Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River
A mix of walleyes, saugers, tulibees, a few perch and pike are being caught right now. Dead sticking plain hooks with a minnow and jigging glow, gold and pink jigs or spoons, charmers, anything that flashes and has a little noise tipped with a minnow is working the best. We have houses scattered out in 20-30 feet of water. It has been another cold week here this week with most nights below zero. Ice fishing continues through late March. Walleye season is open through April 14, re-opening May 11.
What a story! A fun read.
Roy, Wayne and Dan, long time guests visited us last week. Their tangle with a 30″ walleye was quite the ordeal. We thought their story was just too good not to share. Fun times and good memories were made. Thanks for coming guys. As always, it is a pleasure having you and thanks for sharing your story with us. Until next time…..
In Wayne’s words…….Wednesday afternoon Roy hooks into this 30” Walleye which wasn’t at interested in cooperating. I went across our 6 man house to help get the fish landed. While doing so there was a loud crash on the other side I was fishing on. As I looked back I noticed my dangler rod holder was flipped over next to the open hole and rod & reel obviously gone down the hole! Needless to say I was bummed with the loss but we still needed to catch the fish. Roy finally was able to get the fish up thru the hole. His rod in the hole next to him had gotten tangle while the fish was fighting so it was a mess. We measured, and secured it and then Roy began to untangle mess of fishing lines. As he did so, a gold Macho Minnow surfaced, and Roy says, “Wayne what kind of lure were you using” at the same time showing what he was holding in his hand”! I couldn’t believe what I saw, but was ecstatic when he continued pulling the line and my rod and reel followed up from the deep. A great ending, Roy got a beautiful fish to have mounted, and I got my $190.00 rod and reel back!!😩😂 Sure glad to have good fishing line on my reel after all that!
No changes this week. We have 30”-40” of ice in the areas we fish and travel. Lots of ice!
We use a private groomed trail but there are local ice roads open in the area at this time. Contact the resort or outfitter maintaining the ice road for the latest conditions.
Lake and land trails continue to be groomed and maintained. For more information about the trails, check out the south shore, Baudette area club information here. For more information about the trails on the northern side of the U.S. side of the lake around the Northwest Angle and Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge and Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge, click here.
Never too early to start thinking about Spring and Summer trips.
Spring is an excellent time for walleye, pike and sturgeon. Check us out www.sportsmanslodges.com
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Macho minnows, buck shots, jigs and spoons and plain hooks tipped with a minnow are good go-to tackle right now. Gold, pink and glow have been good colors. Mix of walleyes and saugers have been nibbling in 23’-28’, mainly eater size with a few whoppers, 25”+.
We have anywhere from 24-36 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.
Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The road is open and in great shape.
Trails are in good shape. For more information about the trails, check out the south shore, Baudette area club information here. For more information about the trails on the northern side of the U.S. side of the lake around the Northwest Angle and Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge and Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge, click here.
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