Rainy River Fishing Report
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Lots going on this Spring in our Neck of the Woods
-Main Lodge, Sportsman’s Rainy River is open throughout the spring for lodging, guided fishing, indoor pool, food and drinks.
-Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge & Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge open May 10
-Sturgeon Season going on now through May 7 and catch and release May 8-15
-Pike fishing heating up – More bays are opening up by the day
-Minnesota Walleye Opener is 2 weeks from Saturday, May 10
-Ontario Walleye Opener is May 18
-13th Annual Sportsman’s Sturgeon Tournament is next weekend, May 3 & 4
-Mother’s Day Brunch is May 12
-Spring Specials going on now. Lodging starting as low as $43* per person per night through May 22.
-Summer Kick off Memorial Weekend is only a month away May 24-27. Kids stay free in lodge rooms with 2 adults.
I think we finally have spring! Woohoo! Water temp is 45 degrees today. Melting continues. The river, 4 mile bay, several small bays and a just outside of Pine Island on the lake side is open. More iced over areas continue to open up more and more by the day.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for a new satellite picture of the melting progress coming soon. The sturgeon bite has been good, lot of 45”+ being caught. Deep river bed holes and in bays where a little current is presents using a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook, 4-5 ounce no roll sinker, 18” sturgeon rig tipped with a gob of crawlers and a shiner or two. We are gearing up for our sturgeon tournament May 3 & 4. Pike anglers are starting to have more open water opportunities. Four Mile Bay and several small bays are open. Zippel Bay should soon be open too. Dead baits, spinnerbait, spoon or crankbait are all working well.
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Oak Island Fishing Report
We hope to have an open water pic for you next week. Spring is in the air and we are gearing up for walleye opener! Give us a call to get in on the spring bite. Minnesota’s walleye opener is May 10 and Ontario’s opener is May 18. We have some great spring specials going on. Give ChiChi a call 800-772-8411.