FISHING REPORT

Fishing Report 9/5/19

Here’s your latest fishing report courtesy of the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau:

It’s been a great week of walleye fishing with many hints of fall. Good numbers of walleyes staged along the south shore in 28′ – 31′. With some shiners starting to run, walleyes are being caught near Lighthouse and Morris Point gaps. Spinners and crawlers and trolling crankbaits most effective. Some anglers anchored and jigging with success.

Don’t forget to inquire about our Fall Getaway Special running through October 31, 2019. Guests receive 20% off lodging and charter boats. Must mention Fall Getaway Special at the time of booking.

Perfectly situated on the south shore of Lake of the Woods, Rocky Point offers ice fishing, charter boats, and small boat fishing. Accommodations come in a variety of options, ranging in size from one to five bedrooms. Updated rental units have complete kitchens with all the conveniences, flat screen TV’s, satellite television and air conditioning. Guests enjoy quality dining at Rock Harbor Lodge. Beaches, sunsets and campfires are second to none. Whether you’re looking for a fishing paradise or a relaxing vacation, Rocky Point has it all!

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8/2/19 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest Lake of the Woods fishing report from the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau:

It has been a great week of walleyes. As we approach the Dog Days of summer, more anglers pulling crankbaits over big expanses of mud with success. Drifting with spinners and crawlers are also doing well. Main depths are 30-34′. Some big fish caught this week. The reefs continue to hold walleyes. On windier days, try the tops, calmer days, fish transition areas at base of reef. Crankbait colors, gold, pink UV Firetiger, black.

There’s still time to book your summer visit to Rocky Point! Click here to see our current rates and packages.

Perfectly situated on the south shore of Lake of the Woods, Rocky Point offers ice fishing, charter fishing, and small boat fishing. Accommodations come in a variety of options, ranging in size from one to five bedrooms. Updated rental units have complete kitchens with all the conveniences, flat screen TV’s, satellite television and air conditioning. Guests enjoy quality dining at Rock Harbor Lodge. Beaches, sunsets and campfires are second to none. Whether you’re looking for a fishing paradise or a relaxing vacation, Rocky Point has it all!

Fishing Report - Arnesen's Rocky Point

5/30/19 Fishing Report

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

The warmer weather finally showed up and water temperatures are rising, now 52 degrees. Fishing and catching is good and the bite is getting better every day. We are mostly jigging with live or frozen minnows/shiners. Spinner fishing is just a couple of degrees away. Mostly walleye are being caught with a good chance of getting a trophy. Charter trips are booking fast, so make sure to call 218-442-7215 for reservations.

Perfectly situated on the south shore of Lake of the Woods, Rocky Point offers ice fishing, charter fishing, and small boat fishing. Accommodations come in a variety of options, ranging in size from one to five bedrooms. Updated rental units have complete kitchens with all the conveniences, flat screen TV’s, satellite television and air conditioning. Guests enjoy quality dining at Rock Harbor Lodge. Beaches, sunsets and campfires are second to none. Whether you’re looking for a fishing paradise or a relaxing vacation, Rocky Point has it all!

Fishing Report
Arnesen’s 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!
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