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Weekly Oak Island Fishing Report

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.

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Fishing Report – Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

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Deep Waters
The best walleye bite is being found the deeper the better. This time of year until the weather starts to cool, 26’-40’ reefs using spinners or jigs and a minnow is a good place to look for some hungry walleyes. Gold, pink and bright orange are good color suggestions. Water temp is about 74 degrees.

Muskies & Northern Pike
An infinite number of great spots are among the islands of the Northwest Angle and Oak Island is ideal for trophy muskie and pike. This time of year, trolling deep bays and rocky points with bucktails, topwater, and jerk baits are good bets. Don’t count out the weedy bays, throwing a lure in that directions can produce some mighty nice fish this time of year too.

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

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Aug 3-5, 2018 Many fun events are planned. A fun run, archery shoot out, golfing, chili and dessert cook off, flea market, fish fry and more! Click Here for more information.

Fish On! – Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

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Fish On!
Fishing in the islands has been great. Jigs and spinners tipped with a minnow or crawler have been working well around and on reefs. Jigging has been good in deeper waters, 25’-30’ and spinners in shallower 13’-19’. Gold, pink and chartreuse have been hot colors. The water temperature is currently 71 degrees.

Muskies & Northern Pike
The bite has been great! Anglers have been getting a lot of follows and reeling in some nice ones, several 40”-55” muskie and 30”+ pike have been caught lately. Trolling deep bays and rocky points with bucktails and top water lures have been hot. Topwater crank baits and spinners have been working for pike casting in a weedy bed and rocky shorelines.

Bass
Smallmouth bass have been hitting around rock reefs in 4′-14′ using crank baits.

Great Week of Weather!

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

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7/18/2018

Up & Down
Fishing has been like jigging this week, up and down.  The most successful approaches have been pulling spinners with crawlers or minnows and some jigging with a 3/8 oz. jig tipped with a minnow on the reefs in 20’-30’.  The eastern side of Falcon Island and Little Oak Island has been good areas. The water temperature is 72 degrees.

Muskies & Northern Pike

Morning and evening bite has been the best. Trolling deep bays and rocky points with bucktails and top water lures have been hot.  Top water crank baits and spinners have been working for pike casting in a weedy bed and rocky shorelines.

Bass
Smallmouth bass have been hitting around rock reefs in 4’-14’ using crank baits.

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
7/13/2018

Multi Species Central
Walleyes, saugers, perch, pike, smallmouth bass and muskies a plenty. Come try them all.
Water temp is currently in the mid 70’s. Walleyes have been hungry in 24’-30’ of water on rock structures using hammered gold, silver and orange crawler harnesses and crawlers as well as jigs and a minnow.   Some nice smallmouth bass have been found around rock reefs in the islands in 4’-14’ using crankbaits or lipless cranks bounced off bottom with an irregular retrieval. Huge pike have been biting along rocky shorelines and weedy bays throwing out dare devils and bucktails. Some anglers have also been having great luck long casting around humps and deep sand flats while trolling with heavy spoons. Let it sink to the bottom and reel in. Muskie fishing is also heating up. Trolling deep bays, rocky points and weedy bays using bucktails and top water lures have been successful.  Don’t forget a good net! You never know when you might reel in a monster!

We have some openings left here and there this summer and through fall for lodging and guided trips. Click here for availability and rates or call 800-772-8411 and let’s have some fun.

NW Angle & Oak Island Lake of the Woods Fishing & Outdoor Report

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Oak Island, MN
800-772-8411
www.oakislandlodge.com

7/2/2018

Happy 4th of July Everyone!
We wish you all a safe and fun week!

Jigs & Spinners
Jigging with a minnow along rocky points and reefs in 25’-30’ and drifting sandy areas using a hammered gold spinner and leech in 23’-28’ has been working well. Lots of nice 15”+ walleyes nibbling at the line.  Water temperature is about 74 degrees.  The guides are ready to take you out.

Bass & Pike
Smallmouth bass and northern pike are hitting around rocky shorelines casting with spinner baits. We have an incredible trophy size pike population right now.

Jerry’s Brisket is back!
Join us Saturday, July 7 for some of Jerry’s yum yum oh so good brisket!
Serving 3pm-8pm (or sold out).  Come early!

Come have some fun!

NW Angle & Oak Island Lake of the Woods Fishing & Outdoor Report

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Oak Island, MN
800-772-8411
www.oakislandlodge.com

6/27/2018


Rocky shorelines and points have been good areas to find some nice walleyes this week in 22’-26’of water using a jig and a minnow.  Also, areas in the sand using a hammered gold spinner and leech has been decent too.  Water temperature is about 70 degrees.


Bass & Pike
Smallmouth bass and pike fishing continue to be good in shallow around rocks casting with spinner baits.

Jerry’s Brisket is back!
Join us Saturday, July 7 for some of Jerry’s yum yum oh so good brisket! Serving 3pm-8pm (or sold out).  Come early!

Come have some fun this summer! Click here to start planning your trip today.

Island Fishing

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
6/21/2018

Beautiful summer week.  Anglers have found an active walleye bite this week.  Captain Evan and his crew reeled in over 70 fish yesterday.  Anglers have been finding a nice size mix of walleye and saugers.  Jigging with a gold, white, pink or green jig tipped with a minnow along shorelines and structure has been working good.  Some have had good luck spinner fishing with a gold spinner and a leech or crawler in 23’-28’in the sand. We had a mayfly hatch last week and water temperature continues to warm up, currently hovering around the 70 degree mark.  Flag Island flats have been a hot spot.

Pike and bass fishing have been good in the nearby bays just 4-5 miles away from the lodge. Casting for pike and bass with spoons that have a shine to them seem to be doing best. A few muskies have been found but the bite should really to start to snap in a week or two.

Spend the 4th of July with us!
We still have a few openings for the week of the 4th of July.  Jerry will be firing up the smoker and cooking up some of his famous brisket on Saturday, July 7. You won’t want to miss that! Give us a call 800-772-8411 these openings won’t last long.

NW Angle & Oak Island Lake of the Woods Fishing & Outdoor Report

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Oak Island, MN
800-772-8411
www.oakislandlodge.com

6/14/2018

Hungry Walleyes
This past weekend we had some excellent fishing. The walleyes were hungry.  The best spots have been 6’-26’ along the shorelines of Oak Island, Flag Island and south side of Falcon Island this week. Water temperature is about 66 degrees.  Jigging with a 3/8 oz gold jig tipped with a minnow has been hot!

Bass & Pike
Some good smallmouth bass and pike fishing have been had by anglers as well this week. They have found the best results in less than ten feet of water casting with spinner baits in the nearby islands close to the lodge.

Muskie Fishing opens this weekend
Ontario side on Saturday and Minnesota on Sunday!  We have thousands of bays to explore and hunt for this fighter. The guides are getting excited to start the hunt, give us a call and book in your trip, mid July thru October is the best time of the year!

Upcoming weather is looking great!

Come have some fun this summer! Click here to start planning your trip today.