Fishing Report 2.15.2022

On the south end…  Good numbers of fish caught this week for those who are fishing hard.  Traditionally, February is a month in which the fish are more spread out and fish aren’t as active.  There are good fish to be caught but it helps to really work them.

Electronics help.  They tell you when fish are present, where in the water column they are, and how they are reacting to your presentation.  Some larger walleyes are suspended.

Some other tips, jig one line, have a live minnow on the second line.  Try rattles in your lures.  Downsize your presentation, if fish are finicky, go small.  Try a plain hook with live minnow on your deadstick.  Jig your deadstick every few minutes.

Ice is over 30″ thick in many areas with a few feet of snow, bring an extension for your auger if not renting a fish house.

Most ice fishing is taking place in 26 – 33 feet of water.  A mixed bag being caught.  Walleyes, saugers, perch, pike, eelpout, tullibees, and an occasional sturgeon or crappie.

Gold, glow colors, pink, yellow and orange were good colors this week.

On the Rainy River  As most fish the lake this time of year, there are some walleyes being caught on the river primarily in the mornings and evenings.  As there is current, you need to know where ice is good, etc.  Gold, glow colors and orange work well.  A jig and minnow close to the bottom has been effective.

The snowmobile trail is groomed and staked from Baudette to Wheeler’s Point continuing up to the Angle.

Up at the NW Angle…  Some nice walleyes caught up at the Angle this week.  Most fishing is taking place in 25-32 feet.  Gold, pink, glow and orange were productive.  Keep lines moving to gain interest of fish.

There are various ways to travel to the Angle.

1.  Drive through Canada  (vaccination and COVID test currently required).

2.  Groomed and staked snowmobile trails (stays in MN)

3.  LOW Passenger Service (bombardier service across the lake staying in MN)

4.  Lake Country Air.(stays in MN)

LOW enjoys extended seasons with fish houses on the lake through March, walleye and sauger season open through April 14th and pike open year round.  Lodging and fish house openings are available around the lake.  A complete list at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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