Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | 5.6.2019

South End

  • Walleye season opens Saturday, May 11th. 
  • As of Monday, May 6th on the main basin, miles of open water with some ice patches still floating around. 
  • Walleye and sauger populations strong, thus good opener expected. 
  • Go to will be jig and frozen shiner. 
  • Pike and sturgeon seasons are open and the reports are excellent. 
  • Numerous trophy class pike being caught. 
  • All pike 30-40″ must be returned with a 3 fish limit and one over 40″.

Rainy River

  • Sturgeon and pike fishing has been excellent.
  • The go-to presentation for sturgeon a 4-6 ounce no roll sinker, sturgeon rig and a few nightcrawlers or combo crawlers and frozen emerald shiners.
  • Pike being caught in shallow bays.
  • With cold water temps, opening day on the river is expected to be good walleye fishing.
  •  With stronger than normal current, bring heavy jigs if jigging.

 NW Angle

  • Mainly open water areas with some ice chunks. 
  • A bit of boating activity this week as open water increased. 
  • Resorts getting ready for May 11th opener. 
  • Most will be using a jig and minnow adjacent shoreline structure, points and neck down areas. 


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