Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 2/4/2019

South End

Good ice fishing continues with a nice mix of walleyes and saugers.  Most fishing 12-15 miles out, 30-32′ of water the norm.  Other nice pods of fish found in closer to shore away from traffic.  Ice thickness pushing over 30″ in most areas being fished.  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.  Jig deadstick periodically to keep minnow moving and get the attention of fish.  Ice roads open.  Snowmobile trails across the lake and around area staked and groomed with fresh snow.


Rainy River

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.


 NW Angle

Great week of ice fishing with a mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, perch, pike, tulibees and eelpout mixed in.  Most fish coming from 24-30′.  Pink/white, gold, glow strong colors.  Rattle baits to pull fish in proving successful.  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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