On the south end… The deep summer “Dog Days” patterns for walleyes are in full swing producing excellent fishing. As a rule, the big walleyes are hanging out on the deep mud in 30 – 34′ of water. Two main techniques, drifting or trolling spinners with crawlers or leeches at about 1.0 – 1.25 MPH. Hammered gold, hammered silver and glow white are good starting colors. The second technique is trolling crankbaits through various schools of walleyes over the deep mud. Switch colors often but some starters, pink uv firetiger, chrome / blue, firetiger, and gold. Some walleyes are still being caught shallow based on forage opportunities. Different schools taking advantage of current conditions in different areas. Watch electronics and go fishing!
On the Rainy River… Walleyes scattered on flats and in deeper holes. Trolling crankbaits and covering water effective. Sturgeon living in deep holes throughout river. Smallmouth bass and pike active around current breaks, rocky areas and weed edges.
Up at the NW Angle… Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake staying and fishing in MN waters. There are shuttle services available and fishing for multi species has been excellent. Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for options.
Good walleye fishing continues north of Garden Island, around Little Oak Island and areas north and east of Little Oak with deeper mud. Spinners with a crawler or trolling crankbaits both producing good numbers of walleyes. Pike and muskies in deep bays and rocky points. Smallmouth bass in 4 – 14′ in rocky areas reacting well to crankbaits.
Received 8/5/2020 to [email protected]