Outdoors Update

Current Report: 4-18-14

Rainy Lake and International Falls.

The border waters spring walleye season has ended. Rainy River is open and anglers are trying for sturgeon and big northern pike. A 100 pound sturgeon was caught and released by Andy Fronek of Eden Prairie. The sturgeon tag season doesn’t open until April 24. The 100 pound weight is purely a guestimate base on the length and girth of the monster fish. The sturgeon measures 5 feet and 11 inches with a girth of 29 inches. Fronek said he had never fished for sturgeon before and “It was pretty cool”

Anglers nearer International Falls have been trying for smallmouth bass below the dam and fishing has been pretty good.  The Ron Hall access off Shorewood Drive has been open for a couple of weeks now. 

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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