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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
January 20, 2015

Fishing Report for Lake of the Woods - January 20th, 2015

From the south shore, in front of Pine Island, best reports from anglers headed out 15 miles or more to clearer water.  Combo of walleyes and saugers.  Others headed up to structure such as Knight and Bridges or Garden Island and catching as well.  From Morris Point area to Zippel Bay, decent bite in a bit shallower, 17 - 28'.  Morning / evening bite in 15 - 18'.  Long Point and Arnesen's still producing with reefs most consistent.

On the Rainy River, frozen shiners in 16' with orange or chartreuse has been the go to.  Please work through outfitters and bait shops and know where you are going on ice.

Up at the NW Angle, overall, good fishing continues on the edge of structure in 25 - 28'.  Gold and glow red still consistent.  A mixed bag, with more walleyes than saugers.  Some jumbo perch, pike and eelpout mixed in.  Big crappies still going on Canadian side through NW Angle resort guide services.  

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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Fishing Report
January 12, 2015

Combo of walleyes and saugers coming in off of the south shore.  Clearer waters have allowed some anglers to catch in 21-24 feet in the mud off Pine Island and Morris Point. Others are making the venture to deep water 30+ feet 25 miles past Pine near Garden Island and Knight and Bridges Islands. Some finding fish in shallow 13-15 feet low light. Hot colors have been pink, gold, chartreuse, or plain hook 4-6" off bottom. A nice mix of perch and eel pout have been showing up in limits. Pike anglers doing well 8-10 feet using red, orange, or gold.

On the Rainy River, anglers catching limits 14-17 feet. Glass eyes, pink, hammered gold the hot colors. From the river to the lake, the ice depth averages 22 inches with at least 8 inches of snow coverage in most areas good for snowmobiles. 

Up at the NW Angle, 27-29 feet on the south side of Oak Island has been filling limits of walleye, sauger, and perch over the sand. Quality trophy walleye shallower 18-22 over the rocks. Gold and pink the best. Lots of crappie action in Ontario waters 32-34 feet. Light bite so coaxing off bottom best using red gulp on hot pink tungsten jigs. Don't be afraid to hole hop.  For short term reservations, use lodging availability request at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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