Welcome back to the official Lake of the Woods Fishing Report- your number one source for EVERYTHING fishing on Lake of the Woods and brought to you by the Totem Resorts!
We’d like to start off by reminding everyone that the last day of Deer Hunting for non-residents (USA & Canadian) is November 15th, so that is officially a wrap on this season and we hope you all bagged a nice buck this Fall.
As you can see from our live camera footage on the photo above, this was taken today (November 14th) at our Totem Lodge marina here in Sioux Narrows, Ontario Canada- and clearly shows that the bay is still wide open.
Our entire fleet of boats are now pulled with the exception of one last straggler that we’ll leave in a bit longer so our guides can hit the water for a little late Fall Musky fishing, which has now finally TURNED ON! The fishing-guides have been extremely successful trolling for Muskies this past couple of weeks, as the water temperature has finally dropped down to 43F, which took longer than normal this year- but better late than ever!
The back bays around the Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, and Kenora Ontario areas were all froze up about 2 weeks ago, but since then we’ve been experiencing very warm weather and everything has thawed backed out, with the exception of a little snow on shore leftover.
Crappie fishing, in our neighbouring town of Nestor Falls, has been almost like cheating. Seriously guys… if you want to get on some serious crappies before Ice Fishing starts, now is the time to come get the last of your open water fishing in before freeze up!
Walleyes are also going very strong, and are being seen in depths of 30-25 Feet in the Kenora/ Sioux Narrows area of Lake of the Woods, and 20-25 feet in the Nestor Falls area of the lake. No Saugers here! Just nice large Walleyes.
As for the Duck Hunting this Fall, the Ducks have all pretty much moved on now, but all-and-all with the extremely low water we’ve experienced all over Lake of the Woods this year, it was a pretty tricky year for Ducks, as you couldn’t get into all the back usual bays.
Next up in Ice Fishing. If you haven’t booked your trip yet, we highly recommend you plan a visit to the Canadian side of LOTW this year.
Did you know, most USA lodges charge a premium to shuttle you over to Canadian waters to fish for the day, and you’ll spend a few hours every day just in drive-time going there and back, plus having to pay for USA AND CANADIAN fish licenses!
This year- try staying with here at our year-round; Yellowbird Lodge resorton the Canadian side of Lake of the Woods and avoid the crowded South End side.
Enjoy targeting Walleye, Crappie, Bass, Northern Pike, & MONSTER Lake Trout. We also have a brand-new fleet of rental day shack this year, and luxury Ice Castle fish houses available for rent with private vehicle Ice Road access!