FISHING REPORT

Opening Fishing Weekend Has Arrived

Minnesota’s opening fishing weekend has arrived on Lake of the Woods! There are still some ice chunks floating on the lake, but we are mostly clear on the South shore. A small amount of ice remains on the shorelines. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for all the latest updates. 

Call 218-442-7215 to book your stay with us and don’t forget to ask about our Spectacular Spring Special running until May 30, 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lake of the Woods!

Ice Fishing Season Comes to an End

Our ice fishing season has officially come to a close at Rocky Point. As we reflect on the winter, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful guests for their patronage. We’d also like to thank our entire team for their hard work and dedication. We look forward to sunshine, ice melt and opening fishing in May!

We have some great specials running this spring on charter boats and lodging. Please call us at 218-442-7215 to book a reservation or to inquire about dates. We look forward to seeing you on beautiful Lake of the Woods!

Ice Fishing Season Winds Down

3/14/19 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest fishing report from Captain Tim “Wingnut” Hill on beautiful Lake of the Woods.

The bite has picked up with warmer weather. Fish are returning to reefs and points with many of them suspended off the bottom, so if you see a mark high up on your graph, you need to go for it. 27-32′ is the magic depth in most areas. We continue to work deep edges of the reefs and shoreline. Red and pink are the lucky colors. Switching to orange/chartreuse/blue helps to get the fish to bite. Try a plain painted hook with split shot on the dead stick. We are seeing a lot more slot fish over 19.5″ with some at the 30″+ size. All fish are very healthy. We are also seeing northern pike and perch picking up. Best of luck!

There’s still time to book your ice fishing getaway on Lake of the Woods! Call us at 218-442-7215 to book your vacation package and don’t forget to ask about our late ice special.

Jason Williams landed the fish of a lifetime last week. The walleye measured in at 31.5″ and weighed 11 lbs. 

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Jason Williams is pictured with his 11 lb. trophy walleye.

2/24/19 Fishing Report

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.

Important Reminders:
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.

The Long group had a great fishing trip catching a nice mixed bag.

 

2/12/19 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest fishing report from Captain Brett “Slim” Janicke on Lake of the Woods!
The bite has been spotty over the past week. We are on the move chasing down fish. Cold fronts and east winds are keeping our fleet of houses on the move. We are covering depths along the reefs in 28-35 ft. and 26-36 ft. in the flats, with our sleeper houses staged in 27-30 ft. The lucky colors are glow pink, red, white, using spoons, Lindy Flyers, buckshots, Macho Minnows, jigging raps, etc. with graphs. A plain red or green hook has been working on the deadstick. This year has shown a booming hatch of smaller fish. I haven’t seen the amount of small fish (hatch) since 2008. Electronics are highly recommended. We are seeing a high number of fish on the graphs. Be patient, keep throwing different set-ups at them, sooner or later they will bite! Good luck out there!
Please call us at 218-442-7215 to book your next Lake of the Woods fishing getaway. Don’t forget to ask about our midweek specials. The season runs until March 31, 2019.

The Parilek group had a great ice fishing vacation!

1/28/18 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest Lake of the Woods fishing report from Rocky Point guide, Kevin Ostrowski.

The bite has been steady around Rocky Point. Fisherman have to work to get fish to bite, but are coming in with good numbers at the end of the day. We are fishing anywhere from 27 to 33 feet of water. We have been doing well in the mud flats and around structure. Pink and gold are working well jigging. Red hooks are producing on the deadstick. The use of electronics helps significantly in getting fish to bite. Fish are sticking very close to the bottom. Best of luck!

Pictured are highlights from the Bissell group from Faribault, MN. They stayed in a sleeper fish house at Rocky Point last week.

Please call us at 218-442-7215 to book your next Lake of the Woods fishing getaway. Don’t forget to ask about our midweek specials. The season runs until March 31, 2019.

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Fishing was good for the Bissell group!

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A Lake of the Woods pike for the Bissell group.

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A beautiful walleye for the Bissell group.

1/10/19 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest report from Rocky Point guide, Jase Lamberson.
Fishing has been good around Rocky Point. Mornings have been a bit slower, but the bite picks up mid day until around 4:30pm. We are fishing anywhere from 28-32 ft. of water. A plain red hook with a split shot on a dead stick has been working well. A red or white buckshot on the jigging rod has also been attracting fish. Electronics are key. Some houses are catching fish that are suspended — set dead stick rods 6 to 8 inches off the bottom. Good luck!

12/28/18 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest fishing report from Rocky Point guide, Joe Fish. The bite has been good around Rocky Point. We are fishing at Gull Rock Reef, Mark’s Reef, Cooker’s Reef and 12 Mile Reef. We are fishing between 25-29 feet. Red glow, pink, and gold have been the colors of choice. You can’t go wrong jigging a red Lindy Flyer or deadsticking with a plain red hook. Pictured are Maddy and Cami with their catch of the day.

12/19/18 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest fishing report from Captain Tim “Wingnut” Hill on beautiful Lake of the Woods!
The fish are biting well with jigging, using a plain hook and a split shot. Guests are going home with a nice catch of walleye, sauger and even a few perch. Several slot fish between 20-29″ are being caught and released. Most of our houses are sitting in 25-28 feet of water. Red and pink glow spoons have been the hot colors; jigging or a plain hook with split shot head on a dead stick. Electronics have been very helpful as some fish are suspended a few feet off the bottom. Best of luck!

10/8/18 Fishing Report

Fall fishing is on fire! We’ve had excellent reports from Gull Rock Reef, Twin Islands and Stony Point. Water temperatures are hovering in the upper 40’s and a jig with a frozen shiner is all you need. Fish are stacked up from 24-27′ off Twin Islands and Stony Point; and off the edge of Gull Rock Reef in 30-34′. Captain Brett Janicke and his son, Kamren, caught this net full in less than 2 hours of fishing.
Take advantage of our Fall Special that runs until the end of the month — 20% off lodging and charter boats! You don’t want to miss out some great Lake of the Woods fishing action!
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