Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Trip

I guided George Cochran and his son Chase on Saturday May 26. George and Chase wanted to catch some walleyes for Saturday evenings dinner. It was pretty a chilly ride on Rainy Lake, I even put the gloves on.  The forecast was for a 50 % chance of rain 35 degree early morning temperature and easterly 10-15 […]

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Unbelievable May 19th Fish On! Snapping Turtle On!

I left the dock at 6:30AM to fish walleyes with the Bracken / Nevanen party. The forecast was iffy 70% chance of rain with possible thunder showers. We started fishing about 7:15, we were going to start by pitching 1/8oz jigs tipped with minnows into 3-6 ft of water.  We started on a point, no wind […]

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Opening Day of Walleye Season

Another opening day has come on gone. Friday night was the same as the past 50 years; trouble sleeping again, too much anticipation. It is a great feeling knowing a person can be excited at 55 years old so much so that you don’t sleep well. Part of it is thoughts of openers past, the […]

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Hot Fishing You Are Missing It!

There are only four fishing seasons that close on Rainy Lake; walleye, muskie, sauger and lake sturgeon. Smallmouth bass, northen pike, crappies and white fish are open year around. There is spectacular fishing to be had. The Rainy River had a spectacular spring walleye run again and the sturgeon are really biting right now. Rainy Lake has […]

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Springtime Northern Pike Fishing

Rainy Lake northern pike begin spring movements long before the ice goes out. People fish them with dead baits (suckers or ciscoes) through the ice in late February and March. Most fisherman target mouths of bays that the pike will spawn in during late April and early May. May and June fishing for pike will give […]

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How To Fish Impulse Swim ‘n Grubs

Open water is on the horizon on Rainy Lake. I am going to write some how to’s to help your fishing on Rainy Lake. Both live and artificial bait are very good presentations. I love to fish plastics; they work extremely well during spring and throughout the summer months. I will discuss Northland Tackles new […]

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Slip Bobber Fishing

Slip Bobber Fishing For many of us our first time fishing may have been with a bobber. It is not only fun but also highly effective.  I use slip bobbers mainly for walleye and crappies but do catch smallmouth and northern pike from time to time.  I often use 1/8 jigs tipped with minnows or […]

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