Outdoors Update

Current Report: 7-16-14

Rainy Lake and International Falls.

Walleye have moved to the reefs on Rainy Lake and are responding to jigs and minnows. You will still find walleye on the windswept sides of rocky islands around 20 feet and even deeper. Those shorelines are also where you will find the smallmouth bass, they will react to a topwater lure. Crappie are still being caught in Black Bay from the Rat Root River and east. Smaller jigs and minnows are working best for the crappie.

Rainy River anglers are getting out more now that the high water has receded some and the walleye fishing has been good especially in areas where water flows into the river. Spinner rigs and shiner minnows are the best bet on the River.

For the most 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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