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Rainy Lake Fishing Reports & Conditions

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tcwin    1
tcwin

Nice fish; looks like fun -- were you back at Camp Idlewood Chester?

That sure looks like a North Arm Pike.

Who would believe 80 degrees at the end of September?

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clKiekhafer

Yep, we were back to Camp Idlewood. That makes 4 weeks there this year for me.

The northern pike was caught in the north arm, but we did get some mid 30" fish on the Minnesota side.

Looking at the weather this week, we certainly lucked out. Next year we could have the weather we are having right now. One just needs to pack extra cloths for all kinds of conditions.

The guys are already making plans for next year and it is possible to have several more in our group. Once the word gets out how good the fishing is and going with people that have many years of experience on the lake, we have to limit the numbers. But, then again more the merrier some same.

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NoviceFisherman    1
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Stayed at Kettle Falls May 15th (Friday Afternoon) thru May 19th (Tuesday morning).  Rick and crew were great hosts.  Fished the Canadian side (Stokes bay, Friendly Passage, Cormorant and Moose Bay).  Did very well.  Caught 40-50 fish per day as a whole within our boat (3 fisherman).  Largest walleye was 26".  Caught a couple 25".  Caught four northerns that were in the 35-36" range.  Trolled floating Rapalas.  As for Rapala size, the two hookers were better than the three hookers in my opinion.  Trolled near shore - shallower the better.  Trolled at 1.35 to 2.00 mph.  Just simply casted the baits behind the boat - not more than 35 feet behind the boat.  There was a good pile of fish in Slims hole just east of Hole in the Wall at the entrance of Friendly Passage.  Weather didn't really bother the fishing.  Caught fish before the cold front and after the cold front arrived.  We never fished before 9am and we never fished after 7pm.

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RoughFishin'    2
RoughFishin'

My and a buddy are going to try Rainy Lake for the first time ever, we are targeting bass and crappies but will take anything haha! Any tips/advice for a couple rookies to the lake?

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minten    1
minten

you guys have any ice up there im from brainerd where we got slushed out. looking to travel

 

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IaYamo    0
IaYamo

 Fish Tuesday through Friday of last week saw quite a bit of the lake water temp started at around 50 , pike were already startimg  to move out to the rocks from back bays upper 50s by the end of the four days of sunshine water temps were closer to 60 main lake. We caught bass on the points earlier in the week and by late in the week the Smalleys were to be found down banks near spawning  habitat but not on Beds yet had fun using stick baits,  had great trip.

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walleyemaster08    0
walleyemaster08

Has anyone been doing any good fishing for walleyes east of brule narrows plan on heading over that way a few times this weekend and was just wondering how the fishing is. Any info is much appreciated thanks!

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northernfishin    14
northernfishin

Put the boat in on the lake for the first time this year. Ice went out on April 18th. No markers yet, but word from coast guard is this weekend to next week providing weather is good. Water is very low. Lots of debris floating around. Found a 20' tree floating in the middle of channel in rainy lake city area. Pulled it to shore to save someone's lower unit. Water was 57 in black bay, 46 in main lake areas, 48 in the bays we fished. Pike caught we're laying eggs. Beautiful day to be on the water. 

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northernfishin    14
northernfishin

Much different lake from a week ago. Snow on shores and ice in reeds. Water temps were down quite a bit. 42 in main lake 45 in shallow bays. Had a few followers on spinner baits but no hits. 

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IaYamo    0
IaYamo

Did you fish CA or US side?

 

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northernfishin    14
northernfishin

Canadian mostly. 

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Heading back in the morning after a week at Island View Resort. We were told when we got here that the walleyes were in 30 to 35 feet. Sure enough we saw tons of them at that depth but had a hard time getting them to bite and when they did, they were little ones. Yesterday we started focusing on 3 to 12 feet and did much better. Kept a limit of 16 and 17 inchers and threw back several between 19 and 24 plus a dozen northerns from 24 to 32 inches. I started catching them with either a pink or chartreuse jig tipped with with 4" smelt gulp and did see a need to try anything else. We had to search a lot of shore line to find them but when we did, we'd get 3 or 4 from each "good" spot.

 

All caught between the resort and Brule Narrows. We ventured all the way to Kettle Falls today and tried a few spots out that way on the way back but not too seriously and didn't come up with anything.

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waterspaniel    0
waterspaniel

6/17-24 at LaBelle's Birch Point lodge in NW Bay.   walleyes seemed scattered--trolled crankbaits and lindy-rigged leaches.  cool, wet, windy weather half the week.  no bass.

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Poutwhacker    1
Poutwhacker

Camped on the east side of Rainy the last 4 days. Marked lots of fish on the reefs, but had a hard time getting anything to bite, until we tried slip bobbers and a leech. Didn't kill the walleyes, but the simple presentation made for a successful and fun trip. Had plenty to eat. Biggest was 25".

Had great weather and a great family outing. We'll be back soon.

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city slicker    4
city slicker

After 4 days on a Rainy lake houseboat we managed a walleye fry 3 nights. They where on the deeper mid lake reefs which is no secret, but they wanted minnows. That was the hard part, finding bigger minnows. To my surprise I was able to land a few each afternoon on 5" plastic rigged. 2 boats, 6 people, 47 eyes where clicked biggest 24", smallest 6" and every stop in between. We did fish some bays and the pike were willing to play!city

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