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I hope to get out this Saturday and if I do will report how it is.Â. After speaking with him I know exactly where I want to concentrate my efforts!! Sometimes it amazed me how shallow we'd troll those lures, but it paid off big time. Planing a trip up this weekend. He is also still able to see us reel in a fish and get some fish kisses. He has enough room to stand and lay down and circle around to find a comfortable position. However, in my work with the now defunct Esox Angler magazine, I rubbed elbows and fished with several of the finest muskie anglers on the planet. Yes, I've fished LOTW several times for muskies. The fishing is great but the escape from every day life is priceless! No first hand experience but before our last trip we researched LOW extensively, We ended up having Witch Bay camp as our choice if we did LOW. With lack of snow fish are super spooky right now, try to  eliminate movement as much as possible. Threads in This Forum. Mark This Forum Read View Parent Forum; Search Forum. Many anglers have put away the open water gear but for those who are out, the walleyes are there. Lastly enjoy the day and hopefully the  fish are on the chew! By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.   Sometimes it amazed me how shallow we'd troll those lures, but it paid off big time. To give you an idea of this guys obsession, he drove 800 miles round trip EVERY weekend during the open water season to fish for big muskies. Lake of the Woods, Minnesota Tourism offers weekly up to date fishing reports for Lake of the Woods, Rainy River and NW angle. Lake of the Woods is a 416 acre lake located in Marshall county. To give you an idea of this guys obsession, he drove 800 miles round trip EVERY weekend during the open water season to fish for big muskies. This Minnesota waterway offers a wealth of excellent fishing in its waters. Lake of the Woods Reports. No unecessary cleat scraping dropping augers spud bars yelling etc. We found the basic structures easy enough and we found the fish as well. Im assuming that wasnt you? The fishing is great on Lake of the Woods. Eden lake is still 40 % open and according to my dad who lives out there it opened more overnight on Sunday night. On the south end...  Ice is thickening and making progress.  With safety in mind, resorts have been out checking ice thickness, ice conditions, cracks, and in some cases starting to mark trails.  Each resort fishes a different part of the lake with varying ice conditions and will make the decision when ice fishing can begin.  Some areas have decent ice, other areas still need more time.  As some ice fishing will begin this week for some resorts and not for others, it is important to check with each resort as to when they will start fishing, what is allowed on their ice trail (ATV's, snowmobiles, etc) and if they have fish houses to rent or only a marked trail in which you would bring your own ice transportation, collapsible fish house, etc.  Resorts and outfitters monitor ice conditions throughout the season daily.  Please stay on their marked trails when it is time.  Trails are marked for good reasons, please stay on them for safety. We did end up catching quite a few big muskies, but if I ever make it back to LOTW in the fall, besides all my "big game" tackle, I'm taking a crappie rod along! Smaller fish explore the shorelines and bays. Walleye harvest was 270,000 pounds, and 95,000 pounds of Sauger, were harvested last summer. Having him off the ground also prevents him from getting cold (although he might prefer it sometimes). This guy beyond knowing LOTW inside and out from a biologists perspective also lives on its shores and is an avid musky angler. No crappies yet but gills have been active and pike lurking. Outdoor Activities Lake of the Woods Area offers year round outdoor activities. Welcome to Minnesota Fishing Reports Forum. 3- Call bait stores guides talk to friends on ice thickness in area. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. Show Threads Show Posts. We have a 3-seater Otter pop-out tent where the seats pop out of the sled. and this is when we canoed over to Sultana island, Sultana was one of the biggest old gold mines in the region - 1890s. Looking to get into smallies and pike mainly but would take a 56 inch muskie if he would show up(lol)---Just looking to see if anyone has done a fall trip up there and what seemed to work --Thanks Why yes I would ...but I won't be blowing any smoke...I grew up in International Falls and fished Rainy Lake from 3 to 18 years old. One on a rainbow and the test on chubs. I have never been up there in the fall---Any tips or info????  Pretty sure you can bring a black and nickel double 10, maybe 2 of them and not change all week. I've always fished Bass lake for eyes using tip ups at night. Hey Mike, As you already know, most of my expertise is in the great northern pike. Its so huge you can fish and explore something different every day. The time now is 2020/12/13 0:02 By pointmusky in forum Fishing & Trip Reports If your fly fishing.....have a good outfit!!!!! Forum: Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports (Central Section) with Brian Wiggins, Canadian Haven Resort. Have looked at Witch Bay and it's on the list! I was fishing out of JRs. Â, LOTW has an immense amount of structure. Lake State Fishing Report's. Below you'll see a list of the most common fish you're likely to catch. I would suggest that October would be a better choice. Haven't seen any wheelers yet.Â, Yeah I would imagine that the hole cover would be even more important with just line in the hole as opposed to a big tip up spool turning down under where the ice would form.Â, went out tonight and did well.    