12-14-21 Fishing Update

Hey everyone! Our first rental groups of the season have now been out for 2 days and have been killing it on the big lake! We have found 9-11″ of ice where we are currently fishing on Lake of the Woods and the fish have been snapping! Currently we are fishing in 17′-21′ of water and finding good success with the Walleye and Sauger biting often throughout the day and a few sizeable northern pike sprinkled in as well! The shiner run on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River continues with fisherman reporting seeing shiners in their ice holes as well as the bellies of the fish they clean which hopefully means the fish will stay on the south side of the lake for a good while early on! We have immediate openings for sleeper and day house rentals before the Christmas holiday on the early ice!

As for our access we are currently allowing snowmobiles, ATV’s and Side by Sides out of our access not pulling trailers during daylight hours. No after dark travel is currently advised as is the case most every year during the “early ice” portion of the season. We have checked ice to rougly 1 mile out from the crossing and have found 9-11″ of ice in the areas traveled. When using the access please unload and load your gear in the north lot(The driveway with the track van in it) and pay at the drop box near the access! We do remind you to always check with your outfitter or a local bait shop before venturing onto the ice during this time of year as conditions will change daily. We do have a potential winter storm rolling in tomorrow night(12-15-21) so please be on the lookout for road closures here on the page!

For all fish house rental and road pass/access information please give us a call at 218-368-7323 and we’ll be happy to get you set up for the fishing adventure of a life time with Sweet’s Fishing on Lake of the Woods!


The Battaglia group checking in with this beautiful 41″ Pike caught in one of our sleepers on Monday 12-13


Matt R Checking in with this 29″ Walleye caught and released in one of our sleepers on Tuesday 12-14

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