The shorter days and cooler weather usually trigger more aggressive feeding among our gamefish. Anglers are finding more smallmouth bass along with walleye on the submerged structure. The walleye are a little deeper and the shoals east of Grindstone Island have been the hottest spots. Use bright colored jigs and live bait to target walleye and colorful lures for the bass. The crappie bite has been pretty good in Black Bay and into the Rat Root River.
Walleye are starting to show up more frequently in Rainy River as the annual fall run appears to have started. River anglers are also still trying for some trophy sturgeon and the tag season will close at the end of the month.
Even though it’s early September, some maple trees are showing red so fall colors could be showing a little early this year.
Photo by Full Throttle Guiding.
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