Sportsman’s Lodge 12/12/2018
Fishing & Ice Conditions Update
Great fishing continues!
Anglers have been reeling in several large walleyes 25”+ (check out these pictures!) along with lots of saugers and a good mix of eater size walleyes too.
One of our guests, Dave reeled in a 26” and 29.5 inch walleye in the same day! 18’-24’ has been the optimal depth the past few days. Green glow, anything glow, gold jigs and plain hooks tipped with a minnow or minnow head have been working well. Vexilars/Fish finders always help! Vexilar rentals available, but be sure to call ahead they go fast. Lodging and fishing openings available! Come have some fun before the holidays.
Sleeper Shacks are out, first day tomorrow.
We have some openings available before Christmas. Click here to check out our packages starting at $199* per person. (*plus tax) For reservations call 218-634-1589 or email us.
We have 11-14 inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish. We received a dusting of some new snow last night but still only a few inches on the ice and land right now, still several spots without snow on the lake and land right now.
If you are venturing out on your own be sure to stay on the trails and check with local resorts and outfitters before heading out. It has been an early start to the season but we still need to build more ice in several areas before heading to far out. We have lots of safe ice with plenty of good fishing in close right now on marked areas and trails. Stay safe and have fun!
Lake trail from the south shore to Oak Island is not marked yet. Crews will be checking ice again on Friday. Conditions across this area are not ready yet. The lake trail to Warroad and land trails are also not open yet. The good news is we are building ice and checking often. Stay tuned for updates.
Adrian’s out of Four Mile Bay (near Wheeler’s Point)
11-13 inches of ice on the bay and a few more on the lake just outside of Pine Island. Allowing small to mid-size vehicles not pulling anything and ATV’s/Side by Sides pulling up to 17’ wheel houses.
Morris Point out of Morris Point
Reporting 13 ½ inches of ice now, waiting on a few more inches of ice before changing what they allow out. ATV’s, Snowmobiles and Side by Sides pulling portables can use their road now.
New Year’s Party!
Make your reservations now for dinner, lodging and fishing. Live Entertainment, specials, party favors, champagne toast and a whole lot of fun is planned! Lodging and fishing openings available Dec 31-Jan 3 at this time. Dinner reservations available from 5pm-10pm.
Click here to make reservations today.
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge 12/12/2018
Change of Plans
We were hoping to open today but the lake current the past week has not been friendly to our ice making efforts. We are making progress but just not enough ice in our neck of the woods yet to be safe. The good news is the current has slowed down so that should help. We have 7-12+ inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel at this time. The ice road is plowed out to Brush Island now. We hope to build another 5 good inches real soon and start our season soon. Stay tuned!
Lake trail from the south shore to Oak Island is not marked yet. Crews will be checking ice again on Friday. Conditions across this area are not ready yet. The good news is we are building ice and checking often. We have just 2-4 inches of snow in the area at this time. Stay tuned for updates.
Openings available December – March. Join us New Year’s Eve! We will be kicking 2019 off island style. Dinner specials, drinks and holiday cheer. Click here to learn more about our winter packages and contact us today 800-772-8411.