STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Lake of the Woods walleye opener one to remember
Well, another Minnesota walleye opener is in the books, and a memorable one it was.
Jason Laumb of Grand Forks and I ventured north Friday afternoon, Laumbs boat in tow, for the three-hour drive to B... Posted on 5/13/13 at 12:19 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Gone Fishin'
I do not fish, I do not swim. Last week I fished, I did not need to
I spent most of my youth in the kiddie pool at the Warren, MinnesotaPool
during swimming lessons. I never learned to swim and ... Posted on 7/21/12 at 7:56 AM
The Arctic blast that has descended on the Northland is just what the doctor ordered if you’re a Lake of the Woods ice fishing enthusiast or one of the many resorts or outfitters who cater to those enthusiasts.
Every spring after ice-out, litter from the winter fishing season washes up along the shore of Lake of the Woods. Bobbers, lumber, debris, bags of human waste … you name it, and it’s probably ended up on the beach for someone else to clean up.
Getting married usually warrants a day off from work, but that wasn’t the case for Kit Beckel. Beckel this year marked his 40th wedding anniversary — “she’s real understanding,” Beckel says of his wife, Peggy — but perhaps even more remarkable, he celebrated 50 years as a charter boat captain on Lake of the Woods.
Crankbaits or spinner-crawler rigs continue to produce walleyes in 30 to 32 feet of water from the Lighthouse Gap to Morris Point Gap and up to Garden Island. On the main-lake reefs, pink or gold jigs and spinners are a good bet for walleyes as well.
Anglers are pulling crankbaits, crawlers and jigging on the main basin in 29 to 32 feet of water and hooking walleyes. Pods of walleyes also are being found at the Lighthouse Gap and Morris Point Gap, west to Rocky Point and north to Garden Island.
Limits of walleyes continue to be taken with spinner rigs and crawlers in 30 to 32 feet of water in Big Traverse Bay. Anglers jigging and pulling crankbaits are finding schools of active walleyes scattered from the Lighthouse Gap to Rocky Point up to Garden Island.
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