But despite its immense popularity, Lake of the Woods only has a few really good fishing reports, which many anglers rely on before heading out to fish this fantastic lake. So I decided to write this comprehensive guide on the best Lake of the Woods fishing reports.
Lake Nipissing is undoubtedly one of Ontario’s finest ice fishing waters, harboring many species and plenty of really productive fishing spots. While the lake is known for its excellent walleye fishery, there are plenty of other species to target through the ice as well.
Lake of the Woods is a paradise for ice anglers, and every year, thousands of them come here to fish for trophy walleye, which is the lake’s most popular target species.
When ice fishing for northern pike, braided line is your absolute best choice. Braid has virtually no stretch to it, it lets you feel every little movement the fish makes, and it has a high abrasion resistance, which is crucial when fishing through ice holes.
Minnesota’s big lakes are well-known for their extremely good ice fishing opportunities and with a little luck, you can catch both plenty and really big bluegill, crappies, perch, walleye, and northern pike.
In order to be able to safely land your ice pike, you either need a strong fluorocarbon leader of about 50-60lb or a titanium wire leader of about 25-30lb. Both leaders have good abrasion resistance and will be able to handle the ice hole’s sharp edges, even under hard pressure.