Fall at Lake of the Woods is best known for the emerald shiner run that hits the Rainy River in the mid fall, typically the end of September/beginning of October.
Walleye fishing during the run has been compared to the frantic spring action of the first ice-out! But if you’re looking for multiple species in one trip, the lower fall levels on the Rainy offer unbeatable action for northern, lake sturgeon, even smallmouth bass!
Jigging is the presentation of choice, with gold typically finding success for walleye and sauger, pink for crappie and perch, and green usually bringing in smallmouth. Red and white or silver spinners traditionally show well with northern. Choose one of our guided trips or bring your own boat for some great fall action.