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Fishing Report September 2015

September 26-28, 2015

The walleyes are back in traditional fall locations and actively feeding most every day.  We easily caught limits of 14-18 inch fish from the 15-17 foot breaklines along the main lake bars, as well as a few in the 19-22 inch size range.  Surface water temperatures are still in the 64-66 degree range and the warm fall weather makes for a beautiful day on the water.  The fall colors are really starting to show, but probably won't peak for another week or so.  The adult loons began to leave earlier in the month, and now there is nothing but juveniles left on the lake.  We have dozens and dozens of young loons on the main lake and it is remarkable to think that they were all born here this spring.  We watched one young loon dive time after time, coming up with what looked like snails or possibly crawfish for a snack.

September 10 - 13, 2015

Woman Lake is beginning to slowly transition into the fall season, when the walleye and bass fishing begins to peak again. I found large numbers of walleyes in the 16-19 foot depths on multiple main lake reefs, and this pattern should continue through early October if the weather cooperates. Leeches are hard to find now in the bait shops, but night crawlers or red tail chubs will now work just as well. The fall colors should start to show by next week and then peak around the end of the September and the first week in October. Water temperatures have dropped to the mid to upper 60s depending upon the sun conditions on any given day, and this makes for a lovely day on the water.

September 1-7, 2015

I spent this week camping and fishing up in Voyageurs National Park along the Minnesota - Canada border, and once again it may be the most beautiful place on earth. The walleye and smallmouth bass fishing is world class and we occasionally come across some really big northern pike in the 25 lb. + class. The scenery and wildlife viewing is stunning with wolf howls, loon calls, and northern lights at night, and eagles, moose, otters, and beavers during the day. If you have never made a trip up to this boat-in-only park, I assure you it will be worth your effort. I am including a few photographs in the Catch Photos section of this website.