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Minnesota - Specific Areas => Lake Of The Woods- Rainy River- Rainy Lake => Topic started by: lakeofthewoodsmn on June 10, 2019, 04:24:59 PM

Title: Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | 6.10.2019
Post by: lakeofthewoodsmn on June 10, 2019, 04:24:59 PM
On the south end...  Summer limits of walleyes and saugers with mixed in big fish.  Plenty of fish to eat and take home.  Most walleyes coming from 24-32'.  Various techniques working as water warms including anchored up and jigging, drifting with spinners and pulling crankbaits.  Resorts finding fish all over lake.  From Pine Island to Knight and Bridges Islands, north of Garden Island, Zippel Bay, and Long Point.  Some walleyes found shallow when wind is right or bait prevalent.  Gold, pink, glow and orange good starting points.   

On the Rainy River...  River offering mixed bag, nice options.  Walleyes and saugers being caught in go to areas such as holes, current breaks and sand riffs.  Trolling shad raps a good technique to find fish.  Smallmouth bass relating to rocks, bridges.  Pike in and adjacent to bays and current breaks with spinner baits a good choice, especially around weeds.  Sturgeon season opens July 1st for the catch season again.

Up at the NW Angle...  Walleye fishing strong on both sides of the border.  Anglers in MN finding walleyes in 18-26' with various shallow bites popping up.  Spinners with minnow or crawler heating up.  In Ontario, walleyes in 22 - 26' with most anglers jigging with minnows.  Parakeet, pink and white and orange strong colors.  Lot of fish.  Saugers, pike, perch and bass also in the mix.  Muskies open June 15th in both MN and LOW Ontario.