Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 10/5/15

Cooling waters bringing walleyes towards the South Shore and Rainy River. Jigging or drifting with spinners the preferred method tipped with a minnow. Gold or orange hot colors. Try areas of Pine Island, Graceton Beach, Zippel Bay, Lemm’s Reef and Archie’s Reef 20-26 feet. Some still headed to Knight, Bridges and Garden Islands in 25-31 feet. Evening hours showing results in shallower water in gaps, Zippel Rock and Long Point area.

On the Rainy River, mornings and evenings hot! Shiner run bringing walleyes up river. Try 16-18 feet jigging or drifting during windier days. Pink, Orange, and gold hot colors tipped with minnow. Areas of Wheeler’s Point, Wabanica Bay, and Baudette Airport best. October 1st started catch and release season for lake sturgeon. Use a circle hook with a gob of crawlers and minnows.

Up at the NW Angle, walleyes in a range of depth 15-26 feet jigging. Areas with current off deep holes best near Little Oak, Soldier’s Point, and NW Point east of Garden Island. On the Ontario side, Johnson’s Passage producing. Muskie run heating up. Trolling best in 12-16 feet off points with current using jerk baits. Crappie bite near Falcon Island is ON jigging using gold/pink.

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