It’s about time we got some rain up here in the Northwest Angle. Water temperatures were starting to climb into that high 70 to low 80 degree range. While the Walleye fishing continued to be excellent, the Muskie fishing was in jeopardy. With temperatures dropping back down around 74 degrees, you can bet both parties of anglers will be getting into some great fishing on Lake of the Woods in many areas of the lake.
Dead minnows continue to be the go to bait for our guests. Reefs in the southern portion of the Northwest Angle in 25-30 ft of water seemed to be the prime depths, however, a few larger fish were caught off some exposed rocks in water as little as 6ft deep on crankbaits. Steady weather kept Big and Little Traverse going with many groups reporting over 100 fish per day.
A few reports came in that rocks were the only areas holding fish. We targeted some weed areas only to find that there are quite a few fish staging on the edges. The bucktail bite was slow with small crankbaits and gliders producing the most fish seen and caught, but that is no longer the case. With the dropping temperatures you can expect all areas of the lake and many types of lures to produce good results with the summer patterns in full effect... the Muskie are not too far from Flag Island Resort!