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Great family summer getaway idea on beautiful Lake of the Woods


Great family summer getaway idea
on beautiful Lake of the Woods

These villas are great for a small group or a large family or group of friends.

You will love these luxury accommodations!

These villas feature:

  • Beautiful Log Furnishings
  • One, Two, Three, Four & Five Bedrooms
  • Great for groups of 1-17 per unit
  • Duplex Units
  • Full Kitchens with stove, side by side fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • King Suites
  • Spa Showers (One Bedrooms)
  • Awesome Views
  • Efficient heating and air conditioning
  • One bathroom per every two bedrooms
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor Patio

Available Year Round

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Sportsman’s South Shore Day Fish Houses are out!


Sportsman’s South Shore Day Fish Houses are out!

Busy day on the lake today. The guides worked hard and were able to place all the day houses on the ice.

-Up to 8-10 inches in the areas we travel and fish we found today on the south side of the lake and 7-8 inches on the bay. Keep in mind this is in the areas we travel and fish.

If you decide to go out on your own please stay on marked trails and check with local resorts or bait shops before going out. We use a private road. Adrian’s Road and Morris Point’s public roads are open to ATV’s and snowmobiles only at this time. Please check with them for up to date conditions. It is a big lake and all areas DO NOT freeze the same! We are finding the Rainy River and other areas have a lot of current this year and will probably not be safe for quite some time. Stay safe and fish on!

We hope to have the sleeper houses out later this week. Since they are heavier we need a few more inches of ice to be safe.  Stay tuned for an Sportsman’s Oak Island Report and open date tomorrow.

Get away from it all at Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge


Get away from it all at Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge

Relax on beautiful Oak Island on Lake of the Woods just 9 miles from the Northwest Angle of Minnesota. Look out your window and yes you can see Canada, you are that close.  This beautiful lake home is set in a pristine area but still has the comforts of home to keep you connected and just a stone throw away from Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge for guided fishing, dining, gas and bait.

Learn more about Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge by clicking here.

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Lake of the Woods is a great place to ride your ATV’s


Lake of the Woods is a great place to ride your ATV’s

ATV Riding Lake of the Woods

Miles and miles of trails await you in the Beltrami Island State forest just a hop, skip and a jump 20 miles away from Sportsman’s Lodge. A mix of trails and forest roads make the cruising perfect. Book in your lodging at Sportsman’s, load up your wheelers and take a few days to cruise.  Add an extra day for incredible walleye fishing too.  Check out the ATV maps for more information.

Save this Date! Sept 19 is the Annual Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsman’s Club Fun Run!

ATV Fun Run Lake of the Woods

Check out one of our “board rooms”.


Looking for somewhere different to hold your next event? Why not get everyone together in a relaxed atmosphere where creative juices can flow. Get everyone together in one of our traditional conference rooms and then head out on the lake for a break out session. Our boats and ice fish houses hold up to 6 people. Great for one on one planning and team building.  Jen our group coordinator will take care of all of the planning. All you need to do is give us a call!

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Lake of the Woods South Shore Fishing Report


The biggest day of the year in Minnesota is this weekend (May 10)! Walleye season opens for the summer bright and early Saturday morning, and we can’t wait! Fishermen have reported a strong walleye bite ahead of the season opener, and we expect that to carry into the weekend. Finding walleye hasn’t been difficult, and you certainly don’t have to go far. Most of the largest fish have been reeled in along the Rainy River and in 4-Mile Bay (ice still remains on parts of the lake, but there are plenty of areas to find fish now).


Sturgeon season has now switched over to catch and release from now through May 15. Guests have been boating quality sturgeon at all times of the day and along a majority of the river. However, the best sturgeon have been found lingering in deep crevices. Pack your shiners and crawlers to help land you a monster!


If pike are more your style, you’re in luck, because they’re biting too! Test your fishing skills in either the 4-Mile Bay or Zippel Bay areas. Find a weed bed and drop a line and spoon and get ready! Don’t forget, pike season never closes!


