By: Joe Henry
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Anglers reporting a good mix of eaters and slot walleyes this week using a variety of methods. Anchoring and jigging is favored. When it’s windy, spinners are the go to method. The mud flats outside of Pine were good in 15-22 feet. Pine Island to Zippel Bay had walleyes in 24-30. Long Point over to 12 Mile Reef had numbers in the 19-22 foot range. Those that headed north to the reefs got lucky in 16-21 feet. Hot colors were gold, chartreuse, or pink.
On the Rainy River, smallmouth bass and northern pike very active with walleyes in the mix as well. Best bite in 17-20 feet jigging with a minnow or frozen shiner on pink or gold. On cloudier days with less clarity try shallower waters in 14-16 feet.