning bite, others great afternoon. Electronics are a big help. Reefs still good 26-32.  Jigging spoon tipped with minnow head or tail section in glow colors or gold.  Fish spread out on mud flats.  Bite is 16-20 or 24-31'. Monster pike season is upon us and the fish are hungry! 6-8 feet best with sucker minnows on tip ups set 1/2 of depth. 

 
The Rainy River gearing up for pre-spawn. Fishing still best towards mouth of river mornings and evenings. Gold, chartreuse and red best colors tipped with live minnow. Emerald shiners a plenty in the river!
 

Up at the NW Angle, walleye, sauger, pike, and perch all active in 24-29 feet. Use gold, orange, and glow tipped with minnow head or live shiner. Transitions of mud and reefs the best.  Crappies active in Ontario waters.  Permanent fish houses out until March 31st.  Walleye season open until April 14th.  More info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

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Fishing consistent.  Fish spread out deep. Anglers fishing a mix of mud and reefs with positive results. Arnesen's, 16 Mile, Long Point, Zippel Bay, and Morris Point doing well in 28-32 or 34-36 feet of water. With clearer water, low light and night bite continues in 15-17 or 20-24. Some walleyes moving back towards Pine Island.  Good bite continues in 28-32 near Knight and Bridges reef. With timid bite, jigging effective with jigging spoon and minnow head.  Also use dead stick 4-6" off bottom with live minnow. Glow colors or gold best. Lots of walleyes, saugers, and good mix of jumbo perch and tulibees. 

 
On the Rainy River, evenings and mornings best. Move towards the mouth of the river, positive results in front of airport and Wabanica Church. 16-18 feet of water best. 
 

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes and saugers action remains strong.  Good numbers of pike and crappie in the mix. Try 25-30 feet between rock and mud transition for best results. Glow jigs and spoons, or rattle jigs best. Use dead stick 4" off bottom.  For info on lodging and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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Fishing remains consistent. Walleyes and saugers filling limits with a good mix of jumbo perch and tulibees mixed in. The morning/evening bite producing in 14-15 feet of water. Mid day try 28-34 feet over mud flats. Some resorts have moved out to reefs near Knight and Bridges and Starren shoal with positive reports. Jigging spoons tipped with minnow head or body in jigging hole.  Dead stick,1/4 oz jigs or plain hooks in gold, glow, and red tipped with a live minnow.

 
On the Rainy River, pre-spawn is just around the corner as walleyes move mornings and evenings to 17-19 feet. Action is best towards the mouth of the river. Gold, pink, or glass eyed jigs best for dead stick hole, bug eyes and wabblers doing well jigging. 
 

Walleyes have been very active up at the NW Angle. Numbers of jumbo perch and saugers in the mix easily filling limits. 27-29' has been the best bite with most fish feeding close to bottom. Use gold or glow tipped with a minnow.  Good crappie action continues adjacent to deep bays.  For more info on lodging or ice fishing, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or 218-634-1174.

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Anglers and fish are spread out from depths of 27 - 34' of water.  Good reports.  Anglers working lures with electronics seeing more success.  South end producing good numbers of saugers along with walleyes. Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange.  Some anglers starting to fish mid lake reefs.  Jigging line in one hole with dead stick and live minnow 6" off bottom in other.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River around Baudette and Clementson reporting morning/evening bite.  Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay.  19-21' most consistent.  Pike active in bays. 
 

Up at the NW Angle, resorts shifting houses.  Some in deep mud, some on structure.  Nice bite continues, 23-28'.  Walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch mixed in.  Reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters continues.  For more info on lodging, fish houses, and anything LOW, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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What a week of weather!  Despite the fronts, anglers caught fish.  Some anglers say fishing affected by weather, others say it didn't matter.  Success in depths of 27 - 34' of water.  Anglers who are portable doing morning/evening bite in 15 - 20' and catching fish.  Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange.  A few anglers in sleeper houses reporting some action after sun sets.  Jigging line in one hole with dead stick and live minnow 6" off bottom in other.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River around Baudette and Clementson reporting morning/evening bite.  Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay.  19-21' most consistent.  Pike active in bays. 
 

