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MN
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49° 5' 56.5764" N, 94° 57' 7.5132" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Fishing Report
April 6, 2015

The ice season for most is finished up and anglers are focusing on the open water of the Rainy River. Walleye season on this border water is open through April 14th and then again on May 9th. Sturgeon can be caught through May 15th.  Pike season is open all year long!  

 

The entire Rainy River is open water all the way to the mouth at Four Mile Bay. Frontier, Birchdale, Vidas, and Timbermill Park accesses are open to all boats. Wheeler's Point access at the mouth of the Rainy River has 10 feet of shore ice left that will be out very soon. 

 

Fishing has been good! Trophy sized walleye showing up along with eaters and numbers of sturgeon actively biting. Boats have been anchoring and vertically jigging with minnows or frozen shiners. Bright colors, gold, pink/white, and chartreuse have been best. Shallower in 12-15 feet best. Good bite near International Bridge in Baudette and current seams.  Lodging is available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Walleye
2Sturgeon
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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Fishing Report
March 31, 2015

Ice fishing still continues for a handful of resorts, others have pulled houses.  Rely and work through resorts. In addition, here is an ice road report.  Conditions can change daily. 
 

Adrians...  Road closed, sending anglers to Graceton Beach, checking daily

Cyrus...  Road Closed

Morris Point...Road Closed

Zippel Bay Resort...Road closed  

Babbler's Road... ATV's only.

Long Point Resort...ATV's and collapsibles only, no vehicles.

Arnesen's Rocky Point...Moved houses closer, checking daily 

Young's Bay Resort (NW Angle)... Ice road closed to vehicles.  ATV's only.  Snowmobile trail stakes on lake removed.

 

Resorts monitoring ice daily.  Safety first.  Lake ice in decent shape where resorts are fishing.  Check with your resort if questions.
 

Fishing has improved this week.  Graceton area heading west reports continued pike action as well as decent walleye bite in 24-27'.  Morning / evening bite in 14 - 18' or 24'.  Arnesen's and Long Point reporting better walleye fishing this week as well.  Some pike being caught, not in big numbers. 
 

On the Rainy River... Frontier and The Nelson Park Landing in Birchdale is open and ice free.  Some shore ice at Vidas Landing. Open water predicted to hit Clementson by this week with warm temps  Bite has been hit and miss with about 20 - 25 walleyes per day, but improving.  Fish up to 25 inches so far.  Water temp about 34 degrees.  Better bite and larger fish as temp warms.  Best bite has been shallow with jig and minnow. Main catch has been walleye and sturgeon but others have popped up occasionally. Safety first, both on water and roadways. 
 

Up at the NW Angle, walleye action continues with mixed in jumbo perch.  Resorts ice fishing mornings and evenings in 20-26' on south end of Oak Island.  Picking away at fish during day.  Crappie action on the Ontario side continues.  Use resort outfitters for safety.  Daily updates on Facebook at Lake of the Woods Tourism.  Lodging and river info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Walleye
2Sturgeon
3Black Crappie
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