How is the fishing on Lake of the Woods?

Lake of the Woods Top Catches. For passionate anglers, going to LOW is like kids going to a candy store – the excitement is real! The lake’s waters are teeming with freshwater superstars and trophy-sized catches are frequent. Fishing is open all year, but bear in mind that some species are under strict regulations.

How thick is the ice in Lake of the Woods?

On average, the ice thickness on Lake of the Woods is about 15 to 25 inches.

Is there a night bite on Lake of the Woods?

Due to stained water and depth of the fish on Lake of the Woods, the night bite is nonexistent. Most anglers that travel to Lake of the Woods spend their nights in lodging that is on shore.

Can you use live bait on Lake of the Woods?

Drain water from the motor, livewell, bilge and transom wells at the ramp or access before leaving any water body. Empty your bait bucket on land before leaving any water body. Never release live bait into a water body, or release aquatic animals from one water body to another.

Can you use live minnows on Lake of the Woods?

Live minnows work great. Many anglers prefer frozen emerald shiners. This dead bait, as long as you hook it right so it stays on the jig, puts off scent and scales in huge proportion. Charter boat captains will often comment fishing gets better after they have been anchored up 30 minutes.

What is the best time to ice fish Lake of the Woods?

The typical ice fishing season runs from early December through late March. Our day houses are available for use from shortly after sun up until shortly before dark. The water in Lake of the Woods is stained, which provides the best opportunity for success while fishing during daylight hours.

How many walleyes can you keep on Lake of the Woods?

The Walleye/Sauger aggregate limit is six (no more than four can be Walleye). Walleye from 19.5 through 28 inches must be immediately released. Only one Walleye over 28 inches total length may be possessed.

How many fish can I bring home from Lake of the Woods?

20 fish per day with no more than 40 fish in possession.