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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

On the south end… Most open water anglers put away the boats and are looking forward to ice fishing. Ice forming on back bays and on different parts of the big lake. With the cold snap, things are coming along nicely. When the time is right, resorts will communicate when initial ice accesses will be available. That time is not yet, but it won’t be too long!

On the Rainy River… A few anglers out braving the elements with good success, but for the most part, anglers have boats put away for the year. Some anglers fished last week with decent success and some big walleyes. With increased current this fall, river ice will be suspect. Back bays iced up.

Up at the NW Angle… Ice is forming throughout the Angle. Some reports around the inlet of 3 inches of ice, but no ice travel is recommended. Most bays and some areas throughout islands iced up. NW Angle resorts will communicate when ice fishing begins. As we look ahead to hard water, a complete list of lodging and ice fishing options available at

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