Fishing Report 1/27/2020
On the south end… Ice conditions on LOW remain excellent. Resorts reporting around 30″ of ice most places being fished. Warmer weather turned the bite on for many, a good week of fishing. Good numbers of big fish caught this week. Most anglers fishing 27′ – 36′ with ice roads 7 -12+ 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. Downsize offering or get aggressive if bite is slow. Rattles and vibration help in stained water. Gold, glow and firetiger good colors. Electronics will increase results.
On the Rainy River… The river is frozen over with snowmobile traffic on marked trail. Current has dropped some and river continues 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… A good week of ice fishing with houses in 23 – 32′ of water. Some houses on structure, others in mud on edge of reefs. Jigging spoons with rattles tipped with a minnow head or tail on jigging line, plain red hook with live minnow on deadstick. Snowmobile trails from south end to Angle groomed and in good shape. 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/