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Rainy Lake Area Report 11-20-14

Rainy Lake Area Report 11-20-14

Anglers are waiting for ice-up to hit the hard water fishing. The Whitetail Deer Firearms Season is winding down. So far, registrations are behind last year, and that is not a surprise given the harsh winter that prompted a bucks-only season for Minnesota. However, there are reports of success and the closing weekend weather promisers […]
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10-31 Rainy Lake Fishing & Outdoors Report

The weather is still cooperating to an extent and walleye anglers are finding a pretty good bite on the reefs and windswept shorelines. The best depth is around 20 feet, the best bait has been minnows on a jig and the best areas have been west of Brule Narrows. Well, at least that’s where most […]
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10-23 Rainy Lake Fishing & Outdoors Report

Fewer anglers have been getting out, but those that do are being rewarded with a solid walleye and crappie bite. The hottest area is Black Bay, but walleye can also be found along the windswept shorelines in 15 to 20 feet of water. Jigging or trolling with a minnow is the best bet. Rainy River […]
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Rainy Lake Fishing & Outdoors Report 10-9-14

Walleye anglers are hitting Rainy River, there is a strong run of walleye in the river right now and the best bet is to jig or slow troll with an emerald shiner minnow. Meanwhile, Rainy Lake anglers are finding crappie hitting on smaller minnows in Black Bay and Cranberry Bay. Large northern pike are also […]
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Rainy Lake Fishing & Fall Report 10-2-14

Crappie are biting on Rainy Lake and Black Bay is the most popular spot. Use a small minnow on a light jig. There are crappie cribs placed in Black Bay and those have been among the best areas to fish. Walleye can still be caught on the submerged reefs, some of the best spots have […]
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Rainy Lake & Rainy River Fishing Report 9-25

Rainy Lake walleye are being caught on the reefs and along the rocky shorelines. Just about any live bait has been working, worms, leeches and minnows. Smallmouth bass are being caught along the same rocky shorelines as the walleye, but in shallower water where there are more weeds. Anglers are anticipating a fall flurry of […]
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Fishing Report 9-18-14

It’s been windy, but those getting out on the lake report walleye are hitting on minnows surprisingly close to the windswept shorelines of islands from Sand Bay to Brule Narrows. East of Brule Narrows, they are finding walleye on the submerged reefs in 20 to 30 feet of water. Smallmouth bass are also lurking along […]
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Rainy Lake Fishing Report 9-11-14

The weather is cooling and the fish have become more aggressive. Walleye anglers are having success in 25 to 30 feet of water on the submerged structure and along the windswept shorelines. Jigging with a minnow, leech or worm in the calmer weather, and trolling a spinner rig and minnow in the rougher waters. Smallmouth […]
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Rainy Lake Fishing Report

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 […]
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