Some call it the “dog days” of August. When most walleye anglers talk about August, it can be a challenging time for most bodies of water. There are a number of good reasons why catching walleyes in August in many waters is difficult and why walleye fishing on Lake of the Woods excels. Gary Parsons […]
The historic Rainy River is the original “Voyageur’s Highway,” which linked the entire Great Lakes area with the northern waterways of Canada. Lake of the Woods hosted early trading posts in the 1700’s and is still the living legacy for this era. Getting out on the water is a great way to experience all of […]
Full coolers and big smiles were the theme this week as walleye fishing remains hot. Spinners with crawlers or minnows are putting lots of fish in the boat in 16-30 ft. Gold, glow and bright colors continue to be solid choices. Pike active, perch and smallmouth bite in many areas of the lake. Mayfly hatch […]
Whether you do this as a sideline to your fishing trip or make this one of the focuses of your Lake of the Woods adventure, picking wild berries around Lake of the Woods is fun, gets folks out exploring the area and has delicious benefits! It is berry picking time around Lake of the Woods. […]
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.