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Jigging for Walleyes on the Rainy River
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On the south end... The traditional fall pattern of a jig bite for walleyes continues on the big lake. There are various schools of walleyes located across the south shore. A good place to start is 9-15' or 22-29' adjacent to rivers, creeks and bays. Anchor up, jig over the side of the boat with a frozen shiner or fathead. Anglers reporting going through numbers of small walleyes and saugers to catch nicer eaters. Decent walleye reports also from Four Mile Bay in 10-15'. Pike are active in bays and along shorelines.

On the Rainy River... Anglers catching nice walleyes in the river, not the big numbers yet. Current on the river and the river itself is low. Most anglers are jigging with frozen shiners, although trolling crankbaits to find fish still effective for some. Sturgeon anglers focusing on deeper holes with current. Good reports of smallmouth bass this week.

Up at the NW Angle... Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake staying and fishing in MN waters. There are boat shuttle / passenger services available to the Angle. Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for options.

Jigging with a minnow on structure with a bit of current in 8-24' effective for walleyes. Gold, pink, chartreuse and glow colors great choices. Some crappies in 15-30' adjacent to structure. Muskie anglers reporting action trolling cranks or casting jerkbaits in cabbage weed bays. Water temps in the mid 50's. A complete list of lodging available at

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Posted on: 2020/10/5 19:23
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