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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Walleyes of all sizes still  being caught. Trophies being caught daily. Pulling spinners and jigging a crawler working well during lower light, crankbaits effective all day in the mud. 24 -32 feet. Reefs to the west producing lots of good fish. Some struggling to find saugers but others have found them schooled up in good numbers. Chartreuse, pink, UV colors working good.

On the Rainy River, sturgeon fishing “keep season” is open until Sept 30Pike and smallies are being found in  tributaries into Rainy River. Weed edges holding a variety of fish in back bays and on the river itself.
Up at the NW Angle… On the Minnesota side, spinners and crawler harnesses are still the preferred method of walleye fishing, with the hot colors being pink/gold, orange/gold and orange/chartreuse. Walleye are being caught off of structure scattered in the mud between 20-30 feet. Down riggers and deep running crankbaits have also been productive. Canadian walleye are being caught in channels off of islands and along reefs in 18-25 feet of water. Both bottom bouncers with a crawler harness and a jig with minnow or shiner have both been successful. Muskies favoring rocks over weeds right now with some 50″ + fish being caught.  A complete list of lodging, packages, guides and fishing info available at

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