Location

MN
United States
49° 5' 56.5764" N, 94° 57' 7.5132" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Fishing Report
April 21, 2015

The Rainy River continues to produce good numbers of sturgeon this week. Anglers have had good success at 4 Mile Bay, Wheeler's Point, the International Bridge, and Clementson Rapids. Many boats are spread in between fishing their favorite sturgeon holes as well. A 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook with a gob of crawlers has been best with a 1-3 oz of weight. Fish the edges of deeper holes.  Catch and release through April 23rd.  Keep one season opens April 24th - May 7th.  May 8 - 15, catch and release only.

 

Pike season is open all year and there are good reports of 40+ inchers coming out of Zippel Bay, Bostic Bay, and 4 Mile bay. Use a treble hook with a spinner blade and a dead cisco under a bobber. Try a couple of feet off of the bottom and actually laying the bait right on the bottom.  Walleye season opens again May 9th.  For info on lodging, maps and more, go to www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Sturgeon
2Northern Pike
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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity:
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
April 6, 2015

The ice season for most is finished up and anglers are focusing on the open water of the Rainy River. Walleye season on this border water is open through April 14th and then again on May 9th. Sturgeon can be caught through May 15th.  Pike season is open all year long!  

 

The entire Rainy River is open water all the way to the mouth at Four Mile Bay. Frontier, Birchdale, Vidas, and Timbermill Park accesses are open to all boats. Wheeler's Point access at the mouth of the Rainy River has 10 feet of shore ice left that will be out very soon. 

 

Fishing has been good! Trophy sized walleye showing up along with eaters and numbers of sturgeon actively biting. Boats have been anchoring and vertically jigging with minnows or frozen shiners. Bright colors, gold, pink/white, and chartreuse have been best. Shallower in 12-15 feet best. Good bite near International Bridge in Baudette and current seams.  Lodging is available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Walleye
2Sturgeon
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