Posted by: Arvid | February 8, 2013

Night Fishing

Night fishing has really never been the thing to do on Lake of the Woods or the Rainy River. Fishing the river at night would get you sturgeon or burbot; not much for walleyes. A warm summer a few years ago caused a large die-off of burbot and it’s not very often that one is caught these days. With the short winter days, it’s almost dark by the time the Bosch Boys get to their shanties and over the next couple of hours they might get entertained by a sturgeon and once in a while they’ll catch a walleye as late as 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. Some time ago, I heard that one of the guys caught a nice 18″ walleye at 8:00 p.m. and night before last Mike caught a nice 23″ walleye at 7:00 p.m. That’s long after most of us have given up and gone home.  I should add, that it was Mike that was the guide for Sara on her first ice fishing venture.

Last night I fishing what would be the normal hours for the local guys; 4:00-6:00 p.m. and caught a nice sauger and a 17″ walleye to keep and released two small walleyes. Water conditions are good, not much current and lots of ice.

Mike Miller 23 inch walleye

Mike with a nice 23″ walleye caught well after dark

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