Fishing Report 3.2.2020
On the south end… An awesome week of ice fishing. Most anglers fishing in 27 – 33′ of water. Ice conditions on LOW remain excellent. Use combo of jigging line and deadstick. Work your lines, keep jigging and keeping minnow on deadstick active. It will pay dividends. Some good colors overall, pink / gold, glow, chartreuse / white. Electronics helping to catch suspended walleyes. Pike activity has increased with some big fish being caught. Tip ups and big baits on quick strike rigs the norm. This is bonus ice fishing on Lake of the Woods. As a border waters area with Canada, fish houses can be left overnight on the ice through March 31st, walleye and sauger season is open through April 14th and pike season never closes.
On the Rainy River… Local anglers continue to catch some walleyes in the river. Extra caution is always needed on the river, especially with higher temps,melting and runoff. Thin ice around the International Bridge in Baudette. Work through resort or know ice conditions if ice fishing the river as ice thickness varies.
Up at the NW Angle… Ice fishing reports good up at the Angle with a mix of walleyes, saugers, big jumbo perch and pike in the mix. Resorts in 20 – 32′ of water targeting both structure and mud. Jigging spoons with minnow head for jigging line, plain hook and live minnow on deadstick. The snowmobile trails groomed and are in good shape. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing options available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/