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Anglers are catching walleye, however the bite remains slow. Minnows are running every couple nights.

We could use a little colder weather to pick the bite up, but it’s hard to complain when it’s been so nice this fall. On the bright side the walleye bite may bring us further into November than usual for a little hunting/fishing combination!

The sturgeon have been very active. Walleye anglers are catch and releasing many on their walleye gear, including larger 50+”

Yesterday one of our groups observed an angler having a slow day, but then just before dusk he boated a 28″ walleye. Maybe a sign the larger ones are slowly to moving in! Our anglers have been seeing more 20-22″ or smaller 10-12″ so far this season. We’ll see what today brings as the sun returns after the last couple days.

Mornings and evenings are best, especially right before the sun sets.

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Ending the sturgeon season with this 62″ sturgeon with a 27″ girth :)


Throwing in a nice 20″ smallie

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Only in Minnesota do you find 2 different types of clothing on the same trip ;)

Water temp is about 58 degrees. The walleye bite picks up as the water cools. Looking for lower 40’s soon!

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Still a little quiet

Fishing Reports

Only 2 more days to tag your sturgeon! Weather is gonna be nice too!

Minnows are starting to run, but it’s a little early for the big walleye. Anglers have been reporting bite still a little slow. Many walleye are in the 12-14″ range with a couple 17-18″ to mix in.

Northern, smallies, and sturgeon are biting as well with the occasional perch.

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Fall fishing

Fishing Reports

Fall is officially upon us! We have had an exceptionally mild fall so far.

The open sturgeon season closes September 30th, so not many days left to fill those tags! Sturgeon have been active, and will continue to be active as fall progresses.

Walleye fishing has been good on the river this summer and will be picking up with everyday! We could use some cooler temps to cool the water, but are now seeing signs of the fall minnow run!

Water levels are steady. Standard 3/8oz will reach bottom without trouble. Gold and pink are always your best bet.

We look forward to posting some great pictures this season!!!

We have a couple openings, call for availability, but even the handful of openings are going fast. 800-433-6085

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Enjoying Summer

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Much better than last year!

The river is back to normal current once again and we’ve had every kind of guest! From people visiting relatives in the area to wayward kayakers!

Anglers are having best luck with walleye and smallies in the river lately. Other than leaping clear out of the water, the sturgeon have been a little quiet.

Sturgeon will begin to pick up as we get closer to fall and September, which is the last month of open season, is filling fast!

And we all know the fall walleye run will begin around the end of September! Very little room left in October but we still have one or 2 openings! Give is a call! 800-433-6085

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July is here

Fishing Reports

We had a very eventful June of family events that took us some time away from the resort. Although we were busy it was a much needed break from an awesome spring season.

Now we are already reaching the 4th of July which can be bitter sweet being on the river. Bitter in the fact that walleye make you work harder for them, but sweet in the fact that after the 4th of July we head into fall and the fishing gets better and better!

With many storms with plenty of rain the last couple weeks the river has gone up and the current is strong at this time.

July 1st opens sturgeon season again. With a strong current you’ll need a lot of weight and a lot of crawlers. When fishing for sturgeon look for deep holes on the bottom, anchor up river from them, and cast to them. The river is high but typically deepest you’ll see on the Rainy is about 25 ft.

Good luck and enjoy summer!!!!

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Memorial Weekend

Fishing Reports

We lucked out with great weather over Memorial Day Weekend, enjoying every minute!

After some much needed days of rain the last couple weeks it churned up the river pretty good. The last day or 2 showed much improvement in clarity again.

Smallies and northern have been active and walleye are biting in the river as well. When water clarity isn’t good don’t forget to go shallow for the walleye, that’s typically where they hide.

But clarity is on the rebound and the rain has greened up the area. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful summer!


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Here’s a couple photos the Rodrigez Group sent from opening weekend!





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2015 Opener

Fishing Reports

Weather for fishing opener never forgets to be chilly with a little rain to boot! Even a little snow.

Anglers reported doing better in the river vs the Lake. Early morning and evening bite has been best.

Sauger have helped fill some limits and smallies are beginning to perk up as well.

We’re looking forward to a great fishing season!

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