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Great Trails, Decent Ice Fishing!

Great Trails, Decent Ice Fishing!

Anglers are reporting walleye hitting on shiner minnows in 25 to 30 feet of water about an hour or two after sunrise and and hour or two before sunset. The most popular area is in Sand Bay. There have also been some perch and crappie mixed in. The advice is once crappie start hitting your […]
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Seamless Trails, Excellent Grooming!

The Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association held their Winter Rendezvous on the Presidents Day weekend. About 175 people converged to meet and also ride our trails. Sledders told us they found the groomed trail system seamless, well marked and groomed and offering exceptional scenery and riding. Many plan to come back as they also told us […]
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Sledders, Walleye and Northern Pike!

The best bet for walleye on Rainy Lake right now is early in the day jigging a minnow in about 30 feet of water. Anglers are hitting the common hot spots like Birch Point and American Narrows but also heading further east to the area of Cranberry Island on the Park Service Ice Road. Meanwhile, […]
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Walleye bite is hot right now.

Ice anglers are having great success around Birch Point in Sand Bay. Jigging with a shiner minnow in about 30 feet of water is working best. Anglers say they are pulling in plenty of walleye with some crappie mixed in. Meanwhile. the northern pike anglers are setting up around Rainy Lake City and near Cranberry […]
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Fishing on the Ice is Hot!

Walleye fishing has been pretty darn good on Rainy Lake with the best bite early in the day. Around Birch Point, they are jigging with minnows in 25 to 30 feet of water and pulling in walleye, crappie and perch. Around American narrows and the Dryweed island area try going a bit shallower but continue […]
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FYGBR Means Fun!

The Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzaerd Run is the main event for Icebox Days in International Falls. The 35th annual 5k and 10k races will be held Saturday, January 17 and there will be other fun events like Frozen Turkey Bowling or Smoosh Racing (4 people strapped to 2 x 4 runners). The temperature will be […]
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Fishing, Sledding, Icebox Days!

Ice anglers are getting out to more structure around the Island View area with the improved access to Rainy Lake. Depths vary with the structure, but they are pulling in walleye using jigs and minnows. Sand Bay and Rainy Lake City continue to be the most popular spots with the best bite in the evening. […]
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Early January Report

Ice Anglers continue to do well in Sand Bay jigging with a minnow early in the day. Walleye are hitting from 20 to 30 feet of water and crappie a bit shallower. The ice road has opened from Black Bay heading east and that provides a lot of new area for anglers with portable gear. […]
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Rainy Lake Area Report 1-5-14

Voyageurs National Park has opened the Rainy Lake Ice Road providing easier access to the Rainy Lake City area where northern pike fishing has been pretty good. Use a good sized minnow and try in 12 to 15 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been better in Sand Bay using jigs and minnows in 25 […]
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Rainy Lake Area Report 12-29-14

Birch Point continues to be the walleye hotspot for ice anglers. The best bet is earlier in the day in 25 to 30 feet of water. Shiner minnows and jigging spoons are working for the walleye while large minnows are pulling in some sizeable northern pike. The big pike are more prevalent around the Rainy […]
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