Lake of the Woods Original Weekly Fishing Report!

The plowed road is in great shape

January 31, 2016 at 11:33 AM

We have been in the 8 miles off of Pine Island area and the action has been holding steady.  There have been many Sauger mixed with Walleye.  Plenty of eater fish for a fresh dinner and take home limits.  The action has had some peaks and valleys with one day having great morning action and another day in the afternoon.  Anglers with the best success have been actively jigging even during the slow times.  Best approach is to use one line as an active jig stick and the other as a dead stick with a lively minnow.  The dead stick works great with a plain hook or a drop shot on a slip bobber.


The plowed road is in great shape.  Take your pick, have us take you out to the houses or drive yourself.  We have been trying to stick to our traditional path, that is to say the same path we have been doing for almost 30 years.  Although, this year it has been difficult as we have been getting more and more traffic from all sides.  It is sort of funny to think, with over 300,000 acres of water on the Minnesota side more traffic keeps closing in.


Typically in the beginning of February we split our houses to have some set up in areas with different bottom structure.  For this year it is uncertain that will happen.  So far there has been no need to find more action.  And preliminary reports from those other areas have not given us anything to be excited about, yet.


We are ready for this week’s setup into Super Bowl 50.  How will it go?  Young and seemingly unbeatable or will experience show the way?  The game should be a good one to watch.  For some it’s all about the commercials and how will Cold Play, Bruno Mars and Beyonce do.  I don’t know if my keyboard has a little line above the “e” key, never had the need for it until today.  Anyways, we will be keeping an eye on the big game but we will stick to what we do best, fishing! 


The weather has been up and down this past week.  Temperatures went into the 40’s yesterday.  We still have plenty of snow cover and there are single digits to slightly below zeros in the forecast this week.