Walleye fishing is strong and they are being caught all over the lake as they transition into mid-summer mode. Limits being caught and lots of trophy walleyes for pictures. A variety of methods successful including jigging, trolling, drifting, and down rigging. Try areas around Lighthouse Gap, Archie’s Reef, and deep water off of Stony Point. Garden Island, and Little Oak. Cranks and spinners tipped with crawlers or leeches best in depths of 6-15 . Gold, orange, or perch colors best. Jigging good over reef areas 18-22 or 25-32 using gold or pink.
On the Rainy River, sturgeon season producing in deep pockets adjacent to current. Use a glob of crawlers on a circle hook, cast towards pockets and wait for the bite. Best bite from International Bridge headed east towards Clementson. Walleye bite best during evening hours 17-19 feet.
Up at the NW Angle, walleyes moving deeper to reef areas. Deep water points off of Oak Island and others best in 26-30 feet. On the Ontario side, try Bishop Bay or Skeet Island. Muskie and pike fishing have been best near rock piles and shallow bays. Inline spinners and spoons with bright colors have been the ticket. Fishing overall is great. Some of the best fishing on LOW is in the heat of the summer Info at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com.