Lake of the Woods Fishing Report 7-5-16

Excellent fishing continued through the holiday weekend. Pulling spinners, jigging, and pulling cranks all worked.  10-19 feet while pulling spinners tipped with a crawler or leech.  Anchoring and jigging with a minnow on reefs in 15-30 feet is also producing some eyes. Schools of fish in the middle of the lake in 28-32 feet being targeted by jiggers and crankbaiters alike. Gold and silver have been strong.

On the Rainy River, some walleyes are being caught near the mouth of the river and into four mile bay. Water clarity has improved from previous weeks. Jig and minnow remains best option for catching walleyes. Most anglers fishing the lake.  Great smallmouth bass fishing up and down the river.  Sturgeon “keep” season is now open through Sep. 30th.

Up at the NW Angle, resorts and guides are finding walleyes jigging with gold, pink and orange jigs in 24 to 30 feet of water around deep water humps, points and rock piles.  On the MN side, Little Oak, Crowduck and the south side of Oak Island producing nice walleyes.  Pulling spinners or crankbaits also working well. On the Canadian side, musky action continues to improve as water temps reach the 70’s.   Target cabbage and rock piles with bucktails and topwater baits.  Smallie and pike action strong.  Resorts, guides, and local events at

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