Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

Strong bite continues both bait fishing and trolling crankbaits. Resorts jig fishing, drifting spinners and downrigging with crankbaits. Schools of fish in the basin in 28-32 feet giving up good numbers of 16-18 inch walleyes. Garden Island and 9-12 miles off of Pine Island are holding fish. Some big headed eyes mixed in as well. Gold, silver and white have been strong. Water temp is 77 degrees.

On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught jigging and pulling crankbaits.  Trolling this time of year is a great way to locate fish and catch multi-species.  Nice pods of river walleyes available.  Water clarity has improved.  Sturgeon “keep” season is now open through Sep. 30 and sturgeon have been active.

Up at the NW Angle, Deep water mud is the way to go using spinners and bottom bouncers with crawlers, or trolling crankbaits.  The areas around Four Blocks and around Little Oak have held good fish. Gold, pink and orange are top colors.  On the Ontario walleyes relating to off shore structure and deep mud. Spinners have been the most productive. The water temp is 74 degrees. Many nice sized fish have been boated and everyone has been going home with their limits! The Muskie action was mixed this past week.  Good reports burning bucktails over cabbage and rocks. Resorts, guides, directions and local events at

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