Fishing Report 7.12.2021
On the south end… Another really good week of summer walleye fishing. Walleyes are being found in many areas but most are targeting deep mud in 30 – 34′ of water.
A nice mix of eaters, slots and quite a few trophy walleyes over 28 inches caught this week. Spinners with crawlers / leeches or trolling crankbaits have been the most effective techniques.
Good spinner blade colors to start with are hammered gold, red / white, gold / glow, pink, orange or chartreuse.
Crankbait colors, pink UV firetiger, chrome / blue, firetiger. It is good to start with different colors / shapes / action of cranks when fishing with other anglers and let the walleyes tell you that day what they want.
On the Rainy River… The river produces a mixed bag of fish during the summer months. Walleyes, saugers, smallmouth, pike and sturgeon are all available.
If targeting walleyes, holes, current breaks, rock piles and weed edges can all hold fish. Pull spinners or troll cranks to find fish.
The sturgeon “keep” season opened July 1st and is open through Sep. 30. Catch and release Oct 1 – April 23, 2022.
Up at the NW Angle… Lots of walleyes being caught. Some fish over the mud, others hanging around structure and a few in shallow rocks eating crayfish.
Anchoring up with jigs and minnows or leeches on structure is still effective if fish are present. Most anglers drifting spinners and crawlers over deep mud areas. Trolling crankbaits continues to be effective.
With the Canada border still closed, there are a few ways to get up to the Angle.
1. The LOW Passenger Service, charter boat shuttle service from the south end, is open and running. 2. If you have the right boat and expertise, boating across is an option. 3. And finally, Lake Country Air flying service, a float plane service from the south end of the lake.
A complete list of lodging and fishing packages around LOW at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/