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Smallmouth Fishing on Rainy Mid-May

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Will be visiting Rainy on the Canadian side the 3rd week of May. Primarily interested in Smallmouth fishing. Interested in knowing what patterns are like this time of year. I was up at Island View 2 years ago 1st week of June and did fairly well on all species, but did not fish Canadian side of rainy. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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You'd be better off posing this question in the Rainy Lake forum where there are a number of good guys that can help you out. Maybe try posting the same in that forum, or perhaps a moderator/admin will be able to move the post for you.

Good luck up there! I've fished the Canada side for a number of years in July and it can be phenomenal!

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I'm going to say mid-May is a bit early for smallmouth. You'll get some around the walleye reefs and shorlines, but the spawning water temp doesn't come around until late May, early June. Always exceptions though...

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