Light at the End of the Tunnel
We are surviving the cold weather and can’t wait for the heat wave to hit our neck of the woods tomorrow! 16 above the big donut for a high they say! Woohoo! Bring it on!
It was business as usual this week for the most part around here. Of course extra care and safety precautions were definitely taken but anglers still got out and enjoyed some fishing in nice warm houses. Check out the photos of the week.
Bite up and down
The bite dipped up and down this week. Some anglers did better than others. A mix of fish and sizes were brought up the fish holes. Mainly walleyes and saugers but also several other fish species too. It has been a multi-species frenzy this week. I think we have seen every fish species this lake offers come out of our houses lately with the exception of a lake trout and a muskie. It has been fun to see. Walleyes, saugers, perch, tullibee, eelpout, sucker to sturgeon.
For the walleyes and saugers, 22’-32’ in the mud flaps and off reefs continue to be hot spots. Jigging with pink/white and gold chubby darters, jigs, buckshots, and glow lures tipped with a minnow or minnow head a few inches off bottom has been the best approach. Using a vexilar or fish finder really seems to help catch rates. We have various houses in depths and locations on the lake. The ride out is about 30-45 minutes from the lodge right now. We are still using our lake access but are hoping to start running the river soon.
We have gained more ice! Guides have been finding 30-32 inches in the areas we fish and travel. We are making ice to enjoy through March now. Ice fishing season at Sportsman’s runs through March 31 and walleye season until April 14.
The trails are in good shape. Grooming is in progress. For more information about the trails and latest on the land trails, check out Lake of the Wood’s Drifters and the Northwest Angle Edge Riders Facebook pages.
We do not maintain a plowed road ourselves as we supply the transportation for all of our trips to our houses via a groomed trail. If you are interested in venturing out on your own, there are several roads in the area you can venture out on nearby us. Adrian’s Road out of Four Mile Bay and Morris Point’s road out of Morris point are a few to check out.
Football & Fishing
Still some openings left. Join us for a good time Feb 3 & 4. Fishing and lodging packages 2 nights/1 day $229-$267 per person or 2 nights/2 days $299-$337 per person. We will be having our annual Big Game Party Feb 3, during the Super Bowl featuring some great food and drink specials including our ½ price apps 3pm-6pm and door prizes. Come watch the game on our 12 TV’s make it a getaway. Lodging and fishing available, give us a call to reserve 800-862-8602.
(All packages plus tax and based on double occupancy)
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
It has been a cold week but we are warming up and expect the fishing to do the same. Best bite has been 25’-32’ for chasing down some nice walleyes, saugers and a few perch. Jigging and dead sticking gold, pink, glow spoons, jigs and plain hooks tipped with a minnow has been working.
Ice Fishing Trips available through late March! Give us a call to book your trip!
We currently have 18”-26” of ice in the areas we fish and travel. If you are venturing out on your own always be sure for your safety to stay on marked trails and roads.
Grooming is in progress, trails are in good shape! For more information about the trails and latest on the land trails, check out Lake of the Wood’s Drifters and the Northwest Angle Edge Riders Facebook pages.
Plowed Road from Young’s Bay to Lodge in great shape!
Take a drive out. Head out on the road at Jerry’s Restaurant at Young’s Bay and follow the signs.
Bar and Restaurant open daily! The road is plowed nice and wide and in great shape.