Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

Walleye fishing was awesome this past week. Minimal wind and lots of sun allowed anglers to go anywhere and fish any tactic they wished. Drifting with spinners, anchoring and jigging, and downrigging crankbaits all brought fish in.  28-32 feet still holding fish with trophies mixed in. Gold, pink, white, blue, and silver were best colors. A nice bite just outside lighthouse gap in 11-15 feet, many small fish boated to hook into larger keeper fish. Also a nice school 6 miles off of Pine Island.  Scattered schools across the shore to Zippel Bay, Long Point and Arnesen’s. Smallies are hanging out in rocky areas and active.

On the Rainy River, some eyes being boated daily. Many anglers pulling cranks and spinners as top choice to cover water. Bass biting walleye rigs. Sturgeon fishing so-so but many spotted as they come bursting out of the water. Sturgeon “keep” season is now open through Sep. 30.

Up at the NW Angle, fishing in 12-24 feet with orange and gold spinners.  Crawlers have been good along with downrigging with crankbaits. Areas between Little Oak and Oak Island fishing in the mud and rock has been pulling in fish. Many anglers are catching walleye as well as a few bonus slab crappies and jumbo perch. In In Ontario waters, spinners are the preferred tactic in areas with current and close to shore in 15-22 feet. The algae boom and not that much wind resulted in the reefs not producing as well. The muskies picked up a little this week. with lots of muskies sunning in shallow sandy bays.  Resorts, guides, and hot deals at

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