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2020 Rainy Lake Fishing Reports & Conditions

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bfisherman11

Mike, I stay at Idlewood, we like it there. I am very familiar with where IV is as I pass by often. That gets to be a pretty busy stretch of the lake at times, ha.

 

I checked next weeks weather and it looks like decent temps. Very cool nights and some mid 70's days. I am sure ready!

 

Bill 

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Scott Hutchinson

Yes, Camp Idlewood is by far the best place to stay!  Heading up mid-October! 

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bfisherman11

Our week on Rainy was a ROUGH one. Storms, winds, you name it. My wife finally had enough with my old boat and kept at me to buy a bigger boat. So, we did. I now have a Lowe FM165 Pro WT, it has the dual counsel with walk through. 90hp Merc. Pretty good upgrade from my old Smokercraft. Anyhow, now I have the itch to go back up but I am in bowhunting mode and I have two really good bucks I am after. looks like the new boat will have to wait till next year for it's first visit to Rainy.

 

Good luck Scott.

 

Bill

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2 hours ago, bfisherman11 said:

Our week on Rainy was a ROUGH one. Storms, winds, you name it. My wife finally had enough with my old boat and kept at me to buy a bigger boat. So, we did. I now have a Lowe FM165 Pro WT, it has the dual counsel with walk through. 90hp Merc. Pretty good upgrade from my old Smokercraft. Anyhow, now I have the itch to go back up but I am in bowhunting mode and I have two really good bucks I am after. looks like the new boat will have to wait till next year for it's first visit to Rainy.

 

Good luck Scott.

 

Bill

 

Say are you into Wife swapping? 🤔   Just til I get a new boat. 😄

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Ebbs_Triton

Wayne

 

Nice video!!  I will be up in a couple of weeks... hopefully the smallies have moved to the humps

 

Brad

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smalljaw

They will be waiting for you.

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bfisherman11

Ha, sorry leech you are on your own buddy. Keeping this one to myself.  LOL. 

By the way, been working hard getting the new boat setup. Running the transducer cable back up to the counsel was a chore. Had to take the deck up. No room in the cable run. Looks good though. 

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Scott Friedman

Chatter about conditions on rainy has been quiet... Anyone out there been doing any good?

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waterspaniel

caught 2-man limits of 17" walleyes every day.  biggest eyes were 26".  trolled cranks and worked jig/lindy rig w/ leeches in 8-12'.  friend's first trip to Rainy and he CPR'd a 40" pike!  he's hooked now!

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fins_n'_feathers

Just curious if your from Canada or the US? When you say 2 man limits of 17 inch fish every day, just wondering which limit, Canadian or US visiting Canada limit. Thanks for the report! 

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waterspaniel
On 6/16/2019 at 10:01 AM, fins_n'_feathers said:

Just curious if your from Canada or the US? When you say 2 man limits of 17 inch fish every day, just wondering which limit, Canadian or US visiting Canada limit. Thanks for the report! 

from the states-- 1 walleye each, 13.8-17.3"

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smalljaw

Finally, a rain free day on Rainy Lake.

 

 

 

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bfisherman11

Thanks for posting. My next trip up is the end of July 2020 and I can't wait to get back. We have had a bunch of rain as well down in Northern IL and Southern WI where I deer hunt. We actually had snow showers on Saturday. I am not ready for that stuff.

 

Regards,

Bill

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smalljaw

Thanks Bill,

 

Fishing was good Monday afternoon.  I’ll try again tomorrow.  Muzzleloader season opens Saturday in Area 8 so the fish will get a reprieve.

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bfisherman11

Good luck with the smoke pole. I had rotator cuff surgery so my deer hunting this year will need to be with a crossbow. I usually hunt with a vertical bow so this is new to me. I might try this weekend but if not I have a week vacation in Nov to hunt.

 

Bill

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smalljaw

This guy came by Friday.  He will be special in a couple years.

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orchdork

anybody out there drilling holes yet on Rainy?

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Rick

Just curious, how has the ice fishing been?

 

Any pics?

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