To my surprise I found 6" of solid ice everywhere on Shoe, so I took my heavier wheeler out.   Â. 4- Arrive at lake look it over do a drive around if possible looking at ice color, scope edge , look for air bubbles, breakers, different shades of ice that helps determine  thickness. Once they leak, you might as well retire them. This helped break up the drive and only left us with 10hrs in the car the next day via the Chicago route. Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. The ones these guys were yanking out were 15, 16, even 17 inches and if you know crappies, those are pretty much world class. I grew up catching crappies and I know what a big one looks like. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the list below. I've read reports about lotw and it sound like a place I wouldn't mind putting in the effort to target eyes. Our boat was targeting sturgeon on a four hour trip, we caught two others and a half dozen keeper walleyes and sauger on the sturgeon baits. Mark This Forum Read View Parent Forum; Search Forum. Walleye lurk near underwater reefs. 9.5 inches of ice outside of McKinley Park bay so it added 3 inches since I was up last Thursday.   Caught a handful of eyes 11-16" in 5 hours of fishing. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the list below. After several hours of nothing but holding a rod, this crappie action was most appealing but I didn't dare mention it to what I still figure was the greatest muskie fisherman there was at that time. We used the west atv parking lot, then walked out to 15’ (about a mile? The Hunt For Giant Pike In Northern Manitoba - A Trip... Ice-Out Northerns with a Side of Walleye - A North Caribou... Elk Lake Wilderness Resort - A Near North Getaway, A Tale Of Four Fishes - A Trip To Air-Dale Lodge, Thanksgiving At Chaudiere - A Near North Family Getaway, Back Lake Brook Trout Bonanza in Algonquin Park. Fishing remains excellent with a nice mix of eaters, slots and trophy walleyes.  And one shiny gold or blue and white for bright sun. Any thoughts, experiences or recommendations to share? maybe). This is a drive to location allowing you to bring your own boat to enjoy endless shoreline and over 14,000 islands. (in the picture he is sitting at the edge of the board, there is more room to the left), 2020 Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports & Info, © 1998-2020 Fishing Minnesota - Worldwide WebResults - Powered by, Minnesota Fishing Reports Club - Members only, Minnesota Fishing Reports - Post Your Reports, Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports - Hunting - Events, 12.8.20 Sunset Lodge Fishing & Ice Report - NW Angle of LOW. But it would be quite a dry spell before we connected again. 👍👍, I take offense to your comment.   I am just reporting what I have found.   It is always someone's personal responsibility to check the ice where ever you are!  I also report when it is too thin.     It was October and my friend had told me of huge muskies he was onto and that trolling Jakes was the ticket. So I bought some of these Jakes, drove to LOTW and we started trolling. And real time Ice reports from folks as well.   The Northwest Angle is supposed to be great musky water. Fishing Reports and Discussions for Lake of the Woods, Lake Of The Woods County - Minnesota Â, Some people love marabou bucktails, but Im partial to the cowgirls. On the south end...  Ice fishing has begun on The Walleye Capital of the World.  It actually started last week for some resorts, this week for others.  Below zero temps this week.  This is still considered early ice so safety is #1 priority.  Work through a resort and stay on their marked trail.  Resorts are using light ice rigs to transport guests to fish houses.  Anglers fishing on their own are using ATV / snowmobiles / side by sides.  Fishing has been good with a mix of walleyes and saugers in 15-24'.  Now is traditionally a great time to catch fish.  Some big pike and eelpout keeping walleye anglers on their toes. Two great ways to catch walleyes this time of year, crawler harnesses and crankbaits. Fish houses are located on numerous rock reefs and surrounding flats. Fishing Report from Border View Lodge. Once they leak, you might as well retire them. For a bigger tent, an elevated dog bed might help, depending on your dog, I suppose? Forum: Crow Lake and Lake of the Woods (Central Section) with Paul Trinkner, Muskie Bay Resort. Reece Wolanski, Brett, Neil Mantifel, PAUL DIPIRRO, Daniel Marciniec, Rick Haagensen, Paul Bauman, Roger Lewis, Brian Salmon, mike Breslin, Adam Dempsey: 441, chris.brock: 483, Scott Mills: 152, rsiminski: 29, Boundless Walleyes & Brawny Pike - A Trip To Uchi Lake, Trophy Quest in Northern Saskatchewan - A Trip to Misekumaw Lake, Studd Lake - A North of Nakina Walleye Wonderland. The case is from Mills, I believe it is a “Lakes and Rivers”. It didn't take long before I scored with a muskie estimated at 35lbs. LOTW will definitely be on tap, just need to figure out when!! The ones these guys were yanking out were 15, 16, even 17 inches and if you know crappies, those are pretty much world class. Forum Tools. 5.5.2020 The lake and river are ice free and are primed for walleye fishing. He gets whiny at first cause he wants to be on the ground by the holes (he's a hunting dog, we can't blame him), but he gets used to his place and lays there while we fish and we don't have to worry about him getting hooked, or burned from the heater with him behind us and the seats blocking his path from jumping out. Trophy Brook Trout Of Algonquin Park - An Epic Father &... Trophy Walleye Of The Chapleau Game Preserve, North Of Superior Brook Trout - A True Adventure. 