Here Fishy Fishy
It has been a good week of fishing. The week has been full of a lot of good fishing and as always a ton of fun! What a fun time of year, enjoying time on the lake with great friends in god’s country.
A few guest highlights of the week ……..
– Mike Baldwin reeling in two 28” walleyes within 4 hours of each other!
-5 year old Piper holding her first fish!
-Mike Baker reeling in a 36 inch pike!
-Two couples celebrating their anniversaries and reeling in over 100 fish!
Check out their pictures and more in the pictures of the week!
A mix of jigging and dead sticking pink and white buck shot lures, a plain white jig, gold stop sign lures, pink, white and gold spoons and macho minnows tipped with a minnow or minnow head in 18’-26’ of water has been popular this week. Overall a variety of walleye and sauger sizes coming up the holes including some nice 23” plus walleyes, a few pike and eelpout in the mix too.
We have 12-18 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel at this time. We have made some progress this week but not a whole lot due to the mild temperatures over the weekend. Colder temps start Thursday. With the lack of snow in the area and now the current slowing we should start building ice quicker now.
The trail from the south shore to Oak Island is now marked and open for snowmobile traffic at this time. Most of the trail is covered with snow however, watch for the scattered bare spots. Average snow cover is currently 0”-5” inches. The forecast is calling for more snow to show up around Christmas time. The trail is marked with black stakes. For your safety, please stay on the marked trail, snowmobiles only and exercise safety precautions. The land trails have minimal snow and are not open yet. The lake trail from Wheeler’s Point to Warroad is not staked or open yet. Crews plan to check conditions again this week.
We do not maintain a plowed road ourselves as we supply the transportation for all of our trips to our houses, but if you are interested in venturing out on your own, there are several roads in the area. Be sure to always check with the outfitter for current conditions before heading out and stay on marked roads. The entire lake never freezes equally. No travel is advised on the Rainy River at this time. Here is the latest from a few roads near the lodge.
Adrian’s Road out of Four Mile Bay/Wheeler’s Point
Allowing small to mid-size vehicles not pulling anything and ATV’s, Side by Sides and Snowmobiles pulling up to 17’ wheel houses.
Morris Point Road out of Morris Point
Allowing ATV’s, Side by Sides and Snowmobiles.
Dec 26 Only Special!
Fish all day for only $69! Don’t miss out, must book by December 22.
*Plus tax and based on double occupancy.
Don’t forget to make your New Year’s Eve Dinner reservations 800-862-8602.
We will be featuring a special one night only menu and live entertainment starts at 9. Dress up for our theme, the Roaring 20’s!
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
We received mild weather this week which didn’t help our ice building but we are excited to see the colder temps in the forecast this week! We have a lot of great, nice clear ice up to 14” in many areas but also some areas measuring 5”-7”, just not ready for travel yet. Crews are working on alternative routes and doing their cold temperature dance. We don’t have much snow, only up to 6 inches and areas with no snow, so once the temperature starts to dip we should be able to build ice fairly quickly. So start doing your cold weather dance with us and let’s build some ice! At this point we plan on opening for the season Dec 26. Stay tuned for updates!
The trail from the south shore to Oak Island is now marked and open for snowmobile traffic only at this time. Most of the trail is covered with snow however, watch for the scattered bare spots. Average snow cover is currently 0”-5” inches. At this time the forecast is calling for more snow to show up around Christmas time. The trail is marked with black stakes. For your safety, please stay on the marked trail and exercise safety precautions. The land trails have minimal snow at this time and are not open.
Ring in the New Year at Oak Island
Lodging and fishing available. Join us after a day on the lake for our New Year’s Prime Rib and Shrimp specials serving 5:30pm-9:30pm. For reservations contact us at 800-772-8411 or click here.
Do you think well be driving 1/2 tons by new year out past pine island were the fish are biting