Fishing Report 12/9/2019
Ice Fishing Has Begun!!!
On the south end… Ice fishing has begun! Many resorts have fish houses out with others watching ice conditions in the area they fish for the right time. Below zero temps this week will help. Some ice roads are open to ATV and snowmobile traffic. Check with your resort / outfitter prior to coming up. Fishing has started out excellent as expected. Most finding walleyes and saugers in 21 – 26 feet of water. A shallow bite happening in 18-20′ morning / evening. The norm of jigging one line and dead sticking the other line working well. Good numbers of fish being caught with some trophies mixed in as well as pout, perch, tullibees, sturgeon and an occasional pike. Very little snow on the ice.
On the Rainy River… Most of the river is frozen over with a few random spots still showing open water. There is no traffic on the river at this time while ice is forming. Extra caution is always needed with current and this year the current is stronger than most years.
Up at the NW Angle… Some resorts have a few fish houses out and initial fishing reports for walleyes are excellent. Some areas still need time with high current this year. Forecast is favorable with sub zero temps this week. The majority of ice traffic is snowmobiles thus far. It’s a must to stick to resort marked trails or know the area you are traveling. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing options available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/