Lake of the Woods SWCD ditch fix targets sediment-filled Bostic Bay.
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The Koochiching County Board voted unanimously to close the county-owned Rainy River accesses, which include the Upper Sioux landing, Frontier landing, Nelson Park landing and Vidas landing due to concerns of large numbers of anglers coming into the area in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will be reviewed April 14 at the next board meeting.
The DNR has confirmed zebra mussel larvae in water samples taken from one of three sites in Lake of the Woods on the northern Minnesota border. While no adult or juvenile zebra mussels have been reported, the number of larvae is substantial.
Caught on Lake of the Woods over the weekend, it would beat the old record by more than a pound.
Resort owners and workers have been working since Sunday morning to rescue anglers that were left stranded on the lake after 30- to 50-mph winds left ice roads blocked with drifted snow, keeping anglers from exiting the lake – more than 100 anglers were originally reported as being stranded, some approximately 25 miles out on the lake.
Starting March 1, the aggregate walleye and sauger limit will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleye, on Lake of the Woods. On the Rainy River and in Four Mile Bay, a catch-and-release season will be in effect March 1 to April 14.
In the ice-fishing “fish-off” meant to help showcase the two fisheries, 71 of the 85 fish caught between Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake reps were caught by LOTW types.
Joe Henry of Lake of the Woods Tourism will represent the premier walleye fishery in Walleye War. (Lake of the Woods Tourism)When tourism spokesmen for two top ice fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest go head to head in January, there could be a lot on the line – their fishing lines, anyway. Tanner Cherney at North Dakota’s Devils Lake…
The winter regulations on Lake of the Woods will match the current summer regulations, reducing the aggregate walleye and sauger limit from eight to six, with no more than four walleye. And catch-and-release only on the river and Fourmile Bay from March 1-April 14.
Walleyes headliner for public comment, potential reg changes on Lake of the Woods, Rainy River, Leech
Proposed regulation changes also look to protect saugers on Lake of the Woods, Rainy River.
First-time kayak anglers quickly learn the ins and outs of fishing from this small craft that’s usually used for leisure/recreation.
The plan outlines proposed five-year fish population objectives and management actions for walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake sturgeon, with most of the interest surrounding possible changes for walleye, sauger.
First-ever NABC bass tournament a highlight on growing Lake of the Woods-area tournament fishing slate.
Beginning March 1, fewer keeper walleyes, saugers in spring, winter under Lake of the Woods proposal
Would mean catch-and-release for spring fishing season on Rainy River and changing winter regs to match those of the open-water season, with two less saugers to help protect that population, and the changes would go into effect March 1, 2019.
Because of too much ice, a Lake of the Woods pike tourney is pushed back a week, and because of flood waters, a pro walleye event is moved from Minnesota to a Wisconsin lake.
Cleaning walleyes quickly and efficiently is an art form, and there are various techniques anglers use in cleaning walleyes. In the video above, Mark Arnesen of Arnesen’s Rocky Point on the south shore of Lake of the Woods shows how he cleans walleyes and saugers. — Lake of the Woods Tourism Categories: How To’s, Minnesota Videos, News, Walleye, Walleye Videos…
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
When members of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers met at Lake of the Woods in far northwestern Minnesota in September, many of them caught lake sturgeon while fishing for walleyes, including Wisconsin Outdoor News’ Kristen Monroe, who was fishing them for the first time. Categories: Blog Content, Fishing, Wisconsin – Kristen Monroe, Wisconsin Videos Tags: AGLOW, Association of…
Survey: Walleye numbers down slightly from last year on Lake of the Woods; sauger numbers hold steady
Despite being down a bit, walleye numbers still higher than long-term average.
Kickoff of fifth year of Keep It Clean program just another indication that the most wonderful time of the year at and around the lake is almost upon us.
Outdoor News’ Kristen Monroe and Tim Lesmeister talk Lake of the Woods during the Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers’ (AGLOW) conference, being held this week on the famed lake in northwestern Minnesota. Categories: Fishing, Minnesota Videos, News Tags: AGLOW, Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers, Kristen Monroe, Lake of the Woods, Outdoor News, Tim Lesmeister
If pilot program is successful, could be expanded to other locations in Minnesota and other northern states.
It comes on the heels of a month-and-a-half sturgeon-fishing closure. So will this season be as frenzied as spring sturgeon fishing?
All signs point to a strong Minnesota fishing opener on the popular and highly regarded walleye fishery.
‘Catchable-sized’ rainbow trout were recently stocked into the Pitt Grade fishery, about 12 miles from Baudette.
Information collected on tagged fish tells a story of the sturgeon’s travels from when it was tagged until it was caught and reported.