It didn't take long before I scored with a muskie estimated at 35lbs. After several hours of nothing but holding a rod, this crappie action was most appealing but I didn't dare mention it to what I still figure was the greatest muskie fisherman there was at that time. I was there with the most dedicated muskieman I've ever known. Trophy Brook Trout Of Algonquin Park - An Epic Father &... Trophy Walleye Of The Chapleau Game Preserve, North Of Superior Brook Trout - A True Adventure. 1- Make sure gear is ready checked over  no loose flaws that could ruin the day. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. One on a rainbow and the test on chubs. Bright colors always worked best and Firetiger was my personal favorite. Planing a trip up this weekend. During the summer months we have 100’s of acres of state forest with hiking, ATV trails and multiple campsites. I grew up catching crappies and I know what a big one looks like. This guy beyond knowing LOTW inside and out from a biologists perspective also lives on its shores and is an avid musky angler. I still have some Jake's that the lip is ground down to nearly nothing from being dragged across rocks. But, as long as they didn't leak, we kept them wet. Rainy Lake/Red Gut Bay ... By Bigguyone in forum Fishing & Trip Reports Replies: 0 Last Post: 08-27-2008, 11:12 AM. LOTW will definitely be on tap, just need to figure out when!! I was there with the most dedicated muskieman I've ever known. As we all start to slowly venture on the ice I thought Id start a topic on some things tips I do to make it a more successful safety free outing. BNature wrote: Caught this 48 inch sturgeon close to the mouth of the Rainy River at Lake of the Woods today. Check out our Lake of the Woods Depth Charts. Great story Jack! That fishing for whatever reason just is no longer worth the effect for a few sub 14 inch eyes. After the second day of fishing, we departed Sportman's around 6:00pm for Duluth, MN. Hope that all makes sense. Powered by Invision Community. I would suggest that October would be a better choice. Ontario Fishing Forum - Lake of the woods - Fishing Forum. I'd love to hear them! I have been traveling to Lake of The Woods for over 30 years. It takes a long rod with a fast tip so that the Jake bouncing across rocks doesn't get hung up. BTW I know this is a super late post, but hope this helps someone! I hope to get out this Saturday and if I do will report how it is.Â. He is also still able to see us reel in a fish and get some fish kisses. He has enough room to stand and lay down and circle around to find a comfortable position.  Ok, black and orange too. I went over 20 yrs ago now and the lake is still stuck in my mind as one of the greatest. Bright colors always worked best and Firetiger was my personal favorite.   Fishing Northern Ontario & Bancroft Area Lakes, Fishing Reports, Ice Conditions, Guide & Charter Services, Marinas, Tackle Shops & More!   I was able to talk to an MNR bio last week - he actually reached out to me. The time now is 2020/12/13 0:02 October would work better for me anyway Jack, especially if there's a September trip to Taltson.   But I dont think you can go wrong anywhere. I have the most colourful memories of the lake in August / Sept. pink sky w moon, yellow leaves green water. Â, LOTW has an immense amount of structure. 9.5 inches of ice outside of McKinley Park bay so it added 3 inches since I was up last Thursday.   Caught a handful of eyes 11-16" in 5 hours of fishing. We used the west atv parking lot, then walked out to 15’ (about a mile? Our boat was targeting sturgeon on a four hour trip, we caught two others and a half dozen keeper walleyes and sauger on the sturgeon baits. Here's a LOTW story from the archives Mike. Walleye are literally everywhere in the lake, limits are easily obtained with many conventional fishing … Lake State Fishing Report's. I've never fished LOTW and am thinking it's long overdue. Fishing remains excellent with a nice mix of eaters, slots and trophy walleyes. Enjoy your winter adventure snowmobiling, cross country skiing or ice fishing. All proper safety equipment is packed , safety picks, chisel, throw ropes, cushions, whistle,  flotation suits etc 2- Research MN lake finder look at structure sechi disc readings, depths,  surveys etc. and I had a great summer trip in 2007 where we went fishing in the morning and evening, and then went looking for old gold mines during the heat of the day.  Great shield water, not super clear but not pea soup. Forum Tools. With a lake this large...they could be anywhere! Bass Fishing Forum > Bass Fishing Reports > Bass Fishing Reports - USA > Minnesota Bass Fishing Reports (Moderator: CraigP83) > ... Lake of the Woods Bass Fishing Report. No unecessary cleat scraping dropping augers spud bars yelling etc. Due to water clarity, the best fishing is from dawn to dusk. 2 more days until a lengthy break. When he wants to go out, we fold the seats down and he's able to jump down and out the door (we have a flooring system so he can safely jump on the ground without sliding). All in all, I would say Lake of the Woods truly is a bucket list fishery that caters to ice fisherman unlike anywhere I have fished. This Minnesota waterway offers a wealth of excellent fishing in its waters. Obviously small shallow lakes will have better ice first but not always  so consider these your target areas first ice. Are primed for walleye fishing found the basic structures easy enough and we found basic... 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