There are a lot of muskie on Lake of the Woods and the Kenora area can definitely hold its own compared to the other areas on Lake of the Woods. There are good numbers of muskie here with some very big fish too. You have so many areas to fish with islands, points, bays and offshore structure here. Whether it is weeds or rocks, you can find muskie throughout the Kenora area.
Fishing the Bays
There are many bays to fish in the Kenora area of Lake of the Woods. It may be weeds or rocks, but there are plenty of fish in the bays to help attract some muskie there too. Spring and fall usually provide some of the better fishing in the bays for muskie, however, you can find some muskie relatively shallow throughout the summers as well. Find the bait fish whether they are relating to weeds or rocks and start casting your favorite muskie baits.
Fishing the Drop-offs
There are some really good drop-offs that hold good numbers of smallmouth bass and walleye. These spots usually produce better in the summer and fall. Find the walleye and bass and there’s a good chance some muskie may call these spots home as well.
Fishing the Points
There are so many points to fish and many of them will hold either smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike or a combination of them. The points will have lots of rock and some will have weeds too. Muskie will relate to both, so when fishing the points, make sure you’re covering a lot of water because there are so many points to fish here.
Fishing the Islands
You have lots of islands to fish and many of these islands are great spots for smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike too. With a combination of rocks, weeds and some nice drop-offs, you have a ton of areas that can hold muskie.
Fishing the Reefs
Reefs can be hit or miss with muskie, but there are plenty of these predators that patrol the reefs for an easy meal. The reefs usually hold plenty of walleye and smallmouth bass from summer through fall and muskie can often be found patrolling these areas to find an easy meal.
Fishing the Rocks
With rocks everywhere, it’s hard not to be fishing the rocks when targeting muskie here. Muskie will gladly eat a smallmouth bass or walleye, so you can definitely find plenty of muskie cruising around the rocks whether that’s an island, point, reef or just a rocky shoreline.
Fishing the Weeds
Muskie love the weeds just like northern pike and there are plenty of nice weed edges near deeper water here that will hold some nice muskie. You will definitely find more pike in the weeds, but if you target the weeds with muskie baits, you will most likely run into some quality muskie here.
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