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The island life continues to be good!

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High winds have dirtied the water a bit but the walleyes are still going strong.  It’s that time of year where Flag Island Flats begins to turn on.  Drift hammered gold spinners in the cleanest water on these flats! The jig bite is still going strong on the rocks as well.  Muskie season opened last weekend so if you are making the trek north make sure to pack that heavy gear!

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Walleyes, Muskies, Pike, Bass, Crappie, Perch…..Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge is a multi-species mecca. Summer lodging and guided fishing packages starting at $394 per person for two nights and two days. Prefer to fish out of your own boat? Relax in our comfortable lodging starting at only $67 per person per night.  Contact us today. We will tailor a package just for you.  *plus tax and based on double occupancy

Reeling in walleyes

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Storms and wind have plagued Lake of the Woods this week.  Fishing has slowed but in no way does that mean the walleyes aren’t biting.  One major key is FIND CLEAN WATER!  Fishing in mud stained water is always going to be tough.  When these storms and wind roll through it is important to slow down!  Jig and a frozen shiner still catching fish out in 28’-30’.  Pink, gold, and yellow are all good colors.

The fish are biting!

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Spinner fishing has been very good and still is.  Gold spinners drifting in 8’-18’ has been producing some nice walleyes.  Varying day to day but tipping these spinners with leeches and crawlers continue to out do minnows.  Slow down your presentation and try and find the cleanest water!  Good Luck!

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July & August is family fun time!

The weather is warm, the bite is great and Sportsman’s has plenty to keep the whole gang busy before and after a day on the lake.  Relax in our comfortable lodging, reel in some walleyes, take a splash in the indoor pool and hot tub, taste our oh so yummy walleye dishes, listen to the musical entertainment, start a friendly competition in the game room, throw a line off the dock, tour the area on our lake tour and visit our nearby attractions including an 18 hole golf course, beach, museum, skate park, playground, state park, car museum, casino and more. Sportsman’s is your family fun headquarters!  Click here to start planning your vacation today www.sportsmanslodges.com
Lots of events planned for the community 4th of July Celebration
Click here to check out the events planned and make plans to visit. Lodging, camping and guided fishing available!

Jig & a Minnow

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Island times are rolling on as good as ever!  Jig and a minnow are still proving to be the best tactic to target walleyes.  Gold has proven to be the best color week in and week out but pink and chartreuse have been working as well!   Windblown shorelines are holding great numbers of walleyes, as well as perch and pike!
Summer is here and the fish are biting!
Contact us today to book your summer getaway.

Summer Rolls On!

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Summer rolls on and so does the great fishing!  Walleyes have been aggressive and hungry, being caught using several different methods.  The jig bite continues to be consistent but you have to look deeper.  27’-30’ has been the best depth, but the fish should continue to push deeper.  Don’t be afraid to get out to 31’-32’ this week!  Gold and pink with a frozen shiner seems to produce the most bites.

The mid-June spinner is on too!  No need to go out and get an assortment of different colored spinners though, hammered gold is all you will need!  The best depths have been 10’-14’, but fish are caught as shallow as 7’ and as deep as 20’ depending on the day.  Drifting at 1 mph has been the magic speed as of late, but if you marking fish but they refuse to bite, slow down! Just enough to keep that spinner moving!  As far as bait, an even mix of crawlers and leeches.

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Captain Matt and Captain Bob had a crazy few days of fishing with the Lindsay group! Awesome fish!!

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Captain Travis Campbell and the Hien group slaughtered the walleyes jigging this week and even a bonus sturgeon!

But live bait isn’t your cup of tea, get on the troll!  Just off of Pine Island and up the shore to Long Point has been kicking out good numbers of shallow water walleyes!  Trolling crankbaits in 6’-10’ has produced very well!  This bite is better in the morning and late evening but can be very good!

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Father’s Day is this weekend
Treat dad to a fishing getaway in June or a gift card at Sportsman’s! Weekend getaway guided fishing packages starting at $249 per person. Click here to start planning your trip today.
*plus tax and based on double occupancy

Looking for a bachelor or bachelorette party idea?
Reel in some walleyes and relax at the lake at Sportsman’s Lodge. Day or weekend trips available. Guided fishing (no equipment required or experience required), Lodging, Camping, Live Bands, Bar, Restaurant, Indoor Pool and more! Contact us for a free quote and ask about our package deals for groups of 12 or more.

Sportsman’s Lodge Oak Island Fishing Report – 6/8/17

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The sun is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, you know what that means?  Island fishing!  Fishing continues to be outstanding up north.  Gold, orange, yellow and pink jigs tipped with minnows are still producing great numbers of walleyes.  Vertical jigging over rocks is probably the best way to target these fish.  Rocky points and shorelines continue to be walleye magnets.  Good luck!

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Get-a-way this Summer to Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge!
Comfortable lodging, excellent guided fishing, boat rentals, bar, restaurant amidst the incredible views of the Northwest Angle and Islands. Click here now to start planning your summer vacation.

