Here fishy, fishy….
Bite has been up and down this week. 24’-29 feet on the edge or reefs and on top of the sand has been the best. Mix of walleyes and saugers. Jigging a buckshots lure, macho minnows and anything that makes noise tipped with a minnow has worked the best. Vexilars help too! Dead stick with one rod and jig with another. Be sure that the rod you dead stick with you leave it alone and watch the bobber for the best success.

Nice pike! Del McHugh from Del’s Taxidermy & Archery from Huron, SD caught at Oak Island
Check out this nice walleye! 26.5 inch walleye released
Del McHugh from Dels Taxidermy & Archery from Huron, SD Sportsmans Oak Island Lodge
Del’s lucky tackle.
This slow spinning lure really worked well for Del!
Ice Conditions
Average depth is about 18 inches, although still finding a few spots of 13-14 inches.

Trail Conditions
The lake trails from Sportsman’s Lodge to Sportsman’s Oak Island lodge are being groomed and in decent condition. We could use some more snow but lake conditions are decent. The trail was recently marked right from the Sportsman’s Lodge. Follow the black stakes. Trail maps are available at the lodge or at local businesses. For the latest conditions on the land trails click here for the Baudette area or here for the NW Angle and Oak Island area.

Ice Road from Young’s Bay to Oak Island
The road is in good shape, nice and wide.

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