Lake of The Woods Ice Fishing Report

River Bend Resort Lake of The Woods Ice Fishing Report January 6, 2022. Northern Minnesota’s ice fishing season is officially in full swing. The ice roads are all groomed and marked, and the frigid weather continues to make more ice daily. With nearly 2 feet of ice, it’s reported that 1-ton vehicles are now being allowed out. However please check with the ice road operators and resorts prior to driving out. Due to the varying and ever-changing conditions that mother nature likes to toss out, it’s always a good idea to get the latest reports and directions for safety’s sake. 

Reports from across all the southern end of the lake are great. Walleye and sauger continue to top the list of what’s being landed. The mixed bag bite continues with eelpout, jumbo perch, pike, and sturgeon all being caught. 

Our fleet has made a few moves over the past couple of weeks. Currently we are approximately 3 miles out in front of Pine Island in 28 – 32 feet of water on top of 22 inches of ice. Our plowed road is the closest to the Canadian border. Lots of bait fish are showing up on the electronics and we are continuing to land many fish daily with quite a few slot fish. 

Traditional Lake of The Woods jig colors continue to dominate. Gold, glow (red, pink & green), white and yellow. All tipped with a live or frozen minnow. One technique that we are finding the most effective while using the ‘ol “one two punch” of a jigging rig and dead stick. Call them in with rattle spoons on your jigging set up – and let your live minnow on the dead stick do the rest. Rattle spoons are putting lots of fish on the ice currently. 

We are only days away from the start of our mid-week booking specials. Beginning on January 9th when you book a mid-week ice package (Sunday – Thursday) with us at either the Walleye Inn or at River Bend Resort, you will receive 10% off fishing only packages and 15% off all-inclusive packages. Book your ice fishing trip now! Don’t wait! River Bend Resort can set you up easily with just one call to our booking agents. We offer a variety of ice fishing packages that will suit any level of ice fishing experience and will fit any budget. You can find our offerings as well as pricing by clicking this link. In addition, we do offer online booking for those who wish to do so. Please keep in mind that if you should experience any difficulty with our online system, we are a simple phone call away from getting you set up and fishing with us on beautiful Lake of The Woods. 

Until next week … Keep a Tight Line! Bugs & Fishes ≤º))~{


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