Shawn Smith not only reeled in one, but two awesome walleyes this week. 25” and 28 1/4” Both released and caught on a pink and white jig topped with a minnow
And check out the video with more great looking fish caught and most released by guests this week!
Lots of fluctuations in the temperature gauge this week. -40+ to +18.
Currently we have 30-32 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel. We run a groomed trail to our houses. If you are looking to venture out on your own, Adrian’s road at Wheeler’s Point is recommended.
Area lake and land trails are being groomed weekly. Trails are in good shape! For more information about the trails and latest on the land trails, check out Lake of the Wood’s Drifters and the Northwest Angle Edge RidersFacebook pages.
25% Off Ice Fishing Trips March 17 – 31!
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March 1 marks the date when you need to renew your Minnesota fishing license for the new year. Licenses are available 24/7 online or by calling 1-888-MN-LICEN (665-4236).
The bite has been finicky this week but should only get better as temps even out. Bigger tackle is working best right now which is usually not the case when the bite gets finicky. Jigging 1/2 ounce white and red jigs and spoons tipped with 1/2 a minnow and dead sticking a plain hook tipped with a 1/2 or full minnow has brought up some nice walleyes. Also seeing several suspended fish 5-6’ off bottom. Best way to lure these fish is to use electronics. Start on the bottom, watch the electronics and reel up when you see one to get their attention. Anglers have been having good luck in 23’-29’ on and off the reefs. A mix of walleyes, saugers along with a few perch and pike coming up the holes lately.
Currently we have 20-28 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel. We run a groomed trail to our houses.
The trails are in good shape. Grooming is in progress. For more information about the trails and latest on the land trails, check out Lake of the Wood’s Drifters and the Northwest Angle Edge Riders Facebook pages.
The ice road is open and is in good shape. Take the 9 mile drive out from Young’s Bay to the lodge. Signs are posted.
February & March openings available!
Check out our packages and give us a call 800-772-8411.