Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 6-20-16

Fishing is in full swing.  Numerous weather systems moved through this past week but anglers were still on fish.  The fishing has remained steady with pulling spinners working the best.  8-17 feet while pulling spinners tipped with a crawler or leech on south shore and islands was productive. Jigging with a minnow on reefs in 15-30 feet is also producing walleyes. Different schools of walleye keying in on a variety of bait.  Gold and silver jigs and spinners were best. Trolling crankbaits in the shallows evenings producing active walleyes and pike.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught near the mouth of the river and into four mile bay. Although the river fishing slowed temporarily with all the rain some fish are still being caught. Jig and minnow remains best option for catching walleyes. Most anglers fishing the lake.  Smallmouth bass consistent.

Up at the NW Angle, Resorts and guides are finding walleyes in 6′ to 30′ targeting areas with current or closer to shore for the mayfly hatch. Pulling spinners tipped with a minnow, crawler or leech or 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow is the ticket. Muskie season has begun with vengeance.  Numerous “skies” caught and released.  With 14,552 islands, big muskies are prevalent!  Lodging, guides, and charters at

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