Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | Monday, August 5, 2019
On the south end… Late summer pattern is kicking out good numbers of big walleyes. Lots of trophy fish and personal bests this week. Trolling crankbaits in the basin and drifting with spinners and crawlers both strong methods. Main depths are 30-34′. Some anglers still jigging frozen shiners over mud with success. With stained water of LOW, gold, pink, orange, and chartreuse or a combo of them are all working.
On the Rainy River… Sturgeon anglers reporting some fish of all sizes being caught. Variety of other fish being caught while fishing for sturgeon as well. Reports of some nice walleyes drifting spinners and trolling cranks. Smallmouth bass near rocky areas and bridges.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleye fishing remains great. Fish being targeted in 22 – 29′ of water. Spinners and crawlers has been the go to with gold, pink and orange hot colors. Lots of walleyes eating crayfish currently. Reefs still holding fish. Some nice muskies and pike being caught amongst the islands.
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