Lake of The Woods MN Fishing Report

Lake of The Woods MN Fishing Report October 13, 2022.  Over the past two weeks we have seen weather patterns that has given us more days in the 70’s. This has kept the water temps a little warmer than most anglers would like to see. 

As of the writing of our weekly report the high for today is 39º. With water temperatures hovering in 50 – 60º range this new front of cold weather will surely bring the lake and river into the magical mid to lower 50’s / upper 40’s range that we all have been waiting for. We should be seeing an upswing in an already great bite.

The changing weather pattern, rainy (some scattered snow), and cold will do two things. First it will increase the flow of the river. And secondly, it will drop the water temperatures. Both things needed to activate the trophy walleye into a more active feeding pattern. A pattern that is historically known on this fishery as one of the best times to land a true Lake of The Woods Trophy. 

The bite continues along the south shore of the lake with most anglers reporting success in 18 – 30 feet of water. Jigging has taken over as the go to technique, but not surprisingly there are still good numbers being caught on spinner rigs and crank baits. Best reported color of the weeks has been pink.

On the Rainy River, more shiners have moved in and so has the chasing walleyes. The bite has been stronger in 4 Mile Bay and near the gap. Jigging frozen shiners is producing more than any other technique.  

Moving up in front of River Bend Resort anglers are reporting landing some nice fish as well. Of course, the mixed bag catch in the river remains strong. Landing walleye, sauger, jumbo perch, and even a few crappie has been common over the past week. 

With this weather change the fishing will only get better. And by better we mean larger fish with a very high probability of the ultimate trip topper trophy. 

FALL PRICING IS NOW AVAILABLE. Save on your lodging now through the rest of the open water season. River Bend Resort call agents will help you build a fishing trip of a lifetime. We offer water side cabins and full or half day all-inclusive charters.

If you have a spur-of-the-moment opportunity, give us a call, and ask for any last-minute Fall specials we may have.

Don’t forget, if you are bringing up your own boat, you can very simply book your cabin online and save an additional 10% on your lodging at the same time. Just visit our website, and use code “ONLINE” before you make your cabin selection. Lake of The Woods Cabin Rental has never been easier or more accommodating.

Also, it’s not too early to be thinking about booking your ice fishing trip with us. 

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


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