Lake of the Woods Fishing Report, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge

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 Up at the NW Angle we have some good news – reef fishing is finally here! Fishing will be easy from here on out. We had some pretty good storms this past week and it’s been raining a bit every day so it was a touch and go week weather-wise, but we got through it. We even had 60 mile an hour winds for about 10 minutes and lost 3-4 trees. But, the boats were steady at the dock, our break water worked the way it was designed so life was good that way!
On the Minnesota side, the launches are still out at Four Blocks and are catching fish down there. The reefs there are doing well. Using mainly bottom bouncers and gold spinners.
On the Ontario side, Little Traverse was exceptional – we caught and released 300 fish for the day between 3 boats. The hay day is here! We were all jig fishing using a 3/8 ounce, fluorescent and gold colors tipped with frozen shiners. 24 feet was the magic number. The wind is down today so the fish should start coming back up after the recent wind pushed them back down. Friday was fabulous fishing – we couldn’t do anything wrong. Saturday was good until the wind picked up late afternoon through last night. Looking forward to getting out there today.
Big fish for the week – a 49″, 50 1/4″ AND 52″ muskie! A 29 1/4″ walleye!
Until next week, good fishing!
Dan Schmidt


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