Sturgeon Tournament Recap This year was our best one yet. We started out with a record number of fish boated, and ended with one of the largest daily winners ever. The weather may have been cold, dark and rainy, but spirits were high throughout both days. Here’s a look at the final leaderboard.


For more pictures from the weekend, check out our Facebook page!

Spring Lodging Special

Starting at only $40 per person per night through May 22 at Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River location. Give us a call to book your trip 800-862-8602 or request online.

*plus tax based on double occupancy.

Guided Fishing

Prefer to let us find the fish and bring the gear? Our guided outfitter trips are great for spring and fall fishing. Enjoy great river fishing in one of our 18′ or 20′ boats equipped with poles, bait, tackle, experienced guide, assortment of pop and water and fish cleaning. $450 for an all day trip for the boat. Boat holds up to 4 passengers plus the guide.

Our New Villas are great for summer vacations!

Have you checked out our beautiful new villas yet? They are brand new and spacious 1-5 bedroom lodging units great for groups of 1-17. Log furniture, fireplaces, beautiful river views, open floor plans and more. Check them out today and make plans to book your summer vacation at Sportsman’s.

Mom’s & Fishing

Treat mom to a fishing weekend or maybe a relaxing and quiet weekend in a cabin while you go fishing on Walleye Opener and treat her to our delicious Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch. You will love our vast selection of entrees, desserts, mimosas and more.Lodging starts at only $45 per person plus tax based on double occupancy. Walleye Opener is May 10 and Mother’s Day is May 11.

Not much change this week, just good fishing! 8/26/2013


Hungry walleyes have been found in deep rocky areas in 22’-25’.  Dead minnow on a 3/8 oz chartreuse and black jig has worked best. Little Oak Island and areas north around Skeet have been good.  The evening bite has been the best.

Pike & Musky
Pike and musky have been found in the deep weed beds especially in the late afternoon using a cowgirl

Fall is just around the corner.
Book your getaway online or call 800-772-8411! Looking for peace and quiet? Check out our Eagle Ridge location. A small two cabin oasis you will love just a short boat ride or walking path away from Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge. Rates starting at just $99 for two nights per person.

Summer Loving – Sparkling waters, blue skies, good fishing and great memories. Does it get any better than this?


Check out some of the recent pictures of the fun we have been having!
We always love to see your pictures. If you have recently fished on Lake of the Woods, please send your pictures to and you might see your picture in the next fishing report!

Tim Stewart 31 inch walleye, released

6 yr old Wyatt reels in a nice walleye

Monster Sturgeon!
When you’re fishing for walleyes on Lake of the Woods, sometimes you just never know what you might reel up! Check out this monster sturgeon that 16 year old Steven Lasser from Roseville caught on a gold spinner and a night crawler while targeting walleyes aboard a Minnesota charter fishing boat when staying at Sportsman’s. After over an hour’s struggle he got it in the boat for a picture before releasing it. It was a heck of fight. The sturgeon measured 60 inches long. They were not able to weigh it before releasing it, but according to DNR sizing charts, they figured it weighed in at approximately 67 lbs. What a trip to remember!

You never know what you might reel up when you’re fishing for walleyes! 16 year old catches 67 lb 60 inch sturgeon!!

The Scoop
Best walleye bite has been found trolling with crank baits this week in 30’-32’ of water in areas around Garden and Knight Islands. Nice 14”-22” and 27”-30” walleyes have been found. Some anglers are also having some luck drifting using hammered gold spinners and crawlers on reefs in 18’-25’ of water.

100% Walleye Limit Guarantee!
We are guaranteeing you will leave or eat your limit of walleyes if you fish on one of our guide boats for two days or better or we will pay you $10 per fish short! Don’t miss out, click here to book your trip today.

Affordable Family Fun!
Get in on our 20/20 Special and take advantage of up to $40 in savings per person on select dates when your stay includes a 2 night/2 day fishing package or better Aug 18-31.