Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Description of the Lake: Lake of the Woods is located on the northern border of
Minnesota, at 950,000-acres and with 65,000 miles of shoreline to explore, it's any
fishermans dream to explore. Lake of the Woods is considered to be some of the best
walleye fishing, both in quantity and quality of the fish. Fishing is good year round
here, in the winter ice fishing can deliiver some very nice stringers. During the warmer
months, anglers can venture into the shoreline for bank fishing, which is usually very
productive. Though, boats will allow you more access to the lake and larger schools of
fish. There are several boat launch ramps around the lake. Lake of the Woods has
more than just walleye, the lake also holds good numbers of bass, crappie, sunfish,
perch, muskie, and pike. Do note that while there is plenty of water on the Minnesota
side, part of the lake is located in Canada requiring a Manitoba and/or Ontario fishing
license. If you are only fishing the MN side, a Minnesota license will be all you need.

Species:
Smallmouth bass
Rock Bass
Walleye
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
White Crappie
Black Crappie
Sauger
Yellow Perch
Muskie
Northern Pike
Bream
Sunfish

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for crappie, largemouth and spotted bass.
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill as well as bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for spotted, and largemouth bass as well as crappie. Other species
can also be caught.
Winter:
Winter months are the best times for walleye, and a good time for largemouth, and
spotted bass.

Lake Level: Lake of the Woods Levels
Weather: Lake of the Woods Weather

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Bass

Bluegill and sunfish

Crappie

Walleye/Sauger

Nothern Pike






























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, Crayfish

Bluegill - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Fishing Lake Lake Of The Woods, Minnesota

09/25/19 Fishing Report for Lake of the Woods: (See Fishing Report Archive at
bottom of page)
Smallmouth Bass are taking top water lures early mornings and near
dark. Jigs with trailers around heavy cover will also get them. Buzz baits work early
and late as well. Deep diving crankbaits work in deep water. Bluegill and sunfish are
taking top water poppers early and late. Crappie fishing is slow. Walleye fishing is
slow. White bass can be caught on our in-line streamers. Muskie, sauger and
Northern Pike are taking large, segmented shallow running crankbaits.
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Fishing Report Archive:
07/31/19 Smallmouth bass fishing is good - the fish are holding at 8 to 12 foot depths. Plastic
worms and grubs, deep diving crankbaits work good. Bream and sunfish is good early late on
popping bugs. Muskie is good using large topwater lures and shallow running cranbait and jerkbaits
around heavy cover. Crappie fishing is slow. Walleye fishing is slow, holding in deeper water.
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