Lake of the Woods Minnesota Fishing Report, February 5 | Walleye Fishing
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Walleyes Spreading Out

Lake of the Woods Minnesota Fishing Report, February 5

Lake of the Woods Minnesota  Tourism
Published February 5, 2014


Walleyes Spreading Out

Reefs like this are hot spots this time of the year on Lake of the Woods.

Anglers and fish are spread out from depths of 27 - 34' of water.  Good reports.  Anglers working lures with electronics seeing more success.  South end producing good numbers of saugers along with walleyes. Best colors, gold, glow red, pink and orange.  Some anglers starting to fish mid lake reefs with good success.  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 shifting houses.  Some in deep mud, some on structure.  Nice bite continues, 23-28'.  Walleyes and saugers with jumbo perch mixed in.  Reports of big crappies for portable anglers working with resorts going into Ontario waters continues. 

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


Click Here for Lodging and Fish House Rental Info

Lake of the Woods Tourism at

 this weekend's
St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show

Seminars 3pm Friday and Saturday
Info booth all weekend.


Catch a comprehensive fishing seminar titled, "Fishing Success on Lake of the Woods".  Joe Henry, Licensed Charter Captain and Tournament Angler will be breaking apart the water and sharing techniques for success.

In addition, Lake of the Woods Tourism will have a booth sharing info, brochures, and answering questions.   If you are in central MN, stop by and say hello. 


Lake of the Woods is a

 Monster Pike Destination...

Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing - Icing On The Pike 2014 Ep. 1
Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing - Icing On The Pike 2014 Ep. 1

Lake of the Woods is an unbelievable pike fishery.  Many of our resorts will assist you in key spots where these big fish live.  Some will stage fish houses for home base while you watch tip ups.  This video is from Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing.  Check it out.

NW Angle Crappies

 Exceeding 14 Inches...

Great Video

Lake of the Woods Crappie at 50 Below Zero - In-Depth Outdoors TV Season 8, Episode 11
Lake of the Woods Crappie at 50 Below Zero - In-Depth Outdoors TV Season 8, Episode 11

Many of our NW Angle resorts target big crappies throughout the year.  Right now, big crappies are being caught.  If you have interest, contact one of our NW Angle resorts or contact LOW Tourism at 218-634-1174.

NW Angle Anglers

...MN Enhanced Driver's

 License approved by U.S.


NW Angle Travelers Have a New Option for Travel to the NW Angle
There is now an alternative way for MN residents to cross the U.S. border on their way to the NW Angle.

St. Paul, MN - Minnesota has joined four other border states in offering its residents enhanced drivers's licenses that can be used as passports for crossing U.S. borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today.

"Before 9/11, you needed just a driver's license or a birth certificate," said CBP spokesman Brian King. "After 9/11, we required a passport to prove citizenship. An EDL also now proves citizenship, in lieu of a passport.

"It's a good deal for people who don't cross the border very often. It's less expensive, too."

Click Here to learn more.   

Need Spur of the Moment


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 this Jumbo Perch.
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!

A 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.