The bite is on! Shiners keep moving in the river and the walleyes are following. Water temperature is down 6 more degrees this week sitting at 47 degrees now. Vertical jigging 3/8 oz-1oz gold, glow in the dark and bright colored jigs tipped with a shiner is working well. Areas outside of Pine Island, Four Mile Bay, and many points in the Rainy River from Wheeler’s Point to Clementson have been good. Once you find the school of walleyes, it’s game on! Morning and evening has been the best time. We have guided trips available in our 18’-20’ outfitter boats for a few more weeks, great for a group up to 4 people and charters available for groups up to 6 per boat through the weekend. Dock slips and boat rentals available too.
Check out some of the latest catches and the shiners!
Sturgeon & Pike are popping too!
The fall transition has got the fish moving and aggressive. Pike are in good supply in the river and bays in cabbage weeds adjacent to rock structure. Jerk, spinner baits or dead bait out in 10’-12’ and working deeper have been the best approach. Lake sturgeon are roaming in the deep pockets of the river and bays where there is current. A 4/0 hook, 2 oz. no roll sinker and a gob of worms topped off with a minnow or two is working well. Right now lake sturgeon is catch and release through April 23. Pike limit is 3. Only 1 over 40″; all northern pike from 30″ through 40″ must be immediately released.
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