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Rainy River Fishing Report

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DinnerPail

We fished the same area saturday and sunday morning. Mostly fished the Black as we stayed in Loman. We boated 12 between 3 of us, 10 on saturday and 2 on sunday. We left around 11:00 sunday morning. We had three aronud 20", eight between 40"&49" and the biggest 55". Other than the wind we had a good time. Looks like we fished next to each other. I see my brothers Suburban in one of your pics at the landing. We each kept one in the slot for the smokers as well.

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One of my two 49" sunday morning

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tearin' lips

Yeah the Black was definately the best. We were there Saturday morning and watched you guys catch a few. In fact, we started there Sunday morning too, I believe we were just upstream of you on Sunday. We only fished about 1.5 hours there on Sunday cuz we ran out of crawlers...we were the groups whose anchor rope broke when we were leaving. Good to see you got into 'em.

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Dragon Fish ll

What date does the Fishing reports close on up there coollaughgrin

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LindellProStaf

I was fishing by the airport Friday and caught some keepers. I was using a green and white glow jig w/frozen shiners. windy here today but I will go out and try it again today. South wind so the river will be ok.

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LindellProStaf

The current is slow on the river right now. Easy to fish. Sturgeon are really biting. A few bigger walleyes are starting to show up too. Not much of a shiner run yet but I guess some are starting to move.

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Jakesbuds

Any word on recent fishing? Heading up there next Tues - Sat and wondering what the river has been doing as of late.

Thanks!

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DrStizo

From what i am hearing there is starting to be a strong presence in the river of shiners and the walleyes are beginning to show up in large numbers. I will be up there wknd of the 24th and hopefully either the 2nd or 3rd wknd in Nov.

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JimBuck

Any word on the Sturgeon? Are they still biting in the holes?

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JumpStart73

got back yesterday. places in baudette have live and frozen

emeralds. the wife and i brought back our limit. caught alot of little ones 12" and under(about 30 a day). only 2 fish over 19.5 (23"-26") it was slow but it was good to get out.....

R.D.2........... "long live biscuit lips"

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local laker

River fishing was slowwww for us.we did better in the gap out in 25'.alot of doink saugers to keep you buisy.It seemed like all the eye's in the river were resident eyes,they were a little different color.we also managed to get 6 nice perch & 1 big crappie!no sturgies or pout.threw back only 2, a 22" & 25".

As always,still great to get up there!

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Mallard1

what area of the river did you fish local and jump start ? heading up to fish friday and sat...

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Mallard1

what area of the river did you fish local and jump start ? heading up to fish friday and sat...

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local laker

we got our perch down by sportsmans&ships wheel resorts,got a few eyes every spot all the way to birchdale.None of them seemed to shine tho.

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JumpStart73

frontier landing

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CANOPY SAM

Fished the mouth of the river out to the Gap. Same results as above. Couple river fish - pale and not healthy looking. Tons of shakers out in 16 feet of water in front of the Gap. The run does not appear to be started yet, although I was periodically marking clouds of shiners moving thru on the flasher.

On a side note, the grouse hunting more than made up for the absence of a solid river walleye bite. Absolutely phenomenol! It's so great to see so many birds around again. Looking forward to November on, and around the Rainy. With the water moving so slow ya' gotta wonder if we're going to see much of a push into the river this fall.

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CANOPY SAM

Fished the river in front of Border View again this last Sunday. Small number of lake fish in now, but I believe a very small number. A few boats filled, but spent all day getting there.

Tried out at the lighthouse gap again, but east wind and cold got to be too much. Water in the lake appeared pretty stirred up by all the wind last week. Would have fished Monday, but the temps were just too low along with a stiff NW wind.

Local resort owner told me that the run depends almost entirely on current coming out of the river, and this year it's moving really slow. Water clarity in the river is great, and still marking small clouds of shiners moving thru, but according to locals it's only the "pinheads" and the lake walleyes don't spend much time on the little shiners.

Beginning to wonder if we're going to see much of any fall walleye run up the river this year??? It's eerily quiet up at Morris, with very few boats to be found anywhere.

Perhaps the warm-up that's forecast for the next few weeks will give us another chance yet this fall?

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SJU70

Hey, Went up there for the first time in my life on Friday night. Saturday Morning we first launched out of Pioneer and made our way as far as the rapids by birchdale with a few small walleyes and saugers. Around 10 or 11 we moved and launched at Bayview where we experienced better results. We had to fish all day to earn the limit of keeper walleyes and a few saugers thrown in for good measure, but you had to sort through the dink saugers. According to the more experienced member of our group, they were a mix of lake and river fish. Everyone in the group caught a CPR slot limit fish, the biggest being 27 and the smallest 21.5 inches. The best colors seemed to be silver and gold, but orange produced as well. Most fish were caught in 21-25 fow, with the biggest shiners seeming to work best.

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Mark Gangl

using just jigs? lead core line?

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heartattack22

Slow day today. Fished from Frontier to past Pinewood. 4 Walleye total. 2 came while we were fishing sturgeon. 6 or 7 sturgeon total. Two tagged fish. Biggest was 49 inches. Sure beats working though!!

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shamrock7

And the sturgeon seemed to want chubs rather than crawlers. I know, I know, that's not how it is done but it worked.

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WallEYES

One word...............Sloooooooooooooooooooooow

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brmuskie

Sturgeon fishing yesterday - caught 3, biggest was 62. Saw 2 others caught - one looked to be about 45" and the other smaller. Talked to a few walleye guys and they all said that they caught one or two small ones and that is it. Debris isn't too bad - but fishing isn 't that great.

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Matt Breuer

And the sturgeon seemed to want chubs rather than crawlers. I know, I know, that's not how it is done but it worked.

Worked in our boat as well, a rainbow with the clump of crawlers...

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matt_shermoen

Just checked the weather looks like its going to be a fairly nice weekend with temps in the 40s this should help the water temps and get the walleyes moving.

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Dano_the_jigasaurus

Hey all,

Just got a phone call from Tim Anderson, who has been up fishing all week, he doesn't have internet access, so he asked me to through up a quick report for all.

So far the bite has been slow. Tim called it "not happening, yet" the lake run hasn't begun. The water temp is hovering just below 37, but Tim said that he had seen a few spots at 37 or above. "90% of my normal spots aren't producing, been catching a few at a few spots, working hard for fish, guys that know the river well seem to be doing ok, a few hawgs have been caught, lots of reports from others getting skunked or 10 fish of less per day" He had mentioned catching a few sturgies, but no specifics.

River conditions:

Water temp = +/- 36

Clarity increasing = 2'

Forks Holding

Current .75 - 1.5 mph in the main channel

River Level looks to be dropping 6" - 1' over the last few days

Best luck using 3/8-1/2oz jigs, bright colors, vertical or dragging, not much going on pitching.

That was all i got before the phone got fuzzy. When I get the rest of the details I will through them up. Good luck to everyone who is heading up or up there catch some hawgs...

Dan (proxy for Tim Anderson)

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