Fish are on the move. Guides are busy moving and grooving to 25’-29’ of water. Gold and pink jigs and buck-shot rattling spoons tipped with a minnow have been good tackle along with a plain hook this week. A combo of dead sticking and jigging is the best approach. Electronics definitely help! Bring your own or call ahead to reserve. Mix of walleyes, saugers and an occasional pike or perch have been coming up the holes this week.
24-30 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel. Walleyes season is open until April 14 on Lake of the Woods. Looking good for ice fishing right through late March. March trips are available!
Grooming away! Groomers caution riders to stay on the trails especially this year with how rough the lake froze; there are a lot of ice chunks sticking up off the trail. Click below for the latest conditions and more information about the Lake of the Woods area trails.
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The ice road from Young’s Bay to the lodge is in good shape! Come on out!
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall we have a fishing adventure for you!
Check out our packages for every season and make plans to escape to Oak Island this year.
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Ice is starting to form in shallow bays and the weather forecast looks cool. It looks we could have an early start to the winter season if this keeps up. Stay tuned for updates!
Contact us today to make your ice fishing plans 800-772-8411.
Walleye season is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! We had an awesome first weekend with boats pulling in a lot of nice fish! Fish are being caught all the way from 14’ to 23’. Do not be afraid to move around and look for fish! Jig tipped with a shiner seemed to be the best way to target them with the hot colors being Lake of the Woods classics, pink and gold. With temps remaining in the high 50s low 60s fishing is looking to stay good this week! Hope to see you out there!
What a tough day for Captain Mike. Trying to take a nice picture but cannot seem
to keep people from catching fish in the background!
Captain Wes off to a hot start this year with a cooler of nice fish!
Many of you know Mike Vanstrom, a guide who has been with us in the fall and winter seasons for the past 3 years. When Mike is not at Sportsman’s, Mike can be found in the southwest region of Alaska.
Mike has a love for the outdoors and in the summer season guides outdoor enthusiasts brown bear and moose hunting and king salmon fishing 300 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska on the Nushagak River the world’s largest run of king salmon. You may have recently seen the 9′ bear that is in our lobby Mike guided a customer to bag recently. If you are looking for an Alaska adventure check out Mike’s website.
NW Angle/Oak Island Fishing, Trail & Ice Report Lake of the Woods, MN
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Fishing Report NW Angle & Oak Island Lake of the Woods 7-29-2016
Good action this week.
For walleyes, Little Oak Island has been a hot spot lately 18″-23″water with chartreuse, blue or black jigs tipped with a minnow. Night crawlers on a good ol’ worm harness have also been the hot lure. Water temperature is 75 degrees.
Muskie and northern fishing is heating up!
This week reports five 38-42″ northerns and eight 45″-52″ muskies have been lured to the surface by a group. Top water crank baits and spinners have all been working casting in a weedy bed. Don’t delay book your trip now before the summer passes you by 800-772- 8411.
Fall rates start September 15
Decent bite this week 28 feet of water jigging with a chubby darter or buckshot tipped with a minnow has been successful this week. Average size walleyes have been 17-19 inches. Get into the action. We have fish house rentals available until late March. Give us a call 800-772-8411 or reserve online.
Currently we have 35 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.
Trail Conditions are good in the area.
The wind and snow we are getting today will make them drifted but the groomers will be out again soon.
Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The ice road is good. It is nice and wide so even on the windy days it is still open. Come on out.
|Tom Schaber caught and released this lunker. 27 inch walleye caught on a stop sign lure.
|Tony Edwards from Omaha, NE reeled in and released this big 27.5 inch walleye in fish house #19 in 27 feet water on glow with red dot jig.
Don’t let winter pass you by!
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Slab Crappies are hitting
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nice rhythm and lucky tackle
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