Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | Monday, July 8, 2019
On the south end… Walleye fishing is excellent. Healthy mix of eaters (under 19.5″), slots (19.5 – 28″) and overs (28″+). Jigging with frozen shiners or leeches super effective. Drifting spinners with crawlers also producing nice walleyes. Main depths are still 29-32′. Gold mixed with orange, pink or chartreuse strong color choices. Some walleyes coming on crankbaits.
On the Rainy River… Sturgeon keep season July 1st – Sep 30. 1 per calendar year 45-50″ or over 75″. Positive reports from sturgeon anglers. Walleyes relating to holes in river, current seams. Smallies in rocky areas, weed beds and bridges. Pike on edge of weed beds. 42 miles of navigable river.
Up at the NW Angle… Walleye fishing remains excellent. Mayfly hatch nearing end. Drifting spinners west of Little Oak producing combo of eaters and slots. Jigging and pulling spinners on and around reefs in 13-20′ and around islands producing walleyes in Ontario. Smallmouth bass being taken on cranks and spinnerbaits over rocks. Big muskies caught and released this week.
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