Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 1-11-16

Ice fishing remains good during cold snap of -24!  Some ice roads allowing midsize and smaller vehicles out on the ice. As always, stay on the marked resort trails.  On the south shore, most fishing in 24-31′.  Gold, glow red, pink, glow white and orange hot colors.  Some anglers downsizing presentation for success.  A mix of walleyes and saugers with a few burbot (eelpout) and sturgeon.  Many limits with a few trophies.   The current cold snap will continue to build ice with 9-14 inches of ice reported where resorts are traveling.

The Rainy River is iced over in most areas but not safe overall.  For safety, work through resorts.  Some locals out on ice but they know exact conditions.  Safety first.  Most anglers fishing the lake.

Up at the NW Angle, good fishing reported.  Snowmobile trails to south end of lake are open.  Resorts are on fish.  Good bite with limits in 20-27′. Jumbo perch, pike, and eelpout in with walleye and sauger mix. Some crappies being caught on Ontario side.  Resort listings at

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