Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report

Category: destinations

 Aug 29th, 2023 by sworrall 

Modified Aug 29th, 2023 at 9:35 AM

On the south end…  There is a chill in the air.  Flocks of geese are starting to fly.  Leaves are just hinting of a change and fall is on its way.  As Mother Nature transitions, fishing continues to be good.

Two techniques continue catching the majority of the walleyes, drifting spinners with crawlers and trolling crankbaits.

Many of the charters continue to run to the north end of the lake as there have been good numbers of eaters.  Drifting spinners with a gold blade with some red on it along with a two hook harness and a crawler continues to catch good.  Pink, gold, gold/red, and gold/orange continue to be good blade colors.

Try to maintain a 45 degree angle with your weight when pulling spinners.  Keep your weight just off of the bottom, touching once in a while just to make sure you are near the bottom.  1.25 mph is a desired speed for snelled spinners.
Trolling crankbaits over deep mud or around the mud / rock transition on the deep edges of rock piles continues to produce larger fish along with some eaters.  Trophy walleyes are being caught using both methods.

On the Rainy River…   Another very nice week of walleye fishing on the river and it should only get better.  Four Mile Bay has some fish as do shoreline breaks, bars and other pieces of structure throughout the river.  Trolling spinners and trolling crankbaits has been effective.
Some big pike are being caught casting shorelines and back bays.
The river is all about a mixed bag.  Walleyes, saugers, smallmouth bass, pike, big crappies and lake sturgeon are all being caught.

Up at the NW Angle…  An incredible week of fishing up at the Angle.  Walleye anglers are reporting phenomenal fishing with good numbers of fish.

Walleye anglers, check out areas of structure until you find fish.  Jigging is very popular amongst the island structure and when fishing the “spot on a spot”.  When you are on a flat area, fishing a shoreline or up and down sunken islands, pulling spinners and trolling crankbaits are effective.

Nice multi species action for those casting shorelines.

Muskie anglers are catching nicely.  With colder weather around the corner, many muskie anglers look forward to trolling shorelines and areas of structure around islands.

Lodging, fishing charters / guides and upcoming fish house rentals at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

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