Fishing has remained strong and steady despite the water continuing to rise and fall.  Weather looks to be improving as well with forecasts of sunny skies and decreased winds.

Fishing has been good up in the Little Traverse areas, west side of GardenIsland and around PineIsland as well.  Hammered gold spinners are still the tackle of choice tipped with crawlers or leeches.  Fish can still be found in the sand areas around the 12’-18’ depths but don’t forget to navigate towards the shallow rocks as well.

Balsdon, Anderson Group, July 3rd, 2014, guided by Captain Mike


Typically, July and August are the best months of the summer to reel in that trophy walleye.  We do have fishing packages available throughout the months; call our front desk at 800-862-8602 to book your reservation now so that you can land the big one.

Water levels at the lodge continue to remain high.  We have put in a centralized loading/unloading system so that guests can get to the launch boats despite the high water.  We do have some of our boat slips available for rent as well, if you would like to bring your own boat.  They are on a reserved-basis only so give us a call to see what’s available.  However, at this time because of the high water levels, we do not have electricity at the docks.  The No Wake order is still in effect to help protect the river bank and docks so please pay close attention.

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Fishing, Family Time and Fun!  Stay at Sportsman’s and enjoy excellent fishing, lodging, food and entertainment. The Lake of the Woods County Fair is in Baudette from July 9-12.  Be sure to check it out!