Lake of the Woods, MN South Shore Fishing Report 7/22/09

Staying shallow

The best fishing in recent days has been in shallow waters in depths between twelve to twenty feet in the sand of Big Traverse Bay. It seems as if our cooler than normal temperatures this summer has been keeping the fish in shallow longer.  The water temperature has been hovering around the mid sixty ranges, a ten degree below average. Anglers have started trolling with craw fish style shad raps while others continue to bait fish using brightly colored spinners tipped with a mix of live bait including a minnow, leech or crawler.

Full day charter fishing trip is your best choice.

The summer of 2009 has definitely been a banner year for great fishing on Lake of the Woods and so you may be thinking a half day trip is all you need to catch some nice fish. If a half day is all you have we can defiantly accommodate you with some good fishing, but if you can sneak in a full day or two that is your best choice for your best experience during the summer months when the prime spots are a bit farther out than in the spring and fall of the year.

The best fishing for nice size and quantity takes about forty-five minutes to get there, which is just not something that can be done with a half day trip during this time of year. We want you to spend most of your time pulling in walleyes and not traveling, so when you are planning your next trip is sure to include at least one full day and ideally two. Remember we are guaranteeing your limit of walleyes if you book two full days this summer and don’t forget to book one of our popular authentic shore lunches!