Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | 5.6.2019
On the south end... Walleye season opens Saturday, May 11th.* As of Monday, May 6th on the main basin, miles of open water with some ice patches still floating around.* Walleye and sauger populations strong, thus good opener expected.* Go to will be jig and frozen shiner.* Pike and sturgeon seasons are open and*reports*excellent.* Numerous trophy class pike being caught.* All pike 30-40" must be returned with a 3*fish*limit and one over 40".
On the Rainy River...* Sturgeon*and pike*fishing*has been excellent.* The go to presentation for sturgeon a 4-6 ounce no roll sinker, sturgeon rig and a few nightcrawlers or combo crawlers and frozen emerald shiners.* Pike being caught in shallow bays.**It is expected there will be good walleyes in the river come opening day with cold water temps.* With stronger than normal current, bring heavy jigs if jigging.
Up at the NW Angle...* Mainly open water areas with some ice chunks.* A bit of boating activity this week as open water increased.* Resorts getting ready for May 11th opener.* Most will be using a jig and minnow adjacent shoreline structure, points and neck down areas.**