Lake of the Woods South Shore Fishing & Outdoor Report Sportsmans Lodge www.sportsmanslodges.com 800-862-8602
Emerald Shiner Run Update The shiner run seems to be inconsistent at this point. Some days we are seeing many, but the next day it changes. It could be the cooler than normal temperatures and precipitation that has blown in and stayed. Cold weather always seem to bring in the shiners, however we have been experiencing a forty degree difference in our highs in a matter of a few weeks which may be too cold too fast. What happens next? Oh, the shiners are still coming, they always do, and we may just have to wait for our weather to even out. The forecast looks like highs in the 40s thru the week with a little precipitation sneaking in, cool but consistent.
Fall Fishing The best fishing this past week has been a little bit of everywhere. Excellent fishing has been found in twenty-one to twenty eight feet of water around Knight and Garden Islands, jigging with a brightly colored jig tipped with a minnow. We have also had good fishing around Zippel Bay, Long Point and just north of Pine Island in fourteen to sixteen feet of water with the same presentation as the northern spots. The southern areas have seemed to be best in the late afternoon between 4pm to 6pm.
Sharp Tailed Grouse & Waterfowl Hunting The sharp tailed grouse hunting is fantastic in Beltrami Island State forest just south of Baudette, MN right now. The recent dip in temperature below freezing has really helped the coverage and the bird count is the highest we have seen in years. Waterfowl hunting is really starting to get good. Cool temperatures and snow recently have really started to get the birds active. Looking for a hunt? Call Eric from Quack Addicts Hunting 218-395-0030.
Whitetail Rifle Deer Hunting Season just around the corner The north woods are known for its exceptional deer hunting. Plan your trip today. Archery season is in full swing, rifle season starts Nov 7 and muzzleloader Nov 28. There are plenty of deer around and time to hunt. Looking for a guide? Call Tony at North Country Elk & Whitetail Deer Hunts at 218-634-1433. Hot Fall Deals at Sportsmans! $35 per person Lodging Special now thru Nov 30. $50 off plus free $25 free gift certificate when you book a fishing package of two nights and two days or better now thru Oct 31, 2009. For more information call us to book at 800-862-8602.
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947