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Weekly Oak Island Fishing Report

Lake of the Woods Satellite Picture Update 5-10-2018

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Lake of the Woods Satellite Picture Update 5-10-2018

Check out the latest satellite picture from today compared to Mondays!
Big changes happening here the past few days! We have not been across the lake to check it out yet, so please use caution when venturing out. It sure looks like the ice is disappearing quickly.
Opener forecast is looking good!  Woohoo! Let’s go fishing!


Yippee! We have open water!

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5/8/2018
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

Yippee! We have open water!
Just in time for the Minnesota walleye opener, we now have open water from Young’s Bay to the lodge.  The mail came out by boat for the first day since November yesterday.  Check out the video on our Facebook page.

We expect fishing to be great in shallow. Jig and minnow should be all you need to reel in supper. Water temp is currently 52 degrees.  The weather forecast is looking good.

We still have ice to our south but the warm temps in the forecast, wind and rain should chew up the ice fairly quickly.

                                Remaining ice is looking more gray every day!

Lots of areas to fish this week and next week Ontario walleye season opens up on May 19. Openings still available Memorial Weekend and throughout the summer.

Give us a call 800-772-8411 or email us to start planning your getaway. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

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5/2/2018

We are starting to see more signs of spring and more warm weather in the forecast, finally!

Young’s Bay has opened up; there is open water in the channels amongst the islands, and quite a bit of open water on the north side of the island. Between the temps and the wind we expect see quite a few more areas opening up this week in time for opener.  The shallow bite should be hot!

Seasons
Minnesota

Walleye Opener May 12
Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie & Perch open all year
Sturgeon keep one within size limits April 24-May 7 and July 1 – Sept 30
Sturgeon catch and release Oct 1-April 23 and May 8-15
Muskie opens June 17

Ontario
Walleye Opener May 19
Sturgeon closed
Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie & Perch open all year
Muskie opens June 16

May Specials
May 11-25
Lodging starting at $62 per person per night and lodging and guided fishing packages starting at $381 per person.

*Plus tax and based on double occupancy.

It’s time to make spring, summer and fall reservations. Click here to learn more about Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge or give us a call 800-772-8411.

We are starting to see some signs of spring in the islands.

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
April 23, 2018

We are starting to see some signs of spring in the islands. Water is opening up around the points. The weather forecast looks warm!

We are excited to see the ice move away. Summer dates are starting to book up. Give us call 800-772-8411 or email to make your plans!

View from Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge 4-23-2018 Points are starting to open up. Bay is pretty locked up still but the warmer temps should break this up this week.

May Specials
May 11-25
Lodging starting at $62 per person per night and lodging and guided fishing packages starting at $381 per person.

*Plus tax and based on double occupancy.

Last week in the Islands!

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Last week in the Islands
This weekend will be our last weekend at Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge for this ice fishing season. Our sister property, Sportsman’s Lodge will be have ice fishing available for a few more weeks. Thanks everyone who visited us this season. We always enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones.  Soft water fishing is just around the corner, we hope to see everyone again soon.

The Bite
This week depths in 21’-27’ around structure using plain hooks, gold jigs, Glo Shots and small spoons tipped with a minnow has been the best approach for catching walleyes and saugers.  Guests have also been catching an occasional perch, tullibee, perch, pike and eelpout. The most aggressive bite has been between 8am -10am and 2pm-4pm.  Mix of vertical jigging and dead sticking. Electronics help!

Ice Conditions
We have 40+ inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.

Trail Report
For more information about the trails click on these links:
Northwest Angle Lake of the Woods
South Shore Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods Trail Information

Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The ice road is in good shape. Follow the signs and take a ride. It is about 10 miles out.

Time to book your spring and summer trip.
Come visit the islands this spring and get into some hot soft water action.
Spring lodging specials available May 11-25! Contact us today.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge – Better bite this week

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Check out the pictures of the week!

Better bite this week

Depths in 22’-28’ around structure using gold and pink jigs, Glo Shot spoons, Buckshots, Charmers and flashy small spoons tipped with a minnow has been working to catch the attention of the hungry walleyes and saugers this week.  Some guests have reeled in a limit by noon. Mix of vertical jigging and dead sticking. Lots of good ice on the lake and according to the forecast we will have plenty for a while. We will be open through March 18 here and Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River will have ice fishing trips available through March 31. So if you are looking to make one more trip, give us a call! March is a fun time to be out!

Ice Conditions
We have 40+ inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.

Trail Report
We have 18-24 inches of snow in the area right now.  Grooming continues. For more information about the trails click on these links:
Northwest Angle Lake of the Woods
South Shore Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods Trail Information

Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The ice road is in good shape. Follow the signs and take a ride. It is about 10 miles out.  The gravel road to the Northwest Angle has been a little sloppy. Use caution.

Time to book your spring and summer trip.
It is never too early to start planning your spring trip!  Come visit the islands this spring and get into some hot soft water action. Spring lodging specials available May 11-25! Contact us today.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge – 2/28/2018

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Check out the pictures of the week!

Afternoons have been the most favorable lately for catching walleyes and saugers. The best bite has been in 26′-31′ right now using Buckshots, Glo Shot spoons, yellow and gold jigs tipped with a chub minnow. Mix of vertical jigging and dead sticking has been the best approach. Got an underwater camera? Bring it along and have some fun.

Ice Conditions
We have 38+ inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.

Trail Report
Grooming continues!  For more information about the trails click on these links:
Northwest Angle Lake of the Woods
South Shore Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods Trail Information

Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The road is in good shape. Follow the signs and take a ride. It is about 10 miles out.

Spring is just around the corner.

It is never too early to start planning your spring trip!  Come visit the islands this spring and get into some hot soft water action. Spring lodging specials available May 11-25! Contact us today.

Spring Break in the Islands!

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Check out the pictures of the week!

Who needs the tropics when you can come to Oak Island and enjoy peace and quiet and ice fishing?  Need a break? Come see us! We have some openings March 12-18.

The best bite has been in 25’-31’ right now using Glo Shot spoons, small spoons and jigs in the colors of gold and pink tipped with a chub minnow. Mix of vertical jigging and dead sticking has been the best approach. Vexilars are certainly helping too.  Anglers are reeling in a mix of walleyes and saugers with an occasional northern pike or perch.

Ice Conditions
We have 36+ inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.

Trail Report
Grooming continues!  For more information about the trails click on these links:
Northwest Angle Lake of the Woods
South Shore Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods Trail Information

Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The road is in good shape. Follow the signs and take a ride. It is about 10 miles out.

Spring is just around the corner.

It is never too early to start planning your spring trip!  Come visit the islands this spring and get into some hot soft water action. Spring lodging specials available May 11-25! Contact us today.