Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 5-23-16


With temperatures doubled from the previous weekend, anglers found walleyes very cooperative. Fish are biting, finding the active schools is key. Guides are scattered all over the lake finding fish. Anglers fishing multiple depths up to 28′ on the main basin to find walleyes. Jigs and minnow working best. Colors:  Lake of the Woods signature gold, along with brighter colors such as orange, pink, and chartreuse. Anchoring and vertical jigging producing numerous limits.  Some pulled spinners if the wind was right.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught from 4 mile bay all the way up to Franz Jevne, about 40 miles upstream. Most walleyes caught in 5-15 feet of water. Slowly working a 1/2 ounce gold or bright colored jig and minnow worked best.  Some anglers are catching fish from shore as well.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts and guides continue to find good fish. 20-27 feet of water is producing walleyes of all sizes in both MN and Ontario. 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow has been the ticket.  Lodging, guides, charters, area attractions and more from around the lake at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.

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