Warm weather has been in the area, but we are still freezing at night and the 10 day forecast is calling for much of the same. We have lost some snow but ice is good, no loss. As long as we don’t get a stretch of nights not freezing we see no problem continuing to ice fish through our season. Here at Oak Island we will be for ice fishing through March 21 and the lodge open through March 22. The main lodge near Baudette does not close during ice out.
Anglers have been reeling in 30% walleyes, 60% saugers and the balance in perch and northern pike. The catching success has increased over the past week. Depths ranging from 17’-27’ have been doing the best. As far as big fish, a few nice 38” and 41” pike have been caught as well as some nice walleyes in the 22”-27” range. A good run from 8am-10am and 2pm-5pm have been the most aggressive times of the day. Gold jigs tipped with a minnow are the hot ticket and keeping your jig really tight to bottom.
|Grant with one of his nice walleyes he caught!
Way to go Grant!
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
38+ inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish.
Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
Open and in good shape. This could change based on the weather conditions so please call before coming out.
Trails are in fair condition. A little slushy depending on the daily temperature.
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