Lake of the Woods Fishing Report October 15, 2018

On the main basin… As water temps approach mid 40’s, walleye anglers reporting strong fall bite. Good fish caught despite a lot of precipitation this past week. Clear weather in forecast. Walleyes staging at various south shore locations in 20-29′. Jig and frozen shiner the ticket. Anchor up and jig with gold, glow red, or gold/orange. Fish are very active.

On the Rainy River… Strong walleye activity continues. Jig and frozen shiners continue to be go to method with some anglers also trolling crankbaits. Shiner run has slowed for the moment but good numbers of walleyes in river. Sturgeon have the feed bag on. The sturgeon catch and release season goes though April 23, 2019. The bite is on!

Up at the NW Angle… Fishing continues to be excellent. Limits of walleyes being caught in 14 – 25′. Jigging still producing. Look for areas of current in neck down areas and outside of bays. Fall crappie bite continues strong. Big pike are making their presence felt, like it or not! Muskie trollers boating and releasing good numbers of fish. The best fall fishing is yet to come!

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