Fishing Report 11.1.2023
On the south end… A very strong bite continues, the fish are there, but a late October snowfall of about 6 inches has halted most fishing.
Good numbers of walleyes and saugers continue targeting big schools of emerald shiners in the lake. 24- 26 feet of water, give or take, has been producing nice limits from Pine Island, Morris Point, Zippel Bay and Long Point.
Jigging with emerald shiners, rainbows or fatheads working well. Emerald shiners are preferred by many as a walleye natural forage. Gold, pink, orange, glow white and red or a combo has been good colors.
A skim of ice showing up in back bays.
On the Rainy River… Shiners continue to run in the Rainy River in good numbers. Nice walleyes being caught for thise willing to brave the weather.
Jigging with emerald shiners has also been catching the majority of fish in the river.
Target depths range from 8 – 24 feet of water depending upon what part of the river you are fishing.
The river is still open and free of ice.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleye fishing finished strong on both sides of the border up at the Angle.
Some harbors and far back bays are making ice and open water fishing is coming to a halt.
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