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WhiteFish Bay - Lake of the Woods Reports

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Hey All

Theres still ice ,but our season is done. What a great year . The last two weeks were awesome Big numbers of Lakers, Crappies and EYES.

Biggest Laker was 39 inch with out pinching the tail. Lots of 30 inch plus.

Crappies ran in the 11 to 13 with the odd 14 inch.

Walleyes lots of eaters.

Heres a few pictures from the last couple weeks.

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I will update on ice out from time to time.

Cheers

Robert

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Hey All

Quick look at ice - raining today

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Good morning All

The lower end of WhiteFish Bay is open - north of Timber island still has ice . I heard that the carriage at Turtle Portage is not working - Water is too LOW!!! Or it's off the track or Both.

Have a good one

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Hi All

The leafs are popping out , and some days 😜 the fish are biting. Got out a couple times - we have caught Lakers trolling ( planer boards ) or Jigging - 25 - 40 fow - couple weeks till you can use FISH or Fish parts and barbed hooks. (Here on WFB)

Here's a couple pictures of Lakers and A Moose on the Loose 😂

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Have a good one

Robert

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What can I say - hmm , well Saturday was great weather and awesome Lake Trout fishing . If you were either bank fishing or trolling everyone hooked up. Cowbells and Ciscos 20 -35 fow around 2.5 m/h . Points with same depth had fishermen with lines ran out couple hundred feet. Barrel sinker split shot and Cisco with circle hook.

If this is something you would like to try this year or next spring please give us a call , we would be happy to hear from you

Here's a couple pictures from the weekend

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Have a good one

Robert

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Great looking trout! What are your surface temps?

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Water temps today around 49* - they dropped on Monday with the snow to 47* - in bays around 50-51

Yesterday morning Pictures

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Had some ice and a couple frozen water lines this morning

Cheers

Robert

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Weather looks pretty stable and warm when we are up this weekend. Hoping to get in on some lakers before they go super deep. Thanks for the updates and the pics!

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Hi All

 

Had trouble learning the new forum ,

 

The Lakers are still being caught in the 20 to 40 fow . Lots of little norhterns in the 3-8 fow. A few walleyes in the 25 to 29 inch range have been picked up in the last week. I will have to work on the pictures yet :blush:

 

Have a good one

 

Robert

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Hi All

 

Had trouble learning the new forum ,

 

The Lakers are still being caught in the 20 to 40 fow . Lots of little norhterns in the 3-8 fow. A few walleyes in the 25 to 29 inch range have been picked up in the last week. I will have to work on the pictures yet :blush:

 

Have a good one

 

Robert

​Robert,

 

Are the Lakers in deeper water just suspended around 20-40'? Heading up in 2 weeks and trying to game plan. 

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Redline

 

They are still in in 20 to 40 feet - most are on the bottom. In two weeks they should be moving to deeper water. (Its getting warm next week.)

 

We will test the picture thing (fingers crossed)

 

Have a good one

 

Robert

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Hi All

 

Pike action is in full swing , People are picking up some walleyes and lots of small smallies. The weed cover is down - maybe caz of the HIGH water from last summer -

These young men are having a blast 

 

cheers 

Robert

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Hi All

Took the afternoon off to do a little fishing. Walleyes , perch and of course a couple pike. Reefs 15-18 Fow - minnow and a jig , seen some mayfly's on the water .  The guys had a blast today and will have story's to tell their friends when they get back

home. 

 

Cheers 

Robert

 

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Hi All

Pike, Pike & more Pike .. Bigger ones below 12 fow . Still flat lining lakers in 90 fow ,trout are at around 50-60 fow . Walleyes vary by spots on the lake clearer water verse dirty. Pencil reeds or humps . Sunscreen & bug spray for the boat. 

 

Cheers 

Robert

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Hi All

Calm  & Hot weather -  hit Sabaskong late Tuesday afternoon for some Muskie/Walleye action . Hooked two skies that give the old head shake and spit the hook . Seen 6 nothing big but still muskies . Then moved over to a 18 foot reef to catch a few eyes for supper . Jig and minnow - Today being SO HOT we took the girls to Yellow Girl Bay - stopped at few reefs till we found one   Producing some eater walleyes - 

On Whitefish Bay everyone is picking up lots of pike and smallies and a few large mouth too. There was a 44 inch pike C&R last weekend . 

 

Have a good one

Robert

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Hi All

what a heat wave:crazy: - Had some groups out jigging for Lakers. They picked up a few around the Sisters - bullets jigs  

Lots of pike - 10 fow or deeper for the bigger ones 

Smallies are being picked up on reefs in numbers

Cheers

Robert

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More crazy weather - rain & wind cooler temps - groups are picking up large mouth with equal numbers of Smallies - lots of 35 inch pike and under the last week.  The whole camp went for a trip up to Yellow Girl for some ShoreLunch  Walleyes . 

Cheers

 

Robert

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Fall seems like it is just around the corner down here, then lo and behold temps are shooting up to the mid 80s for a week or so. Looks like you are having a fantastic summer up there!

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Hi All

The week has been great weather , and great fishing 

 

Everything is taking to a hook Walleyes on reefs minnows and a jig 18-22 fow Pike 6-10 Fow Spoons  - Small & Large mouth fishermen are gearing up for the Sioux Narrows (Bassin for Bucks) tournament - Guided groups for Walleyes , Muskies & Pike this week , Here are some of the high lights 

 

Cheers

Robert

 

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Hey All

Colder weather = Ice Fishing

Ten Days till the St  Paul Ice Fishing Show at the River Centre 

 

Vic & Dots Camp will be there in Booth # 706A 

Did anyone catch the "Across the Ice Belt" on Fox Sports net 

It's also on Ice Team forum here on HotSpotsOutdoors 

 "Lake of the Woods triathlon "

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Cheers

Robert

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Hi All

WhiteFish Bay is starting to make ice 

 

I will not be checking till December 28 on thickness 

Stay safe 

 

Merry Christmas 

 

Robert

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Hi All

Did a short check of Ice - there was 5 inches beside my uncles house around the corner from camp - ( There was 4.5 December 24 - this was a area with no snow)

Where there is snow Less then 4 inches ice - Water on ice under Snow - 

 

I am thinking ten days or more before safe travel on WhiteFish Bay 

I will be checking again after the first 

Stay Safe out there - crazy ice conditions 

Robert 

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Good Monday Morning All - 

Happy New Year

 

We have Winter finally - I have found ice thickness of 5 inches to 8.5 inches on south end of WhiteFish Bay  - there was some slush around the  canoe channel it has now frozen over - There is a one to two inches of snow on most of lake  

 

Obabikon Lake Does have Slush 

 

Lake Trout fishing is good 

 

By Wednesday this week we will be in Full Ice Fishing Mode at Vic & Dots 

 

Cheers and stay safe

Robert

 

 

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Good Monday Morning 

Ice  conditions for snowmoblie travel is outstanding. Lakers in 30- 45 fow. Crappies are hot hot hot right now. (We caught them deep over 30 fow) catch em you keep them depth - Stopped along the way back to camp and picked up some Nice Perch. Walleyes are on the list today.. 

Cheers

Robert

A couple pictures from weekend 

 

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It must have been a pretty cold day of fishing!  Great pics and info!  How thick is the ice now?

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