7/4/19 Fishing Report Courtesy of Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

Email received 7/3/2019 from Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau via email to [email protected]
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Fishing Report
South end 
Great limits of walleyes continue both over the mud basin of Big Traverse Bay as well over structure.  Most anchored up and jigging with frozen shiners or leeches.  Drifting spinners with crawlers hot technique as well.  Main depths, 29-32′ with shallow bites happening based on wind and hatches.  Gold mixed with orange, pink or chartreuse strong color choices.
Rainy River
River offering up smorgasbord of species.  Walleyes coming from current breaks and rocky areas..  Trolling crankbaits producing and a good way to locate fish.  Smallies relating to rocks, bridges.  Pike in and adjacent to bays and current breaks.  Sturgeon season opened July 1st for the catch season and reports are good.
NW Angle
Walleye fishing remains excellent.  Anglers finding mayflies and crayfish in the stomachs of walleyes.  Jigging and pulling spinners on and around reefs in 22-28′ all producing walleyes.  Saugers, pike, and perch also in the mix.  Muskie anglers continue to catch fish with some big fish over 50″.
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