Lake of the Woods, MN South Shore Fishing Report


Great time of year!
Fall one of the best times of the year to enjoy Lake of the Woods. We have thousands of acres of both land and water to explore. This area is truly heaven for fishing, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts.  Fall is a great time to catch walleyes, pike and sturgeon in our area.

The beginning of this week the wind was a challenge, but today is much better and we hope we can start seeing some calmer days ahead.  Due to the wind the south end of the lake is churned up so the best fishing has been 20-30 miles out in areas of Little Traverse. The best depth has still been around 30′-32′ however the water temperature is starting to cool. Today we found it at 65 degrees; a few did say they found it as low as 62 degrees. Just last week it was in the 70’s so if the weather keeps cooling it will start moving the good fishing in shallower and eventually into Four Mile Bay and the Rainy River for the annual shiner minnow chase.  It will for sure happen the question is just exactly when. Keep a close eye on the weather and if you’re not catching fish at the deeper depths it may time to try a little shallower.

The best technique and presentation has been trolling with shad raps this week. We still are seeing some good bait fishing but the shad raps have been out doing the live bait fishing at this time. Not sure what bait, poles, or tackle to buy? Leave the hassles to us, book a guided trip and we will have everything ready for you at no extra cost

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