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Author Topic: Great 2022 Fishing Opener  (Read 579 times)

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Offline lakeofthewoodsmn

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On the south end...  A great 2022 MN Fishing Opener for most anglers.  The walleyes and saugers are hungry and the bite is on!  Good numbers of fish caught.

Lots of big fish amongst the eaters.  Most anglers were vertically jigging in 6' - 20'.  Anchor up and jig over the side of the boat.  A nice mix of sizes. 

The water is a bit dirty on the east portion of the south shore due to runoff from the rivers.  A bright jig with a minnow is the most productive.

Reports were also good from the west portion of the south shore.  A bit cleaner water and equally good bite.  Lots of big fish mixed in with eaters.  Some anglers fishing on structure or on the edge of structure where available.

On the Rainy River...   A lot of walleyes in the river as predicted, but the current is ripping and the water is a bit dirty.  Those who found slack water often found fish.  The norm was 6' - 15' with a bright jig and minnow. 

Typical spots in the main channel were tough to fish due to high current.  The fast moving water helped to congregate fish.  Once you found them, there were normally good numbers.

Sturgeon fishing is closed until July 1st.  July 1 - Sep 30 is a sturgeon keep season with one fish per calendar year 45" - 50" or over 75".

Up at the NW Angle...  A great jig bite up at the Angle for the opener.  Most fish were caught in 6' - 20' adjacent shoreline structure, neckdown areas and on some shallow flats.

Again, a jig and minnow was by far the most common method vertically jigged below the boat.  With cold water, a subtle presentation.  Both fatheads and frozen shiners worked well.

Various ways to travel to the Angle.

1.  Drive through Canada to the Angle  (must be vaccinated, no covid test required)

2.  LOW Passenger Service (charter boat service across the lake avoiding customs)

3.  Lake Country Air.(fly from various Midwest locations to LOW and NW Angle)

4.  Take your own boat.  (Safety first, this is a 40 mile ride over big water)

A complete list of lodging, guide and charter boat trips at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging


« Last Edit: May 05/17/22, 04:57:28 PM by HD »

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Lmao. Yea. What ever. Never a tough bite...
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Lmao. Yea. What ever. Never a tough bite...
then stay away!! :confused: :pouty: :tut: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :mooning:
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Everything I heard is it wasn't that great.
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To get a true report read the Conservation Officers reports.  They talk about some catching fish but slow.

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We saw maybe three boats up this way on the river. More were fishing the river down by the resorts.   :happy1:

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Just to soon after spawn, theu need a recovery time nother week  and thwy will be snapping.
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Just to soon after spawn, theu need a recovery time nother week  and thwy will be snapping.
and you'll be up on LOTW'S piss pounding them too!!! :confused: :pouty: :doofus: :rotflmao:
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Thank you glenn for finnaly accepting and acknowledging my skills as a fisherman!! Thank you!
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Heard they are nailing them by carpenter's point.

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Thank you glenn for finnaly accepting and acknowledging my skills as a fisherman!! Thank you!
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: Yea that's the last thing I was acknowledging!! :mooning: :mooning:
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Thank you glenn for finnaly accepting and acknowledging my skills as a fisherman!! Thank you!
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Hey look your bobber is up!

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Lmao!!!! I do not! I have credentials!!!
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Lmao!!!! I do not! I have credentials!!!
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :doah: :scratch: yeah your creds are about as shady as you are!!!!!!!!! :evil: :mooning: :sleazy: :happy1: :rotflmao:

morning bud!!!!!!!! :nerd: :nerd:
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Birds of a feather Glenn.  ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Yup and glenns the dodo bird!!!
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Well, I was going to head out this weekend (temps around freezing in the morning) but maybe I'll go attempt to fill my left over turkey tag...

 

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