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Montrose Angler
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:06 PM 05/08/11 (CST)
My family is heading to a Cabin on Woman Lake the first week of June. We fish for walleyes, but also enjoy Bass fishing in the morning. This will be our first time at Woman Lake. Does anybody have any Maps of Woman Lake? Any recommendations on Walleye spots? We usually have the most luck before sun-down with leeches and bobbers but we are up for anything that will bring us luck.

I also see the Lake has Musky. Anybody had any luck with them on Woman Lake?
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 03:06 AM 05/09/11 (CST)
Mfp home page, click on minnesota lake maps. Or you can use the MN DNR website, Lakefinder.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:51 AM 05/10/11 (CST)
I will be visiting Woman Lake for the first time the last week of May. I was also wondering if anyone knows the lake well and could give me some advice on spots. I'm looking forward to it, as I hear the eye and smally fishing is great! Thanks!
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:59 PM 05/10/11 (CST)
This lake has some awsome structure in it. A number of flats and rock piles, and good breaks. The only drawback, the water is super clear. This creates some challenges for fishing, especially when it's busy on the lake. Some tips, fish early and late shallow, late morning or miday, move to the deeper edges, and stay away from other boats, and keep a quiet profile. This is pretty straight foward but even more essential on clear lakes. The midlake rock piles can take out a lower unit if you are not careful. Slip bobber these piles early and late. Find the weed flats around horseshoe and maybe you'll find some elusive slabs. There are a lot of big fish in this lake, so you never know what will take your lure off at anytime. It is a muskie lake, and they get big on the tulibees. Looks to have a really nice age class of walleyes for the next few years, so have fun. When the walleyes out number the pike, it's a good sign.

I will not give out any specific spots, but the dnr lake maps will make easy for you to find some good starter spots. This lake can also get pretty rough quickly, so watch your weather, and be careful.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:23 PM 05/10/11 (CST)
Hey Montrose Angler and TimberFish,

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TimberFish
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:16 PM 05/13/11 (CST)
Thank you Domino Dave!
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:32 PM 05/13/11 (CST)
No problem, let us know how you did. And lets see some pic's. And remember, Webdude like to see some faces in them as well. Good luck.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 01:59 PM 05/18/11 (CST)
We will be fishing the Woman Lake Chain starting June 2 for a week. We will be staying on Broadwater Bay. Without giving away your favorite "honey hole" are their any particular areas we should either concentrate on or avoid. It is obviously a large body of water and it would help to eliminate some wasted time if we new this in advance. We are primarily looking for eyes but also enjoy (immensely) smallies, northern and my brother likes catching panfish smile smiley . Any hints and help would be greatly appreciated.

In addition, what are the chances of hooking into a muskie while targeting the northern. I really don't have muskie equipment but it sure would be a thrill to hook into one.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:33 PM 05/18/11 (CST)
A few ideas for you. First, I'm reluctant to give out any honey holes, because basically, if I did, everyone would be on them, and sucking the honey out of 'em, and I would end up with just the pot.

But here is the good news. There are a lot of really goods spots out there, they are easily found using your electronics, and a simple lake map found on the MN DNR website. This is a popular lake with many resorts. These owners have a vested interest in having you back again, so they will have the latest and greatest info on where the and what the fish are biting on. So pester them for as much info as you can. A large bug hatch can really slow down the bite for fisherman, so don't blame the lake if that happens to you. Here you go, find the deep water weeds! It's called "Cabbage" it has big leaves on it and all the game fish love it! Crappies, walleyes, northern, bass, and muskie, will all hang around this stuff, all year long. It will be harder to find these patches early in the year becasue they have not grown to the surface for easy spotting, but put on your polaroids and the clear water will give up their locations in the 10-15 flat areas, hint. Use anything you like to fish them, jigs, spoons, slip bobbers, minnows, leeches, tube jigs, it won't matter you should catch fish.

Other types of weed edges will hold fish as well, trolling is OK, but zig zag them because the clear water can make them spooky to boats.

The mid lake flats, and rock piles are great also, work the edges with live bait rigs like lindy rigs or smoky joes for walleyes.

But the main issue here is what time of the day! It has to be early and late, I mean real early, be hitting the water to head to your spots before the suns above the horizon, the party will be over by 9 am. Then the last hour of the day and 1st hour of darkness is the other option. Spend the daytime scouting spots for early and late time fishing.

And remember to milk the resort owners, dock boys, bait shop guys, you name it. They will help you stay on the current bite. I've seen the bite just had to be a hammered gold spinner and rainbow chub, or you might as well not been fishing, so one can never really know too much. If you google this lake, you will get like hundreds of pages to go through looking for info, just like this. Much of it is crap and advertising, and some is worth the reading. Remember, be early!!!

Muskies? This time of the year will make it hard to target them. Unless you are specifically targeting northerns, even then it's still a numbers game. You are more likely to encounter one making a play for your crappie or bass by the boat. Nothing will get your heart pumping like a 4 footer swimming away with your crappie in it's mouth!!!

Good luck, be safe, and pay attention to the weather! A south wind for about 3 days before you get there would be real nice, that's another hint by the way! I've never fished the south half of the lake, never made it that far, east of horseshoe, nw of horseshoe 20' flat, have some fabulous spots to start with, you will have a blast and enjoy! it's a beautiful lake.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:25 PM 05/20/11 (CST)
I have a cabin on Woman Lake, and Fish the lake every weekend. Depending on the water temperature I would try trolling between the two points on the horseshoe, or trolling around Government point. They have generally provid good fishing this time of year. On the south side of the lake is Airplane flats, again, The lake is very large, a lot of structure and there are no real secrets, just remember early morning fishing, or right and after dusk is the best.
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