Walleye are still foraging near the shorelines in about 12 feet of water, try finding the edges of emerging weeds for the most action. Anglers have been finding fish around Sand Bay, Jackfish Bay, Black Bay and Cranberry Bay on the west end of the Lake. For those heading east through Brule Narrows, some of the hot spots have been around Kempton Channel and the channels from Kettle Falls to Rabbit Island. For walleye, jigging with a minnow, or slow trolling a spinner rig and minnow has been the best bet. Smallmouth Bass will be in the same general areas as the walleye but will respond more to a lure nearer the surface.
Rainy River walleyes are hanging in about 12 feet of water near the weedy edges also, they are responding to emerald shiner minnows on a spinner rig.
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