Walleyes in Saganaga Lake of the Boundary Waters spawn in the Seagull River in the spring. They swim against the current and make their way through the rapids and to the falls between Seagull Lake and Saganaga Lake. They don’t remain there for long before they head back into the BWCA. After the spawn they are usually inactive for awhile before they will start biting bait on angler’s lines.
The Minnesota DNR ensures their safety during this time by closing the spawn area for fishing until Friday night at midnight of Memorial Weekend. Guess what? Today’s the day! We wish all of the anglers the best of luck and remind everyone to stay safe and wear a life jacket.