On the south end… Good walleye reports from a variety of different areas of the lake. Most anglers report sorting through walleyes in a variety of sizes to catch eaters and big fish. Anchored up and jigging with a minnow in 7 – 26′ of water has been the goto. Pink, gold, glow and orange jigs working well. Lighthouse gap, Morris Point Gap, Zippel Bay, Long Point and Knight and Bridges Islands are some areas reporting nice walleyes. Pike being caught by walleye anglers but also active in bays and shallow shorelines for those targeting them.
On the Rainy River… An interesting fall on the river. Good shiner run but low current. Some anglers say slow fishing compared to past falls. Others report excellent fishing but you have to work for them. Move around to different spots or even trailer to different sections of the river until you find fish. Best depths range from 7-24′. Jigging with shiners on current breaks and in holes or trolling crankbaits over flats where fish are spread still pulling some fish. A sturgeon rig with crawlers and shiners in deep holes still catching lake sturgeon.
Up at the NW Angle…
Parts of the Angle are icing up. For those still fishing on the open water, a jig and a minnow on points and areas with current in 13′-26′ has fared well. Gold, pink, and glow colors great choices. Reports of some big predators (pike and muskies) being caught as ice up is close. A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging
Last modified: 11/06/2020