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MN
United States
49° 5' 56.5764" N, 94° 57' 7.5132" W
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Rain Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 31-40 F Clarity: Muddy

The walleyes continue to chow in the lake and river. Some very good days recently with a strong bite in the morning and evening. Those who have not put away the boat are getting rewarded. Many hawg walleyes reaching over 28" boated. South shore from the gap to Morris Point to Rocky Point strong.  Walleye and saugers good numbers in 15-20 feet of water. Bring lots of bait as anglers are going through multiple packages of frozen shiners. Ice fishing on its way as bays are just about iced over.  Cold snap in forecast start of next week.

 

Shiner run continues in river and walleyes are staying right along with them. Terrific river fishing.  Walleyes are in 10-25 feet of water.  Jig and a shiner is best tactic with bright colors or glow.

 

Up at the Northwest Angle, walleyes going strong in 10-30' and crappies in 30'.  Jig and a minnow producing limits. Fishing remains excellent for those who can get out as there is scattered ice in bay and marinas.  Most resorts preparing for ice fishing.  Ice forming in back bays and harbors.  Resorts and ice fishing reservations at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Cloudy

Fishing continues to be steady with some hog walleyes reaching over 30" boated.  Lots of fish all along south shore from the gap to Morris Point to Rocky Point.. 15-20 feet of water is seeing great action. Bring lots of bait. Walleyes, sauger, and perch in the mix.  Ice fishing looking good with numbers of fish on south shore and in river.

 

Many walleyes in river and they definitely have the feed bag on. Shiners are still running.  Walleyes are in 10-25 feet of water.  Jig and a shiner is best tactic with bright colors or glow. Stinger hooks on jigs are helpful.  Sturgeon fishing remains on fire as the dinosaurs are feeding.

 

Up at the Northwest Angle, active walleyes  in 10-30'.  Jig and a minnow producing limits. Traditional for Lake of the Woods, gold working good when accompanied by a bright color. Areas between Oak and Flag Island, Little Oak Island, and Hay Island continue to be top producing spots. On the Ontario side 30 foot holes near sunken trees or near deep points near islands holding big crappies. Jig and a minnow preferred method. Walleye fishing is crazy good in depths of 15-30 feet near points and in bays. Muskie anglers trolling with large crankbaits in bays and over rocks still producing big fish.  Resorts and guides at LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 31-40 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Murky

Some of the best fishing of the year taking place as we head into deer hunting opener this weekend in MN.  Anglers have been catching walleyes, saugers, and perch in 15-20 feet on the lake. Anglers are sorting through the small fish to get larger keeper fish.  Spots along the entire south shore producing. Twin Islands to Long Point to Zippel to Morris and Lighthouse gaps putting out fish.  Up north Hay Island and Starren Shoal off of Garden Island are producing some nice limits. Walleyes are on the move so finding fish with electronics is key. Pike are feasting on dead smelt or ciscos placed on bottom.

 

Fishing on the river is excellent once you find the walleyes as they are chasing shiners. Shiners still running.  Walleyes are in 10-25 feet of water.  The go to is a jig and shiner with hot pink, bright orange, gold, and glow hot colors.  Stinger hook on jig a good idea.  Many big walleyes being caught.  Sturgeon fishing is crazy good right now as groups are having many of these prehistoric fish boated daily. 

 

Up at the Northwest Angle, walleyes are in 12-30 feet of water.  Jig and a minnow producing best. Bright colors with gold working best. Areas between Oak and Flag Island, Little Oak Island, and Hay Island are doing well. On the Ontario side slab crappies are being boated in 30 foot holes near sunken trees or near deep points near islands. Jig and a minnow preferred method. Walleye fishing unbelievable in depths of 15-30 feet near points and in bays. Muskie anglers trolling with large crankbaits boating large fish feeding before winter freeze up.  Resorts and guides at LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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