Daily Catch

Daily Catch

Daily Catch

Let’s face it – you choose to stay at the Rod & Reel Resort – but you really come to fish!  Here is what you are all looking forward to.

 

  • Walleye – the most sought-after fish on Lake of the Woods. Known for it’s taste, walleyes are delicious table fare and are enjoyed at fish fries and shore lunch around the lake.
  • Sauger – sometimes called the “sand pike,” is a relative of the walleye. A bit smaller and colored a bit differently, saugers add nicely to a day’s catch. Like the walleye, delicious table fare.
  • Northern Pike – An exciting fish to catch that is also very plentiful at Lake of the Woods. Many trophies are caught with many fish over 20 lbs. Also good table fare as long as you remove the “Y” bones.
  • Yellow Perch – Smaller cousin of the walleye is good to eat. Jumbo perch swim our waters and are a bonus for the fry pan.
  • Muskellunge (Muskie) – The waters around Sioux Narrows are well known as one of the premier areas in the world to catch not only numbers of fish, but trophy fish. Muskies are at the top of the food chain and exceed 50 lbs.
  • Crappies – A delicious and fun to catch panfish found in the back bays Spring and Fall and schooled up suspended over deeper water in the warmer months.
  • Largemouth Bass – Located in bays and around weed growth. Not heavily targeted, anglers who fish for them are typically pleased.  Don’t ask me where to catch them…I am mystified.
  • Smallmouth Bass – Very prevalent throughout the entire lake and one of the strongest fish for its weight. “Bronzebacks” offer exciting fishing and a great fight.
  • Burbot (Eelpout) – Primarily caught in the winter months, this fish is dormant in the summer. Anglers have learned about the delicious meat considered by many as “Poor man’s lobster”. The meat is cubed and boiled in salt water or Seven Up and served with drawn butter. It is also the fish most commonly used in fish oil vitamins.
  • Whitefish – Often confused with the tulibee, this fish has a nice white meat – delicious smoked or in a boil.
  • Tulibee – These fish swim in abundance in the big lake and are often enjoyed “smoked” by anglers due to their oily flesh.