A great week of fishing despite varying weather conditions. Despite the weather, the fish still ate. A jig and minnow is still the best tactic but pulling spinners is producing well also. Guides are finding fish in depths 8-15 feet of water while pulling spinners tipped with a crawler or leech on the south shore and jigging with a minnow on reefs in 15-30 feet of water. Gold jigs and spinners are the top producers. Trolling crank baits in the shallows after dinner is also producing walleyes and northerns. On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught near the mouth of the river and into four mile bay. The smaller walleyes and saugers are being caught further up river. Jigs and minnows remain the best option for catching walleyes. Most anglers fishing the lake but on windy days the river has proved to be a viable option to put fish in the box. At the NW Angle, Resorts and guides are finding walleyes in 20’ or less targeting points pulling crawler harnesses or ¼ ounce jigs in pink and gold tipped with a minnow. Some walleyes being caught off resort docks and in shallow bays. Fishing has been excellent. Muskie season opens this Saturday. Lodging, guides, and charters at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.