Outdoors Update

Current Report: 8-28-14

Rainy Lake and International Falls.

Reefs on the east end of Rainy Lake are the best bet for walleye right now, they are hitting on jigs tipped with minnows, leeches or worms in about 35 feet of water. There are also some large northern pike being pulled from the rocky shorelines of the south shore of Rainy Lake, likewise for smallmouth bass. The northern are around the more weedy areas and are favoring larger minnows. Smallmouth Bass are not going to be that far away, and anglers are having the best luck with lures cast to the shore.  

On Rainy River, the best walleye and bass fishing continues to be both above and below the dam at International Falls. Sturgeon are what anglers are looking for on Rainy River though, and they are having fairly good luck using worms trolled against the current in 12 to 20 feet of water. The sturgeon tag season ends September 30th.

st up-to-date information you can call the International Falls, Ranier and Rainy Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1 800 325 5766.

Rainy Lake is a world-class fishery.

There are 940 miles of shoreline – with another 635 miles around 1,600 islands.   Rainy Lake is regarded as one of the most scenic fishing vacation destinations in the Midwest.

So, if you are fishing for a great vacation, plan your Rainy Lake and Rainy River vacation today! Come to our neck of the woods – and enjoy world-class fishing – and scenery that is second to none!

If you are looking for sure fishing success, consider hiring a fishing guide for year ‘round fishing adventures you will long remember. Call our office at 1-800-FALLS-MN for recommendations.

Troll our web @ www.rainylake.org or call us at 1-800-FALLS-MN for more vacation planning information. Pete Schultz, Director of the International Falls, Ranier and Rainy Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, prepares this report.


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