The weather was beautiful this week (if you prefer open water fishing)! We hit the fifties Sunday, and this brought out a few more anglers. There were a number of trucks and trailers at the landings getting in some late Fall fishing. The bite wasn't on fire, but those that stuck to it, came home with fish! A jig and minnow was the go to method.
Looking at warm weather this week, cold weather in the teens, next week. Ice fishing usually begins first week of December.
Ice anglers are encouraged to do their part and help each other out with removing garbage from the ice after fishing. A group of stakeholders from Lake of the Woods county is launching a campaign to "Keep it Clean". This campaign will include communications, signage and places to get rid of waste. This is a proactive move to keep Lake of the Woods pristine and truly the Walleye Capital of the World.
Thanks for the report and most of all thanks for passing on the message to keep our waters clean. I am always stunned by the amounts of trash that I find on the ice in a given season. You guys should contact Teeg at Recycled Fish http://www.recycledfish.org and team up with them. They do a great job of spreading the message to keep our waters clean. They may even be able to provide you some resources in the way of trash clean up bags and such for the public access points. Keep fighting the good fight.
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