Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 4/29/2019
3 weeks ago by sworrall
Modified Apr 29th, 2019 at 2:47 PM
On the south end… Walleye season is closed until the MN Fishing Opener, May 11th. Pike and sturgeon are open and reports are excellent. Pike season is open all year long. Back bays on the lake and river are open and full of pike. A combo of big dead baits or slow rolling a spinnerbait, spoon or crankbait are the go to methods. Numerous trophy class pike being caught. All pike 30-40″ must be returned with a 3 fish limit and one over 40″.
On the Rainy River… Sturgeon fishing has been excellent. Lake Sturgeon are bottom feeders and have been active. The go to presentation a 3-6 ounce no roll sinker, sturgeon rig and a few nightcrawlers or combo crawlers and frozen emerald shiners. The keep season for sturgeon continues through May 7th, May 8 – 15, catch and release only. May 16 – June 30, sturgeon season closed.
Up at the NW Angle… Open water areas increasing rapidly. Open water in the Angle Inlet and between islands. Basin ice deteriorating quickly. Resorts getting ready for May 11th opener. A complete list of lodging and fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.