Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | Monday, August 26 2019

On the south end… Nice weather with some hints of fall in the air. Coincidence or not, there is a big school of walleyes in 30′ of water in front of the Lighthouse Gap as we enter September. Pods of walleyes throughout the basin and various reefs. Fishing has been great this week with trolling crankbaits and drifting with spinners and crawlers in the main basin producing well. Main depths are 29-34′. Some anglers starting to anchor up and jig again which will become more effective as the water cools. The pattern is shaping up for a great fall.
On the Rainy River… Some discussion this week of schools of bait entering the river. Not sure they are shiners yet, but the start of a fall pattern being noticed which draws walleyes up the river. Typically, emerald shiners start running in September. Walleyes, sturgeon, bass and pike in the mix with river anglers this week.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleye fishing consistent. Fish being targeted in 18 – 27′ of water over mud adjacent to structure and in funnel areas between islands. Spinners with crawlers or minnows are still the go-to presentation. Perch and crappie bite picking up. Muskie anglers showing nice fish on social media. Water temp, 70 degrees.
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