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Welcome to beautiful Lake of the Woods, where the Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman can be your personal fishing, hunting and exploring guide service! Many know Lake of the Woods as “The World’s Best Hard Water Fishery” during the winter months, but all know it as “The Walleye Capital of the World”, and for good reason! Not only is the fishing “World Class”, but our backyard is home to some of the most interesting types of wildlife that attract all outdoor enthusiasts year round.

Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman is a Licensed and Insured Captain and Outfitter (Guide Service), who can show you the experience of a lifetime. No matter if you’d like to target the fish, the birds or the bigger animals, Lake of the Woods County and its surrounding area have it all for the outdoor enthusiast. We have been videoing some of our guests experiences and put together the Lake of the Woods Fishing Report Videos for the past few years. Along with sharing our guests experience, we give away a few Lake of the Woods fishing secrets and current Walleye producing locations. To see some of the Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman’s adventures, please visit LOTW Outdoorsman on YouTube. The best part about the videos are, they make our guests the stars of the show…will you be along for the next adventure?

Humble facts about Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods occupies parts of two Canadian provinces (Ontario and Manitoba) and the U.S. State of Minnesota. It separates a small land area of Minnesota from the rest of the United States. The Northwest Angle and the town of Angle Township can only be reached from the rest of Minnesota by crossing the lake or by traveling through Canada. The Northwest Angle is the northernmost part of the contiguous United States. Here’s a little trivia for you, before the French came to the area in the early 1700’s, the Sioux Indians call the lake, “Lake of the Islands.”

Lake of the Woods is over seventy miles long and wide, and contains 14,552 islands and 65,000 miles (105,000 km) of shoreline. It would amount to the longest coastline of any Canadian lake, except that the lake is not entirely within Canada. Lake of the Woods is also the 6th largest freshwater lake located (at least partially) in the United States- after the five Great Lakes.

Spring Fishing

Sturgeon Fishing

After the Walleye season closes the Rainy River Sturgeon fishing takes center stage. This will attract maybe even more anglers trying their hand at landing one of our areas prehistoric dinosaurs. The average Sturgeon caught will range form 25 to 50 lbs., with the possibility of catching one that exceeds 100 lbs. So don’t think you’re going to bring your Walleye rod unless you’re looking for a 45 minute to 2 hour fight per Sturgeon…having the right equipment is key. There is a harvest season on the Sturgeon, which typically will last from 3rd weekend in April to the 1st weekend in May. You may harvest 1 per season with a $5 permit purchased from the State. The Sturgeon slot is between 45 – 50 inches or anything over 75 inches to harvest…everything else must be released. For the most part 99% of Sturgeon fishermen who visit us each season will take a picture of their mighty accomplishment and release it back into the depths, from which it came. Sport fishing at it’s best!

I cannot stress this enough, the weather this time of year is completely unpredictable and it is imperative to bring adequate attire to stay warm and dry.

Guided Fishing Trip 19’ $425
Follow Boat $100/boat

All guided fishing trips are for 1-3 people lasting 6 hours. All guided fishing trips will include the guide, fishing equipment, bait and fish cleaning.

To check availabilities or make a reservation please contact Janelle Fish at 218-280-1674 or you can email her at janlynnfish@gmail.com

Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman Hats

$20/Flex Fit (Green/Snow Camo & Maroon/Black) plus S&H

$15/Red and Blue “Big Thumb” plus S&H

To order your next Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman hat, please email all requests to lakeofthewoodsoutdoorsman@gmail.com

To check availabilities or make a reservation please contact Janelle Fish at 218-280-1674 or you can email her at janlynnfish@gmail.com..Happy Fishing and God Bless!