It didn’t take long for the ice to go out. Once things started happening on the Rainy River, they happened fast. After the Birchdale access was cleared of ice, within days, Frontier and Vidas were cleared. Now, the entire river is open and the access at Timber Mill Park in Baudette is clear as is […]
1 cup kosher salt 5 cups water, divided 1 pound pike, cur into 1/2-inch pieces 2 cups cider or white wine vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon mustard seed 2 teaspoons whole allspice 2 teaspoons black peppercorns 2 bay leaves Peel of 1 lemon, sliced and white pith removed 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced ____________________ Heat 4 cups of water enough to dissolve salt. Let this brine cool […]
Up on Lake of the Woods our northern pike season is continuous. This means we can catch pike all year long. The slot for northerns on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River is 30-40 inches meaning they have to be immediately released. The possession limit is three northerns with the ability of keeping […]
With media outlets throughout the Midwest reporting on early ice outs on lakes, it might seem strange to some that Lake of the Woods still has 36 inches of ice to ice fish. That combined with an especially accommodating resort in Arnesen’s Rocky Point, a group of great anglers and a big school of […]
Welcome to the official website of Lake of the Woods, Minnesota! The stunning international waters of Lake of the Woods and Rainy River provide some of the best fishing in the world. Anglers flock here year-round in search of that elusive record catch.
The waters near the Northwest Angle & Islands are home to a variety and volume of fish. Walleye and muskie are king here, but exceptional smallmouth bass, northern pike and crappie fishing can be found, too.
The South Shore is home to trophy walleye and northern. During the winter months, anglers can ice fish to their hearts’ content for walleye and sauger during the day or all night long in comfortable condos. Or they can add variety by checking out the hot northern pike action in tip-up and spearing houses.
The Rainy River, which meanders between Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods, forms a natural boundary between the U.S. and Canada. In the winter, the river holds ice fishermen in toasty houses, while spring heralds a fishing frenzy for pre-spawn walleyes near Franz Jevne State Park.