A good bite this week and a surprise! A group was down rigging with crankbaits this week in the mud targeting walleyes and reeled in to their surprise a 41 inch muskie! The northern islands are known for excellent muskie fishing but this was an unusual area to find this guy. What a fun experience!
Water temperature is starting to cool. We are down a few more degrees this week to 72 degrees. Trolling with crank baits in 11’-18’ in the mud and along the northern reefs has been good. Drifting with spinners or anchored and jigging tipped with a minnow or worm has been fair too in 24’-32’ of water. Go to spots have been outside Zippel Bay, Lighthouse Gap and Little Oak Island. Gold, orange and silver have been the hot colors. August & fall lodging and guided trips still available!
The fall river bite is only a few weeks away. Small mouth bass and a few sturgeons have been hitting lately. Walleyes and a stronger sturgeon bite are just around the corner. Sturgeon “keep” season is now open until Sept 30. We have guided outfitter trips available great for river fishing. Give us a call 800-862-8602.
Fall is around the corner
We are roughly 4 weeks out from the legendary “Emerald Shiner Run” which normally occurs in late September on the Rainy River and Four Mile Bay. This event normally brings in thousands of walleyes to the Rainy River as they chase the shiners upstream. Get your reservations in now and take advantage of lodging starting at only $40 per person lodging. Up to 20% off summer lodging and charter fishing packages too! Good fishing, good food, guided outfitter trips, guided charter trips, dock slips, boat rental, indoor pool, hot tub and entertainment await you.
Minnesota Fall Hunting Seasons announced
Beltrami State Forest is just out our back door with over 67,000 acres of land along with one million acres of Lake of the Woods to explore. Come enjoy some great hunting for bear, small game, goose, grouse, waterfowl, whitetail deer, fox and much more. This is a hunter’s paradise.