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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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November 17, 2014

Ice is forming up at Lake of the Woods.  With temps in the single digits, bays, the Rainy River and sections of the lake are freezing up first.  The backwater of Bostic Bay has 7 inches and local spearing outfitters have houses out.  Water clarity is 3-5' and pike are being speared.  With the high winds, the big lake is still open in parts.  Ice is forming along shorelines and is out from Pine Island as far as the eye can see.  No ice fishing as of yet.  As always, keep posted, work through resorts and guides for safety. 

The Rainy River has been frozen over in many parts since this past weekend.  Areas with current remain open.  Ice is forming but no ice anglers yet.  

Up at the NW Angle, same story.  Ice if forming very nicely and everything is locked up.  There has been some local foot traffic on the ice close to shore and things are coming along nicely, but no fishing activity as of yet.  Regardless of what part of the lake you head out on, please work through the resorts and guides for safety.  When the time comes, ice trails are marked for good reason, stay on them.  Frequent ice updates on Lake of the Woods Tourism's Facebook page.  Ice fishing reservations at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/lodging.

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November 10, 2014

The ice season is close, with some small bays and inlets beginning to freeze overnight!  In the meantime, some hearty anglers are still dressing for the cold and getting their limits of walleyes on the lake and river. Garden and Pine Islands have been producing in 20-25 feet jigging with a frozen shiner.  Walleyes are showing up in front of Zippel Bay, Long Point and Rocky Point as well.

 

On the Rainy River, 15-20 feet jigging with a minnow or frozen shiner best between the International Bridge heading north towards the Gap. From Clementson heading east, try 17-21 with a live minnow. Hot colors are orange, green, or gold. Some adjacent rivers and inlets are frozen or have frozen banks. Safety first!

Up at the NW Angle, a few hearty anglers still getting out.  The efforts are typically rewarded with good numbers of walleyes, crappies and mixed in pike.  Hard core muskie anglers are trolling and on fish.  One guide actually caught a big lake trout while trolling for muskies.  Act now to get your desired dates for ice fishing at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging

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CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Walleye
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