Fishing Report October 2022
ObeWan Guide Services Notice:
Today was my last day for guiding Woman Lake fishing trips for the 2022 season. After cleaning and winterizing my boat, and doing a few repairs, I am off for pheasant hunting with my Britany Spaniel, Jersey, in South Dakota for the balance of October. Then it is back to MN for deer hunting in November, and then back again to South Dakota in early December. I expect to be here again, on Woman Lake, in time for "first ice" (early December 2022) to keep track of the walleyes. We enjoyed an outstanding walleye fishing season this year, along with catching some monster smallmouth bass, northern pike, and slab crappies. I would like to greatly thank all of you who fished with me in 2022, as I fully enjoyed fishing with each of you. I will be back to guiding fishing trips again in early May 2023. I hope to see you on the water. Good Luck and Good Fishing to you all for the remainder of the season.
October 5, 2022
We had another great day fishing on Woman Lake today with perfect weather and stunning fall colors. We caught 9 nice walleyes (largest 24") and 5 nice bass (largest 19" smallmouth), all caught on shore related sand breaks in 17-19 feet of water. We were fishing redtail chubs on live bait rigs. It looks to me like the expected fall walleye bite has finally begun on Woman Lake. We have a major cold front coming tomorrow, but after this weather system clears, I expect the walleye bite to continue to improve.
October 4, 2022
A good steady bite from quality size fish, both walleyes and bass, again today. Only today, all our fish were caught on redtail chubs. Biggest walleye was 25 inches, and all walleyes were 17 inches or over. We were fishing shore related sand breaks in 17-20 feet of water, under overcast skies in a nice southerly chop. Get out on the water while the weather is very fishable. The fall colors are just now coming into peak form around Woman Lake. You can check out some of our fish photos in the "Catch Photos" section (on the top header) of the website.
October 3, 2022
Woman Lake water temperatures are cooling down nicely, and the walleyes are becoming more active. I would not call it the traditional fall "hot bite" quite yet, but it is clearly moving in the right direction. Water temps were 59 degrees today, and we caught very nice walleyes (biggest 24.75") inches on both leeches and redtail chubs, and all were over 17" in length. The bass are still quite active, as well. I would expect the bite to continue to improve, at least until Thursday, when a major cold front is forecast.