Good reports this week from a number of areas. Longer days and angle of sun getting fish more active. Better reports coming from off of Pine Island, 26 – 31 feet as well as in main basin. A mixed bag of walleyes and saugers. Fish still going well up by Garden Island and adjacent deep mud. Reefs on west end still giving up some meals of fish. Lots of tulibees everywhere. Colors, gold, glow red, and pink. Pike activity heating up. Good reports from in front of Morris Point gap and just west of Zippel Bay. Pike 40″+ in decent numbers. Live suckers, frozen ciscoes and smelt on quick strike rig in 9-14′.
On the Rainy River, some big walleyes showing up in 15-18′. Orange is the go to color for walleyes. Best mode of travel is a snowmobile. Caution on river as water begins to flow with melting this week.
Up at the NW Angle good fishing continues. Walleyes being caught in the mud on the south side of Oak Island in 18-22′ and by Crow Duck Island in 24-28′. Crappie anglers doing well with slabs up to 16″. Fish houses on ice through March 31st. Walleye season open to April 14th. Pike open all year. Openings for ice fishing around the lake at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.