Lake of The Woods Ice Fishing Report

River Bend Resort Lake of The Woods Fishing Report December 30, 2021. Last week was an awesome week of fishing. Many slot and trophy walleye were caught. The ice conditions have reached the point that ½ ton trucks pulling up to 21’ icehouses are being allowed out. Continue to check with the resorts and please keep to the marked roads and trails for your safety. 

What is Being Caught

Walleye and sauger are topping the list. And not just the smaller sorting fish that were reported last week. Many slot walleye (19.5” – 28”) have been caught, photo’d and returned. And still many trophy walleye have made the books over this past week. Sorting continues. Which is great for the daily fish fry. Also is a strong indicator of a healthy brood stock for the future of our great fishery. Anglers are still reporting over 50 fish a day. The mix bag of fish being caught has been walleye, sauger, eelpout, jumbo perch, northern pike, and sturgeon. 

Where to Fish

The schools of fish are being found in 24 – 28 feet of water. Reports are coming in of an evening bite closer to shore in 12 to 17 feet. That has moved since last week when they were reporting the evening bite in 9 feet. Our fleet is set over 22 to 26 feet of water. The action is staying strong along the entire southern shoreline. 

How to Fish

One jigging setup and one deadstick setup continues to land the catch. For the jigging rod set up, go-to jig head colors are gold, glow colors, lighted lures, and rattling lures. Some days the rattle really works and on other days… not so much. So be willing to change it up as needed. All tipped with a frozen minnow or pieces of the minnow (just the head or tail). Your deadstick setup is as easy as a plain red hook and a live minnow. Don’t touch it. Let he live minnow do the work for you. The best presentation is inches off the bottom. Trust your flasher. You never know when a big walleye will come from higher up in the water column. 

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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