Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | Monday, May 13, 2019

South End
  • Walleye season opened with great success. 
  • Limits of walleyes and saugers plus some big walleyes were found in the river, Four Mile Bay, main basin of the lake. 
  • Most reported limits, some in a couple of hours.
  • The go-to presentation was a jig and minnow. 
  • Reports of fish in varying depths, but 18-25′ was best. 

 Rainy River

  •  The focus shifted Saturday from sturgeon to walleyes.
  • As predicted, good numbers of walleyes still in the river and the bite was good. 
  • Best action was between Baudette and the Wheeler’s Point area. 
  • Good numbers of walleyes also reported in Four Mile Bay. 
  • A brightly colored jig and frozen shiner hard to beat.  Strong current in river, thus anglers up-sized jigs. 
  •  Sturgeon are active and open through May 15th.  May 16 – June 30, the season closes and opens again July 1st.

 NW Angle

  • Anglers boated around a few lingering ice chunks to find walleyes. 
  • The best bite was a jig and minnow adjacent to shoreline structure, points and neck down areas. 
  • Evening bite was best. 
  • Saugers, pike and perch were also in the mix. 


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