Lake of the Woods Fishing Repot 5-9-16

Minnesota fishing opener opens Saturday, May 14 and walleye numbers are exceptional on The Walleye Capital of the World. The opener is traditionally very successful with most anglers jigging with a minnow.  Fish will be found in the Rainy River, 4 Mile Bay and along shorelines and islands across the lake.   Pike fishing this week was great with reports of fish still in the bays.  Using a frozen cisco just off or on bottom worked best.  Trolling crank baits or casting into the shallows with a spoon or spinnerbait is heating up.  The entire lake is free of ice and the walleyes are waiting.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing great this past week.  A potential state record was caught. Sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers, frozen shiners, or frozen ciscos works great.  Fishing deeper holes in the river and still fish on the bottom.  Please take good care of these prehistoric fish by not grabbing gills and supporting weight horizontally vs vertically. Catch and release May 8 – 15.  Season closes

Up at the NW angle, resorts and guides are gearing up for the MN Fishing Opener May 14th which will boast limits of fish.  It’s “Go Time” at LOW.  Lodging, guides, charters, area attractions and more at

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