Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report
Category: fishing reports
Aug 9th, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified Aug 9th, 2022 at 7:28 PM
On the south end… Fishing is excellent. Lots of limits of walleyes along with some big fish being caught. Lake levels continue to drop. Boat ramps are open and charters / guides are on fish.
Warrior Boats had their David A. Andersen Memorial Walleye Tournament Saturday. 144 boats. Catch and release. Winning bag, 5 walleyes for 49.37 lbs. Some big walleyes, congrats!
Normally, August is crawler harness and crankbait time on LOW and jigging isn’t as effective. All three techniques are working well this year. Some walleyes are still holding closer to shorelines, while other fish are living out in the basin as is more traditional during the dog days.
Reefs continue to hold walleyes. Some days on top, other days off the edge.
Got your limit or want smaller water? Back bays such as Four Mile Bay, Zippel Bay and Bostic Bay holding pike, bass and even a few eyes.
On the Rainy River… A smorgasbord of summer fishing continues on the Rainy River. Water levels / current slowly dropping and slowing.
Sturgeon anglers are reporting good numbers of fish. Some days they eat like crazy, other days not so much. Some big fish being reeled in. A 4 – 5 ounce weight combined with a sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers continues to be effective.
With water levels dropping, some fish starting to gravitate out of the bays and into more traditional river structure. Shoreline breaks, current breaks, weed edges and holes holding a mixed bag.
Up at the NW Angle… Fishing continues to be excellent. It’s usually a mixed bag amongst the islands including walleyes, saugers, pike, smallmouth bass, perch and a few crappies. Jigging and pulling spinners are most used methods.
Fish are set up in late summer areas. sunken islands, neck down areas with moving water and points are good places to start. Good numbers of walleyes on mud flats, often spread out but often in good numbers.
Muskie anglers again showing good numbers of fish casting a variety of shoreline structure.
Various ways to travel to the Angle.
1. Drive through Canada to the Angle (must be vaccinated, no covid test required)
2. LOW Passenger Service (charter boat service across the lake avoiding customs)
3. Lake Country Air.(fly from various Midwest locations to LOW and NW Angle)
4. Take your own boat. (Safety first, this is a 40 mile ride over big water)
A complete list of lodging, guide and charter boat trips at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.