On the south end… A great late fall fishing pattern continues. Nothing fancy, locate fish along the south shore, anchor up and start jigging. Most are jigging with emerald shiners or fatheads.
Jigs with the brighter or glow colors and gold is a pretty consistent choice in colors.
Fall walleye fishing on LOW brings a nice mixed bag. Walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie or sturgeon have been caught by walleye anglers. As a rule, 15 – 25 feet of water has been good.
Fish are setting up nicely for ice fishing, which typically begins in early or mid December and lasts through the month of March. Mother Nature is in control and it is good to lean on your local resort or outfitter for ice conditions on a given part of the lake.
On the Rainy River… A very confusing time for those who enjoy both some great walleye fishing and the traditional deer hunting opener. It is a well known fact, there are typically some huge walleyes in the Rainy River during the deer hunting season and they are normally cooperative.
Some good reports up and down the river. Not as many anglers fishing this week, as expected.
Jigging with frozen shiners has been producing nicely. Trolling crankbaits has not disappeared and is also still producing good fish.
Boat ramps are open from Wheeler’s Point to Baudette east to Birchdale.
Up at the NW Angle… For those not in a deer stand, walleye fishing continues to be good. Jigging with a minnow is putting good numbers of walleyes in the boat.
Traditional structure continues to hold walleyes. Points, rock islands, sunken islands, and neck down areas are all holding fish.
Big muskies continue to make late fall memories for muskie nuts. Some of the talented muskie guides and anglers who frequent LOW are getting on some very good fish.