Sturgeon & Pike are biting now! Walleye Opener is this Saturday!
The sturgeon bite has been good in the Rainy River. Areas right in front of the lodge, Wheeler’s Point, Four Mile Bay as well as up river by Baudette and Clementson have been hot. Anchor up in a deep trough of the river bed with a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook, 2-3 ounces of weight and a gob of night crawlers on the end. It might take a few minutes, it might take an hour but once one of these prehistoric monsters hit, be ready! They will take you for all your worth! The past week we saw several in the 50”-60” range and under 40”. Keep one season (within size limits) runs through May 7. Make sure you pick up a sturgeon tag at any licensed agent before going out if you plan to keep one. Catch and release season runs May 8-15. The season closes a short time May 16-June 30 and then starts again July 1. Sturgeon bite all year but spring in the river is definitely one of the best times to find them. Check out some of the recent catches!
Sturgeon caught this week!
Pike season is heating up. Weed beds in Zippel Bay, Four Mile Bay and most any creek flowing into the Rainy River you will find this feisty fish right now. Throw a few casts with a flashy spoon to get their attention.
Who’s ready for walleye?
Now on to walleyes! The season begins Saturday, May 9! We expect to see a very active bite. The walleyes are off their spawning beds and looking to eat. Four Mile Bay, Light House Gap, Morris Point Gap and just outside of Pine Island will be hot spots. Drifting or casting whatever you like to do should work in 6’-12’ of water. Gold or pink jigs or spinners tipped with a shiner or fathead minnow is all you need. Morning and evening try a slip bobber. We have hardly any current in the river right now. Water temperature is around 55 degrees. Weather forecast looks nice!
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Book a charter. Equipped with an experienced guide, bait, tackle, poles, 27’ Sportcraft with onboard restroom and fish cleaning provided. Take the work and hassle out of fishing and just sit back, relax and reel in the walleyes. Charters hold up to 6 passengers plus the guide. Groups of 1-4 in size are welcome to join another group or purchase our private charter option. Lodging and charter fishing packages starting at only $201* per person. *plus tax and based on double occupancy.
Walleyes, Mom and Sportsman’s Champagne Brunch
Join us for Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, Sunday May 10 9am-2pm. Several delicious selections from eggs benedict, to cheesy garlic walleye, waffles, mimosas, desserts and much more. Make your reservation today.