On the south end… A very successful week for Lake of the Woods anglers. Great walleye fishing continues with best success in 17-28 feet of water, with walleyes also being caught shallower. A number of areas along the south shore from Pine Island, Morris Point, Zippel Bay, Long Point and Rocky Point are producing. Knight / Bridges Island area also still holds good numbers and size of fish. Anchored up and vertical jigging, drifting crawler harnesses and pulling crankbaits all working. Gold / pink / orange / glow all working well. A nice mix of eaters, slot fish to be released between 19.5″ and 28″ and a good number of trophies over 28″. As last week, big pike and jumbo in the mix.
On the Rainy River… Most walleyes are being targeted and caught in the lake. There is always a population of resident walleyes that live in the river. Best depth is 12-24′. Jigs and minnows working the best however trolling a crankbait and covering water is also effective. Smallmouth bass near rocky structure. Good pike hanging in and adjacent to bays. The sturgeon season is closed until July 1st when the season re-opens.
Up at the NW Angle… Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake and stay in MN waters. Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for options.
Fishing continues to be excellent. Walleyes being caught on 5-7′ flats with snelled spinners and crankbaits as well as jigging rocky points in 10 – 20 feet of water. Walleyes being caught in many different areas on the Minnesota side. Pike in bays and creek mouths. Water temps 55-57 degrees.