Fishing Report

Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 6/21/17

With several windy days and a mayfly hatch the water has become dirty and turbid making fishing a little on the tougher side. Anglers still managed to catch several nice fish including some beautiful muskies.

 

On the Mn side the walleye, sauger and smallmouth bite has been good. Walleyes continue to be caught on the Flag Island Flats in 5-7 feet on the mud. Reefs and rock bars continue to produce in about 24 feet. The shallows with rocks have been best for smallmouth. Locations with mud, rock piles, reefs, bars and points has been best for the walleye and sauger bite. For tackle choices, spinners with crawlers and 3/8 oz jigs with minnows has been best for walleyes. Top water raps or a jig with a leech has been best for smallies. The water temp is between 68 and 70 degrees.

 

Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, smallmouth, perch and muskies have been plentiful. Walleyes and saugers are located on rocks reefs and humps in 15-26 feet. Areas with current, areas adjacent to reefs and inside turns have been the most successful. Smallmouth are found in 3-5 feet on rocks. For tackle, 3/8 oz jigs in gold, pink or orange with minnows or spinners with crawlers have been best as well as crankbaits and x raps. Top water and spinner baits for smallies.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and  Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

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6/12/17 Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle

With some hot days, a few storms and winds fishing has stayed steady. We have seen a few beautiful trophy sized fish that were caught and released over the last few days including both 29.5” and 30 ¼ inch walleyes. Anglers are reporting many slot sized fish being caught as well as a lot of “good eaters”. The May Fly hatch has started in the shallow water bringing the fish in to feed.

On the MN side the walleye, sauger and pike bite has been good. The Flag Island Flats are still producing in the 5-7 foot depths and 12-17 feet on sand bars and mid lake reefs. The west bar of Little Oak has been producing as well and the fish are beginning to disperse to mid lake humps and reefs. Spinners and bottom bouncers with crawlers seem to the ticket; colors being gold and gold and purple. The water temp is 65-67 degrees. The Muskies have finished up spawning and the season opens Saturday June 17th, less than a week away!

Over in Ontario, the Walleyes are feeding on May Flies and Larvae in the mud as well. We are finding the fish in the mud near rock points and reefs. The magic depths have been between 20 and 28 feet. The water temp is around 63 degrees. The bass have come up into the beds and spawned.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

218-223-8011

5/29/17 Fishing report from Flag Island Resort NW Angle, Lake of the Woods

Happy Memorial Day!

The past week has brought some variation in weather including sunshine, wind and rain. Overall fishing has been good.  The bug hatches have started with the fish flies having some impact on the fishing but, anglers are still consistently getting limits.

On the Minnesota side, the walleye, sauger, pike and perch bite continues. The magic depths have been between 7-13 feet in the mud and 16-26 feet on rocks. The Flag Island Flats are starting to heat up. Other hot locations include points and near shore reefs. Just the same as last week all tactics have had their day. Jigging, raps and spinners have all been producing once you find what is working. The water temp is around 58 degrees.

Over in Ontario anglers are still catching a nice mixed bag of walleye, sauger, crappie, perch, pike and smallmouth bass. The crappies are moving shallower getting ready to spawn. Some depths according to their species are as follows; Smallmouth bass 2-8 feet, Walleyes 20-24 feet and Sauger 26-30 feet. Points, reefs, humps, areas with current, rock piles and inside turns have all worked when looking for locations. A jig or spinner with a minnow or crawler has worked best. The hot colors have been gold, pink and orange.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

218-223-8011

Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling!

On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph.

Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes.  Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees.

We hope to see you up here soon!

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

218-223-8011