For many, a classic jig and a minnow is the go to walleye presentation on Lake of the Woods. It could be argued that the jig and minnow has caught more walleyes out of the big lake than any other presentation. It still is the go to and super effective. However, there can be some […]
If you have been up to the NW Angle, there is a good chance you have frequented Jerry’s Bar and Restaurant. Jerry’s is the only bar and restaurant on the mainland of the NW Angle, a community called Angle Inlet. With about six resorts around Angle Inlet and another group of resorts on nearby islands, […]
It’s that time of year again where a north-woods delicacy is popping out for mushroom hunters to pick and eat. That is the Morel Mushroom more specifically. Gaining more and more popularity each year as more and more people learn about how to find and cook them. Lake of the Woods has so much public […]
Using a small, sharp knife, Cut Morels in half “long ways.” For exceptionally large mushrooms, cut them in half long ways, then again long ways, so that you get 4 equal pieces. Fill a bowl (approximately a gallon) with hot tap water. As hot as your sink will make it. Add roughly 1 cup 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.