Lake of the Woods Report October 2, 2017 | Walleye Fishing
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Lake of the Woods Report October 2, 2017

Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media
Published October 3, 2017

Fishing is excellent!  Walleyes in good numbers along the south shore, Long Point, Zippel Bay, Lighthouse Gap, Four Mile Bay and in river.  Anglers filling livewells. Walleyes are fat, full of shiners. 18-30 feet holding fish. Anchor up with a jig with a shiner minnow. Pink, pink/white and gold have been the best colors. Reefs holding fish as well.

Rainy River anglers finding walleyes feeding heavily chasing shiners.  Vertical jigging tipped with a shiner is best method. Some anglers trolling crankbaits with success as well.  Smallmouth bass, pike and crappies showing up. Good numbers of sturgeon of all sizes being caught with some over 50" and 60".

Up at the Northwest Angle, in MN waters, jigging with pink, white or gold producing big numbers of walleyes daily. Current areas between the islands and off deep holes in 10-24 ft. Ontario crappie fishing is on fire in deeper holes off of protruding points in well known areas.  Orange is the hot jig color.  Muskies being caught while trolling and by unsuspecting walleye anglers.  Lodging, charters and guides are available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.