The fishing focus in International Falls has shifted to the Rainy River. All the nearby launches are open and the spring walleye run is underway. Anglers are pulling in quite a few large walleye by anchoring over about 15 feet of water and jigging with a minnow. Word is the preferred bait is an emerald shiner. The Ron Hall Access on Shorewood Drive is just below the dam at International Falls, and the swifter waters and structure there are almost always good for a few walleye and smallmouth bass.
The National Park has closed all winter trails and ice roads. The Oberholtzer and Rainy Lake Recreation trails provide some access to park. You might encounter wildlife on either trail. Some migratory birds are starting to arrive as spring progresses.
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