Our Fishing Report
August 1st Fishing Report:
Walleye fishing on Rainy Lake has been most productive in the A.M hours. As the day heats up the bite has been slowing a bit. Evening fisherman have been reporting positive bites as the sun moves closer to the horizon. Depths have been inconsistent. Anglers are reporting catching fish as shallow as 18 feet and as deep as 30. As is typical for this time of year the majority of the action is coming from main lake reefs and break lines adjacent to deep water. Presentations have been mostly jigs or lindy rigs. Anglers report having good luck on both minnows and leaches.
As is typical for this time of year all the bass are not all doing the same thing at the same time. Bass are still being found shallow in the five to 10 foot range. Points and boulder shorelines are a great place focus. Rock mixed with deeper weeds is often key for those larger fish. Other populations for fish are orientating to deeper structure such as points or reefs in the 12 to 20 foot range. Top water, plastics and suspending twitch style bates are always a good choice.
Crappie action has picked up some in the last two weeks. Anglers are having luck targeting crappie in the four to eight foot range pitching jigs and using slip bobbers. Some action has been seen trolling traditional walleye spinners.
Pike continue to be caught near deeper weed lines and points casting spoons, spinner baits, and suspending twitch style bates. That being said a larger majority of adult pike are being found trolling deep diving crank baits over reefs and break lines in the 15 to 35 foot range. Anglers report having pike grab their walleyes from time to time when they are reeling them up from deeper water.