Lake of the Woods SE

Lake of the Woods - Minnesota

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Lake of the Woods straddles the border between Minnesota and Canada, touching both Manitoba and Ontario.

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Lake of the Woods SE Fishing Reports

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  1. 30 inches

    Walleye with a Sucker minnow

  2. On the south end... Strong walleye bite this week. Water temps cooling off, migration has started and walleyes are putting on the feed bag for winter. Walleyes ...more in good numbers along south shore with a big school still in front of Lighthouse Gap (mouth of Rainy River) in 28' - 30'. Various schools of walleyes along south shore and also holding to structure areas. Emerald shiners continue to run in some bays and Rainy River, but not heavy. Anglers having success trolling crankbaits, drifting spinners and anchored up and jigging. The fall jig bite is coming on strong. Some live shiners are available at local resorts and bait shops.

    On the Rainy River... Emerald shiners in the river, not a huge run, but it has started. Continued Good reports of walleyes in Four Mile Bay as well as up river east of Baudette. Most common depth, 14-16'. The fall run has definitely started. Snelled spinners and jigging the go to method. Sturgeon anglers also reporting good success as well.

    Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing excellent. Walleyes being caught in various spots around Garden Island and around islands and in funnel areas between islands. Jigging around structure and pulling spinners or cranks over flats all effective. Crappies and perch activity continues to pick up as water cools.

    1. Jeff Ultican 0
      That’s a dandy
  3. Details: 19 in. Walleye with a Bagley Balsa Minnows

    About 15' deep on lake of the woods from Cyrus Resort

  4. 45 lb. 51 in. White Sturgeon with a frozen shiners

  5. 2 lb. 19 in. Walleye with a frozen shiners

  6. Sub zero temps making great ice. In the Pine Island, Bostic Bay, and Morris Point area there is an average of 18 inches of ice and are letting out most ...more all vehicles and houses. In other areas, ice thickness varies more so it is good to call ahead. Most resorts update Facebook pages as info changes. Overall for the south shore fish have spread out as is traditional this time of year yet with all the cold temperatures anglers are still managing to pick through different sized fish to find limits of keeper walleyes and saugers. The cold temperatures have made dead sticks the go to fishing tactic. Smaller presentations are working when compared to larger spoons. Gold, glow, and pink are good colors to start with. The bite is good in 15-18 feet during morning and evening while 24-30 feet is producing more in the afternoons.  If not fishing in a resort fish house, auger extension could be necessary in spots where ice is layered. 

    The Rainy River is ice covered with a few local fish houses here and there, but overall, with current of the river, we suggest working through resorts for safety.  The majority of the resorts fish the lake.  

    The NW Angle has good ice conditions where resorts have ice roads / trails and fishing has remained good. Reports of ice depth around the 18-24 inch mark in places where resorts are fishing. Good walleyes in 22-28' with saugers and perch in water deeper than 26'. Jigging spoons working well in the mornings while dead sticks with a jig and minnow taking over in the afternoons.  Resorts are guiding anglers to 14"+ crappies on the Ontario side of lake. Snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point on south shore to NW Angle is marked.  

    1. Eric Kossan 0
      Awesome! Appreciate you sharing the info!
  7. Muskellunge with a double 10's

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      WOW! What a monster Skie!
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Monster fish!! congrats
    3. Barry Schiesher 0
      I dont think I could land a fish like net isn't big enough! way to go! What a slob!
    4. Darren Cossette 0
      Excellent fish!!
    5. Mike Ellertson 0
      Man! Nice skie !!!! Great job DB
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  8. Details: 21' cold -25

    22 fish most small 6 keepers

  9. 49"

    Muskellunge with a double 10

  10. 48 in. Northern Pike with a magnum shallow rader

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