Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge opens up Thursday, December 26!
The fish houses are ready! Tim and Josh fished for a few hours yesterday afternoon and kept some nice fish for supper and caught a northern too. Gold, red and orange are hot colored jigs right now. Right now we have 10-16 inches of ice in the areas we travel. Apps, pizzas, and cocktails will be available starting at 11 am Thursday and the full dinner menu starting at 5 pm. We will start serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily starting Friday. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Road from Young’s Bay to the Resort
The main ice road from Young’s Bay to the island is not quite ready yet so we will be using an alternative route for now. Guests, please give us a call ahead of time to be led out.
Trail from Four Mile Bay/Sportsman’s Lodge
The lake trails are marked with black stakes from Four Mile Bay near Sportsman’s Baudette location to Oak Island and Young’s Bay at the angle to the lodge. We don’t have much snow, 0”-6” right now, so if you head out, be sure to watch for bare spots and ice chunks. The Lake of the Woods passengers Service will be running from Sportsman’s Lodge to Oak Island starting December 26.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sportsman’s Family to yours!
NW Angle & Oak Island Lake of the Woods Fishing Report Walleye Opener 2016
Walleye opener is this weekend!
The docks are getting hooked up and the last minute spring projects are being completed. We are ready to start fishing!
We are looking forward to another great season. The walleyes are going to be found in shallow this weekend around points and shorelines around Oak Island, Little Oak Island and Flag Island drifting in 8’-20’ of water using jigs or spinners and a minnow. Water temperature is currently 53 degrees. Lodging, guided trips and boat rentals available! Give us a call 800-772-8411 or online here.
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Getting the docks ready!
Get away from it all at Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge
Relax on beautiful Oak Island on Lake of the Woods just 9 miles from the Northwest Angle of Minnesota. Look out your window and yes you can see Canada, you are that close. This beautiful lake home is set in a pristine area but still has the comforts of home to keep you connected and just a stone throw away from Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge for guided fishing, dining, gas and bait.
The Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge is Surrounded by Water, Wildlife and is Located Right in the Heart of The Walleye Capital of the World.
38 miles from the Main Lodge, Sportsman’s Lodge near Baudette, MN is the secluded Oak Island Lodge. It’s on the same island as our Eagle Ridge Lodge. It’s not uncommon to see bear, moose or a whitetail deer swimming when you’re out fishing. If you like nature, you’re going to love our Oak Island lodge.
This undisturbed remote island is a place where nature thrives. It’s filled with bald eagles, deer, bear and the fishing is undoubtedly world class. In this part of the Lake of the Woods, there is abundant population of Walleye, Sauger, Northerns, Muskies, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and big Slab Crappies. Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources has determined this to be a World-Class Fishery.
“From the Oak Island Lodge and Eagle Ridge Lodge, we fish more in Canadian waters and catch a greater variation of species than we do from the Main Lodge. We catch a lot of the big Muskies that can get over 60-inches. This lodge has the feel of a fly in lodge, it is tucked away in nature, it’s amazing,” said Sportsman’s Lodges, Co-Owner, Gregg Hennum.
The perfect day starts and ends here . . . wake up to a big breakfast and then head off for world class freshwater fishing. Whether you’re fishing for big Muskie or hauling in Walleye, you’re gonna catch fish!
Reminder to people driving up to the Northwest Angle/Oak Island this summer to our island resorts. Due to the Avian Influenza Outbreak in Ontario, raw eggs and raw poultry are not allowed to be brought across the border at this time. These products can be purchased in Sprague, Manitoba once you enter into Canada. If you are going to the area via our passenger service from Baudette/Sportsman’s Lodge to the Northwest Angle and Islands this does not apply to you as you stay in the United States the entire trip and do not cross any international borders. http://inspection.gc.ca/…/t…/eng/1389630031549/1389630282362
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