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Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Category: fishing reports

 May 13th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  325

Modified May 13th, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

On the south end… Walleye season opened with great success. Limits of walleyes and saugers plus some big walleyes were found in the river, Four Mile Bay, main basin of the lake. The go to presentation was a jig and minnow. Reports of fish in varying depths, but 18-25′ was best. Most reported limits, some in a couple of hours.

On the Rainy River… The focus shifted Saturday from sturgeon to walleyes. As predicted, good numbers of walleyes still in the river and the bite was good. Best action was between Baudette and the Wheeler’s Point area. Good numbers of walleyes also reported in Four Mile Bay. A brightly colored jig and frozen shiner hard to beat. Strong current in river, thus anglers up-sized jigs. Sturgeon are active and open through May 15th. May 16 – June 30, the season closes and opens again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle… Anglers boated around a few lingering ice chunks to find walleyes. The best bite was a jig and minnow adjacent to shoreline structure, points and neck down areas. Evening bite was best. Saugers, pike and perch were also in the mix. A complete list of lodging and fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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