Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle & Islands Fishing & Outdoor Report

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

Oak Island, MN



A nice rhythm

A 30” walleye was just caught a few minutes past noon today and a 26” too in the same house! Watch for the photos to come later this week! The bite has been above average lately around Oak Island. We have seen many nice 16”-20” fish caught as well as quite a few slot fish between 19.5”-28”. We have seen mainly walleyes and a few perch round out the buckets this week.


What’s the lucky tackle?

Red and gold have been the hot jigs recently.  The best depth for catching these nice wallies has been between 23’-28’ around the area of Oak Island.


Ice Conditions

We have gained an inch or so of ice this past week. We currently have about 30”-32” of ice covering the areas we travel and fish.

Trail Conditions

Lake Trails

The trails from Baudette to Warroad and Baudette to Oak Island are in excellent conditions. We just received another couple of inches of snow this past Sunday and the groomers are out today and tomorrow. It is definitely nice to see a little more sun than we have been used to and you gotta love the later sunset time, it really makes for a nice long day to enjoy the trails. Looking for a nice view? Follow the trail up on top of Massacre Island from the east side and take in this breathtaking 360 degree view of the islands, absolutely beautiful.

Land Trails

After the fresh blanket of snow the trails are back into excellent condition. The groomers are out and the trails are waiting for you.

Plowed road to island

The road is in good shape.