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Lake of the Woods

May 20, 2018
Pete Howard of Stillwater, Minn., had reason to smile after landing this 25-inch walleye Sunday, May 13 on Lake of the Woods during the opening weekend of Minnesota's 2018 walleye season. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods crew
May 20, 2018 - 6:18am
May 17, 2018
AREA FISHING REPORT: Walleye season off to a good start in Minnesota, action heating up on Devils Lake
May 17, 2018 - 1:24pm
May 15, 2018
Jake Angen of Grand Forks released this 41-inch northern pike on Lake of the Woods. Click on the image to see the complete photo
Jake Angen northern pike
May 15, 2018 - 11:49am
Zac Bernier of Grand Forks released this 26½-inch walleye May 12 on Lake of the Woods.
Zac Bernier walleye
May 15, 2018 - 11:47am
Zac Bernier of Grand Forks caught and released this smallmouth bass on Lake of the Woods during the opening weekend of Minnesota’s fishing season. The bass measured just shy of 19½ inches and weighed 4 pounds, Bernier said.
Zac Bernier smallmouth bass
May 15, 2018 - 11:45am
Jake Angen of Grand Forks released this 27-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods during the opening weekend of Minnesota’s fishing season.
Jake Angen walleye
May 15, 2018 - 11:43am
May 10, 2018
Bob Rabbers of Brookston, Minn.,  holds a channel catfish he caught Tuesday night, July 21, 2015 while fishing the St. Louis River from his home. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Outdoor report: Ice disappearing fast on Lake of the Woods as fishing opener approaches
May 10, 2018 - 8:43pm
Lake of the Woods goalie Alex Lyon makes 94 saves in longest game in AHL history
May 10, 2018 - 2:30am
May 6, 2018
A walleye sits in a net during the 2016 Minnesota fishing opener on Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River, Minn. With this year's late spring, a slow presentation such as jigging with a minnow will be a good bet for coaxing walleyes into biting. Minnesota's 2018 fishing opener is Saturday, May 12. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
MINNESOTA WALLEYE OPENER PREVIEW: Late spring means 'different' walleye opener
May 6, 2018 - 6:30am
May 3, 2018
Frank Walsh of Bay Store Camp on Oak Island shared this photo Thursday of open water between Oak and Flag islands on Lake of the Woods' Northwest Angle. Much of Big Traverse Bay, which forms the Minnesota portion of the lake, remains ice covered although conditions are deteriorating near shore. (Photo courtesy of Frank Walsh, Bay Store Camp)
Outdoor report: Ice continues to make its spring exit from area lakes, Light geese are mostly in Canada now etc.
May 3, 2018 - 8:18pm
April 29, 2018
This newspaper clipping from May 16, 1996, recalls the Minnesota Walleye Opener Brad Dokken spent ice fishing on still-frozen Lake of the Woods. Click on the image to see the clipping in its entirety.
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: The '96 walleye opener ice fishing on Lake of the Woods was a day to remember
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to lake sturgeon, but the prehistoric-looking fish draw throngs of anglers every spring to the border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)play button
Anticipation fuels Rainy River sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
April 26, 2018
Frank Walsh of Bay Store Camp on Oak Island shared this photo Thursday of open water between Oak and Flag islands on Lake of the Woods' Northwest Angle. Much of Big Traverse Bay, which forms the Minnesota portion of the lake, remains ice covered although conditions are deteriorating near shore. (Photo courtesy of Frank Walsh, Bay Store Camp)
Outdoors report: Ice retreating on region's lake
April 26, 2018 - 5:28pm
April 19, 2018
OUTDOOR REPORT: Focus switches to sturgeon on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River; light goose migration near peak in North Dakota
April 19, 2018 - 4:13pm
April 12, 2018
Many anglers who haven’t already ventured out to their favorite lake or a promising new destination are waiting anxiously for good ice to get their winter fishing season started. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Outdoor report: Ice fishing continues on lakes
April 12, 2018 - 7:26pm
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