Lake of the Woods Fishing Report-8/5/15

Listen to Joe Henry give the report on MNSJ Radio here:



by Joe Henry

Ballards walleye
Ballards walleye

Limits of walleye and sauger filling with ease this past week as charter boats and anglers finding success in a variety of locations and with a variety of methods! Windy days have been perfect drifting with spinners and bait fishing. Try hammered gold, orange, or green tipped with crawlers or leeches. Those jigging had best luck with gold or chartreuse. Others having luck down rigging with shad raps and other crankbaits out in the basin of Big Traverse. More walleyes being caught in Big Traverse and south shore than in past weeks in depths of 10 – 33′.

On the Rainy River, anglers have been hitting the evening hours for walleye with great success near the International Bridge heading east towards Timbermill. Sturgeon fishing keep one season open through September. 45-50″ or one over 75″ allowed. Deep pockets still best using a circle hook with a gob of crawlers and anchoring upriver.
Muskie courtesy of Sunset Lodge
Muskie courtesy of Sunset Lodge

Up at the NW Angle, consistently good walleye fishing in 26-28 feet over reefs and rocky points off of Little Oak ,Oak in MN and Falcon Island in ON.  Use bright colored spinners tipped with crawlers or minnows. Also try casting with spoons in 21-23 feet. Muskie and pike active in weed beds using jerk baits. Consistent great fishing continues.  Lodging is available at


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