Here’s your latest fishing report from Rocky Point guide Cole Buley on Lake of the Woods.
The bite has been good. We’re seeing more fish in the morning and evening. As we get closer to March, the oxygen levels should start rising to make for a better bite and less lethargic fish. Our houses are anywhere from 27′-32′ of water. From the reefs to rock and the flats, we are on the move chasing fish. Pink and red are still working good for colors. Gold and silver are always a go-to on Lake of the Woods as well. Smaller jigs like crappie and panfish lures are working best on the dead stick. On the jigging rod, try something that rattles. Most fish are coming to the rattle and heading over to the dead stick.
The Long group had some great luck during their visit, catching a nice mixed bag. The photos below are some of the highlights.
Fishing licenses expire on February 28, 2019. You will need to purchase a new license beginning March 1, 2019. Also, new fishing regulations begin on March 1st. The limit of walleye and sauger moves from a combined limit of 8 fish, with only 4 of those 8 being walleye to the new regulation which is a combined limit of 6 fish, up to 4 being walleye. For more information, visit the Lake of the Woods Tourism website.
Please call us at 218-442-7215 to book your next Lake of the Woods fishing getaway. Don’t forget to ask about our late ice special in March. The season runs until March 31, 2019.