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Weekly Oak Island Fishing Report

Oak Island Fishing Report – 10/9/18

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Crisp Fall Air
Jig and a shiner or chub in areas where bait gathers especially in current areas are hot spots 13’-26’. Soldier’s point, Deep Water Bay and small islands just south of Oak have been good.  Gold and pink are hot colors to try. Water temp is hovering in the upper 40’s. We are looking forward to more sun next week. An afternoon of fall fishing is hard to beat, great scenery, warm sun and walleyes in the boat.

Crappies
Crappie bite has been really heating up in 20’-38’ holes with structure.

Muskies
Trolling using spinner jerk baits around points and areas with current have been working best.
Anglers are reporting lots of active muskies.

Ice fishing season is just around the corner do you have your reservations in?

Oak Island Fishing Report – 10/3/18

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Good Fall Fishing
Temps continue to drop and nice walleyes are being reeled in. Jig and a shiner or chub around deep holes and current areas have been hot spots in 14’-26’. Gold, pink and glo are good jig colors. The crappie bite has been good in 20’-30’ holes with structure.


The fall pike and muskie bite is on!
Some veteran anglers swear fall is one of the best times to get into excellent muskie fishing. With 14,552 islands to explore their plenty of great fishing spots to be found.  Rocky points and cabbage weed bays trolling with crankbaits or casting with jerkbaits are good areas this time of year.  Not sure where to go? Take a guide. Guides and lodging is available for a few more weeks. Give us a call 800-772-8411.

Oak Island Lodge Fishing Report – 9/26/2018

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Fall Fishing
Walleyes are biting this week in varying depths between 16’-28’ of water using brightly colored jigs tipped with a minnow on the outsides of points.  Soldier’s Point, Massacre Island and Deep Water Bay have all produced some nice walleyes. Water temperature is currently 55 degrees.  A few hours in the boat is bringing in a nice meal.  We have openings available now through mid-October and for the winter season. Give us a call 800-772-8411.

Muskies & Northern Pike
September and October are phenomenal months for some incredible muskie and pike fishing.  Trolling using spinner jerk baits around points and areas with current are great spots as well as casting around rocks.

Crappies are biting
A good crappie bite going on right now in areas with structure. Jigging a pink or gold jig tipped with a minnow does the trick in 20’-30’ of water.

Winter is just around the corner, time to get your reservations in!
It won’t be long and the bombardiers will be running the ice, the fish houses will be placed and we will be reeling in walleyes through the ice. Now is the best time to get your reservations in for the best options of dates and accommodations. Reserve online here or give us a call. Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River 800-862-8602, Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge & Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge 800-772-8411 and Sportsman’s Sleeper House Division 218-634-1589.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge – 9/18/2018

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The temperature is falling
Jigs, Crankbaits & Spinners…..it is a mixed bag of techniques right now, the season is changing.  The weather is cooling off and the water temperature is moving down the old thermometer.

Current water temperature is 64 degrees and falling daily. The crappie bite is picking up jigging with a minnow in 25’-30’ around structure. A variety of methods are working for walleyes. Mud flats 17’-26’ and 23’-29’ around reefs. We should see the shallow bite start picking up soon. Gold, bright yellow and pink have been hot tackle colors.  Muskies are hot after the top water baits in the weedy bays.

Get into the Fall Bite
We have October openings. Click here to plan your trip and give us a call 800-772-8411.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge – 9/12/2018

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Set the hook!
Nice keeper walleyes and a few larger are biting at the line this week. Anglers are finding the best walleye bite in 25’-30’ pulling gold spinners with a minnow or worm as well as a jig and a minnow along the edges of points or on top of reefs.  Water temperature is currently 65 degrees. Come get into the fall action!

Muskies, Pike, Bass
These fish are starting to move to the rocks but you can still find them in the weeds.  So be sure to check out both of these spots right now.  Throwing top water baits has been the ticket.

