On the south end… An excellent week of walleye fishing. Great to have charter boats running again. Best success in 13-28 feet of water. Anchored up and vertical jigging on structure areas very effective. Drifting or trolling crawler harnesses effective this week on flats or basin areas. Spinners cover water when fish are spread out and not stacked. Gold / pink / orange / glow all working well. Most anglers catching limits of eaters. Larger walleyes are also being caught in good numbers. Nice pike and jumbo being caught while walleye fishing.
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, spinners and crankbaits catching some fish this week. Smallmouth bass in typical areas with rock and current breaks. Pike in bay mouths and current breaks. The sturgeon season opens July 1st.
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 around the Angle continues to be excellent. Walleyes are still being caught on 5-7′ flats with snelled spinners and crankbaits. Jigging rocky points in 10 – 20 feet of water where fish are schooled tight effective. Good numbers of walleyes caught this week on flat areas between 10 – 20 feet covering water with spinners tipped with a minnow or half crawler.
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