Lake of The Woods Fishing Report

River Bend Resort Baudette, Minnesota: The walleye bite has remained good throughout this past week. The change in weather has brought much needed rain and along with it cooler temperatures. The fish are now able to find forage pretty much all over the lake. This is a great time to wet a line on Lake of The Woods. However, you will need to be mobile to stay on the schools of fish and adaptable to give them the presentation they are seeking in different areas of the lake. 

The summer pattern of drifting spinners rigged with crawlers or trolling with crankbaits is still holding strong and will continue to put fish in the boat. Hammered gold, glow red, chrome, blue and white are the colors that seem to entice the first bite. Moving into shallower waters will require changing it up to orange or red & white. Many anglers have gone to lead core line to help keep their cranks at a steady depth once they find the school they want to fish. 

Across the deep mud flat areas anglers are still producing large numbers of fish throughout the spectrum of keepers and slot fish (19.5 – 28”) with the occasional trophy over 29” in 22 – 30 feet of water. Reefs are great areas to target. Remember the walleye will also hang to the sides and sometimes sit just off the edge on the bottom of the reef. Hint: it has been reported that pulling a jig out of the box and tipping it with a shiner has begun to work around the reefs. 

Moving into 17 – 22 foot of water over in the Zippel Bay and Graceton Beach area has been quite productive. Out in front of Pine Island in 25 – 29 feet is being reported as a go-to starting point for the day. And if you dare, while out in front of Pine Island, move into 5 – 9 feet and long line troll at 2.5 – 3mph with a shallow diving crank bait that resembles a shade or perch. You will have fun with a mixed bag catch of walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass and believe it or not, an occasional perch. Talk about a fish fry!

Don’t be afraid to shake it away from the crowd. Our call agents are waiting for your call and will assist you with booking your next trip to Lake of The Woods with River Bend Resort. If you are bringing your own boat, you can book your cabin online through our website and give us a call to reserve a dock space. 

Until next week … Keep a Tight Line! Bugs & Fishes ≤º))~{


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