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“Pay It Forward” on Midwest Outdoors TV this weekend

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  • March 24, 2015
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Smoked Sturgeon

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Easy Smoked Sturgeon Recipe Sturgeon flesh isn’t like fish. It’s more like meat. Very white meat....

Spring Rainy River Fishing Ramping Up

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For over a week, anglers have been fishing the open waters of the Rainy River.  Most of...
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Lake of the Woods, Minnesota

The Walleye Capital of the World™

Welcome to the official website of Lake of the Woods, Minnesota! The stunning international waters of Lake of the Woods and Rainy River provide some of the best fishing in the world. Anglers flock here year-round in search of that elusive record catch.

The waters near the Northwest Angle & Islands are home to a variety and volume of fish. Walleye and muskie are king here, but exceptional smallmouth bass, northern pike and crappie fishing can be found, too.

The South Shore is home to trophy walleye and northern. During the winter months, anglers can ice fish to their hearts’ content for walleye and sauger during the day or all night long in comfortable condos. Or they can add variety by checking out the hot northern pike action in tip-up and spearing houses.

The Rainy River, which meanders between Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods, forms a natural boundary between the U.S. and Canada. In the winter, the river holds ice fishermen in toasty houses, while spring heralds a fishing frenzy for pre-spawn walleyes near Franz Jevne State Park.

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