Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 5-31-16

Mother Nature offered many different weather conditions this weekend for anglers but the fish didn’t seem to mind. Fish still seem to be scattered around the lake but the reefs are picking up. Depths to key in on are 7-14’ and 20-27’. Anglers are using many tactics to catch fish with all of them being successful. Tactics that are working include slow drift or anchoring and jigging with a minnow, pulling spinners with leeches or crawlers, or crank baits. Colors that seem best are gold, and bright colors such as orange, chartreuse, or pink.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are still being reeled in up to 40 miles upstream. Key depth is 5-15 feet of water. Bright colored jigs tipped with a minor working best. Some being caught on crankbaits.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts and guides continue to find eater and picture fish. 20-27 feet of water is producing walleyes of all sizes by pulling spinners or crawler harnesses. 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow has been the ticket in 10-20 feet of water. In Canada working adjacent to deep water is producing good fish in 12-24 feet.  Lodging, guides, charters, area attractions and more from around the lake at

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