Work where you play!
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge is looking for a couple more people to join their team for the summer season. We are looking for a full time cook and a full time server/housekeeper. Job includes  room, board, competitive pay, sign on and seasonal bonus. Enjoy the island life, save some cash with good pay and no grocery or rent bill to pay and you can fish and relax on your time off!   If you are interested or know someone who is, contact us at oakislandlodge@wiktel.com or 800-772-8411.

Fishing continues to be hot!

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Fishing continues to be hot!  Walleyes are being targeted and caught using a variety of tactics.  Gold and pink jigs tipped with a frozen shiner are still producing very well.  27’-30’ has been the best depths the past few days.

Like I said last week, the spinner bite will be picking up and that has held true!  8’-20’ with a hammered gold spinner tipped with a minnow, leech, or crawler produced good numbers of quality walleyes!  Drift speed is very important when spinner fishing. The best speed right now is .7-1.2 mph.

The third bite that has been producing is pulling plugs.  This is a method that doesn’t usually pick up steam until the dog days of summer but there has been a few boats doing well.  If you look to try this tactic look shallow.  Troll the breaks from 5’-10’.  Since the water is still warming up, the slower you can run your plugs and keep them in the strike zone the better!

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Captain Matt and the Neimi Group had an unbelievable day filled with a ton of multi-species action!

 

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Looking for a place to have a bachelor or bachelorette party this summer?
Sportsman’s Lodge is a great place! Lodging, fishing (no experience or equipment required), musical entertainment, indoor pool, hot tub, camping and relaxing await you. Make it just a day or weekend trip!  Contact us today for a free quote!

Celebrate Dad the month of June at Sportsman’s!
Lodging & Charter Fishing packages available starting at $249 per person or make it a gift card. Gift cards are always the right color, size and price.  Click here to contact us about a trip and click here to order a gift card online now.

Sportsman’s Lodges Oak Island Fishing Report – May 31, 2017

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Oak Island fishing has been very good.  Gold, orange, and pink jigs tipped with minnows are continuing to be the best way to target fish!  Good numbers of walleyes, northern, and perch are being caught on the rocky shorelines and points.  18’ to 24’ is a good bet for finding good concentrations of fish!

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The Dejong group and Captain Travis spent a few days at Oak Island! These are just a few of the highlights from the days spent living’ the island life!

The Season Is Heating Up!

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Water temperatures continue to climb, currently we are at 56 degrees and walleyes are beginning to get more aggressive.  Jigs tipped with a minnow still are producing good numbers of quality fish.  20’ to 26’ seems to be the best depth to be in.  Gold jigs continue to be the best color, but chartreuse and orange have put some good numbers in the boat as well!

Jigging isn’t the only tactic that has produced though!  As those water temps keep getting warmer and warmer, drifting spinners will produce great walleyes.  That time of year is vastly approaching and I am beginning to hear of a few fish being caught on spinners.  If you do decide to experiment and try drifting, gold spinners from 12’ to 20’ is a great place to start!  Leeches, crawlers, or minnows can all work on spinners, and especially this early any one of them could be the hot bait that day!  The spinner bite will only get better through this next month of the season so don’t be afraid to try it!  Good luck and we will see you out there!

Fathers Day is June 18.

Treat dad to a getaway this June at Sportsman’s Lodge. Lodging and charter packages starting at only $249 per person plus tax. (Based on double occupancy) Contact us today 800-862-8602.

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A wonderful day on Captain Darryl’s boat with slot fish and limits of fish! Awesome job guys!

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As it is on the south end, fishing is fabulous up at Oak Island.

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Rocky points and shorelines continue to kick out great multi-species action! Pike, perch and walleyes are all holding on these structures! Jigs tipped with shiners seemed to out fish all other baits this week. Captain Baihly and the Meyers group were about to experience this fantastic fishing this week! Make sure you check all the amazing fish they hauled in!

Summer is here!

Lodging, fishing, boat rentals, restaurant, bar, guides and more. We have it all.

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Captain Baihly and the Meyers group had an absolute blast at Sportsman’s Oak Island

Getting’ Jiggy With It

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Fishing is HOT!! Week one of the walleye season and the walleyes are in full feed mode! All of our guides are pulling in limits of fish and more! Rain, wind, or sunshine did not seem to matter to the fish. Fish are being caught anywhere from 17’ to 24’ outside of Pine Island. All jig colors have been producing but green, pink and gold seem to be doing a little better than the rest. The best jig size has been 3/8-5/8 oz. As far as bait, emerald shiners continue to produce very well, but fish can be caught on chubs and we’ve even caught wind of a few fish caught on leeches! Get out, be mobile and don’t be afraid to try something different! Also, make sure you stop and share your fish stories! See you all out there!
Memorial Weekend Packages still available!
Lodging starting at $125 per room night and Lodging and Charter Fishing starting at $249 per person per night.

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The Fredrickson group had a wonderful few days with Captain Matt, boating over 10 slot fish in one day! Here is just a few of them!

Father’s Day is June 18. Celebrate Dad all month long at Sportsman’s Lodges!
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