Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | 4.1.2019

South End

  • Good walleye and pike reports for the last week of March. 
  • The last day to leave fish houses on the lake overnight unattended was March 31. 
  • Some anglers still ice fishing with collapsible houses. 
  • Pike action still hot and pre-spawn fish have the feedbag on.  12′ hot depth with live sucker minnows or deadbait on quick strike rigs. 
  • Walleyes open through April 14, pike season open continuous.  Auger extensions needed.

Rainy River 

  • It’s game on for open water walleye and sturgeon fishing.  
  • Boat ramps at Birchdale and Frontier open.
  • More open water on river daily. Big fish being caught. 
  • Jigging with a minnow or plastic working well. 
  • Some trolling crankbaits with success.  
  • Lots of sturgeon.  Remember, catch and release only for walleyes through April 14.
  • Catch and release for sturgeon through April 23rd with the keep season starting April 24th.

 NW Angle

  • A few anglers still ice fishing. 
  • Walleyes coming from 14-22′. 
  • Saugers and jumbo perch mixed in.  Some big pike being caught as well. 
  • This time of year, call ahead to resort for daily info and ice conditions. 

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