On the south end… Late fall walleye fishing continues for those willing to dress up in warm gear and fish. The south shore of Lake of the Woods continues to hold good numbers of walleyes and saugers. These walleyes will remain through ice up. Anchoring up with a jig with frozen shiner is still the best method. Nice mix of walleyes and saugers for those few out on the water. Some small chunks of ice starting to appear. Small bays and some harbors iced up.
On the Rainy River… The river was good this past week, with numbers of walleyes. Not the numbers of trophy walleyes as the week before. Fish caught in spots with current breaks mainly jigging with minnows or in some cases, plastics. There is still a strong current. 7-16′ a good start depending upon the spot. 3/4 oz to 1 oz jigs the most common with strong current and higher water. Small back bays icing up.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleyes fishing remains good but few anglers on the water. Fish are staged in traditional fall spots. Most looking ahead to ice fishing. Jig and minnow still effective and the go to. Muskie bite has been great all fall.
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