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Lake of the Woods Fishing Report – September 12, 2022

On the south end… A beautiful week of walleye fishing. Some cool evenings, steam coming off of the water in the morning and the trees just starting to turn colors. The seasons are changing and the fish are biting.

Walleyes are being caught using a few different techniques. Drifting or trolling spinners with crawlers at 1.0 – 1.25 mph is still filling coolers with nice fish.

The second method catching some nice walleyes is trolling crankbaits. Lots of fish of all sizes. Pink UV firetiger, chartreuse, orange and gold are all good colors.

Third, jigs tipped with minnows continue to put a lot of walleyes in the boat. This technique will only get better as water temps continue to decrease. Once you find the fish, anchor up or spot lock and jig.

Reefs, or just off of the reefs near Long and Rocky Points producing good fish. Otherwise, scattered schools of walleyes over the large mud flats.

On the Rainy River… Some nice walleyes caught in the river this week. The fall run is not hot and heavy yet, but there are some decent walleyes in the river. Stay tuned! With some emerald shiners already in the river along with a good flow of water, anticipation of a strong fall run is expected.

Anglers casting shorelines and fishing docks are reporting a nice mixed bag including walleyes, pike, smallmouth bass and some crappies.

Sturgeon are being caught with reports this week of a lot of “average” sized fish with an occasional giant. Colder water will encourage the bite even more.

Lots of beautiful river to fish from the mouth at Wheeler’s Point through Baudette east to Birchdale with many boat ramps along the way.

Up at the NW Angle… Walleye fishing continues to be very consistent. Jigging and pulling spinners with crawlers are what most anglers are doing to catch walleyes.

North and Northeast of Little Oak over the deep mud of Little Traverse Bay continues to be very good. Lots of fish scattered throughout Little Traverse Bay.

Schools of walleyes are also being found on structure, or in some cases, adjacent to structure over mud.

Good numbers of muskies are being caught with a lot of follows. A good figure 8 at the boat catches a lot of fish. Big pike have been in the mix all summer for those fishing for them along with unsuspecting walleye anglers.

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