Category Archives: Weekly South Shore Fishing Report

Wheeler’s Point landing just a mile away from the lodge is open and the fish are biting!

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Six landings now open!  Wheelers, Timebermill ( Baudette), Vidas, Frontier, Birchdale and Pelland. We have water at our docks and the forecast looks warm for the week, perfect for spring fishing! Lodging and guided trips available now. Dock slips and boat rental available within a few days as soon as the shore ice is gone from the docks. Click here for a Rainy River boat landing map.

The bite has been great! Check out the pics of the week!

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Water temperature has been hovering between 36-38 degrees the past few days. Clarity is an excellent  4’-6’. Drifting with current in 12’-22’ using pink and gold ½-3/4 oz. jigs has been working well tipped with a rainbow or shiner minnow.  Anglers are reeling in lots of nice walleyes (50-100 fish days) 14”-30”+ and some lunker sturgeon. Sturgeon anglers have been anchored in or near river bed holes using 1-2 oz. no roll sinker, size 5 hook and a gob of minnows.

Open season dates
Walleye now through April 14, reopening May 13
Pike season open all year. With more bays opening up the soft water bite is really going to get good. Ice anglers the past few weeks have been killing it!

Sturgeon catch and release open now through April 23, keep one within size limits season is April 24-May 7 and catch and release again May 8-15 before the season closes for a short time May
-June 30.

Spring Specials
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Wheeler’s Point landing is now open!

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Wheeler’s Point landing is now open!

Wheeler’s Point landing is just a mile away from the lodge.
Many great fishing opportunities opening daily!

Wheeler's Point landing Baudette, MN

Check out the view from the lodge 3-27-2017

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Walleye season open through April 14, reopening May 13

Pike season open all year
Sturgeon season catch and release now through April 23, keep one (within size limit)
April 24-May 7 and catch and release again May 8-15 before closing for 6 weeks.

We have open water in front of the lodge!

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Channel open at the lodge

Channel open at the lodge!

The river is open shore to shore 4 miles west of Baudette and a channel of water is open all the way to our docks. Timbermill landing is now wide open along with Vidas, Frontier, Birchdale and Pelland landings. Wheeler’s Point should be open in a few days.

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Timbermill landing in Baudette is now open!

Captain Wes and his crew caught some nice fish this weekend 

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Wabanica Bay

 

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Wabanica Bay

Wheelers Point landing should be open in a few days

Wheelers Point landing should be open in a few days

The bite is on!

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A few of the guides, Eric R. BestTravis Madrazo Jean-Paul TessierShane Burk & Baihly Hontvet went out yesterday on the river and reeled in some nice fish! Check it out! Guided trips available! Walleye season open through April 14, pike open year round and sturgeon catch/release now through April 23, keep 1 season April 24-May 7 and catch/release again May 8-15. Click here  or call 800-862-8602 to book your trip!

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Four landings are open and we expect two more in a few days

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 It’s spring fishing time!
As of today Pelland, Birchdale, Frontier and Vidas landings are all open to all boats. Open water is to Baudette and we expect Timbermill landing and Wheeler’s Point to be open within a few days. Click here for a boat access map.

100+ Fish!

The walleye bite has been hot on the river. Lots of anglers boasting 50-100+ fish a day. Drifting and jigging a gold, green and yellow ¾ oz. jigs tipped with a rainbow, sucker and shiner minnows have been working well in 14’-21’. The water clarity is 3’-8’ and water temperature between 35-38 degrees. Current speed is between .5 to .7 mph. Looks like a beautiful weekend ahead, 50’s and sunny/light wind. Walleye season is open through April 14 on Lake of the Woods. We have lodging specials and guides available now and as soon as we get water at our dock, we will have boat rentals and dock slips. Give us a call 800-862-8602.

Spring Fishing Seasons

Walleye season open now through April 14, reopening May 13.
Northern Pike season open all year.
Sturgeon catch and release now through April 23. Keep one season April 24-May 7. Catch & release May 8-15.

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Sportsman’s Specials

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Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River 

$99 Lodge Rooms & 20% off Cabins & Villas

Now through March 31

 Lodging starting at only $42 per person per night

April 1- May 24

 Up to 20% off Summer lodging & charter fishing packages

May 12-24

 Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge 

 May 12-25 

Lodging starting at only $60 per person per night

& 10% off packages

 *All specials valid in 2017. Rates are plus tax and based on double occupancy.

Rainy River update!

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Rainy River Update!

3/23/2017
Frontier and Vidas landings now open to all boats! The Rainy River is open within 5 miles east of Baudette and open water spots within 3 miles of Baudette. Vidas, Frontier, Birchdale and Pelland landings are all open to all boats. Timbermill should open up in a day or so and Wheeler’s Point next. River has opened up 15 miles since Sunday. 16 miles left until it hits our docks! Won’t be long!

Lots of good fishing reports coming in! Jigging with gold jigs, rainbows or shiners. Tag us in your photos. We would love to share them!

Click here for an access map http://sportsmanslodges.com/…/7…/Rainy_River_Access_Map1.pdf

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Vidas Landing Rainy River 3-23-2017

Vidas Landing on the Rainy River 3-22-2017

Frontier Landing Rainy River 3-23-2017

Frontier Landing Rainy River 3-23-2017

 

The Rainy River is opening up quick!

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The Rainy River is opening up quick!

The river opened up to 1/2 mile west of Clementson (6 miles east of Baudette) now. Frontier landing has 25 feet of shore ice and Vidas (2 miles east of Clementson) has about 50 feet shore ice.
Birchdale and Pelland landings are wide open.

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Birchdale Landing 3-20-17

Frontier Landing 3-21-2017

Frontier Landing 3-21-2017

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Vidas Landing 3-21-2017

From one season to the next! The river bite is on!!

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Spring is in the air. Our ice fishing season closed Sunday on the lake and the river bite started with a bang on Monday. The Pelland and Birchdale landings are now open and the Frontier and Vidas landing are not far behind.  There is open water 4-5 miles west of Frontier landing. Frontier landing has 25-30 feet of shore ice and rumor has it may be open tomorrow. Vidas landing should be open by the weekend and possibly even Timbermill (east side of Baudette) by the weekend at this rate. The bite has been hot!  A few of our guides were out and landed and released a pile of walleyes yesterday, over 50% in the slot. Drift jigging gold/pink and gold ¾ oz. jigs tipped with a rainbow was the hot ticket.  Clarity was 6-8’ and current speed was .7-1mph.  Best time was in the late afternoon in depths of 13’-18’. Lodging specials and guided trips available now! Boat rentals and dock slips will be available soon! Time to book your spring trip! 800-862-8602

Click here to view the Rainy River Access Map

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Pelland Landing 3-20-2017

Pelland Landing 3-20-2017

Birchdale Landing 3-20-17

Birchdale Landing 3-20-17

The spring river bite is on! Over 50 walleyes & over 50% of them slot size.

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Open Season
Walleye season is open through April 14 on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Pike season never closes and sturgeon catch and release is open now through April 23. Sturgeon keep one is April 24-May 7 and catch and release again April 8-15 before closing for a short 6 weeks.

Spring Specials
$99 Lodge Rooms & 20% off Cabins and Villas now through March 31. Lodging starting at $42 per person April 1-May 24 and up to 20% off lodging/charter packages May 12-May 24.  Don’t miss out on these hot specials! *rates plus tax and based on double occupancy

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Free Hurricanes 8pm-9pm, $100 cash for best costume, $100 cash for best lip sync, $2 beer specials,
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