Fall Fishing Report 10-21-19
On the south end… A fantastic week of fall walleye fishing. Walleyes in good numbers across the south shore of Lake of the Woods. Most popular depths are 14 – 24′. Anchoring up with a jig with frozen shiner is the ticket. Jig colors in gold, pink, glow, orange or a combo of these colors working well. Strong numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. Jumbo perch and pike in the mix. Walleyes also being caught around Knight and Bridges islands and structure off of Long Point and Rocky Point.
On the Rainy River… Strong reports this past week and weekend of good numbers of walleyes along with some big walleyes taken. Fish in spots with current breaks from mouth of river to Birchdale. There is still a strong current and fish are congregating in areas with current breaks, often closer to shore, behind points or holes in river. 7-16′ a good start depending upon the spot. Very good reports this week. Have jigs up to 1.5 oz if in the main channel, lighter jigs in slack water. Many personal best walleyes and sturgeon this week.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleyes in traditional fall spots. Neck down areas, points and mouths of bays continue to hold good fish. Jigging continues to be the go to method. Big black crappie and jumbo perch bite happening also. Traditional fall muskie bite continues strong, lots of fish boated. A complete list of lodging and fishing options available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/