Lake of the Woods Original Weekly Fishing Report!

The surface water temp in the river is 54.3 degrees this morning

October 08, 2017 at 9:53 AM

The surface water temp in the river is 54.3 degrees this morning.  The shorter hours of daylight and cooling temps should allow it to continue to drop.  45 degrees is somewhat of a bench mark on seeing more and heartier shiner minnows.


Our charters have been on the South Shore of Big Traverse all week.  Patience pays off, and sorting through many littles ones is the key to a bag of 18-19 inchers.  Anglers doing the best are picking their spots and waiting it out rather than a run and gun all day approach.  Depths from 22-30 feet have had solid traffic of schools.  Still, the gold Strobe Jigs from Tom’s Tackle seem to be the preferred weapon, tipped with a shiner minnow.    


We see some frost coming in the forecast with temps ranging from 40’s to upper 50’s for the week ahead.  Clear skies are predicted this week.


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