Lake of the Woods Tourism Fishing Report 5/21/24

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 1 min ago by sworrall 

Modified May 21st, 2024 at 1:34 PM

On the south end…   A great week of fishing with walleyes and saugers caught in good numbers.

The goto presentation, again, was a jig and frozen emerald shiner.  Emerald shiners are a staple in LOW and walleyes love them.  Other minnows worked also, but emerald shiners are a favorite of anglers for good reason.

The Lighthouse Gap area, Morris Point Gap and just in front of Pine Island held nice fish in 17 – 21′ of water.  Various schools of walleyes and saugers across the south shore.
A quarter ounce jig in gold, glow white, pink, orange, chartreuse, or a combo of these colors tipped with a minnow worked well again.
Some big pike and jumbo perch being caught by walleye anglers.
On the Rainy River…  Some nice walleyes were caught on the river this weekend, although most anglers normally head to the lake.  12 – 15′ of water is holding some nice fish.
Sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River is closed until the keep season starts up again July 1st.

Up at the NW Angle…  Some nice walleyes being caught along with a mixed bag.  12 – 25 feet of water.  Points, neck down areas and bays with warming water were holding good fish this week.
The goto presentation was a jig and minnow as on the south shore.  A mixed bag as is common around the Angle.

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