Category Archives: Fishing Reports

12-20-20 Update

Sweet’s Fishing is officially on the lake for the 2020-2021 Ice Fishing Season!

Our access is now open for the season! We have found ice ranging from 8-13″ in the places near the areas that are staked! We will be allowing ATVs, side by sides and snowmobiles with portables out of our access at this time! If If you choose to use our access please park in the north parking lot to load and unload your rigs! Cost of the access is $10 per day. Please, be wary of a crack just after crossing the point and do not venture far from the marked areas and do not go past the x stakes at the end of the trail!

We have our fleet sleepers and day houses on the lake and the first weekend of fishing was dynamite with houses averaging 60+ fish a day! Pink,green and white have been the ticket colors early on! We have day house openings and sleeper openings throughout the week before Christmas so give us a call at 218-368-7323 and come on up! All of our houses will be sanitized in between each group to do our part to help everyone remain safe during the COVID pandemic!

And don’t forget about our new shower house and fish cleaning shack! The progress on this building has been amazing to see and we hope to have this project at 100% completion very soon! We can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of it! Tight lines and best of luck everyone!

Jeff B with a 26″ Walleye!

12-8-20 Update

Hey everyone! We are anxiously awaiting the ice fishing season! We will be waiting until Monday, December 14th to begin our season. The ice still needs some time to firm up a bit before we drag the sleepers out but we are looking forward to a good bite when we do arrive on the lake next week! Our access will remain closed at this time and we will update this early next week as well! We have both day house and sleeper openings available immediately beginning next Tuesday. Give us a call at 218-368-7323 to book your ice fishing adventure with us today!

In other news we are excited to announce our new on shore shower house and heated fish cleaning house! This amenity will be available for our customers within the next couple weeks and we’re very excited for this addition!

12-10-19 update

We are officially on the lake and underway with the 2019-2020 ice fishing season at Sweet’s Fishing on Lake of the Woods! We plan to have the sleepers out this weekend as well! Our houses are currently set up in 24′ of water and the bite is phenomenal! We have immediate day house openings and we hope to see you on Lake of the Woods soon! Our access remains closed as of today but we will evaluate before the weekend and make a decision on ATV’s,Side by Sides and Snowmobiles with portables. As always,when dealing with early ice conditions, please check with any resort and/or bait shop for the latest conditions before venturing onto the lake.

12-4-19 Winter Update

With the warmer temps this week we have decided that we will not be hitting the lake this weekend. As of now,next weeks forecast looks very promising for making ice and creating a safer environment on the lake for both our valued customers and staff. Our access also will remain closed this weekend to all traffic. The hope is we will have both sleepers and day houses on the lake during the middle of next week and we should be all systems go for the 2019-2020 ice fishing season!

We are excited to announce we have added 3 new houses to the Sweet’s Fishing fleet for the upcoming season. A new 5 person sleeper as well as 2 brand new 4 person day houses will be awaiting you for your ice fishing adventure on Lake of the Woods!

Early fishing reports from those who have ventured on the lake of the woods reports a healthy number of both walleye and saugers being caught and clear water! We look forward to welcoming you guys to Lake of the Woods hopefully beginning next week. Give us a call and book your 2019-2020 ice fishing adventure with Sweet’s Fishing today at 218-368-7323! Prime dates are filling fast so don’t wait!

12-19-18 Fishing and Ice Report.

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.


12-5-18 Fishing Report

12-5-18 Fishing Report: Early ice fishing on Lake of the Woods is off to a hot start with limits coming in daily. The Walleye bite is primarily in the 11-16′ of water range with larger keeper and slot fish being reported in the early mornings and evenings. Meanwhile,the Sauger bite is primarily being reported in the 24-26′ of water range with steady numbers being reported in the mid-afternoons.

The hot color right now is glow in the dark pink on a buckshot,stop sign or other type of jigging spoon tipped with either a fat head or shiner head. Vexlars or other depth finders are highly recommended at this time as the fish need to be worked before they will bite.

Our access will be open to ATVs,side by sides and snowmobiles beginning tomorrow(12-6-18). We are finding anywhere from 11-13″ of ice in the area where our houses are along with clean water. Please,do not venture from the marked areas and check with us,bait shops or other outfitters before venturing onto Lake of the Woods.

We have sleeper availability this weekend as well as day house and cabin availability during the week and on weekends heading into Christmas. Give us a call at 218-368-7323 and book your Lake of the Woods fishing adventure today!