Ice at Oak Island!
We have the first layer of ice at Oak Island and in the Northwest Angle area near our two Oak Island resort properties! ChiChi the manager reports ice as far as the eye can see in the bay and south of Oak Island. We are hoping the wind stays calm and we can start building more ice from here.  As far as the south end of the lake near Sportsman’s Lodge, the shallow bays are frozen at this time. The main lake, river and larger bays still have open water.  The water temperature continues to decrease.  We are down to 33 degrees from 34.5 last week. The current in the river continues to subside. Now we just need a blast of cold air for 7-10 days and we will be good to go!

Ice at our docks
Ice at our docks! Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
The bay is frozen
The bay is frozen over and as far as the eye can see south of Oak Island


Still on track
Last year we started fishing for the year early, Dec 5.  On average we start the winter season between Dec 10-15.  Keeps ice dancing; it will be here before we know it!

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Ice Fishing Packages starting at $166!
Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River location

Hook this Hot Deal before it is gone!1 night lodging in a room or cabin and 1 day ice fishing including the fish house warm and ready just off a quiet groomed trail, transportation to and from the fish house, use of jig sticks, jigs, bait and tackle.

  • Saturday, Dec 26, Wednesday, Dec 30 and Saturday, Jan 2
    $166 per person
    With breakfast, lunch and dinner $215
  • Wednesday, Jan 6 and Thursday, January 14
    $142 per person
    With breakfast, lunch and dinner $190

Rates quoted are price per person plus tax, based on double occupancy at the Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River location. Upgrade to our new villas for an additional $18 per person.

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