3 Great Reasons to Fish Lake of the Woods, Minnesota


If you love to catch and eat walleyes, then I suggest you start planning a trip to Lake of the Woods Minnesota for 3 reasons:
1. The take-home limits are some of the best in the Midwest, and you’re going to catch fish.
You can keep 6 fish per person and 4 of those can be walleyes up to 19 1/2 inches. Of those four, one of them can be over 28 inches. And 2 of them can be saugers. In addition to the great bag limits, the lack of commercial netting on the lake has resulted in an incredible walleye population. With millions of walleyes in Lake of the Woods, chances you are going home with fish are pretty good.

2. The diversity of species and fishing habitat is incredible.
You can choose to fish the open water of Big Traverse Bay for walleyes, fish the islands of the Northwest Angle for giant smallmouth and musky, or fish the Rainy River for ancient giant sturgeon. You can fish a variety of structure for a variety of fish.

3. There are over 60 great resorts to choose from.
Many, like the Sportman’s Lodges, cater to everyone — hardcore fisherman looking for trophies, couples looking for a getaway, and families looking to bring fish home. Sportsman’s tailors their plans to meet everyone’s needs. Their charter boats are safe and comfortable and their guides are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains. Guests can choose packages that vary from 1-2 day guided trips to the Adventure Package like we took to the Northwest Angle outpost. From there, if you absolutely HAVE to fish in Canada, your guide can purchase a fishing license by phone with Canadian officials so you to continue north and fish some Canadian water.

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