Up at the NW Angle, resorts still on walleyes.  Nice bite continues, 23-28'.  Most resorts fishing golden triangle, near Oak Island, Little Oak, etc.  Also reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters.  For more info on lodging, fish houses, and anything LOW, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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Fishing remains consistent.  A variety of year class walleyes being caught, including great classes of smaller fish mixed in with eaters and some trophies.  Saugers are filling the buckets, with 12 - 14" being the norm with an occasional 16".  Lots of tulibees this week.  Same routine, jigging spoon with minnow head in one hole, dead stick with plain hook or drop shot and live minnow in the other.  Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange.  Depth, 28-32'.  Still a morning/evening bite in 15-20'.  Pike anglers doing well in shallower depths with tip ups.
 
Anglers fishing the Rainy River are doing well.  Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay.  19-21' most consistent.  Morning / evening producing the best.  Pike active in bays.  A 40+" pike caught this week in Baudette Bay not far from Willie Walleye.
 

Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues.  Combo of walleyes, saugers and mixed in jumbo perch in 23-28'.  Anglers venturing into Ontario finding big black crappies adjacent to deep bays.  Work through resorts if venturing out amongst islands as ice conditions fluctuate.  For lodging, fish house rentals and snowmobile trail info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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As we get further into the season, fish are spreading out into deeper water. The morning/evening bite in 15-22' has been good in some areas. The day bite has been better a little deeper for eater sized fish, 29-33 feet of water. Use your favorite jigging spoon or a drop shot in gold, glow, pink, or orange tipped with a minnow head.  In the dead stick hole, light jig or red plain hook with a live minnow 6" off bottom.  Lots of suspended trophy fish reported, electronics useful.  Currently 21-25" of ice on the lake.

 
On the Rainy River, fish are moving. Limits filled during the day with active morning and evening bites for larger fish. 19-21 feet of water is producing best bite with chartreuse and pink jigs tipped with shiners.  Work through resorts or bait shops for ice conditions as river ice varies.
 

Up at the NW Angle, big fish are on! Trophy walleyes reported in the mix of limits caught in 23-28 feet of water. Monster perch in the mix on MN side with crappies going well into Ontario. Use bright colors and some that glow tipped with a minnow. For info on lodging, fish house rentals and area activities, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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HOT reports from all parts of the day! The best depths have been 23-26 or 28-32. Gold and pink have been the colors to use. Tip your jigging spoon with a minnow head and work the bottom, watching electronics for suspended fish.  In the other dead stick hole, use a jig or plain hook under a bobber with a live minnow 4-6" off the bottom.  Up to 23 inches of ice is currently on the lake.

 
Resorts using the Rainy River reporting success!  20' in the evenings the best as walleyes head up for the night bite. Use an active minnow on a pink, gold, or glow jig for the best results.
 
Up at the NW Angle, a good mix of fish are being caught along with limits of walleyes and saugers. Perch and pike mixed with walleyes in 22-25' of water.  Crappies active, but primarily on Canadian side. Use bright colors, pink, gold, and chartreuse. Ice still continues to build. Up to 20" is a good amount for the roads heading from Young's Bay to the island resorts.  For lodging, fish house rentals and guides, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.  Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.
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Frying pans are full with limits of eater sized fish and consistent numbers of trophy walleyes this week. 22-25 or 28-32 feet of water is the spot to be. Jig with a glow red or gold Gemini, Buckshot, Stop Sign or your favorite jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head or tail.  In the dead stick hole, pink, gold and glow jigs tipped with live minnow 6" off bottom.  Big pike still being caught in shallower depths.

 
Up to 22" of ice on the lake, with 12-15 inches of snow. Resorts with plowed roads are letting out full size vehicles and trucks, and up to 21' wheeled houses. Use resorts as guides and stay on plowed paths as fluctuating weather causes shifts in the ice. All snowmobile trails staked, groomed and ready.
 
On the Rainy River, there is now up to a foot of ice in fishing areas. Houses are doing well in 18-21 feet of water using gold and glow colored jigs tipped with minnows. Afternoons and evenings producing the most active bite. 
 

