Lake of The Woods MN Fishing Report

Lake of The Woods Fishing Report May 11, 2023.  The anticipation for the walleye opener, which is this Saturday, May 13th, has never been greater. There’s a combination of a few things that are adding to the fever this year. The big water stayed frozen late into the spring and now warmer temperatures and rain is causing the ice to evaporate. And it’s evaporating extremely fast.  

If you have been keeping an eye on any social media at all, you have certainly seen the most current updates. There is plenty of open water. By Saturday there will be even more. 

A few ice cubes floating around, I’m sure. Think of it as a walleye cocktail. Take the history of past springs excellent fishing, add bait as your garnish, and you got one awesome recipe for a successful Minnesota walleye season opener. 

There are a lot of fish in the rivers. There will also be a lot of fish near and around the gap as well as all along the shallow waters of southern shoreline.

My .02¢ is to start with a jig presentation. Pick the typical Lake of The Woods bright jig colors to start – gold, pink, orange, chartreuse. Then adjust as you see what the fish are puking up once you land them. Tip the jig with a frozen shiner or since we have had a bunch of rain, use a worm or nightcrawler. 

We are anticipating beautiful weather and decent conditions just in time for the opener. Our Miles Lab Bar & Grill is now open 7 days a week. Stop on in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

looking forward into next week we have a few openings available. Take advantage of the early season and come on up and let us treat you to a wonderful good time on Lake of The Woods. Give us a call and we will do the rest… One Call (or click) Gets You Away From It All!!

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

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