Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

By: Joe Henry

Still great numbers of fish coming in this week. A mix of walleyes and saugers filling limits and plenty of photo worthy walleyes. Anglers and resorters have stayed on the move either drifting with spinners or trolling/down rigging as the favored methods. Hot colors are gold or pink tipped with crawlers or frozen shiners when using spinners. Try Archie’s Reef, Long Point, or the Morris wash out in 24-26 feet. Those that are down rigging are headed to the mud between Starren Shoal, Garden Island, and Little Oak in 28-31 feet. Also try north of Long Point in 27-29 feet.

arnesens walleye summer 2015

On the Rainy River, sturgeon keep one season is still in full swing. Try east areas from Clementson headed towards Birchdale using a circle hook and a gob of crawlers. Anchor over a deep pocket and cast in. Walleye and smallmouth bass have been active along shorelines 17-19 feet. Cast for smallies using shad raps.
sturgeon kid tournament summer 2015

Up at the NW Angle.  Walleye fishing continues to be on fire. Points of islands in 20-28′ of water have been consistent.  Jig and minnows and crawler harnesses the go to.  Crappies starting to turn on with colder evenings and warm days. Muskie fishing continues to be strong.  Reports of nice fish caught and released.  For more info on fishing and lodging, go to

muskie sunset lodge nw angle summer 2015

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