Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass are secondary on Lake of the Woods, however, there are some anglers who come here to target them and they do have a lot of success.  The anglers that target them are usually the ones that are up here fishing in bass tournaments.  If you follow the tournaments, you will see plenty of anglers catching some nice largemouth bass.  The key is usually to fish shallow if you are targeting largemouth bass.  To live to an old age on this lake, largemouth bass have to be smart and to do that, they need to stay away from the larger pike and muskie.  As a result, largemouth bass will often be found along the shorelines around cover such as weeds, wood and rocks.  Lake of the Woods is home to a much larger smallmouth bass fishery, so don’t be surprised if you end up catching a lot more smallmouth bass if you come here to fish for bass.

We have set up different websites for all the popular regions on Lake of the Woods.  Take a look below to learn more about the fishing in the different parts of Lake of the Woods.

Lake of the Woods Kenora, Ontario – Largemouth Bass Fishing

Kenora, Ontario Fishing

Largemouth bass are secondary here, however, there are anglers here every year who catch some nice largemouth bass.  Some anglers specifically target them in the big Kenora fishing tournament that is held here every year.  If you fish the shorelines, weedy bays and docks, your odds of catching more largemouth bass will go up immensely.  If you fish off the shorelines, you’re not going to find very many largemouth bass if any.

Most anglers will catch largemouth bass while fishing for northern pike in the areas with vegetation.  Don’t plan on consistently catching a bunch of them throughout the lake though.  This is smallmouth bass country.

Lake of the Woods Morson, Ontario – Largemouth Bass Fishing

Morson, Ontario Fishing

Largemouth bass are a secondary species on Lake of the Woods, however, some anglers catch some of them when targeting pike or panfish in the weeds.  Some of the bays with good weed growth will attract largemouth bass.  Don’t be surprised if you run into a few of them, but this is definitely not a destination to come to specifically target them.

Lake of the Woods Nestor Falls, Ontario – Largemouth Bass Fishing

Nestor Falls, Ontario Fishing

Largemouth bass are definitely a secondary species of fish on Lake of the Woods, however, there are some weedy bays where some largemouth bass can be found on this part of the lake.  Don’t expect to find a lot of them, but they do exist and some anglers do report catching them.  The pike anglers are the ones that usually run into some largemouth bass since they will usually be casting a variety of lures around the vegetation in all the bays in this area.

Lake of the Woods Sioux Narrows, Ontario – Largemouth Bass Fishing

Sioux Narrows, Ontario Fishing

Largemouth bass are secondary on Lake of the Woods, however, anglers that fish for bass and pike in the vegetation in this area will report some impressive catches of largemouth bass.  It still isn’t considered a huge numbers destination, but if you know how to target largemouth bass, you should catch some and your odds of running into a bass in the 3 to 4 pound range is pretty good.

Largemouth Bass Fishing Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle

LOTW Northwest Angle Fishing

Largemouth bass are definitely secondary here, however, anglers do catch largemouth bass on Lake of the Woods.  If you are going to catch some of these fish, it will most likely be around a weedy bay with heavy vegetation or around the docks.  If you’re looking to target largemouth bass, this probably isn’t the destination for you, but don’t be surprised if you run into one while fishing for northern pike around the weeds.