Lake of the Woods is known far and wide for its fast fall walleye action, and so far the September bite has been living up to anglers’ expectations.

“The fishing has been really good,” reported Lindy friend Deanna Painovich of Zippel Bay Resort. “We’ve been seeing a very nice mix of walleyes and saugers.”

Walleye seekers don’t have far to go, either.

Lindy Jigs tipped with shiner minnows are catching fish up to 28 inches long right out front of Zippel Bay in 16 to 24 feet of water on Zippel Reef,” she said.

If you feel like exploring the big lake a but further, Painovich said muddy bottoms in 30 feet of water have been yielding a great jig bite for walleyes and saugers about four miles out.

“The Little Oak area north of Garden Island has been good, too,” she explained that Lindy Crawler Harnesses have been triggering strikes in 10- to 16-foot depths.

Looking ahead, Painovich predicts even faster action is in store for anglers targeting near-shore hotspots such as Morris Point Gap, Lighthouse Gap and Zippel Reef.

“The bite will get even better the last week of September and the first couple of weeks in October,” she said.

Indeed, if you’re looking for a destination where you can sample some of Lindy Land’s finest fall walleye action, few locations hold a candle to Lake of the Woods this time of year.