Lake of the Woods Original Weekly Fishing Report!

We are seeing mostly 10 inches of good ice

January 03, 2016 at 10:55 AM

It has been a mild January so far, although it should be expected with the late start to making ice.  Compared to last year at this time we had houses 20 miles from Pine Island.  We are currently about 1-2 miles North of Pine Island, between 20-24 feet of water.  So instead of the 1 hour trip to the houses we are now almost 15 minutes away.  2 consecutive years we have seen both extremes.  We are seeing mostly 10 inches of good ice and are planning to pull sleeper houses out in the next few days.  We are currently providing all transportation to and from the houses until we get more ice.


The bite has been really good!  Many fish have been caught and some really nice big ones.  It is great to be back in the swing of things, many great stories being made so far this year.  It is also fun to reflect on the great times in the past.  Of course someone is generally stuck having to suck it up and take some punishment for fish missed or sleeping in while on last year’s trip.  They return this year with great hopes of redeeming themselves with phenomenal catches and more energy than Superman, or Supergirl.


The word is smaller jigs have been doing the best, and right now color does not matter.  The morning bite has been much better overall; it seems to last longer than the afternoon bite, which has been more fast and furious but shorter in duration.


The forecast is showing the mild weather to continue.  We are asking for colder temps before anymore snow.  Currently we are seeing low’s to around 10 and high’s about 24 for the week ahead.