July is the month that reminds you of what an awesome fishery Rainy Lake truly is. Guides are grinding away every day trying to get everyone on a good bite and locals and other tourists are giving it a good go as well. Reefs have really started to produce but sometimes you get stuck on a smaller fish bite that leaves you thirsty for bigger and better. Don’t forget the shorelines! Look for a steep break that levels off around 20 feet and pull a live bait rig or stick baits near the bottom. You may not find the same numbers of fish but they will be larger fish!
Northern Pike are following bait fish so either go to the wind blown shoreline or a reef that tops out around 9-15 feet and they will be hunting!
Big Bass are being found in the shallows right now and they are chasing crawfish and frogs! I caught a bass recently that spit 4 crawfish at me as I was pulling it out of the water!
Blueberry Update! GET PICKING! Pies are being baked, pancakes are being filled and muffins are a plenty across the northland! As always, email me with any requests, and if the boat ride is stopping you, I do know of a few good walk to spots as well, just let me know. However, before you pick, know what a Poison Ivy plant is… They are thriving this year! Enjoy yourselves and I will SEE YOU ON THE LAKE! -Capt. Brad Krasaway (email@example.com)
*Picture of my favorite homemade from scratch, Blueberry and Wild Rice Pancakes...AND a cute puppy picture of course!!