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!

7/16/18 Fishing Report

We’ve have some challenging wind the past week, but when it slows down, fishing has been good. Our charter boats are seeing nice eaters and some trophy fish come in the boats. We’re drifting and trolling with spinners and crawlers, with some jigging on the reefs. Don’t be afraid to move around and change up presentation. Fishing will get better each day as we’re at the end of a fish fly hatch. Best of luck out there!

6/12/18 Fishing Report

June fishing has been above average around Rocky Point. Jigging with frozen shiners or minnows is still working well. We’re starting to move into spinner action with crawlers. Gold is a good choice for tackle, with any neon accents. We’re fishing at the reefs in 28-33′ of water and also seeing nice action near Willow Creek and Lambertson’s in 4-10′ of water. Guests are catching a mixed bag of sauger and walleye, with quality keepers, as well as some very nice slot fish. Move around, change up your presentation, and you’ll most likely go home with dinner and some extra. Best of luck!

5/29/18 Fishing Report

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

The start of open water fishing around Rocky Point has picked up in the past week. Water temperatures are on the rise. The weather has been insanely nice and the fish are becoming more active. Jigging on the drop offs on reefs and rocky points are doing well with lots of bigger walleye being released every day.

The shoreline bite is picking up as well. We are anywhere from 8′ to 16′ of water with spinners or cranks. Baits of choice are live minnows, leeches and sometimes frozen shiners.

In the past few days, my groups have released at least one walleye over 28 inches, the biggest being 30 1/2″. Best of luck!

We hope to welcome you to Arnesen’s Rocky Point. Please call 800-535-7585 to make your reservation today!


Fishing Report

3/16/18 Fishing Report
Here’s your latest report from Rocky Point guide Brett Janicke on Lake of the Woods:

There’s plenty of ice in our area and we will be fishing until the end of the month! We’re actively chasing the fish, as they are moving around a lot. Guests are seeing nice action in the flats at 25-27 feet. Pike fishing has been producing big numbers and quality sizes the past week. Guests are reporting a mixed bite with walleye and sauger; the key is to change your setup and try different colors throughout the day. Extensions are still needed for augers.

Be sure to take advantage of our Late Ice Special that starts on 3/19 — 20% off fishing packages, day fishing, and cabin rental.

Pictured is Kamren Janicke showing just how big of an auger is needed to get through the ice!

2/27/18 Fishing Report

February fishing has been quite unpredictable and we’ve had ups and downs as it relates to the bite. This seems to be the same conversation many are having on our side of the lake. But, as the weather stabilizes, we are seeing late mornings and early afternoon hours picking up. The hot colors are gold, hot pink and green. Electronic are extremely helpful. One tip from our guides is to stay close to the bottom, working your lure as much as possible. If your finder marks something up higher, lift the line up to check it out, as a few nicer walleye have been caught near 10 ft. Our houses are seeing the most success at 24-32 ft. Pictured is Hugh West with a 25″ walleye he caught and released 2/27.
*** Just a friendly reminder that fishing licenses expire February 28th — don’t forget to renew them for the 2018-19 season.

2/9/18 Fishing Report

Here’s your latest report from Captain Tim “Wingnut” Hill:

We are fishing several different reefs and rock points as the fish have moved to the deep side. We’re seeing a nice mixed bag with a few bigger walleye being caught, as well as some nice jumbo perch in the mix. Electronics are very helpful to locate the fish. Jigging spoons are helping to attract fish and increase your catch. Overall fishing has improved this past week.

1/22/18 Fishing Report

We are fishing at all the major reefs, with the exception of Archie’s. The ice is extremely rough, making it difficult to run our equipment there. Guests have reported a mixed bite with morning being slightly better. Electronics are extremely useful right now. Dead sticks weren’t particularly active this week, and many groups said the key is to actively jig. Hot colors have been gold, red and anything glow. We are mostly fishing between 27-30′ of water. The Eberspacher group said the big fish were belly to the bottom for them. Emily Eberspacher out-fished her dad with her favorite black lure and said the key for her was to keep her Buck Shot Rattle about two feet from the bottom, actively jigging. The Price group caught a nice mixed bag in their sleeper house stay over the weekend — photos below. Best of luck out there!

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