Rainy River Fishing Report


Sitting dockside overlooking the beautiful Rainy River here at River Bend Resort under a cloudy sky and mild temperatures counting the boats. As we have reported the river is completely open as well as the tributaries. The water is open all the way past pine island. Heading into the final 7 days of the season walleye will finish out the year strong. Water clarity is getting better even with the much-needed rain we’ve been experiencing. Our water levels will also improve with the current weather. Bright colored 3/8 – 1/2oz jig heads tipped with a minnow continue to do the trick. 

Sturgeon fishing continues to be in the phenomenal category. If you never tried your hand at sturgeon, you should consider it. One of the simplest setups in fishing. Anchor just upstream of a deep hole on the river and use about 50# test line rigged with a 1/2oz to 1oz weight and 4/0 hook tipped with a wad of worms. Let the rig find the bottom and get ready to have the fight of your life.

Gauging the recent catch, we are in one of the best spring seasons we’ve seen in some time. If you are looking for a place to launch your sturgeon quest from, look no further. We are offering a 35% off mid-week cabin special beginning now and running through May 13th. So, give us a call, pack your gear and head north. We’ll be waiting for you. In addition, we are now offering online booking at our Walleye Inn location if you plan on hitting any of the launches in or to the east of Baudette. 

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