5/8/2019 Fishing Report courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Courtesy of -Lake of the Woods Tourism <[email protected]>
Wed 5/8/2019 5:32 PM – [email protected]
Fishing Report
South end 
  • Walleye season opens Saturday, May 11th.
  • As of Monday, May 6th on the main basin, miles of open water with some ice patches still floating around.
  • Walleye and sauger populations strong, thus good opener expected.
  • Go to will be jig and frozen shiner.
  • Pike and sturgeon seasons are open and the reports are excellent.
  • Numerous trophy class pike being caught.
  • All pike 30-40″ must be returned with a 3 fish limit and one over 40″.
Rainy River
  • Sturgeon and pike fishing has been excellent.
  • The go-to presentation for sturgeon a 4-6 ounce no roll sinker, sturgeon rig and a few nightcrawlers or combo crawlers and frozen emerald shiners.
  • Pike being caught in shallow bays.
  • With cold water temps, opening day on the river is expected to be good walleye fishing.
  •  With stronger than normal current, bring heavy jigs if jigging.
NW Angle
  • Mainly open water areas with some ice chunks.
  • A bit of boating activity this week as open water increased.
  • Resorts getting ready for May 11th opener.
  • Most will be using a jig and minnow adjacent shoreline structure, points and neck down areas.