Outdoors Update

Current Report: 7-24-14

Rainy Lake and International Falls.

Last week, anglers were saying the walleye were moving to the reefs in deeper water, this week, they aren’t so sure. While they are finding walleye on the reefs, they are also finding them in shallower areas near the shore. High water levels are probably part of the reasons. Most say fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water along rocky windward shorelines is best on windy days and jigging with a minnow in 30 to 35 feet of water on the reefs is best for the calmer days.

Crappie are still biting on smaller minnows on jigs and spinner rigs in Black Bay and Northern Pike can be caught in the mouths of bays along the south shore from Grindstone Island to Cranberry Island and also in Jackfish Bay.
                  Rainy River has been pretty good for walleye using spinner rigs and emerald shiners and smallmouth bass are hitting on lures in the swiftr and deeper waters such as below the dam at International Falls or below the Rapids in Ranier.

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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