Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published February 5, 2018
Beautiful keeper walleyes and saugers coming in to fish cleaning houses. When fish are tight lipped, anglers who work baits constantly and use electronics are finding more success than those who let both lines sit. Sorting through small fish to find right size keepers continues. Resorts fishing 24-35' with most in 30-33'. The shallow morning/evening bite continues all along south shore and should for the remainder of the ice season. A rattle on jigging lure and a minnow on a plain hook on dead stick rod best options. Gold, pink, and other glow colors best. Auger extension needed if fishing on your own. Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail. Ice houses allowed to be left on lake LOW through March 31st, walleyes open through April 14, pike all year.
Rainy River pushing out some nice walleyes in the morning/evening with an occasional sturgeon. Local fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay. Morning, evening bite most effective.
The NW Angle continues to have solid ice fishing. Walleyes in 15-23' with saugers and perch out a touch deeper. Jigging with a rattle calling in fish for dead stick working well with pink and gold spoons. Anglers icing crappies in deeper holes of 28-32' in Ontario waters. Mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper, catch fish and move on. Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed. A complete list of lodging, ice fishing packages and sleeper houses are available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.