Summer heat came back! Walleye fishing has been great! Lots of action! Nice quality 14”-18” and 23”+ too.  Trolling with crank baits in the mud 32’-35’ in northern Big Traverse and shallow rock 11’-15’ is working. Drifting and jigging in the evening in the shallow sand near Pine Island 6’-12’ has also been successful.

Lake Sturgeons are active!
Lake sturgeons are biting in the river in the deep holes with current. Anglers have spotted several jumping in the evening hours. Quite the show! Keep one (within size limits, refer to DNR regulations for details) season lasts until Sept 30 and catch and release season is Oct 1-April 23. To keep one you just need to purchase a $5 sturgeon tag and have Minnesota fishing license. Click here for more information on licenses and limits.

6 year old Andrew Burquest caught 28.5 inch walleye

6-year-old Andrew Burquest from Elk River, MN & 28.5 inch walleye caught in 34 feet of water using a crawler harness 8-10-2013

Kenny Hopp with 30 inch walleye

Veteran fisherman Kenny Hopp reeled in a nice 30 inch walleye on a fire tiger shad rap while fishing with Captain Dave

Joe Waller & 30.5 inch walleye

30.5 inch walleye caught by Joe Waller and guided by Captain Darryl

28 inch walleye caught by a member of the Hagen group

28 inch walleye caught by a member of the Hagen group Captain Mike

Labor Day Weekend Special!
Stay 3 and get the 4th night FREE at Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River location! We will also be hosting our 2nd Annual 80’s Party on Saturday, Aug 31. Pack your zubaz! For reservations book online or call 800-862-8602.