Lake of the Woods, on the US/Canadian border in northern Minnesota, is a beautiful lake with many intriguing coves, bays, and small beaches, and is home to thousands of tiny islands. The lake is a world-class fishery known by avid anglers as the Walleye Capitol of the World, but walleye are not the only species living in the waters of this 997,000 acre lake. Lake of the Woods also offers to visiting anglers a chance at hooking sauger, smallmouth and largemouth bass, jumbo perch, the great northern pike, sturgeon and muskie, among other small panfish. The diversity of species found here makes Lake of the Woods a fishing vacation destination for anglers from around the globe.
If you plan to fish Lake of the Woods during your stay in Minnesota, you should check the local fishing report for regularly updated news on when and where the fish will be biting and what types of fish have been seen in quantity. (http://lakeofthewoodsmn.com/lakeofthewoodsfishingreport)
Those visiting Lake of the Woods may find the perfect lodging at one of the lakeside resorts listed here.
• Wigwam Resort: Open year-round, this resort sits on both the shore of Lake of the Woods and the bank of Rainy River.
• Ballard’s Resort: Boasts comfortable, modern cabins, beautiful spacious lodge, and a fully stocked restaurant.
• Arnesens Rocky Point Resort: Offers cabins with complete kitchens, satellite TV, barbeque grills, and picnic tables, ranging from one to four bedrooms.
• Zippel Bay Resort: New 3-bedroom log cabins here contain log furniture, central air, fireplaces, and satellite TV, as well as Jacuzzi, steam massage shower and large decks.
For great food at Lake of the Woods, try the Lakeview Restaurant’s famous club sandwich on cranberry wild rice bread.