Current Report: May 22, 2013
Rainy Lake and International Falls.
Early season walleye fishing has been good on Rainy Lake and Rainy River. On the lake, the best fishing has been near the mouths of bays, particularly the shallower bays with muddy bottoms. Working crankbaits slowly seems to be the best method. On the river, the fishing has been best downstream from areas with current, for instance, below the dam at International Falls, below the rapids at Ranier above the dam and near the confluence of the Little Fork River.
Smallmouth bass are hitting on Rainy Lake, fish in 20 to 25 feet of water near shorelines with lots of structure, again crankbaits are working pretty well. Anglers are finding northern pike near the weedy edges of the bays, and near the mouths of those bays. There have been few reports on crappie so far.
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.