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
May 26, 2015

Great fishing this week as the weather is warming and the water is clearing from last weeks storm. Anchoring and jigging with a frozen shiner is the go to method. Good numbers of limits with a mix of trophy walleyes in 17-24 feet near Lighthouse Gap and Pine Island. Some anglers headed north fishing the many reefs around Knight and Bridges islands in 17-21'. Heading west, anglers caught in 16-19 off the fields west of Zippel Bay and in 18-30' off of Long Point and Twin Islands.  Those that were pulling spinners had luck in 14-25' between Pine Island and Zippel Bay. Hot colors gold, white, pink, chartreuse/green.

On the Rainy River, anglers still hitting mornings and evening a little shallower in 15-19 feet. Hot colors were pink, orange, and gold. Best from the mouth of the river to Wabanica Bay or the International Bridge.

Up at the NW Angle, mixed bags galore! Walleye, sauger, crappie, pike, smallmouth and more filling limits. Try 18-21 or 26-32 feet hopping between island points and currents. Muskie opener is June 20th in both the MN and Ontario portions of Lake of the Woods

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Black Crappie
2Yellow Perch
3Walleye
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Fishing Report Provided by Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau - Joe
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
May 18, 2015

Lots of limits and trophy walleyes in the mix this week. Plenty of saugers and pike as well. Anglers had success fishing  Pine Island and Lighthouse Gap in 15-19 feet or 22-26 feet. Heading west anglers fished the fields over rock west of Zippel Bay or near Gull Rock Reef and the Twin Islands. Best depths 18-22 or 26 feet.  Shallower morning and evening.  Anchoring with a 3/8 oz jig / minnow or drifting with spinners and minnows productive. Gold, hammered gold, pink, and white were the best colors.

On the Rainy River, mornings and evenings best.  Depths of 18-22 feet. Anchoring and jigging effective. Those that drifted also caught some northern pike and smallmouth bass. Gold or green jigs best tipped with minnow or frozen shiner.

Up at the NW Angle, fish were found in 18-20 or 25-30 feet. Island points south of Oak Island and current areas held good numbers. Anchoring with jigs or drifting with spinners produced numbers of walleyes and jumbo perch. Crappies are still deep in 28-32 feet of water in Ontario waters.

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Walleye
2Northern Pike
3Black Crappie
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