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Cold Weather Still Brings Good Fishing on LOTW MN

Lake of the Woods Minnesota  Tourism
Published January 30, 2014


Cold Weather Still Brings

Good Fishing

Despite weather changes, anglers still reporting success!

What a week of weather!  Despite the fronts, anglers caught fish.  Some anglers say fishing affected by weather, others say it didn't matter.  Success in depths of 27 - 34' of water.  Anglers who are portable doing morning/evening bite in 15 - 20' and catching fish.  Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange.  A few anglers in sleeper houses reporting some action after sun sets.  Jigging line in one hole with dead stick and live minnow 6" off bottom in other.

Anglers fishing the Rainy River around Baudette and Clementson reporting morning/evening bite. Walleyes being caught near airport, Baudette Bay, Hattie's Hole and Clementson Bay.  19-21' most consistent.  Pike active in bays.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts still on walleyes.  Nice bite continues, 23-28'.  Most resorts fishing golden triangle, near Oak Island, Little Oak, etc.  Also reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters.

 For up to the minute reports, photos, videos and more, Like Us on Facebook.  Our page is called Lake of the Woods Tourism.   


Click Here for Lodging and Fish House Rental Info

To ease the cold weather...A
Babe Winkelman show from

 August...Monster Eyes!

Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing - Bouncing Around For Walleyes 2014 Ep. 5
Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing - Bouncing Around For Walleyes 2014 Ep. 5

With Lake of the Woods under two feet of ice, we thought it would be fun to check out some open water action.  Bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses are "go to" presentations during the summer.  Check it out.

4th Annual Justin Knebel

 Memorial Ice Fishing

 Tournament This Weekend!


Mark your Calendars!  The 4th Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament held at Zippel Bay Resorton Saturday, February 1st, 2014 with registration 10 am and fishing 11 am to 2 pm.  Tickets are $20.00 (includes 1 fishing hole, road access, and raffle ticket).
Prizes awarded for largest walleye, northern, sauger, perch and other species and first fish caught. Only 150 tickets sold.  Contact Alysa at 701-215-4300 for tickets or email [email protected] All money raised goes to athletic scholarships in memory of Justin, former Warroad and University of Minnesota Crookston basketball player.

Keep it Clean Campaign in

 Second Year

Dumpsters are conveniently placed for everyone's use!

"The "Keep It Clean" campaign is in its second season and we are proud of the support this program has generated. "Keep It Clean was created to protect, maintain and promote cleanliness for the beautiful landscape, water resources and shorelines of Lake of the Woods as a special place for everyone to visit and enjoy."
This year, 2,000 stickers and 45 signs were placed and handed out promoting the campaign. The dumpsters also have a new look thanks to local high school National Honor Society Students. Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers who support this cause!

Dumpsters available for anglers using Lake of the Woods...

-Wheeler's Point Access
-Cyrus Resort
-Zippel Bay Resort
-Babbler's Road
-Swift Ditch
-The Point

Click Here for more info on Keep it Clean 

A Complete List of LOW

 Resorts, Hotels and Outfitters

Lake of the Woods lodging
Ice fishing is in full swing and the fish are biting.  If your favorite resort is full the dates you have available, don't fret, there are options.

For a list of Lake of the Woods resorts, fish house providers, etc, Click Here

If you are looking to book lodging at Lake of the Woods and don't feel like calling around or it is last minute, try our lodging availability finder.  Simply enter in what part of the lake or river you want to stay, how many people and dates.  Your request is emailed to all the lodging facilities in the geographic region you choose.  Resorts will respond back to your email with availability.

Check out our  LODGING page to search out different lodging options and a list of amenities.

Facebook Fans Appreciate "Up to the Minute" Info

Share your photos on our page, we love sharing the memories with you, like these monster crappies caught out of the NW Angle.
Facebook Fans, enjoy pictures, videos, area events, ice conditions, current fishing reports and more on Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau's Facebook page. 

Click Here to check out the official Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook page, and then  click Like.

Snowmobile Trails...

By Land and Sea

Lake of the Woods has literally hundreds of miles of beautiful groomed and staked trails. Check out our website for trail maps in LOW!

Decide what part of the lake you want to stay, lodge room or cabin and make your plan!  Let us know if we can assist.  Call us at (218) 634-1174 or email at [email protected].

Plan on a Fish Fry!

tradition up at Lake of the Woods are the fish frys.  Come up and experience world class fishing "just like the good old days" and celebrate after with a great meal of fresh walleyes and sauger.

Some groups use the fish cleaning houses at the resort they are staying at to clean their catch.  Others let the guides do the cleaning.

As far as the fish fry, cook your own in your cabin or have a resort cook them for you.  Many resorts will cook up your fresh catch with all the sides we have come to love with a fish fry.   Click Here for info on Resorts at Lake of the Woods.

Resorts Offering Reasonable Rates 

The area offers some very reasonable lodging to fit your budget.  Click Here for a complete list of resorts and hotels.