Big Weekend, Big Fun!
This is the weekend of the International Falls Bass Championship, which will feature much more than fishing. Starting tonight, August 27, there will be entertainment every evening, plus daytime entertainment Friday and Saturday. Weigh-ins will be at 3pm in Smokey Bear Park and are a blast to watch. So, how’s the bass fishing? Well, the anglers pre-fishing would have you believe there’s no action, no where. However, anglers fishing for walleye on the submerged reefs are pulling in some nice smallmouth and they’ll admit it. The walleye are responding to a wide variety of colors and baits and are most active in the morning in about 30 feet of water. Crappie can be found in several of the bays west of Brule Narrows.
The sturgeon bite remains hot in Rainy River with the area around Birchdale being the hottest. Find a fairly deep hole and drop a gob of worms or minnows on a hook with enough weight to hold it just off the bottom and you will be on your way to catching one of the prehistoric monsters. Walleye and smallmouth have been more active in the ares below the dam at International Falls and then downstream to the Little Fork River confluence near Pelland
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