Anglers have been enjoying some pretty good fishing action this week. Jigging and using a vexilar using spoons, gold and glow in the dark jigs are working well tipped with a minnow or minnow head. The best fishing have been found deep in the 25’-34’ range. Nice healthy sized walleyes 14”-18” and 25”-30” along with a mix of saugers and perch have been reeled in. Houses are scattered outside of Pine Island right now. The guides continue to move houses to get you the best fishing action. The ride out to the houses takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the house location. Weather forecast is calling for temps below zero for the week ahead and a possible up to an inch of snow on Friday.
25.5 inch walleye, released
|Another nice catch!
30.5 inch walleye
Hook it up
Time to check those hooks. As move towards the tail of the season, now is a good time to check through your favorite hooks you have been using over the winter to be sure they haven’t dulled. Another good tip is to do a little hook bending to increase your hooking power. Bending the hook out to give it an offset and up to increase the hook gap. This will increase your hooking power and help you to miss fewer fish.
A look ahead….March = More Sun, Less Snow & Active Walleyes!
Don’t forget we ice fish until March 31 on Lake of the Woods and March fishing usually is one of the best times of the year! March has a track record of being an awesome month for walleyes. Warmer temps and more sun really seem to rev up the fishing action. We still have openings, so give us a call to get in on some late season hard water fishingbefore it ends!
We are currently maintaining 36”-38” of ice on the lake right now in the areas we travel andfish. The weather forecast continues to look cool for optimum ice making.
Lake trails are in good shape. Land trails are hit or miss. Where is all of the snow? The snowmobile trails continue to be groomed weekly and as needed.
Mardi Gras Party is March 28!
Join us for our end of the season bash. Enjoy entertainment, food and drink specials, lodging and fishing package deals, beads, beads and more beads. Book your stay today!