Bobbers Down!
Walleye and sauger fishing has been good! Nice mix of quality sized saugers and walleyes have been coming up through the holes this week along with some nice big walleyes 24”-28” in length.  Rattle spoons, gold jigs and anything with a flash tipped with a minnow have been working the best. Vexilar users tend to see better results. Jigging right on bottom or even 3-4 inches off has been working well. We have houses scattered in 26’-32’ of water in mud and structure. Most days the ride is about 45 minutes each way. This is not the same way every year, it just happens to be where the best fishing is this year.   Weather forecast looks mild this week.  Highs in the 20’s and lows in the single digits. Give us a call to reserve your trip 800-862-8602 or reserve online.  We fish until March 31!




Jennifer Spaulding
Kept 26 fish yesterday, ranging
from 12-16 inches. Nice eaters. Caught
on dead stick chartreuse jig and live
fathead in 31 feet. Nice perch is 14 in.
Kale Heuton
27 inch walleye released
caught on a clown colored jig
28.5 inch walleye caught in one of the Sleepers by Brad and his side kick!

Ice Conditions
We have 26-32 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel at this time.

Trail Report
The lake trail from the south shore of Lake of the Woods to Oak Island was moved yesterday due to some pressure ridge issues. The new trail is in much better shape and will is being groomed today.  The Baudette to Warroad trail will be re-routed later this week or next for the same reasons.   Like always be sure to use caution especially when temperature changes fluctuate rapidly.  Snow conditions are ok at this time. We could use more, however riders are finding some decent conditions on some of the trails. For more information on the land trails, click here for the Drifters Snowmobile Club Facebook page for the Baudette area and here for the Northwest Angle Edge Riders Club for the northwest angle and oak island area.

Lodging and Ice Fishing packages available!
Starting at only $193 per person for 2 nights lodging and one full day of ice fishing. Check out this package and all of our options here. http://sportsmanslodges.com/rainyriver/rates/winter/winter-fishing-package-rates/
We fish until March 31!

Superbowl Party!
Feb 1
99 cent Coors Light Taps, Free apps 5pm-gone & Team Shots!
Watch the game with us on our 7 Flat Screen TV’s

Spend Valentines Day Weekend at Sportsman’s!
Cuddle up with your sweetheart at Sportsman’s Lodge. Lodging, fishing, live entertainment, dining, indoor pool and hot tub.  Check out our packages and Valentines Day Specials. Make your reservations today.