Fishing on Lake of the Woods has been outstanding as of late! The fish are coming in waves when they bite. Early morning from 7:00-10:00 and in the afternoon from 3:00-5:30 seems to be the hot bites. We have houses out in 30-33 feet of water and the ice is about 19 inches thick in most areas. We are making ice at a pretty good rate with the low temperatures, but please continue to proceed with caution and make sure to stick to the staked roads. There has been a strong mix of Walleye and Sauger. This past weekend, I had a house catch their limit of walleyes with the smallest one being 17 inches and biggest just a hair over 19 inches!
We are starting to see more and more fish coming in suspended so don’t forget your vexilar, as that is proving to be more and more valuable as the season wears on. Don’t be afraid to downsize your presentation. We have been seeing good success with the following jigs in smaller sizes: JR’s Tackle – Stop Sign & Hot Tamale, Toms Tackle – Pink Charmer, Northland – Buckshot Rattle. Hot colors for the jigs listed above has been anything in pink, gold or glow (red, pink, green). The dead sticks are also producing really well with a plain red hook and a minnow, set your hook anywhere from 6-12 inches off the bottom and it should be automatic!
Fishing is outstanding with everyone coming up catching plenty of fish to eat and taking home their limit. Don’t waste anymore time, get up to the walleye capital of the world for the fishing experience of a lifetime with Sweet’s Fishing!