On the south end… Some excellent walleye fishing this week. Guides did a nice job of being versatile a couple of days when the wind really blew. Jigging with a live fathead minnow or frozen shiner vertically jigged in 14-29 feet of water has been the ticket for most walleye anglers.
Never discount trolling. Some good reports of trolling crankbaits with very good results. A great way to cover water where walleyes are living. Mix up cranks with different shapes, sizes, wobbles and colors until you get dialed in. Good to have everyone in the boat with a different lure to start out.
Some popular crankbait colors to start out with… pink UV Firetiger, Firetiger, chrome / blue, gold / orange.
More big pike surprised unsuspecting walleye anglers this week. When you get hooked up, hang on!
On the Rainy River… Some nice walleyes are being caught up and down the river in 8-15 feet of water. A nice alternative to the lake for smaller boats and big blow days.
Most anglers jigging with a minnow. Spinners with crawlers and crankbaits are also a good option to cover water. The river offers many species of fish in a setting second to none.
Sturgeon season opens again July 1st. Summer sturgeon fishing doesn’t get attention due to walleyes but it is productive and fun.
Up at the NW Angle… Great walleye fishing continues around the Angle. Fish coming from 13-20 feet of water. Anchored around neck down areas with a bit of current, points and around shoreline structure producing nice fish.
Most anglers jigging with a minnow. Gold / chartreuse is a good color this week. Gold, glow colors and brighter colors in the stained waters are a solid choice.
With the Canada border still closed, there are many ways to get up to the Angle.
1. The LOW Passenger Service, charter boat shuttle service from the south end, is open and running. 2. If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option. 3. And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service out of Baudette and other locations.