Santa heard our Christmas wishes and ice fishing on Lake of the Woods is off to a roaring start! Our houses are currently located in 29-30′ of water and limits are coming in daily. The bite is currently a mixed bag with several Walleye and Sauger being reported daily. Our houses are reporting anywhere from 40-50 fish per day currently and are filling limits daily.
The preferred techniques right now are glow in the dark green or red jigging spoons tipped with a fat head head or a jigging rap. Jigging is highly effective 2-4″ from the bottom and the fish show a high interest in following the bait when worked. Dead sticking is finding high rates of success on smaller glow or gold jigs as well as plain hooks tipped with a live fat head. Fish finders are highly recommended.
Off of our access we are currently finding ice thickness ranging from 13-15″ in the areas where our houses are located. Our access is currently opened to ATVs,Side by Sides and Snowmobiles. We hope to be letting half tons out after the Christmas holiday barring any significant set backs with ice conditions and we get a few colder nights. For those venturing out we continue to encourage you to stick to the marked areas and always check on up to date conditions before venturing out.
We have openings in sleepers and day houses this coming weekend as well as limited availability New Years weekend. Dates for the remainder of the ice fishing season are filling fast so don’t wait,book your ice fishing adventure with Sweet’s Fishing today!
From everyone here at Sweet’s Fishing we would like to fish you a very Merry Christmas and we cant wait to see you on Lake of the Woods very soon.