Fishing Report 1/20/2020
On the south end… Ice conditions on LOW are excellent. Resorts reporting 24-30″ of ice most places being fished. Good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. Lots of sorting through fish to get eaters and occasional trophy walleye. Most anglers fishing 27′ – 36′ with some ice roads 10+ miles. Resort houses continue to move constantly following the fish. Both jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow producing based on mood of walleyes. Gold, glow, pink and white good colors. Electronics will increase results. Adapt to the mood of fish. Switch jigging cadence until they bite. Watch for suspended walleyes. Jigging spoons with rattles and vibrating lures having good results.
On the Rainy River… The river is frozen over with some snowmobile traffic on marked trail. Current has dropped some and river is starting to build ice. Extra caution is always needed on the river. Thin ice around the International Bridge in Baudette. Work through resort if ice fishing the river as ice thickness varies.
Up at the NW Angle… Great ice fishing continues with a healthy mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout. Resorts shifting houses to stay productive. Snowmobile trails from south end to Angle groomed and in good shape. Stay on trails as there are ice chunks on lake. Fish houses on the ice through March 31st, walleyes and saugers open through April 14. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing options available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/