Fishing Report 4.21.2020

The Lake of the Woods area is looking forward to welcoming guests back when the time is right.  Currently, Governor Tim Walz has implemented a Stay at Home order until May 4th.  This prevents travel outside one’s home area or staying at a lodging facility for recreation purposes.

Fishing in the State of MN is open, as long as you stay in your local area.   Bait shops are open.  Resorts have taken numerous measures in many aspects of their businesses to ensure guest and employee safety.  Everyone is preparing so we are ready when things open up again.

The US and Canada have agreed to keep the international border shut until May 20th.  Residents of the NW Angle and necessary supplies can travel across, others including visitors and land owners for the time being cannot.

On the south end…  The majority of Big Traverse Bay is still ice covered, which is quite typical of this time of year.  Warm weather is in the forecast and ice will continue to deteriorate.  

On the Rainy River…   The Rainy River is open through Four Mile Bay, through the Lighthouse Gap into Lake of the Woods.  Very few boats (locals) fishing sturgeon at this time.  

Up at the NW Angle…  There is open water in typical current areas between islands.  The larger basins are still ice covered.  Spring is progressing nicely.  Looking forward to the open water season.  A complete list of lodging and guides available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging

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