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Fishing Report for Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River

On the main basin... For those fishing the lake, fishing has been good. Mixed schools of fish from 10-25' along south shore. Activity around both Lighthouse and Morris Point Gaps and along Pine Island. Most anchored up and jigging with frozen shiners with good success. Gold, pink and chartreuse working well.

On the Rainy River... The Rainy River is loaded with walleyes. Anglers having success in key spots up and down river. Jig and minnow (shiners, rainbows) continue to be go to method. Gold, glow, pink and chartreuse for jigs. Anchoring up most effective. Jig over side or flip out and work to boat in low current. In main channel, good amount of current, 1 ounce jigs may be ticket. On edge of current and eddy areas, 3/8 ounce. Strong reports in 8-15'. Many trophy walleyes being caught along with eaters. When you find them, anglers reporting big numbers of walleyes. Move around until you find fish.

Up at the NW Angle... Fall fishing continues to be excellent. Walleyes are in early ice up areas. Limits of walleyes being caught in 12 - 25'. Jigging still producing best. Muskie trollers catching big fish. A complete list of lodging, ice fishing packages, guides and fishing info available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

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