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The Rainy River is a popular fishing river that runs along the border of the United States and Canada.  Anglers usually come here to fish for walleye, pike, smallmouth bass, northern pike or sturgeon.

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Primary Species of Fish

Walleye & Sturgeon

The Rainy River is famous for its awesome spring and fall runs of walleye where thousands of fish move into the river and some very big fish are reported every year.  Fish up to and above 30 inches are caught every single year on the Rainy River.  The Sturgeon fishing is also world class and it gets a lot of attention here too.

Secondary Species of Fish

Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie

Northern pike and smallmouth bass can also be found in the river throughout the year.  Late spring and fall are best.  Most anglers don’t come here to fish for pike or smallies, but you can target these fish in the river if you choose to.  Our recommendation is to come here for the walleye fishing when they are running.

Rainy River Fishing Tips

We have plenty of fishing tips in the following sections:

Learn the River

The Fish

Fishing Calendar


Rainy River Fishing Reports

Lake of the Woods MN Chamber Reports

Rainy River Fishing Regulations

Border Waters Fishing Regulations MN DNR

Zone 5 Ontario Fishing Regulations