We continue to be across the lake beyond the 20-mile mark

We continue to be across the lake beyond the 20-mile mark

We continue to be across the lake beyond the 20-mile mark.  35 feet of water and mud bottom has been the trend although we are thinking of making some adjustments to find a different bottom.  The weather this week may make the decision as it currently shows strong wind and possible rain on Tuesday with 39 degrees.

Captain Scott says a color hook on a dead stick works great with it being a foot off the bottom.  Then, using a Slab Rap with the UV colors and a minnow head is good for working the water column.

The forecast is showing a warm up.  We have had about 3 weeks of overnight lows in the -20 or colder so being above zero is feeling warm. We are hoping for more stable weather to keep the barometer in check.  We are sitting with enough ice and snow to get us all the way through March if the weather decides to hold.

COVID-19 update: We continue to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines to do our part in preventing the spread. We are providing disposable tableware for our cabin guests to use during their stays with us.  Our fish houses, outhouses, and transportation are sanitized daily. We don’t have any idea when we will be able to return to normal but we sure hope it’s soon.  Until then, we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to keep our staff and guests safe and healthy.

FISH ON!

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We are within sight of Garden Island as we continue northward

We are within sight of Garden Island as we continue northward

We are within sight of Garden Island as we continue northward. This last week has seen some good fishing with plenty of trophy walleye being caught. Our crew is working hard to keep on top of the holes freezing and the vehicles up and running. We are hitting -55 degrees tonight for Valentine’s Day before we start to see some warmer temperatures, with the low getting above 0 degrees by next weekend.

Captain Mike says glow and gold colors continue to be the best bet but pink and white glow are doing well too.  Some anglers are reporting that glow stick inserts and plain hooks are the hot item to have.

COVID-19 update: We continue to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines to do our part in preventing the spread. We are providing disposable tableware for our cabin guests to use during their stays with us.  Our fish houses, outhouses, and transportation are sanitized daily. We don’t have any idea when we will be able to return to normal but we sure hope it’s soon.  Until then, we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to keep our staff and guests safe and healthy.

FISH ON!

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We continue to head north and are currently at approximately the 15-mile mark past Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay in 32-35 feet of water.

We continue to head north and are currently at approximately the 15-mile mark past Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay in 32-35 feet of water.

We continue to head north and are currently at approximately the 15-mile mark past Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay in 32-35 feet of water.  Fishing continues to be steady despite the temperature swings we’ve had this week. It was snowing and blowing the last couple of days so our crew is out there doing cleanup today. We are still sorting through a mix of big and little fish with lots of slot fish being released. 


Captain Mike says glow and gold colors continue to be the best bet but pink and white glow are doing well too.  Some anglers are reporting that glow stick inserts and plain hooks are the hot item to have.

The temperature is currently -17 degrees and the forecast is saying clear to partly cloudy skies with high temps in the single digits below zero and overnight lows in the -20 range.

COVID-19 update: We continue to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines to do our part in preventing the spread. We are providing disposable tableware for our cabin guests to use during their stays with us.  Our fish houses, outhouses, and transportation are sanitized daily. We don’t have any idea when we will be able to return to normal but we sure hope it’s soon.  Until then, we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to keep our staff and guests safe and healthy.

FISH ON!

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We are about at the 15-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay

We are out past the 15-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay

We are out past the 15-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay. Fishing continues to be excellent, even with the wild swings in temperature. We continue to catch a mix of little ones and big ones. Take home fish are 14-18” for Walleye and the normal 12” and up for Sauger. Great to see the younger generations catch the big ones, creating great memories!

As usual, use glow red and gold colors while having a lively minnow on a plain hook on one rig and something active jigging with noise through the bottom 6-8 feet of the water column is a best tactic.  Clam, glow Rattlin’ Blade Spoon are working well.  Electronics are definitely helping to show large suspended fish and schools of Tullibee cruising through. 

This week we warm up a bit before dipping back down into the negatives with some wind come the weekend. Minor snow accumulation with a slight chance for more throughout the week.

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.

We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

FISH ON!

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We are out past the 12-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay.

We are out past the 12-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay.

We are out past the 12-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay.  Fishing continues to be excellent.   We continue to catch a mix of little ones and big ones.  Take home fish are 14-18” for Walleye and the normal 12 and up for Sauger.


As usual, use glow red and gold colors while having a lively minnow on a plain hook on one rig and something active jigging with noise through the bottom 6-8 feet of the water column is a best tactic.  Clam, glow Rattlin’ Blade Spoon are working well.  Electronics are definitely helping to show large suspended fish and schools of Tullibee cruising through. 

This week shows some below zero temps to start off at -20 and then into the 20’s towards the weekend.

 

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.

