Sportsman’s Lodge Fishing Report

For the first time in years, fishermen enjoyed beautiful weather for last weekend’s fishing opener! Oh yeah, the fish were biting too! Boats packed the river and 4-Mile Bay in search of walleye, sturgeon and northern. One outdoorsman estimated seeing over 300 boats in the bay alone.

No one in search of walleye has left the lake empty handed since the opener. Fishermen reeled in walleyes of all sizes throughout the day with frozen shiners topping gold and bright colored tackle. You won’t have to go far to find good fishing. Our guides have had the most luck just a few miles from the lodge.

Sturgeon season has now moved on to catch-and-release, but fishermen have still managed to boat a number of sizeable sturgeon along the river.

If you’re planning a trip for the weekend, you’ll want to make sure your tackle box is filled with bright tackle and some weights. The current in the river remains strong, which makes for some murky water.

Check out some pictures from this weekend’s spectacular opening!

Sam Scalzo, 31” Walleye

Captain Keith’s guests caught and released lots of nice walleyes!

Doug Herold from Omaha, NE caught and released this 28.5” walleye with the help of Captain Dave!

Captain Dave wrangled this sturgeon with the sharp netting skills of Chuck!


New docks!

We have added 9 additional dock slips including a day/short term parking slip. All of the new slips have electricity and now reach the entire waterfront length of our property. To rent a nightly slip give us a call 800-862-8602 for availability or email us at [email protected]

New Villas are great for family vacations

Beautiful new lodging units are ready for you!

Deals! Deals! Deals!

Take advantage of our spring rates through May 22.

Lodging starting at $40 per person per night at Sportsman’s Lodge and $58 at Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge.

We have great rates on lodging and charter fishing packages too! Give us a call 800-862-8602