Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | May 27, 2022

Lake of the Wood Fishing Report

Lake of the Woods Fishing report courtesy of The Woods.

South End Report
Fishing around the Warroad area has really heated up this week with the rising water temperatures. You will now find Walleye in shallow water – less than 15′ in most cases and sometimes as shallow as 5′. Fish are definitely in spawning mode. Dark-colored hair jigs with a shiner have produced the best results the last couple of days. Focus on area’s like South Tip and Twin Islands for the largest concentrations of fish.

NW Angle Report
Fish are starting to move into shallower water up north as well. Focus on rock rubble south-facing shorelines and areas with current for the largest concentrations of Walleye. There are still some reports of big pike being caught as well.

About The Woods Outdoor/Sporting Goods
The Woods is a family-owned and operated full-line sporting goods store. For more than 30 years, they have stayed committed to their customers offering the expertise, products and information needed to make each outdoor or sporting experience extremely enjoyable. When you’re visiting Warroad, MN be sure to stop by their store located at 34480 550 Ave in Warroad.

Northborn™ Days Activities

Northborn Days

The two-day event kicks off with a cowboy-themed birthday party in honor of the park’s namesake and the anniversary of the park itself! This includes a variety of birthday party stations and a free community picnic complete with cotton candy! 

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED…Church of Cash will be on the stage at Northborn™ Music Festival!

Buy your tickets before June 1st and get 25% off gate price! Click here for more details.

DATES: Friday, June 10, 2:00 – 10:00 PM 
Saturday, June 11, 2:00 – 10:00 PM

LOCATION: Allison Park
Lake Street Northeast, Warroad, MN


  • Birthday celebration
  • Misti-fied with Misti Koop 
    Shows at 3 & 5 pm
  • Water games starting at 4 pm
  • Northborn Talent Competition, click here to sign up
  • Movie under the stars


Join us for the second annual Northborn™ Music Festival! An all-day musical affair with bands from across Minnesota set to perform! Featuring Food Trucks, Beer Gardens, and a variety of fun activities throughout the day!!

  • Northborn™ Music Festival
  • Cornhole tournament


Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | May 20, 2022

Lake of the Woods | The Woods Goods Fishing Report

Lake of the Woods Fishing report courtesy of The Woods.

South End Report
“Right now the east side of the lake is having a better bite. There are still some pike in the Warroad river. As waters warm look toward places like south tip and elm point to start to heat up on the west side. We’ve been out of Warroad and are seeing tons of fish but just need a few more degrees of water temp to get them going.

The water is high but you can still launch in Warroad and surrounding areas.

All of the ice is gone and people have started to travel all over the lake. Please be careful as there is still a lot of debris in the water.”

Angle and Beyond
“We’ve heard some good reports and some not so good. As with the south end finding warmer water is key. If you can find water in the low 40s you will find fish and some have yet to spawn. Shallow bays, especially south-facing sand bays, would be a good spot to start. Some nice pike have been caught while walleye fishing. Don’t be surprised to have musky encounters as well but remember that season doesn’t open until June 18th so you must keep them in the water and release as quickly as possible. Trout fishing on LOTW and surrounding lakes has been very good and fish are in shallow.”

About The Woods Outdoor/Sporting Goods
The Woods is a family-owned and operated full-line sporting goods store. For more than 30 years, they have stayed committed to their customers offering the expertise, products and information needed to make each outdoor or sporting experience extremely enjoyable. When you’re visiting Warroad, MN be sure to stop by their store located at 34480 550 Ave in Warroad.

Folk School Warroad

Folk School Warroad is relaunching this summer, with the first events of the season coming up this weekend! With their mission to bring people together and provide learning experiences, deeply rooted in our local history, they are excited about their opening lineup!

Following the Everlasting Sky Art Show held at the Hampton Inn this past weekend, the Folk School is proud to host John KaKayGeesick Sr, Donald Kakaygeesick, Daniel, and Karen Dethmers on May 20-21st, 2022 at their downtown Warroad location. The KakayGeesick name is synonymous with Warroad history, culture, and art. The series will offer three unique events, with members of the KaKayGeesick family.

Activities include individual caricature drawings, an introduction to traditional drumming and singing, KaKayGeesick family History, and traditional Bannock and Fry Bread Tasting.

In addition to presentations, there will be artwork displayed by Donald Kakaygeesick and John Kakaygeesick Sr, as well as photography by Karen Dethmers.

It should be an exciting weekend of tradition that runs deep in the Warroad Community!

These events are FREE, but space is limited so reserve your ticket soon.

Mark your calendars for these fun-filled dates:

May 20, 2022 @ 3-6pm 
Caricatures and Native American Indian Art by John KaKayGeesick Sr.
Click here to register

May 21, 2022 @ 10am-12pm 
Donald KaKayGeesick Presents Family History and Fry Bread for Tasting
Click here to register

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 2-4pm 
Daniel Dethmers Presents on Drumming and Singing Traditions with Bannock to Taste
Click here to register

To learn more visit Be sure to check out our Folk School Warrooad’s Facebook page and Warroad Community Partners Facebook pages to get the latest on Folk School Warroad’s upcoming events and summer calendar.

Folk School Warroad, is a 501c3 non-profit.

A Taste of Warroad 2022

Taste of Warroad

Building upon the success of last year, A Taste of Warroad will take place on Friday, May 20th from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on the River Street NE, overlooking the Warroad River next to Lake of the Woods Brewery. Guests can sample the menus of local eateries and learn more about the unique products and experiences that Warroad has to offer. 

This outdoor market-theme will feature Doug’s Supermarket’s line-up of incredible foods, samples from Bloomin’ Creations and Annie’s Trading Post, and some new-to-Warroad features, like the reveal of the Warroad Liquor Store’s planned renovations and other Warroad redevelopment projects. Guests can enjoy taste testing Warroad favorites while listening to Tess and Friends featuring local musician, Ryan Tessier. Warroad Community Partners will also have a booth set up showcasing events planned for Summer of 2022 and ways to get involved. 

Tickets are $15 per person and can be ordered online at  Tickets purchased in advance will receive a Taste of Warroad coupon book and welcome package. 

The fun doesn’t end when the event is over! Stick around to listen to live music from Get Over It,  a cover band that plays classic rock, blues, country, oldies, and party rock! They will be playing at Lake of the Woods Brewing Company from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. 

Check out the Warroad Community Partners Facebook page or their website to learn more about vendors expected at the 2022 A Taste of Warroad! A Taste of Warroad is brought to you by Warroad Community Partners and the Warroad Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds go to the  Warroad Community Partners, a 501c3 non-profit for the continuation of organizing future community-wide events.