Lake of the Woods Original Weekly Fishing Report!
Phenomenal was the word of the week!
August 14, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT, August 14th, 2016
Phenomenal was the word of the week! Fishing has been excellent this past week, one guest even made the statement of it being “too good”. Additionally, we have had fantastic weather!
Our guides have been covering all areas of the lake again this past week. From Four Block to Archies reefs, around Garden Island and off of Pine Island. The weather allowed us to go wherever we wanted and apply whatever tactics anglers preferred. In quality and numbers of fish caught, down rigging is definitely at the top of the list. The bait fishing had its moments this past week. There has been a school of nice fish about 6 miles outside the Lighthouse gap. It is still early in August but we hope to see it continue to grow and eventually start a trend towards the river as we are seeing fall coming soon. The day light hours are definitely getting shorter.
Whatever style is chosen for the day; the comraderie of fishing remains the same. The anticipation of the next fish being the biggest! A big swing and a miss! Or collecting some great eaters for shore lunch or dinner! Jokes are tossed around and you feel left out if you didn’t take your share of the ribbing!
We are seeing a forecast showing more of the same for the week ahead. As always this time of year there are thunderstorms predicted and they do pop up from time to time. Temperatures are forecasted with highs into the 80’s and lows into the 60’s for the week ahead.
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There is still major road construction in Baudette. The bridge is now open and traffic is diverted through town on side streets. The impact is minimal unless you really need to be on main street in town.