The walleyes are starting to move into their early summer patterns moving deeper into 18’-22’ this week. The average walleye size has been in the 14”-15” range, perfect for the fry pan. Gold, pink and orange 3/8 oz. jigs tipped with a minnow has been the best approach but many anglers are also finding success with spinners and 1-2 ounce sinker or shad raps as well.
Pike are aggressive in the shallow bays using flashy spoons. Few reports have come in of anglers picking up a few jigging for walleyes too. You just never know what you might catch! We have a large class of nice trophy size pike swimming the lake right now so fishing pike on Lake of the Woods is definitely worth your time!
Bass have been found in the same areas as the pike as well as jigging with minnows along shore lines in 12’-16’.
Muskie fishing is going to start heating up real soon. July-October is the best time to catch these mighty fish. Guided trips still available. Give us a call 800-772-8411.