Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing report received 8.4.22 to [email protected]
On the south end… Summer walleye fishing remains excellent with limits of walleyes and saugers common. Lake levels are slowly dropping and boat ramps are open.
Nice pods of eater walleyes in 12-20′ in front of Pine Island near both the Lighthouse and Morris Point gaps. Most anglers using spinners and cranks.
Deep mud in 28 – 34′ holding good numbers of walleyes as is common this time of year. Jigging with a frozen shiner or fathead is still working well. Drifting spinners with crawlers and trolling crankbaits producing also. Some anglers jig in the morning and switch to spinners or cranks come afternoon.
Reefs are holding nice numbers of walleyes. Anchor up and jig or pull spinners.
On the Rainy River… Good summer fishing continues on the Rainy River. With decent current, current breaks are still holding fish.
Sturgeon anglers are reporting good numbers of fish. A 4 ounce weight combined with a sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers has been the set up.
Big pike are feeding in bays and feeder rivers. Smallies around rocks, current breaks, bays and bridges.
Up at the NW Angle… Fishing has been great. A mixed bag up at the Angle, with most targeting walleyes. Jigging and pulling spinners have been the go to methods.
Areas such as reefs, neck down areas with moving water and points holding fish have been best. Good numbers of walleyes on mud flats, often spread out but often in good numbers. East of Little Oak Island in the deep mud has been holding nice walleyes.
Muskie anglers continue to catch good numbers of fish casting shoreline structure.
Various ways to travel to the Angle.
- Drive through Canada to the Angle (must be vaccinated, no covid test required)
- LOW Passenger Service (charter boat service across the lake avoiding customs)
- Lake Country Air.(fly from various Midwest locations to LOW and NW Angle)
- Take your own boat. (Safety first, this is a 40 mile ride over big water)
Lake of the Woods Tourism · PO Box 518 · Baudette · Minnesota · 56623