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49° 5' 56.5764" N, 94° 57' 7.5132" W
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Stained

The fall bite is on!  Great fishing continues in 15-25 feet of water with a jig and a minnow all along south shore, Pine Island, Long Point, Zippel Bay and up north near Knight and Bridges and NW Point. In many cases, sort through fish to get keepers.  Bright colors or gold tipped with a frozen or live shiner. Schools of jumbo perch along south shore mixed in with walleye and saugers. Big pike active in bays.

The Rainy River walleye fishing is going well.  Anywhere from Four Mile Bay all the way up to Birchdale eyes are being caught in good numbers. Jig and a shiner doing well as is pulling crankbaits. Pink, gold and glow.  15-25' of water.  Mornings / evenings best.  Many anglers who find walleyes switching to sturgeon with many caught and released.


Up at the Northwest Angle, walleyes in 18 to 30 feet.  Jigging the preferred method. Gold, pink and green tipped with minnows have been hot. Areas to check out are the gap between Oak and Flag Islands and the South side of Oak and Hay Islands. On the Ontario Side, crappie action strong bringing in quite a few nice slabs! Look for deep points off Islands 30 feet or more and places where sunken trees and timber are present. Use electronics to locate schools of fish, then use a jig and minnow or plastic combo to put slabs in the boat. Walleyes have been putting on the feed bags this week! Depths of 15 to 25 feet have been best with a jig and minnow combo being the best producer. Musky anglers pulling large crankbaits with success. Resorts and guides at LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Just like that another fall weekend goes by. Walleyes and saugers have the feed bag on! 15-25 feet of water with a jig and a minnow is the ticket. Hot colors are bright colors especially when its cloudy. Fish are being caught across the south shore with a good mix of charter and personal boats enjoying the hot fall fishing. Heading north has yielded many fish as well near Hay Island and NW Point. Schools of jumbo perch are often mixed in with walleyes with reports of a few in the mix to dozens.  

The Rainy River is improving as anglers are catching some walleyes at various spots from the mouth up to Frontier Landing.  There have been a couple of good runs of shiners so far and current looks good. Some bait dealers are finding nice walleyes in their minnow nets.  Fishing continues to improve. The sturgeon are surging with many good reports of sturgeon caught and released. 


Up at the Northwest Angle, guides are targeting 15-25 feet on the around Oak Island, Hay Island and various underwater points and holes. Jig and a minnow combo has been best but some are boating fish with spinners or crankbaits as well. On the Ontario Side, water temps are around 52 degrees and anglers are targeting depths of 12-18 feet on reefs and points or 20-35 foot holes in current areas. Most anglers are using jig and a minnow. Falcon Island, Firebag, and McPherson Island have been hot. Jumbo perch are being found in deeper water as well. Anglers are finding slab crappies as well in 30 foot holes. Resorts and guides at LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Murky

The fall bite is on.  Anglers are catching walleyes at many spots along the south shore including Long Point, Zippel Bay, Pine Island and the Lighthouse Gap. Key depths vary based on clarity of water and bait, but a good start is 20-24'. Jig and a minnow or frozen shiner is the go to with pink, chartreuse, and bubble gum the hot colors. Finding clean water is key to improving catch rate. Pulling spinners tipped with a minnow or trolling crankbaits have their place but most anglers finding success jigging.  

The river is getting closer to prime time fall fishing as more shiners and walleyes move up river. It is showing improvement but it is not quite there yet. Jig and a minnow is producing some fish as river fishing ramps up. Sturgeon keep season ended September 30 and now we move to the catch and release season.

Up at the Northwest Angle the fish are chowing. Shiners are along points and in bays and the walleyes are right there with them. The areas between Flag Island and Oak Island, Little Oak Island, and Crowduck are holding lots of fish in the 8-15 foot range. On the Ontario side, crappies are electric. Finding deep holes with steep drop offs has been the go to near 30 feet deep. Walleyes are holding in 15-25 feet of water chasing emerald shiners. Jig and a minnow  with bright colors and gold. Troll for muskies in 8-15 feet with big swim baits as the beasts are stocking up for winter. Resorts, guides, and general info at LakeoftheWoodsMN.com