The NW Angle has been HOT in 19-23 feet of water using bright colors such as gold, pink, and chartreuse. Lots of perch mixed in with walleye and sauger limits. Crappie anglers doing very well with fish up to 15".  Up to 20 inches of ice in most areas.  For info on lodging and ice fishing, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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Multiple limits still being caught daily, with plenty of trophy walleyes in the mix. Fish and fish houses shifted a bit deeper this week.  Morning bite 7-10 am and afternoons later than 2 pm still producing the most action. Pick your favorite jig, glow jigs have been hot! Tip hooks with a live shiner or minnow in 22-28 feet of water. Use a dead stick 6" off bottom and an active jigging spoon tipped with minnow head in the other. Electronics helpful in finding those few suspended fish. 

 
Roads are plowed and mid sized vehicles are out! Up to 16" of ice on the lake allows for midsize vehicles and small pickups to drive on plowed roads. Use resorts as your guides and stay on marked trails as cold weather has caused a few cracks and pressure ridges. Wheeled houses allowed out of some resort accesses.  Check with resorts for specifics on ice restrictions, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.
 
The snowmobile trail is open on the Rainy River.  Parts of the river have up to 12" of ice. Heavy bites in 17-21 feet of water, using 3/8 oz light colored jigs like glow, pink, and white tipped with minnow.
 
Up at the NW Angle, fishing is awesome, with resorts now open for the season! 19-24 feet is the best bite, using pink or gold. Many reports of trophy walleyes along with a very active crappie and perch bite. Up to 15" of ice with marked snowmobile trails.   For info on resorts, ice roads and accommodations, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or on Facebook, search Lake of the Woods Tourism
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Great ice fishing continues! Resort houses reporting 50+ fish a day and limits caught in half a day this week. Mornings and evenings between 7-10 am and after 2 pm bites still the best in 19-24 feet of water across the board. Best colors, blue/glow, red/white, red/glow, pink and gold. Work your favorite jigging spoon with a minnow head or tail in one hole and have a live minnow on a dead stick 6" off bottom in the other.  Electronics helpful in catching suspended walleyes. Evenings have been busy for tip-up northern fishing. 9-15 feet tipped with a sucker on a green or orange blade. Try 4 Mile Bay, Bostick creek and Zippel Bay for big pike.

Up to 11.5" - 14" of ice on the lake and 10 - 11" of ice on Four Mile Bay is great for snowmobiles and ATV's with hope of small vehicles let out by the coming weekend. Be sure to use marked trails and plowed roads, safety first!
 
On the Rainy River, anglers are finding the best luck in 17-21 feet of water. Gold and pink jigs working the best tipped with a minnow. Lots of tip-up action in adjacent bays. Thin ice on some areas of river up to 9 inches of ice in others.  Work with resorts before venturing out. Snowmobile trails are marked. 
 
Up at the NW Angle, 8- 13" of ice allows for snowmobile and ATV traffic. Lake trails from the South Shore are being staked, but be aware of current areas and bare ice.  Excellent reports with multiple limits.  Work through a resort and use resort marked trails.

For a list of lodging, snowmobile trails and fish house rentals, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or Facebook.com/LakeoftheWoodsMN.

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Game ON.  Fishing is awesome with multiple limits. Mornings and afternoons have been the hottest bite for most anglers. Limits filling quickly with mixed numbers of trophy fish! Try Morris Point across to Pine Island in 17-19 feet or 22-24 feet straight our from Zippel to Long Point. Gold, red and pink are the colors to use with jigging spoons, jigs, jig-a-bits, or gem-n-eyes tipped with a minnow. 

 
Ice continues to thicken with below zero weather. Bays now have 10-12" and 9-12" on the lake. Staked resort trails are available to snowmobiles and ATV's. Resorts are transporting guests to fish houses which were pulled out last week. No larger vehicles are allowed yet.  Initial plans to mark snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point area to NW Angle on Thursday.
 

Up at the NW Angle there is 9-12 inches of ice in spots around islands and bays. Trails are starting to be marked but be aware of current areas and patchy ice. Please use resort trails and use ice guides in remote areas, safety first!  Lodging and fishing info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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We are ice fishing and fishing is great! A solid 8-9 inches of ice on the Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, Morris and 4 Mile Bay is perfect for heading out on foot or with ATV's and snowmobiles. Trails are marked out on the lake up to 3 miles or about 20' of water with about 7 solid inches of ice. Use resort marked trails when venturing out for safety! Resorts do have lodging available, and permanent houses are predicted to be out later this week! Fishing has been good 15-19 feet of water. Use a pink/gold stop sign or solid gold jig tipped with a minnow. Fish 4-8 inches off bottom.