 

Meals will be To Go for the winter season.  Given the current restrictions placed on the bar/restaurants in this phase of reopening Minnesota, although welcome, is still not sufficient enough to properly service our customers. Therefore, we will continue operations as take out only. We look forward to the day when we can return to normal operations.

 

We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

 

 

FISH ON!

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We are out past the 10-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay

We are out past the 10-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay

We are out past the 10-mile mark from Pine Island on to Big Traverse Bay.  Fishing has been excellent.   The catch rate has been high with many littles ones to sort through. A good number of trophies Walleyes for catch and release were in action again this past week.  Its great when there is time to put on a jacket for a picture with your trophy Walleye, but not your shoes or boots!

Continuing to use the glow red and gold colors while having a lively minnow on a plain hook on one rig and something active jigging with noise through the bottom 6-8 feet of the water column is a best tactic.  Electronics are definitely helping to show large suspended fish and schools of Tullibee cruising through. 

This week shows some normal January temps with single digit highs and below zero days.

 

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.

 

Meals will be To Go for the winter season.  Given the current restrictions placed on the bar/restaurants in this phase of reopening Minnesota, although welcome, is still not sufficient enough to properly service our customers. Therefore, we will continue operations as take out only. We look forward to the day when we can return to normal operations.

 

We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

 

 

FISH ON!

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It has been an excellent week of fishing

It has been an excellent week of fishing

It has been an excellent week of fishing.  We are currently 7 miles past Pine Island in the 30 foot range.  We are regularly seeing 20” of ice now.   We have worked through a few rough spots of ice and hope to see some clear smooth ice soon. 

Continuing to use the glow red and gold colors while having a lively minnow on a plain hook on one rig and something active jigging with noise through the bottom 6-8 feet of the water column is a best tactic.  Electronics are definitely helping to show large suspended fish and schools of Tulibee cruising through. 

The forecast shows little snow and mild temps.  Especially mild for January.

 

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.

 

Meals will be To Go for the winter season.  Given the current restrictions placed on the bar/restaurants in this phase of reopening Minnesota, although welcome, is still not sufficient enough to properly service our customers. Therefore, we will continue operations as take out only. We look forward to the day when we can return to normal operations.

 

We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

 

 

FISH ON!

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It is 2021 and we are off to an awesome start!

It is 2021 and we are off to an awesome start!

LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT January 3, 2021

 

It is 2021 and we are off to an awesome start!  Catching has been going well this past week, there have been many trophy and slot size Walleye being caught and released.  Great numbers of keeper size fish and having a fresh Walleye dinner while you’re here has been the norm.

 

Keeping one rig active with a noisy lure while a dead stick with a lively minnow on a plain hook is always a good tactic to start with.  As the day progresses you may be changing things up as action takes over.  We continue to move our houses daily as the action is on the move.  It is difficult to say where we will be by next week.

 

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.  While on light ice we will be transporting everyone as normal, except we will not be mixing groups in the transportation.  Meals will be To Go for the winter season.  We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

 

FISH ON!

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Nothing like an 88 year old catching a monster Walleye!

Nothing like an 88 year old catching a monster Walleye!

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LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT December 28, 2020

 

Over 15” of ice now.  We are still fishing close by, there is no reason to go out too far.  ½ ton and lighter vehicles can drive out. Use of electronics like Vexilar increases your chances.  Gold, glow red, are great colors and something making noise while actively jigging is a great idea.

 

Fishing has been doing well, there have been many little ones which we really appreciate seeing.  Many nice keeper limits and trophy’s this past week.  Nothing like an 88 year old catching a monster Walleye!

 

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.  While on light ice we will be transporting everyone as normal, except we will not be mixing groups in the transportation.  Meals will be To Go for the winter season.  We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

 

FISH ON!

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Ice Fishing Time, Game On!

We are off to a great start!

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LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT December 20, 2020

 

We are off to a great start!  Currently we are at 12” of ice in our area of travel and fishing.  There are inconsistent areas around.  The restaurant is open for to go food only, yes we still do catch of the day.  We are currently in 24-25’ of water.

 

The Lake of the Woods typical gold, glow and something that rattles is working.  Jigging Raps to actively jig on one rod is great and a plain hook with an active minnow and bobber works well for your second.

 

Covid update; We intend to be operating at full speed this winter and have been planning as many disinfecting processes as possible to avoid major impacts to our normal service.  While on light ice we will be transporting everyone as normal, except we will not be mixing groups in the transportation.  Meals will be To Go for the winter season.  We will also be using paper and plastic products for plates and utensils in the cabins, normal pots and pans will be in cabin for cooking and serving.  We are constantly reviewing our process and policies to ensure we are acting safely for all involved.  We will be disinfecting and sanitize transportation, fish houses and bathrooms on the ice.

 

FISH ON!

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