Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 5/21/18
The last week was beautiful with some rain showers mixed in which was good for our low lake level. The Ontario opener was successful and fishing overall has been good.
In Minnesota, the Walleyes are done spawning and the Crappies should be in shallow bays spawning. The depths we have found to be producing is between 4-10 feet in the mornings and evenings and between 18-26 feet mid day. As far as location we haven’t had to venture far. Rock points and shorelines near large islands and shallow bays have been successful. Specifically, Soldiers Point and Rabbit Ears have been producing. The water temp is between 53-58 degrees.
Over in Ontario, the walleye season opened on Saturday. Some crappies are still spawning while the walleyes seem to be done. We found that the walleyes are starting to move from the shallows back into deeper water between 16 and 23 feet. Fishing on the sides of rock reefs or steep breaks where the bait seems to be pushed together and just off the bottom seems to be the most successful. A 3/8 oz. jig in gold or chartreuse tipped with a frozen shiner proved to be successful. While out jigging for walleyes the chances of pulling up a pike or smallmouth is fairly good which made for some fun days of fishing.
We saw several quality fish over the last week many 26, 27 inchers and a 31 like this 26 caught by Doug on a bobber from shore last night!
Until next week, good luck fishing!
Guides Jeremy Glessing and Matt Hendry
Flag Island Resort