Water temperature is a cool 41 degrees today. A perfect time to find a good mess of walleyes up the Rainy River. The emerald shiners continue to run strong and the walleyes are pushing up river. Anchoring and vertical jigging a 1/2 -1 oz gold jig or gold spinner and sinker tipped with an emerald shiner (available at most bait stores in the area) is working well. Areas from Lighthouse Gap to Birchdale in 12′-16′ of water have been your best bet. We have a few charter boats available and 18′-20′ outfitter boats for guided trips available for a few more days. Dock slips are also available.


Check out video of a crew that was in the area this past week for some more tips.

Lodging is available through freeze up.

We have some great rates as low as $30 per person per night plus tax now through November. Give us a call 800-862-8602 or book online. Please note our bar, restaurant and pool are now closed until December.

Ice Ice Baby 
The thermometer read 10 degrees yesterday morning. It won’t be long and the big ol’ pond will be ready for ice fishing. Don’t be left at home this winter. Give us a call to book your stay Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River 800-862-8602, Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge or Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge 800-772-8411 or click here to book online. We offer full service ice fishing packages so you do not have to bring a thing, just come and enjoy good fishing. Click here for more information.

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