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Rainy Lake Mn. #13635220 07/18/20 04:49 PM
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Anyone ever been.
Heard it is an awesome smallmouth and walleye fishery.

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Re: Rainy Lake Mn. [Re: forkduc] #13638815 07/21/20 07:52 PM
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My fiancee's dad is a walleye guide in MN and he loves rainy lake. He said its a great lake to catch a lot of high quality fish. I'd say go give it a shot!

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He guide Rainy?

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I used to go to Nestor Falls in Ontario every year, which is only about 2 hours away. It's gorgeous up there.


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Re: Rainy Lake Mn. [Re: forkduc] #13639195 07/22/20 12:39 AM
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Do the math on this - 13,000 lakes in Minnesota, if you start fishing one lake each different day from ice out till freeze over you will not be able to fish all of those lakes in your life time.

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I go every year but on the Canada side of rainy. Sadly due to the virus no trip this year. Anyway, smallmouth fishing there is unreal especially in spring where no kidding we averaged 60 to 70 a day and one day over 100. In spring you only need jerks, grubs and squarebills. There is no skill as they are on points in big wolf packs. Love that trip

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Re: Rainy Lake Mn. [Re: forkduc] #13639297 07/22/20 01:52 AM
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Went once to Canada to Lake of the Woods in the Fall and it was phenomenal, and those shore lunches with those Walleye were so good.

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He guides Gull Lake and Mille Lacs. He can go for smallies, largies, and walleyes. He’s a really good guy to reach out to. He doesn’t guide rainy though. I can get you his contact info if you’d like

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One of my most enjoyable fishing experiences I've ever had....I've been three times. We have always fished NW Ontario side of Rainy Lake as well. Smallies are plentiful, and walleye and Northern Pike. Not so much Muskies. The first week of June is opportune time to go. We've caught 'em pre-spawn to full blown spawn. Biggest was 5lbs, but avg size is 3.5-4.0lbs. That's nice for smallies. We would haul our boats up there (20hrs from DFW) and then boat prolly 8 miles to the outfitter. It's all remote. You gotta bring your own gas in and everything for that matter. There's nice cabins and kitchen stuff and beds for ya, but everything else is hauled in. Better have a Hotmaps North Chip, too. It's a very dangerous lake with all the rock everywhere. You can be cruising in 30ft of water and look on both sides and see huge rocks just under the surface. This goes for all over the lake on Ontario side. Not sure about states side. I hope you're able to make the trip. It's a bucket list trip IMHO....

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forkduc...if you decide to go, I still have a Navionics Hotmaps Classic North mapchip that you can borrow. It saved our butt and our boat!


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Looking at June 2021, although I hear top water in July-August is pretty awesome.

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He is right about it being a dangerous lake. Sure glad we run a map chip too

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Originally Posted by David Welcher
Do the math on this - 13,000 lakes in Minnesota, if you start fishing one lake each different day from ice out till freeze over you will not be able to fish all of those lakes in your life time.


I sure would like to try!


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