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The great fishing in the island continues! Walleyes are still being caught on jigs. Gold, pink, and chartreuse jigs with a minnow. You can pull spinners on the reefs and catch fish as well!

Muskie fishing is still going well! They are beginning to move out to the large structures. Get to the islands and start throwing baits!

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Great fishing this week! The walleyes are chowing.

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As we cruise through August the walleyes continue to chow down! Good spinner bite from 28″-32″. Hammered gold with a crawler or minnow. Fish are definitely out in the mud. Cover ground to find fish!

The crankbait bite is on. 30″-33″ pulling cranks has been producing good numbers and sizes of walleyes. Bright colored and white plugs seem to be producing well. Water temp is hovering around 72 degrees.

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Fishing is outstanding!

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Walleyes are snapping on reefs and flats. As far as the flats, pulling spinners with a crawler or leech will get strikes.  Hammered gold or pink spinners in 12’-20’ have been working well.  If jigging is the way you are going to go, gold, pink and chartreuse have been good on the reefs from 13’-28’ Muskie fishing continues to be good in the cabbage bays! Make sure you don’t miss this great fishing!

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Fall is just around the corner!
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What a fun way to celebrate a birthday! These ladies enjoyed a great day of walleye fishing from Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River to Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge with Captain Travis M, a relaxing stay at Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge and a beautiful cruise back.

Good fishing rolls on!

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We are seeing limits of fish hauled in every day.  Spinner fishing has produced well as of late today. Hammered gold spinners with crawlers seem to be working the best.  Anywhere from 15’-30’ has been doing well.  Don’t be afraid to be mobile! Keep moving until you find fish.

Trolling raps along Pine Island has been gaining momentum as of late.  Mornings and evenings still seem to be the better productive times for this bite but there are walleyes there.

The mud flat troll has been producing a lot of good sized walleyes.  It is that classic time of year where fish push to these flats for food and are targetable. Lead core works well to target these fish.  Fire tiger and white plugs have been working very well.

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Great walleye and solid muskie fishing

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Island life is just chugging along!  Great walleye and solid muskie fishing.  Walleyes are snapping as usual.  Jigging and spinners have been catching fish.  Jigging the reefs anywhere from 24’-30’ and spinners anywhere from 12’-20’.  Tipping minnows on jigs continues to out produce any other bait just as crawlers has by far out done anything on spinners.  The muskies are ramping up as summer chugs along.  Many fish in the high 40s to low 50s are being caught every day!  Get up here and get in on the action!

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Fall is just around the corner!
Oak Island is the perfect base camp for incredible fall walleye, bass, crappie, muskie, northern pike and perch fishing. Fall discounts start Sept 15. Contact us today 800-772-8411 to book your fall getaway.

Dawg Days of Summer

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The dog days of summer are upon us. Water temps rising into the low 70s are pushing fish deeper. Pulling and drifting spinners will still catch nice fish, but you will have to look deeper.  15’-30’ hammered gold with a crawler.

The jig bite is catching fish in 32’.  Pink gold and chartreuse jigs tipped with a frozen shiner have worked the best.  This bite is all over the south shore so keep moving to find fish.

The deep water trolling bite is hot and heavy right now.  28’-33’ has been very good.  Cover water until you find a school of fish. Light colored plugs have been producing well.

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The gals were on fire this week!

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There’s no place these big walleyes can hide! Get up here! Guided trips available!

The weather is great and the fishing is awesome!
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Walleyes are biting well on the reefs

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The island life just rolls on.  Walleyes are biting well on the reefs.  A variety of jigs and spinners are being used to target them. When jigging go with either gold or pink jigs with a minnow.  If spinner fishing is more your style however, hammered gold with a crawler or a minnow.  With the hot temperatures, the fish are moving to their classic mid-summer locations.  Large rock structures are likely to hold good numbers of walleyes.  Good luck and we will see you out there!

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Caught right off the dock at the lodge! Andrew from Wabasso, MN 45.5” northern pike. Nice one buddy!

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It’s Getting Hot In Here!

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South Shore:  Another week flew by and fishing continues to be good!  Storms earlier in the week stirred up fishing and made the fish slightly lethargic but it was only a matter of a day or two until they were back to their regular snappin’ selves!  The spinner bite is still going very well.  Hammered gold with a crawler is the way to go.  Concentrate your efforts in the 8’-20’ range.  The jig bite is still holding strong as well.  Go deep.  30’-32’.  Pink jigs with a shiner or a leech.

The troll bite is on.  6’-12’ along pine is holding fish.  Trolling raps at 2.5-3mph has been good.  Also trolling the depths is producing fish as well.  28’-32’ is holding scattered fish that will chase a plug.  2.2-3.2 mph has been working out in the depths.  Looking forward to another hot week on the big pond!

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Hammered gold hammered this beautiful walleye!

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Nice walleye!

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Island fishing just keeps rolling on as good as ever

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Fish are being found in variety of places and are being caught a variety of ways.  Jigging rock structures and shorelines has been putting fish in the coolers.  Chartreuse and pink jigs tipped with a minnow.  Spinners are producing as well! You can’t go wrong with hammered gold.  There are fish on the shorelines and points as well as the humps and reefs.

As well as walleyes fishing, muskie fishing is getting very good.  When targeting these toothy giants, look for the classic spots.  Rocky points and weedy bays while burning buck tails will move the most fish!  Good luck and we will see you out there!

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Captain Travis snuck out and did some muskie fishing with Captain Baihly in the angle and it appears that the trip was a success!

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Heating Up!

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Rolling into mid-July with water temps still hanging around that 70 degree mark, the walleyes are still hanging shallow.  With the unseasonably cool June that we experienced, walleyes still haven’t pushed way out and are holding on structures. This means that drifting spinners and jigging are great way to target these walleyes!  The spinner bite is rolling on and actually seeming to get better as we move through July.  Hammered gold and white spinners tipped with a crawler seem to be producing the best.  Concentrate on areas of 9’-17’, and make sure that you keep moving.  .8 to 1 mph is a great speed to catch the attention of a hungry walleye.

Jigging is still catching fish as well.  Gold and pink jigs tipped with either a leech or a minnow.  These walleyes are slowing making their way deeper so if you are headed out jigging get out into that 30’-32’ range.

As summer gets hotter so will that classic trolling bite.  28’-32’ trolling cranks will continue to get better.  Cover ground at about 2.5mph you will find the fish or give us a call, we have guides available! No equipment necessary and groups of 1+ welcome!

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Fishing is active! The guides are ready to take you out!

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