Fishing at Jake's Northwest Angle

On Lake of the Woods, you have easy access to Minnesota and Ontario waters. Each boasting its own benefits – Minnesota waters offer larger walleye fishing, but the water is not sheltered. There is a limit of four walleyes per day, along with a limit on the bass/musky fishing. However, there are no bait/alcohol restrictions. On Ontario waters, the waters are more sheltered.

In our part of the lake, the islands are not developed, in fact, 99% of them are public land. Although both bodies of water offer different fishing experiences, we feel people are missing out if they do not buy an Ontario license. Our guided fishing charter almost exclusively fish in the Ontario waters. Until you experience it for yourself, crossing the border to drive to the Angle or to fish in Ontario, it can seem daunting. Don’t worry; we will explain how to do it.

A client of ours from Manitoba said it best when they changed their annual fishing trip (a 5-hour drive north of Winnipeg and then a float plane ride to the cabin) for a trip to our place. While checking out, we asked him what he thought of his vacation. He said, “I don’t know what we’ve been doing! I can come here and fish three times in a season for the price of one trip up there, and for me it’s only a 3 hour drive to Jake’s. The accommodations were better, and the fishing was every bit as good.”

The following chart is a general rule of thumb suggesting best times for the average independent fisherman. If you go with a guide, fishing for any species is more consistent throughout the year.

  Walleye Muskie Smallmouth Northern Crappie
May good n/a good best best
June best good best best best
July best best good good tough
August good good tough tough tough
September best best tough good good

Guided Fishing

Guided Fishing Tour on Lake Of The Woods, MN
The price of our guides starts at $450 per day for up to four anglers. Gas, bait, and the shore lunch are extra. Our all-inclusive guided fishing packages for three nights and two days of fishing start at $457 per person, based on a party of four.  Fuel surcharge will apply to packages if retail cost of fuel exceeds $4.50/gallon.

When you arrive and want to find out the latest information, we will take the time to get you going in the right direction. We want you to catch fish.

Our guides are exceptional anglers, and pride themselves on their ability to find fish. They are also excellent cooks and prepare a shore lunch you will not soon forget. If you prefer to head out on your own, we have excellent lake charts available in our convenience store.

We believe a great guided experience is one of the most important factors for a wonderful fishing vacation. Lake of the Woods boasts great fishing, weather permitting of course. Each of our guides have decades of experience fishing in this great body of water and will stop at nothing to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Even if you are familiar with our area, you will be a better angler after spending a relaxing day with one of our guides.

Your guide will tell you stories, history, and other information that you would never know otherwise. We encourage new people to take a guide out for the first day; they will sit down with you with a map, and get you going in the right direction.


A great guiding experience is the most important factor for a wonderful vacation. LOW has fantastic fishing – but the weather can throw you a curve. That’s when nothing beats local knowledge. Our guiding staff is the best. They each have decades of experience fishing this great body of water. They love their job and enjoy people. Even if you are familiar with our area you will be a better fisherman after spending a relaxing day with one of them on these waters.

Don’t forget about the shore lunch! If you’ve never had a shore lunch – you need to, and for those that know – summer is coming! Fresh fish and shady pine trees, it is a meal you will long for.

You don’t have to worry about anything – its stress free and all taken care of – navigation, May fly hatch, bad weather, understanding the fishing regulations. The guide will tell you stories, history, information picked up that a person would never know otherwise. We really encourage new people to take a guide out for the first day. They will sit down with you with a map, and really get you going in the right direction. We also offer Ice Fishing, click here to learn more.

Cancellation Policy

Please be sure your vacation dates are firm before confirming your reservation as your deposit can only be refunded if cancellation is received in writing 30 days prior to confirmed arrival date. All refunds and transfers are subject to a $25 service charge. No refunds will be given for days lost through early departure or late arrival. Last minute cancellations result in vacancies for us; therefore our policy is firm.