We have 26-30 inches of ice and since Lake of the Woods is a border water we have extended walleye season that runs until April 14. Don’t miss out on the late season bite! We have openings available.

The bite has been good this week. We are seeing a lot of suspended walleyes 5, 10 even 20 feet off bottom and saugers hugging the bottom. Electronics are really helpful to bring along or rent so you can get an idea where the fish are at. Jigging shiny spoons and gold jigs tipped with a minnow have been working well. Some anglers are swearing by frozen shiners. We supply the chubs with your fish house but if you would like frozen shiners local bait shops have some on hand. Best bite has been 28’-32’. The ride out to the fish houses is about 30 minutes.

Hook it up

Time to check the 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.


Ice Conditions
We currently have 26-30 inches of ice and making ice daily with minimal snow cover on the lake and single digit temps at night. Ice fish with us until the end of March!

Trail Report
Lake groomers are out today. Lake trails are in good shape. For more information about the trails click here for the Baudette area or here for the NW Angle & Islands. The NW Angle club will be hosting their annual Snowmobile Rally March 4 in the NW Angle area. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

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