Fishing Report The walleye action is fast & furious! The best fishing times have been mid morning and early evening, in 19-23 of water just outside of Pine Island a 5 mile ride from the lodge. Daily walleye limits are not a problem for anglers in this clear water. Nice size 1-2 lb eating fish are prominent, with an occasional 24-27 walleye splashing thru the hole by days end for some added excitement. The jig of choice has been either the gold jig or a Chubby Darter.
Check out this picure the highlight of the week, a 60 inch, 55lb Lake Sturgeon caught thru the ice! What a fight! This monster of a fish usually caught mainly in the Fall & Spring must have gotten a little hungry and gave one angler a fishing story to tell for a lifetime! You just never know what a world class fishery like Lake of the Woods will produce next.
Get your friends & family together and have some fishing fun this holiday season.
Ice Condition Report The current ice thickness on the Lake is as an average of about 18-24 inches and 10-12 inches on the Rainy River between Wheelers Point & Baudette. We have started the year off with a nice 3 week cold snap including many nights and days of below zero temps. This early snap will for sure be just what we need to keep a good ice base right thru March 31st, the last day you can keep your fish house out on Lake of the Woods. Snow Condition We currently have 6-10 inches inland and 10-12 inches of snow on the lake. The snowmobile trail to Oak Island is marked and the ice conditions are looking perfect for us to start grooming the lake trail just after Christmas.
The trail from Wheelers Point to Warroad will be staked Dec 20-21 and grooming will start just after Christmas.
The land trails are open and grooming will start next week for them. Trail maps are available at the lodge, bring up your sled and enjoy 500 miles of trails right out our back door!
Fishing Special! We have great midweek discounts! Book your trip during a Sunday thru Thursday and take advantage of discounts up to $66 per person! For reservations or more information give us a call 800-862-8602 or check us out at www.sportsmanslodges.com
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988