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Lake of the Woods
From Ruperts Resort & Campground
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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Open April 26th to September 30 th 2019
Walleye caught during DNR survey last fall
Largemouth bass caught January 2019
Mikes largemouth caught Feb 21, 2019
Vic's walleye caught last winter.
There was a lot of activity on the lake this weekend. We were having a Steve Bollman memorial fishing tournament at the north end of the lake and at the south end was another fishing group. Our contest was longest fish takes all. Not many fish were caught only 3 channel cats and a few other pan fish and a undersized walleye. The winner with a 28 inch channel is pictured above. I heard at the south end of the lake they had a little better luck. With more then 5 channel cats caught and a 28 inch walleye. It appeared they were fishing in the middle of the lake between the public access site and dollar bar. The Bremen Conservation club held there annual ice fishing Derby last weekend on February 23rd. The day started out with most of the anglers fishing the cat fish hole by dollar bar. It looked like a scene from Grumpy Old men, There were so many huts set up in the same area. I am sure they were thinking that the best bet on winning the contest would be to target cat fish like the winners a few years ago did when 21 cat fish were caught by 1 angler, however this was not the case this year. Only a few channel cat, white bass and walleye were caught this year. We fished the lake prior to the contest and checked out previous known fishing holes including the cat fish hole, around the sand bar, and in front of the beach, non of which were producing very many fish so we decided to go where we have been having the most luck this year and late season last year, which was fishing the shallow waters at the north end of the lake where we had been catching nice big blue gills, large mouth bass and walleyes. This prove to be the way to go because Vicky Rupert, took 1st place with a total of 154 inches of fish. She also won in the species category for largest blue gill which was 10 inches. She is the one to the right in the picture below and Mike Nemeth, pictured to the left took 3rd place with 148 inches of fish. I am the one in the middle, unfortunately I did not place but contributed to the amount of fish shown in the sled. We caught mostly blue gill, but we did have a few crappies, a sun fish and I caught a 14 inch walleye that I had to throw back because of the size limit change to 16 inches in our area. By the end of the day the anglers were hearing that we were catching fish at the north end and we were getting surrounded by anglers on the last few hours of the competition, but by this point it was to late for them to catch up.
Steve Bollman memorial fishing derby 3/3/19