NW Angle/Oak Island Lake of the Woods  Fishing, Ice Conditions & Trail Report    Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN www.oakislandlodge.com 800-772-8411


We have had a great start to our ice fishing season. Nice 14”-18” walleyes with a mix of a 21”-25” once in a while too. 19’-23’ of water jigging using gold and chartreuse 3/8 oz jigs has been working well tipped with a minnow. Swedish pimples, stop signs and buck shots have also done very well in shades of gold and pink. Come for a visit and wet a line!

Ice Conditions Currently we have 16-20 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel. We are building more every day!

Trail Report Lake Trails we currently have 12-15 inches of snow on the lake. The trails are in fair condition.  The plan is to start grooming early next week from Wheeler’s Point to Oak Island for sure.  Ice checks from Wheeler’s Point to Warroad and Wheeler’s Point to Baudette will be done over the weekend to determine when grooming can start on those trails. Everything is staked and has sufficient ice for snowmobiles; we are just waiting on a few more inches of ice for the groomer.  Like always, watch for caution areas especially during days like today when the temperature fluctuates a wide range.

Young’s Bay to Oak Island Ice Road Report The ice road out of Young’s Bay is open. Drive on out. Signs are posted.