Fishing Rainy Lake in the Fall

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The fall is transition time.  Some fish are deep, some fish move shallow.  As the water temperatures cool, you can usually find plenty of pike that will move into the shallower water.  The bays that have weeds in the 5 to 10 foot range will hold a lot of pike and the big pike can be found here again.  Some smallmouth bass will move shallower, however, many of them will stay schooled up over deeper water.  Some walleye can be found shallower, while plenty of fish will be deeper as well.  As water temperatures cool towards the end of fall, the better bite will almost always be deeper.  Anglers usually fish from 20 to 35 feet down as they target smallies, northern pike and walleye.


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