Fishing Report 12.16.2019
On the south end… A great walleye and sauger bite continues! Most resorts have fish houses out in 23 – 28 feet of water. Nice mix of walleyes and saugers. Best colors, gold, pink, gold/pink, orange/chartreuse, white. Jig one line and dead stick the other with a live minnow. Good numbers of fish being caught with some trophies mixed in as well as eelpout, perch, tullibees, sturgeon and pike. Very little snow on the ice. Various ice roads are open. What can be driven out varies. Some ice roads up to light SUV’s or ATV / side by sides pulling small houses, others still just ATV / side by sides. Check with your resort / outfitter prior to coming up.
On the Rainy River… The river is frozen over but little traffic with higher than usual current. Extra caution is always needed on the river, most sticking to lake so far.
Up at the NW Angle… Most resorts have fish houses out and initial fishing reports for walleyes are very good. Some areas still need time with high current. It’s a must to stick to resort marked trails or know the areas you are traveling. The snowmobile trail from the south end up to the Angle is set to be staked this week. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing options available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/