Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published May 29, 2017
Memorial weekend proved to be a great fishing weekend. Fishing remained consistently good. Big numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. Small fish, keeper walleyes and saugers and some trophies still showing across the lake. Key depths around 18-24' of water. Jig and a minnow is the best presentation with pink and gold jigs strong but pulling spinners is gaining steam quickly. Reefs in 23-32', also holding fish. Jumbo perch and pike mixed in all over.
Walleyes are in the Rainy River with a good morning bite if you can find an active school. Many walleyes have headed back to the lake but some remain in the river and will stay all year. Same as the lake, a jig and a minnow has been best tactic for boating walleyes. Sturgeon fishing opens again July 1st.
Up at the NW Angle, anglers continue to crush fish. Many have limits in just a few hours. Fish are all over islands such as Oak Island, Little Oak, Hay Island, Garden, and structure off of other small islands. Jig and a minnow up at the angle is the tried and true method of choice but pulling spinners is turning on big time. Colors should include chartreuse, pink, glow colors and of course gold. Key depths ranged from 15-25' of water. Lodging, charters and guides are available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.