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

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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Fishing Report
December 15, 2014

50/50 walleye and sauger mix is the common report this week. Some perch, eel pout, and sturgeon showing up as well. From 4 Mile Bay, Lighthouse Gap, and off Pine Island anglers are fishing in 18-26 feet of water. Moving west from Graceton, Zippel Bay, Long Point, and Arnesens. 24-26 feet day bite, heading shallow 17-20 feet for the afternoons and evenings best. Hot colors are gold, bubble gum, and pink tipped with live minnow. Electronics helpful to find suspended fish. Ice conditions range from 14-17 inches of ice.  Some ice roads open to full size trucks and fish houses.

On the Rainy River, locals who know ice are catching mornings and evenings. Walleyes most active in 14-17 feet. Use active presentation for best results. 

Up at at the NW Angle,  there is good ice 15-17".  Vehicles are driving out. Good fishing in 18-22 feet. The road from Young's Bay is open to Oak Island and Flag Island. Snowmobile trails are staked from the South Shore to NW Angle with 14-15 inches of ice.  For more info about Lake of the Woods, go to www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com or Facebook at Lake of the Woods Tourism.

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CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Walleye
2Sauger
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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Fishing Report
December 12, 2014

Game on this week as resorts are open, fish houses are out and fishing is great. 4 Mile bay has about 14 inches of ice, the lake has 13-16 off Pine Island to the ice houses. Best fishing in 25-28 feet. Lots of action with consistent limits.  Anglers weeding through small fish for keepers. Moving west towards Zippel Bay and Long Point there is 14-19 inches. 22-24 feet saugers and walleyes filling limits with larger walleyes in 26 feet. Reports of a great shallow bite in 14 feet after 4 pm evenings. Bright colors, green, pink, or glow working best with live minnow or frozen shiner heads. Some resorts allowing small vehicles on ice.

On the Rainy River, where anglers are fishing there is 10-13 inches of ice. Ice depths vary, know where you are going, use resort trails.  Mornings and evenings more active in 14-17 feet. Use active presentation for best results. Glow, gold, and bright colors best with live or frozen shiners.

Up at the NW Angle, 12-14 inches of ice off Young’s Bay and Angle Inlet. Up to 10 inches near islands. Many resorts have fish houses out and are catching fish. Use marked resort trails as pressure ridges popped up this week.

 

Bonus:  Lake of the Woods Ice fishing Video…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InGKxYoL1U4&list=UUfxrqu2se0Q1yWjbec2Pkrw

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