| ||Date: 10/10/16
Lake of the Woods South Shore Ice, Fishing & Trails Report: October, 2016 by Sportsman's Lodges
Water temperature has dipped a few more degrees to 57-58 degrees. Walleyes are biting this week in varying depths between 18’-28’ of water using brightly colored jigs tipped with a minnow on the outsides of points. Soldier’s Point, south shore of Oak Island, Massacre Island and the east side of Falcon Island have been hot spots.
Muskies & Northern Pike
Trolling using spinner jerk baits around points and areas with current have been good as well as casting around rocks.
Crappies are biting
Cooler the water gets the better the bite gets! Areas with structure in 20’-30’ are the key. Jigging using pink, gold and orange colors tipped with a minnow works best. The guides have been finding some goooooood spots! Guided trips available!
LEECH LAKE FISHING REPORTS LEECH LAKE AREA
Walleye reports have been up and down, but a jig and minnow is your best option on the south side of Pelican Island, Otter Tail Point, and the Hardwoods – work wind-driven shorelines. Perch are going strong in 6 to 8 feet off Sand Point and throughout the Narrows. Muskie reports continue to be good on the rocks. Grouse hunters are seeing birds. A few more ringbills have moved into the area for duck hunters.
Minnesota Fishing Reports:
Smallies continue to take a variety of presentations on shallow and deep structure. Look for better numbers of big bass on the deep rocks and points. You’ll find pike along the weedlines in most bays, and a few muskies are chasing baits on the north end.
Mille Lacs Lake
Lake of the Woods
Lake Minnetonka Area
Wisconsin Fishing Report: October, 2016
Brown trout and salmon have started moving into the streams, Fish Creek, and Sioux River. Anglers are trolling river mouths, casting from shore and fishing in the river. Smallmouth fishing is good in deeper areas of the breakwall, rock pile, and tip of Long Island. Northern pike action is very good by the breakwall, with smallmouth anglers catching them by accident while drifting suckers over the weeds. Anglers are catching walleyes along the Ashland shoreline at night.
Tony Roach Fishing Report:
The walleye and panfish bite has been hot in mid and upper MN. Finding crappies shallow in 15ft or less off weed lines and walleyes shallow around 10-12ft off weed lines using a jig and shiner minnow.
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