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Rainy Lake Area Report 12-19-14

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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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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