Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | 4.8.2019

South End
  • Good walleye and pike reports for the first week of April. 
  • Most have put away their ice fishing gear and are focused on the open water and the great bite on the Rainy River. 
  • Back bays will be open soon and big pike will be the target. 
  • Walleyes open through April 14, pike season open continuous.

Rainy River

  • An incredible week of open water walleye and sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River.  
  • Boat ramps open from Baudette to Birchdale.
  • Open water on the river in front of resorts at Wheeler’s Point– access predicted to open any day.
  • Several big fish being caught. 
  • Jigging with a minnow or plastic working well. 
  • Some trolling crankbaits with success.  
  • Lots of sturgeon.
  • Water clarity still good.
  • Remember, catch and release only for walleyes through April 14.
  • Catch and release for sturgeon through April 23rd with the keep season starting April 24th.

NW Angle

  • A few anglers still ice fishing
  • Walleyes coming from 14-22′. 
  • Evening bite in MN on fire. 
  • Some big pike being caught as well. 
  • This time of year, call ahead to resort for daily info and ice conditions. 
  • Ice is deteriorating quickly.

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