2 more days until a lengthy break. They never made it out. By laker in forum General Discussion Forum Replies: 38 Last Post: 05-10-2011, 12:59 AM. As we all start to slowly venture on the ice I thought Id start a topic on some things tips I do to make it a more successful safety free outing. I have been traveling to Lake of The Woods for over 30 years. This was all back before portable fish finders and all the new toys we have. Funny thing was the area of the lake he keyed on for me was already the one I'd been looking at hard based on my own research. ... Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports (Central Section) Lake of the Woods (Sabaskong Bay … It fell out of the sled when we were coming in last night. I was there with the most dedicated muskieman I've ever known. Ontario Fishing Forum - Lake of the woods - Fishing Forum. Jack Penny said Cover water by drifting or trolling. But it would be quite a dry spell before we connected again. First and foremost I want great fishing. Summer, winter, spring or fall, Lake of the Woods is a fisherman's paradise.  You can always bring a jerkbait or topwater for evenings and mornings, but the big bucktails do really well. Thanks Gordy! 5-6-17, Lake of the Woods We had an 0700 report in time and an 0800 boat launch time but we were worried that some of the participants would not show up due to the weather. Haven’t had the opportunity to get out yet but did drive around on Monday and saw a couple out on area lakes. Keep up the tips and reports. I still have some Jake's that the lip is ground down to nearly nothing from being dragged across rocks. But, as long as they didn't leak, we kept them wet. All on plain hooks.  I remember when I was young, more years than I care to think about, a snowmobile went down in 70 feet of water . I've never fished LOTW and am thinking it's long overdue. Found a bit of garbage just out from the park that I picked up while walking back in. Due to water clarity, the best fishing is from dawn to dusk.  Great shield water, not super clear but not pea soup. Also, I would like a relaxed family atmosphere as I would be bringing my kids. I have the most colourful memories of the lake in August / Sept, pink sky w moon, yellow leaves  green water, I was there again in 2008 in the winter time and tried ice fishing (for Walleye). With deer hunting started, most are in the woods. I grew up catching crappies and I know what a big one looks like. I can't offer any opinions on camps as I stayed at a friends place up there but I'm sure there is tons of info all over the net both good and bad about them all. After several hours of nothing but holding a rod, this crappie action was most appealing but I didn't dare mention it to what I still figure was the greatest muskie fisherman there was at that time. After the second day of fishing, we departed Sportman's around 6:00pm for Duluth, MN. I'd like to start a bit of a discussion here if possible. Ive been fishing all around LOTW but not ON the LOTW the last 5 years. Northern Ontario Fishing Forums Going up to Lake of the Woods, Sioux Narrows area, in early September. I have the most colourful memories of the lake in August / Sept. pink sky w moon, yellow leaves green water. All in all, I would say Lake of the Woods truly is a bucket list fishery that caters to ice fisherman unlike anywhere I have fished. Happy Fishing!! You mentioned going in September. Muskie are at all and every depth.....I know some like to fly fish them but Lake of The Woods has the Great Lakes strain of Muskie and they are not only long but deep and wide.....personally fish muskie quite a bit but leave the fly rod at home when chasing 50 plus inch muskie....LOTW has plenty in that size. Try to leave lanterns and bright light options off until we have snow. Enjoy your winter adventure snowmobiling, cross country skiing or ice fishing. Â. With a lake this large...they could be anywhere! Fishing Report from Arneson's Rocky Point Resort If anyone finds a silver rod case on the ice out of JRs on Red please let me know. It's helpful to get ice safety tips from folks. Here's a LOTW story from the archives Mike. While we were trolling around in several different areas, I kept seeing this blue boat with 2 guys in it and they were pulling out giant crappies every time I saw them. While we were trolling around in several different areas, I kept seeing this blue boat with 2 guys in it and they were pulling out giant crappies every time I saw them. !  6- Once you are in your target area get holes cut ahead  walking around scouting to minimize noise. 1- Make sure gear is ready checked over  no loose flaws that could ruin the day. NEW LAKE OF THE WOODS TACKLE SHOP IN KENORA ONTARIO. Welcome to Minnesota Fishing Reports Forum. We should probably chat soon, the magazine is set to launch Nov. 1. I still have some Jake's that the lip is ground down to nearly nothing from being dragged across rocks. But, as long as they didn't leak, we kept them wet. I was there again in 2008 in the winter time and tried ice fishing (for Walleye) and I had a great summer trip in 2007 where we went fishing in the morning and evening, and then went looking for old gold mines during the heat of the day. The lake's fish species include walleye, northern pike, muskie, smallmouth bass, lake trout and yellow perch. A group dedicated to sharing memories made from fishing on Lake of the Woods in Northwestern Ontario Canada. I went over 20 yrs ago now and the lake is still stuck in my mind as one of the greatest. Just started using “Ice Report” app and looks to be helpful. I'd love to hear them! Weekly Fishing Report from Ballard's Resort. Northwest Angle is supposed to be great musky water up showed up with a couple out on area lakes walking... Anyway Jack, especially if there 's a LOTW story from the Lake is still stuck in my as. In the effort to target eyes a rainbow and the Lake is still in! 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