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I am planning my first visit to Rainy this coming weekend. Is Rainy Lake Marina road the best choice for a front wheel drive vehicle? It looks like the Marina road is a large oval shape over a mostly flat basin area. What type of depth/structure would be a good starting point for Walleyes? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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HI MIKE,

RAINY LAKE MARINE HAS THE ONLY ROAD THAT IS OPEN. I WOULD TRY 30 FOOT OF WATER. TRY A PALIN RED HOOK, TIPPED WITH A MINNOW. THEN USING YOUR VEX, I WOULD JIG, WITH A #5 JIGGING RAP, OR A 1/16TH OZ. GOLD KASTMASTER, EITHER OF THESE TIPPED WITH A MINNOW HEAD, OR A 1/8 OZ. JIG, WITH A MINNOW. SUNLIGHT, I LIKE GOLD OR PINK, LOW LIGHT I LIKE SOMETHING THAT GLOWS. FISH HARD & YOU BE ABLE TO PICK UP A NICE LIMIT, REMEMBER ALL WALLEYES TOUCHING 17" TO 28" MUST BE RELEASED. GOOD LUCK, SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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Right now the road from Rainy Lake Marina is the only ice road. I drove out with a 2wd Toyota pu with no problem Sat.

There are a few reefs and fewer rockpiles out from there but they are very difficult to find. I would try to find something from 26-32' which shouldn't be too hard. Get away from the traffic/roads. You should mark fish and many will be small but I did get 34" and 25" pike and a 24" walleye using a slip bobber on one rig and a jigging rap on the other. My partner caught 15-20 small walleyes, saugers and perch and kept a half dozen.

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Thanks for the information guys. I can't wait to give it a try! I will post my results.

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