Ice Fishing Fantastic

The anglers working their one two punch of a jigging line and a dead stick are being rewarded.  Good reports continue.   Most catching in 29-31 ft with glow red, pink and gold with a rattle on jigging spoons tipped with minnow head or tail.  Dead stick plain hook (try glow or colored) and live minnow or smaller glow walleye jigs.  Some big eelpout continue to come in, with a 17 lb giant this week.  Electronics improving catch rate.  Working each fish is helpful.

The Rainy River continues with a good morning and evening bite. Know the river or use a resort or guide for safety.   The snowmobile trail is staked from Wheeler’s Point to Baudette on the river.  Do not deviate from trail unless you are familiar with ice conditions.
 
Great fishing continues up at the NW Angle.  Everything has frozen up and travel is good.  Resorts are fishing in 21-30 feet of water with a nice walleye, sauger, and perch bite. Best colors include glow red, silver, pink, green and gold.  Evening bite in 14-16′ in current areas.  Slab crappies in good numbers being caught in Ontario in 30′.  Keep crappies if fishing deeper than 25′.  Work through resorts and stay on ice road.  Resorts and ice fishing reservations at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.  Check out the Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook page www.facebook.com/lakeofthewoodsmn for day to day reports.

 

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