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Fishing on the Ice is Hot!

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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Rainy Lake Area Report 12-19-14

Walleye are hitting jigs and minnows early in the day around Birch Point and near Rainy Lake City in Black Bay. Anglers are venturing to other areas on the lake, but birch Point and Black Bay have been the most popular and productive. Voyageurs National Park has staked and opened the Kabetogama to Crane Lake […]
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Rainy Lake Area Report 12-12-14

Anglers are getting out on Rainy Lake and the popular areas are Birch point and Rainy Lake City, areas that usually attain suitable ice earliest. Walleye are more likely around Birch Point and a mix of Walleye and Northern Pike more likely around Rainy Lake City. Jigging with minnows has been working best. Accessibility is […]
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Rainy Lake Area Report 12-5-014

Rainy Lake is icing over very nicely thanks to the steady cold and fairly low snowfall. Snowmobilers are venturing out and ice fishing has been good. As always, put safety first, check the ice depth and stick to established trails. Snowmobile trails and ice roads will be groomed and marked soon. Anglers say the walleye […]
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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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