Kenora is a well-known walleye fishing destination on Lake of the Woods. The walleye fishing is fantastic here for numbers of fish, so you should have no problem catching enough fish to eat. There are also plenty of big walleye in this area. Walleye in the mid to upper 20 inch range are fairly common and fish up to 30 inches are possible. With all of the islands, bays and points in this area, there are so many places to target walleye and you should be able to find plenty of places to fish on windy days.
Fishing the Drop-offs
There are so many spots where there are good drop-offs along the shorelines off the islands and off the reefs. From summer through fall, you’re going to find plenty of walleye holding in these areas. The deeper rocks and weed edges will hold walleye, however, since there are so many more rocks here, plan on fishing a lot of rocks when targeting walleye on these drop-offs.
Fishing the Points
The points will also hold a lot of walleye. In the spring, you can find plenty of walleye that will move up into the shallower water on the points, however, from summer through fall, the points that hold some deeper water will be the better spots for catching walleye.
Fishing the Islands
With all the islands to fish, you have plenty of options here and many of these islands will hold some deeper water. These spots will be the better spots to find walleye in the summer and fall months.
Fishing the Reefs
The reefs are a great summer and fall pattern for walleye. It’s how most anglers will target them when fishing here. Don’t be surprised when you catch a lot of smallmouth bass here too and you will most likely run into some quality pike by fishing the reefs as well.
Fishing the Rocks
There are more rocks here than weeds, so plan on fishing plenty of rocks. Whether it’s offshore structure, islands or points, plan on losing some jigs in the rocky areas that will hold walleye.
Fishing the Weeds
Weeds won’t be the primary pattern here, so don’t worry if you have a hard time finding some of those deeper weed edges. There are a lot more rocks here than weeds. If you can find some deeper weed edges, you may find some nice walleye mixed in with some pike.
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