Lake of the Woods Fishing Report October 8, 2018
On the main basin… Good fall walleye fishing continues. Water a bit stirred up on south shore this past week starting to settle. Walleyes and shiners are staging out front in 20-29′. Various spots along south shore of lake producing, fall pattern kicking in. Jigs and frozen shiners working best. Anchor up and jig with gold, glow red, or gold/orange. Nice numbers of fish coming in.
On the Rainy River… Walleye activity strong with some big fish showing up in the river. Anglers reporting success jigging with a 3/8 or 1/2 ounce jig and frozen shiner. More walleyes continue to enter river from lake. Four Mile Bay had good bite, best in morning. Sturgeon have the feed bag on. Strong activity continues with some 60″+ fish boated. The bite is on!
Up at the NW Angle… Fishing continues to be excellent. Limits of walleyes being caught on rocky bays and adjacent reefs. 17 – 25′. Jigging still producing. Look for pinch points and areas of current and outside of bays. Crappie activity strong, suspended over mud bottom in 24-28′. Muskie trolling off to a great start and only getting better as water temps reach high 40’s. A complete list of lodging, packages, guides and fishing info available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging