Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 3/12/18
As we are nearing the end of the season, fishing is starting to heat up. The lake is rough in some areas with a lot of snow pack on the lake, scratchers on snowmobiles are a necessity. The dam in Kenora has been opened creating faster current in some areas as well as daily changing ice conditions. We are seeing a few new cracks opening so please use caution as the ice is starting to move. Check in with local resorts and guides for safe travel routes before heading out.
On the Minnesota side we are seeing a lot of walleye and sauger starting to move towards their spawning grounds and near reefs around large land masses. We are fishing the depth range of 20-26 feet during the day and 14-19 for the evening bite. We are fishing reefs, shoals and areas with current around Little Oak, Lake Trails, Garden and Oak Island. Gold has been the hot color on sunny days, glow lures on cloudy days in red, white, pink or green. Lind Rattling flyers, Northland Glo Shots, ripping raps and jigging raps or a plain glow hooks or a gem-n-eye on a dead stick. Jigging has been the best tactic for producing fish.
Over in Ontario, the walleyes have been active and aggressively hitting baits on the reefs. The morning and evening bite has been best for Walleye in the depths of 20-30 feet. We are finding the Walleyes near reefs, rocks and rubble as well as points, saddles and inside turns. Jigging spoons of a wide variety have been catching walleyes tipped with a minnow head or tail in gold, glow pink, green and orange. We are fishing in 30-35’ deep holes over mud for Crappie and Perch. The Crappies have been a bit more fussy so presentation is key with the best bite in the morning and daytime hours. We are still using tungsten, small jigging spoons and plastics tipped with a waxworm or minnow head. Hot colors include pink, white, red and green. We are seeing Pike in 12- 18 feet active on rock reefs.
Until next week, good luck fishing!
Jeremy, Cale, Ray, Matt and Logan
Flag Island Resort