Crappies
Fall is one of the best times of the year to reel in these sweet flavored fish on Lake of the Woods. Anglers are starting to reel in some nice crappies and once the water starts to dip in the next few weeks, the bite should only get more aggressive.  Using a 1/4 ounce jig or smaller tipped with a minnow works well in areas with structure.

Perch
Jumbo perch are on the reefs. Grab some minnows and a 1/8 ounce jig and jig away.

Not sure where to go?
Take a guide! Sit back relax and reel in the fish. With nearly 1 million acres to explore, Lake of the Woods can be overwhelming, leave the guess work out of a fun fishing trip and take a guide.  For more information about our guided trips click here.

Oak Island Fishing Report – 9/6/18

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The Leaves are turning

Cool evenings are really making it feel like fall. Walleye anglers are having the most success on rocky structures and drop offs drifting with spinners and jigs tipped with a minnow or crawler. It won’t be long and the fish will be on the move towards the shores. Some nice muskies are being boated; we expect the activity to increase as we move through the fall. The crappie bite should be picking up as we move to the end of September and through the fall too.

Check out our Great Fall Rates
Click here or call 800-772-8411.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge – 8/29/18

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Rock reefs and points in 18’-30’ using red/white and gold 3/8 oz. jigs tipped with a minnow or a spinner with a night crawler has been a successful method for reeling in the walleyes. Water temperature is cooling down, currently 70 degrees.

Muskies and Pike
Working point to point in weedy bays with structure using top water and jerk baits is luring in the muskie and pike. Come have some fun this fall.

Crappies
The crappie bite has been good in 24’-30’ on structure using a jig and a minnow.

Fall is just around the corner
Guided soft water trips available through mid-October at Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge and through late October at Sportsman’s Lodge. Give us a call 800-772-8411.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Fishing Report – 8/22/2018

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Late Summer Fishing
We are starting to cool down a bit but still enjoying temperatures in the 70’s during the day and 50’s and 60’s in the evening. Jigging the drop-offs of islands and along reefs or drifting spinners and bottom bouncers in 17’-28’ of water has been working to bring in some nice walleyes. Trolling with crankbaits in deep, 30’-34’ also has been successful. Water temperature is currently hovering in the lower 70’s.
Muskies & Northern Pike
Muskies continue to be found around rocks points in shady areas. Throw out a top water bait or a bucktail and have some fun! The Northwest Angle area boasts thousands of bays to explore. Lots of good fishing action. Not sure where to go? Take a guide, sit back and have some fun.

Few openings left for Labor Day weekend. Call 800-772-8411. 

Fall is just around the corner!
Fall discounts start at Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River Sept 4 and Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Sept 15. Give us a call, openings available. Sportsman’s Lodge 800-862-8602 Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge 800-772-8411.
Check Out Our Labor Day Special!

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Fishing Report – 8/15/2018

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The walleyes are snapping

A good walleye bite in 13’-16’ and 20’-30’ of water along and on top of reefs and in the mud this week. Drifting or a slow troll with spinners and minnow or jig and minnow have been techniques of choice. Water temperature is currently 74 degrees. It’s been a warm week in the islands. Gold and orange have been hot colors.

Muskies & Northern Pike

Cabbage bays and trolling deep bays and rock points with bucktails, top water and jerk baits is hot.

Few openings left for Labor Day weekend. Call 800-772-8411.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Fishing Report

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8/10/2018

It’s Fishing Time
Walleye bite continues to be found on deep reefs, 26’-40’ using spinners or jigs and a minnow. Water temp is 72.5 degrees and according to the forecast looks like it will warm up this week.

Gold, pink and orange are always great Lake of the Woods colors but don’t count out trying a dark color if you are not getting the bites and make sure your hooks are sharp.

Muskies & Northern Pike

Trolling deep bays and rock points with bucktails, top water and jerk baits continue to be the hot ticket.

Lots of action this time of year.

Bass
Smallmouth bass have been hitting around rock reefs in 5’-16’ using crank baits.

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall…..are great times to visit. Check out our website and make plans to visit us soon www.oakislandlodges.com