The Crappies on Rainy Lake are known as some of the largest in the world.

These fish can reach 15-17 inches with weights upwards from 2lbs!!  The most common size structure for these crappies is a very respectable 11-13 inch class.

Crappies are targeted towards the middle of May into June while these fish await the rise in water temperatures that allow a productive spawn cycle.  Anglers that book trips for spring Crappies might also want to consider fishing Walleyes or Pike for part of the day.  When these Crappies are located the fishing can be simply outstanding!!

There are 2 other time periods in which Rainydaze Guide Service will target these big “Donks”.  September into October often times has these fish chasing shiners into smaller river systems or schooled up over deeper rockpiles.  Fall Crappie fishing can be great for large slabs and mixed with giant walleyes!!

February through April finds Rainydaze customers chasing these pre-spawn Crappies on the ice and every year our anglers land many fish over 15 inches!!  Light tackle finessed in front of these angry crappies is hard to beat during this late ice period.  These trips most often involve mobilizing with snowmobiles and portable fish houses and are simply loads of fun. Chris Granrud is a Pro Staff member of Clam outdoors, Vexilar incorporated and the Ice Team. Chris explains that he feels winter may be some of the absolute greatest times for customers to land elite caliber fish.

During the winter months Rainydaze Guide service will chase these crappies down with his Arctic cat Bearcat 570 XT’s wherever the hot bite might be.  Bring your rod, camera and lunch……..We’ll find the fish!! Many returning customers feel the sled ride alone into the majestic Voyageurs National Park is worth the price of admission.