Fishing Report 5.23.2022

On the south end…  A great week of walleye fishing with good numbers of fish and some big walleyes and pike caught as well.

Most anglers are finding walleyes vertical jigging.  A jig and emerald shiner or fathead did the trick.  With the naturally “stained” waters of LOW, gold, glow, pink, orange, chartreuse or a combo of these colors works well.

Some anglers catching good numbers of walleyes trolling crankbaits over shallow sand, 5 – 12′ of water.  Regardless of what technique, a lot of good fish on shallow sand this week.

Walleyes are being caught in 3 – 31 feet of water.  Some walleyes are still spawning while others are well past that point.  Different things are happening depending upon what part of the lake, bay or river you are fishing. 

A mixed bag for walleye anglers including walleyes, sauger, pike, perch, and sturgeon.  fishing for walleye

On the Rainy River   The river has a lot of current with the dam wide open and high water levels.

Typical spots in the main channel are still tough to fish due to high current.  Finding current breaks adjacent to shorelines or the mouth of bays has been productive for those fishing the river.  Once you find fish, there are normally good numbers.

Sturgeon fishing is closed until July 1st.  July 1 – Sep 30 is a sturgeon keep season with one fish per calendar year 45″ – 50″ or over 75″.

Up at the NW Angle…  A great jig continues.  Fish are being found in various depths from 5′ –  30′.  Shoreline structure, neckdown areas and on some shallow flats are producing fish.

Again, a jig and minnow was by far the most common method vertically jigged below the boat.  Trolling crankbaits over 5′ – 12′ over shallow flats or sand has been productive.

Various ways to travel to the Angle.

1.  Drive through Canada to the Angle  (must be vaccinated, no covid test required)

2.  LOW Passenger Service (charter boat service across the lake avoiding customs)

3.  Lake Country Air.(fly from various Midwest locations to LOW and NW Angle)

4.  Take your own boat.  (Safety first, this is a 40 mile ride over big water)

A complete list of lodging, guide and charter boat trips at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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