Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | 1.28.2019
Despite very cold temps this week, the walleye and sauger bite stayed consistent with mixed in jumbo perch, tulibees and eelpout. Ice thickness pushing over 24″ in most areas being fished, setting ice up nicely for March walleyes/pike. Key depths 25′ – 32′. Some nice walleyes again suspended this week. Your favorite ice fishing electronics to mark fish is very helpful. Jig one line, deadstick the second with a live minnow under a bobber. Vary jigging lures, try glow colors, gold, green/white and pink/white. Try rattles. Sometimes a Rippin Rap or other noisy bait to pull in fish. Ice roads open. Snowmobile trails across the lake and around area staked and groomed with fresh snow.
Some reports of morning/evening walleye action on the river and Four Mile Bay. The area around International Bridge in Baudette not safe due to the construction of the new bridge. Snowmobile trail on the river is open and marked from Baudette (downstream from the bridge) to the lake. Stay on the trail for safety.
Good week of ice fishing with a mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, perch, pike, tulibees and eelpout mixed in. Most fish coming from 24-29′. Pink/white, gold, glow strong colors. Nice crappies being caught. Remember, the mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25′ or deeper, catch fish, keep a few and move on. Snowmobile trails from south shore across the lake to Angle are marked and are open. The ice road from Young’s Bay to Flag and Oak Island resorts is open.
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