For the past five weeks up on LOTW there has been a very good bite. Some say the best they have had in years. Lots of positive reports coming from up in that area.
As of this week, there has been a slight drop in the walleye action, but the saugers and perch have picked up.
Most fish houses are scattered between six and 28 miles off shore. The best walleye, sauger, and perch mix is being taken in 30 to 34 feet of water on the reefs and mud flats. At the Northwest Angle, rattle jigs have triggered walleyes and perch in 24 to 28 feet of water on the reefs around Oak Island and Flag Island. The Clementson area of the Rainy River is a safe bet for walleyes in 22 feet of water.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954