Crisp air & a little walleye chop
Aaaaahh; fall is one of my favorite times of year in the islands. We are enjoying beautiful scenery, crisp air and great walleye, crappie and muskie fishing right now.  A perfect fall day with a little walleye chop and a little sun on my back to keep me warm is heaven to me.  This week fishing we have seen some real nice 15”-24” walleyes caught. Soldier’s Point, Massacre Island and Deep Water Bay have all been good in 17’-23’ of water jigging a gold, bright orange or pink jig tipped with a minnow. Water temperature is 55 degrees.

Trolling using spinner jerk baits around points and areas with current have been working best.
Anglers are reporting lots of active muskies.

Areas with structure are the key. Jigging using pink, gold and orange colors tipped with a minnow works best. This week has been a little slower but we expect the bite to turn back on within a few days. October is usually one of the best times of year in our area to reel them in.

Summer season is coming to an end.
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge and Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge will be open until Oct 18 and then re-opening mid-December for the ice fishing season. Reservation desk is open anytime.  Sportsman’s Lodge will have lodging available through freeze up. Guided fishing and the restaurant and bar will be open through late October and then open back up again the first week of December.

Do you have your winter reservations in yet?
Winter is just around the corner and now is the best time to get the dates you want for the winter season.  Give us a call Sportsman’s Lodge 800-862-8602 or Sportsman’s Oak Island & Eagle Ridge 800-772-8411 or click here to book online now. Lodging & full service ice fishing packages starting at only $193* per person! *plus tax and based on double occupancy. Ice Fishing begins in less than 60 days! For all of our winter packages and rates click here.