Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN


Fishing is best just off the reefs Just off the reefs in a little current seem to be the best location to find some nice walleyes lately. The best depth has been between 21’-25’ of water. Anglers have been catching mostly walleyes rather than saugers and a few nice perch too. We have also seen some larger walleye ranging in the 24”-29” caught and released too.

Hot tackle… Gold jigs tipped with a minnow and Chubby Darters colored gold, chartreuse & orange have been the best for the walleyes and a small spoon with a minnow for the perch has had the most success.

Oak Island in the winter is a great place to be! Guides Ron & Phil and all the staff at Oak Island are waiting for you! Come and experience a fishing trip in this north woods hideaway!

Ice Conditions The ice depth is currently 30 inches on the well traveled areas of the lake. A good base to take us through the end of March!

Trail Conditions
Lake Trails
The groomers are scheduled to go out tomorrow, to get the trails ready for the weekend. Our groomer will be running from Wheeler’s Point to Oak Island and back and Wheeler’s Point to Warroad and back. I understand from the Northwest Angle Snowmobile Club that their groomer has been out as well and continues to maintain the trails around the islands.

The river trail from Wheeler’s Point to Baudette has recently been marked and will be groomed Thursday.

Land Trails
The land trails continue to be groomed in the Baudette area and recent riders have reported nice trails. It looks like it is going to be a nice warm weekend, great time to ride! Check out the Lake of the Woods Drifter’s website for exact trail details at

Plowed road to island The road is in great shape..