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Lake Of The Woods Fishing Report | 7.8.2019

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On the south end...  Walleye fishing is excellent.  Healthy mix of eaters (under 19.5"), slots (19.5 - 28") and overs (28"+).  Jigging with frozen shiners or leeches super effective.  Drifting spinners with crawlers also producing nice walleyes.  Main depths are still 29-32'.  Gold mixed with orange, pink or chartreuse strong color choices.  Some walleyes coming on crankbaits.

 

On the Rainy River...  Sturgeon keep season July 1st - Sep 30.  1 per calendar year 45-50" or over 75".  Positive reports from sturgeon anglers.  Walleyes relating to holes in river, current seams.  Smallies in rocky areas, weed beds and bridges.  Pike on edge of weed beds.  42 miles of navigable river.

 

Up at the NW Angle...  Walleye fishing remains excellent.  Mayfly hatch nearing end.  Drifting spinners west of Little Oak producing combo of eaters and slots.  Jigging and pulling spinners on and around reefs in 13-20' and around islands producing walleyes in Ontario.  Smallmouth bass being taken on cranks and spinnerbaits over rocks.  Big muskies caught and released this week.

Mike Stillwell, 29.5 inch walleye, Lake of the Woods MN.jpeg

Pay It Forward Veteran's Event 2019, cooler of walleyes.jpg

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  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Raven77
    • DonkeyHodey
      You ever have it happen where you're pulling in a fish and think it's quite big, but when you finally get it in, it's only half as big?...😜
    • Crawdaddy
      Mmmm, delicious bass!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Had a family reunion on beaver lake on Saturday. Spent the morning out on the lake and caught close to 50 bass, with a few hammer handles. Most bass were just little guys, but I did hook into a 19.5 inch beast. Early morning was real slow, but once 5 minute rain storm blew through, the action really picked up. Lake really exceeded my expectations.  
    • SkunkedAgain
      Totally agree with Del. You don't need to skip the walleye fishing altogether, but you picked a tough time of year for walleye fishing. Focus on other species which are plentiful, and then try your luck at the eyes here and there. You might get lucky with a storm front, a walleye chop, or some plain old good luck. 
    • Wanderer
      You might have something there. 😀
    • HunterFisher11
      Yep little bit early to start thinking about ice fishing but want to upgrade my tv antenna on the fishhouse, so have a buddy that got a new fishhouse last year and it came with the King Jack antenna and he loves it so am thinking of putting it on mine, was wondering if anyone else has one and how they liked it? Also how hard is it to install???
    • CigarGuy
      Chad, looks like a heck of a view. Have fun trying to decide which place to spend time at!
    • CigarGuy
      I'm not a muskie guy, but you'll have better luck posting this on the lake vermilion thread  
    • BobT
      That was a fat one! We don't know smallies so even if we had measured it, we would have released it just the same not realizing what we may have done.