Spotty fishing this week and changing weather.
Vexilars/Fish locators are really helping the fishing success. Jigging the bottom or as some say “pounding the bottom”, make sure the jig hits the bottom. Gold or pink jig tipped with a minnow has been working the best in 21’-28’ of water. Some anglers also having success dead sticking but finding the best luck is to leave it be don’t jig it once in a while. Weather has been warming up and a few snowflakes in the air. Temps are forecasted in the teens and twenties through Sunday.


Travis Volz Sportsmans Oak Island Lodge 22 inch walleye released


Ice Conditions
We currently have 12-16 inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish.

Ice Road
The road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island is open and in good shape. Follow the signs out!

Trail Conditions
We just received an inch of fresh snow. Lake Trails: Trails are marked to Oak Island from Pine Island. Trails continue to be groomed or maintained as best as possible. The ice is not as thick as a normal year so the heavy grooming equipment cannot be used yet. To get to Pine Island travel Adrian’s road from Four Mile Bay to Pine Island and follow the black stakes. For the latest on the land trails, click here for the Northwest Angle and Oak Island area. Click here for the Baudette area.

Treat your sweetie this February, to a relaxing getaway to Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge or a gift certificate. Call for reservations 800-772-8411.