Lake of the Woods Original Weekly Fishing Report!

The bite remains great in the middle of Big Traverse Bay

February 19, 2017 at 11:34 AM

It seems the weather has become the hot topic, no pun intended.  Crazy weather this winter, we are expected to be in the warmer temps for a couple more days then back to below freezing.  We still have snow cover on the ice and over 2 feet of solid ice which should have no problem sustaining the current forecast.

The bite remains great in the middle of Big Traverse Bay.  There has been a mix of Walleye and Sauger although some days more Walleye and the next more Sauger.  We have had some nice Perch as well as a 15-inch Crappie yesterday.  We must have our houses in the best spot on the lake as many other resorts have been surrounding us for the last few days.  We will most likely want to get away from that traffic and our Walleye Master Guides will find another school to fish.

We are still seeing suspended fish so the electronics are a huge factor in catch rate.  Active fish have been biting throughout the day and lulls are very limited.

Glow red and gold are still the go to’s.  Spoons and rattles are great for aggressively working the water column and plain hooks or the smaller gold and glow jigs are doing wonderful on the dead sticks.

This week’s forecast starts off with some above freezing temps and maybe rain on Monday but then back below freezing for the rest of the week.