Lake of the Woods Fishing & Ice Report | 1.7.2019

On the main basin

Walleyes and saugers being caught from 19′ – 31′.  Most fishing 27′ or deeper.  Jigging one line, deadstick second with a lively minnow. Keep jigging line moving.  Plain hook and minnow under bobber good this week.  Morning/evening bite in 13-18′.  Electronics very helpful with some larger fish suspended.  Gold, pink, glow colors, and blue hot colors.  Some big pike 40+ inches this week.  Ice ranges from 14-20″ where resorts are fishing.  Resort ice roads open to various size rigs.  Snowmobile trails on lake staked from south shore up to NW angle.

On the Rainy River 

Stretches of the river and bay ice unsafe with heavier than normal current.  Work through local resorts for safety.  Morning/evening walleye action in Four Mile Bay.

Up at the NW Angle

Fishing is excellent.  Nice numbers of walleyes coming through with saugers, perch, pike, tulibees and eelpout mixed in.  Occasional trophy.  Snowmobile trails from south shore across the lake to Angle are marked and are open.  Most fish coming from 18-26′.  Crappies being caught on Ontario side.  Work through resorts and stay on staked resort ice trails.  A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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