 
The Rainy River has 4-6 inches of ice in many spots. Trails have not been marked so be cautious when venturing out. Do not go out on river if you are not sure of ice or area.  Fishing  has been good from 10-13 feet of water. Use bright colors tipped with a minnow. 
 

Up at the NW Angle ice continues to build. 3-5 inches is most common around most islands, with the inlet up to 6". Safety first! Again, work with resorts marking trails.  For the latest ice and fishing updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeoftheWoodsMN. For lodging and all other info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

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ATV and snowmobile trails have officially been marked on Lake of the Woods! The bays stretching from Zippel Bay to Bostic Bay to Morris Bay have anywhere from 5 ¾ to 8 inches of ice. A pressure ridge has formed, but has refrozen and is easy to cross over. The lake currently has 5 ½ to 7 inches of ice and fishing is HOT. Walleye limits are being caught in 15-17 feet of water with pink geminis. Northern fishing is predicted to start next week on adjacent bays. 

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 We have ice on the lake! Ice fishing is just within our reach as ice continues to build. 4 Mile Bay has 4-5 inches and there is 5 inches on the lake walking straight out from Pine Island. Water clarity in shallow water looked good.  Morris Point has 6-7" on bay and 4-5" on lake.  Zippel Bay has 5-7 inches with 3-4 inches on the lake out about a half mile to 15 feet. Arnesen's Rocky Point has frozen over, but there is still a bit of visible water on the lake. Some resorts hoping to have snowmobile and ATV trails out on the ice within the next week shallow fishing. Important...Remember to utilize resorts and marked trails on the ice.  Do not venture off of trails.  Use proper safety gear.  Safety first.

 
The Rainy River is frozen and holding snow, but with a strong current is still spotty in most spots. Water is still visible on some parts of the river. Clementson Bay has 2-3 inches of ice.
 

Up on the NW Angle, the inlet now hold 4-5 inches of ice. The lake holds ice as far as the eye can see. For the latest ice updates, follow Lake of the Woods Tourism  on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeoftheWoodsMN.  For lodging info, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.

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The bay ice is here to stay! Boat fishing has almost come to halt for the year as most the bays and accesses are being iced in. Zippel Bay and Bostic Bay have 3.5 inches and the ice continues to form in four mile bay to the Gap.  It won't be long, perhaps that next cold snap.  Ice fishing often begins around Dec. 6th, give or take based on weather.  Work through resorts and stay on their marked trails for safety.

 
The Rainy River is still open. Try the airport, Baudette Bay, Clementson and to the Vidas landing.  Limits are being caught in 17-21 feet of water anchoring and jigging with a minnow. 
 

Up at the NW Angle, the inlet has frozen over to about 3-4 inches. Still no ice on Young's Bay, but boat fishing is basically over for the season. Get ready for the ice fishing season with daily reports on the Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook site.  www.facebook.com/LakeoftheWoodsMN.  Freeze baby, freeze!

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The ice is on its way, and ice fishing typically begins around Dec. 6th, give or take.  Right now, there is still open water fishing to be had. Rocky Point is still open, and in addition to walleyes, sturgeon are biting from Rocky Pt. over to Long Point. Anchoring and jigging still the best method for walleye with a 3/4 oz jig tipped with shiner. Try Long Point and 4 Mile Bay in 18-22 feet during the day.  
 
The Rainy River still hot with nice fish. Best results evenings anchored up and jigging with shiners in 15-22 feet of water. Try Vidas Landing, Baudette Bay, and in front of the Airport.  Nice smallmouth being caught near rocky/boulder areas.
 

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes are grouped up in neck down areas with current in 22 - 30' and some rocky points adjacent bays.  Big crappies biting well in 25 - 28' evenings.  Pike have feed bag on and are nailing the walleye jigs. Muskies are being trolled up in 12 - 20'.  For info on lodging and packages, www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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