Big Six


East – Limits of keepers and several big walleyes have been
taken off the 22- to 27-foot gravel with crawlers and leeches
during the day. Slip bobbers and leeches remain the best option at
night on nine- to 14-foot rocks. Muskie reports are limited, but
smallmouths are an easy catch on the rocks and docks.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – Walleye action remains strong during the day on the tops
and edges of the flats. Spinner rigs or live-bait rigs tipped with
crawlers or leeches have worked best. At night, slide off the edge
of the mud with slip bobbers and leeches in 28 to 32 feet. Most
rock points now are holding smallmouth bass and the pike action has
been decent on the weedlines in St. Alban’s Bay.

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430


Anglers are finding numbers of keepers as well as big walleyes
from 12 to 32 feet. Morris Point Gap, Zippel Bay, and the
Lighthouse Gap remain safe bets with crawlers or frozen shiners.
Farther north, the Garden Island and Little Oak Islands also remain
safe bets for walleyes and sauger in 24 to 32 feet. Northern pike
remain active in the bays and Rainy River.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau

(800) 382-FISH


Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches in 16 to 18 feet off
Otter Tail Point and Stoney Point. The rock piles and reefs on the
south end also have produced daytime walleye action in 15 to 20
feet. During the evening, crankbaits are the ticket in 11 to 18
feet off Cedar Point, Sand Point, and Breezy Point. Muskie action
is limited and Pine Point is worth noting for a few perch. The best
bass reports are coming from Boy Bay, Sucker Bay, and Minnesota

Reed’s Sporting Goods (218) 547-1505


Crawlers and spinner rigs are producing a few walleyes in 20 to
24 feet in Brown’s Bay and Wayzata Bay. Sunfish are scattered, but
active in four to 20 feet throughout the lake. Muskie reports are
slow, but look to the weedlines with spinnerbaits for pike. Bass
remain an easy catch with plastics in eight to 12 feet.

Wayzata Bait (952) 473-2227


Crawlers and leeches are turning walleyes in Saginaw Bay over 10
to 12 feet. The reefs around American Narrows are giving up
walleyes in 32 to 34 feet. Look to Black Bay for walleyes and
crappies in eight to 10 feet and the Brule area for walleyes at
similar depths. Pike action has consisted mainly of small fish from
the weeds.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


Lindy Rigs and leeches are turning walleyes in 18 to 24 feet on
the north-end humps and main-lake bars such as Sugar, Moses,
Horseshoe, and Snaghole. There’s an evening bite in eight to 10
feet off Little Stony Point with jigs and minnows. If the wind is
hitting them, the points on the west side also produce fish in
eight to 12 feet. Small pike remain active and the best perch
reports are coming from 20 feet on the southeast corner of the

Nodak Lodge (218) 665-2226

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