Rainy River Fishing Report

Another great week of sturgeon and pike fishing!

Water temp continues to hover in the mid 40’s. Melting continues, more bays are open including Zippel Bay and the lake ice continues to deplete.  It has been a cloudy week so I couldn’t grab a recent satellite photo to share but stay tuned to our Facebook page. We will post one as soon as we can.  Sturgeon fishing continues to be good.   We will be hosting our 13th Annual Sturgeon Tournament this weekend. For more information about the tournament click here and be sure to tune into our Facebook page all day Friday and Saturday for leaderboard updates.

What are they biting on?
Deep river bed holes and in bays where a little current is present 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 is a good go to sturgeon approach.  Pike fishing has been good too in bays using dead baits, spinnerbait, spoon or crankbaits.

Spring Happenings
-Main Lodge, Sportsman’s Rainy River is open. Our bar and kitchen will be closed briefly after breakfast, May 5 until 10:30am Friday, May 10 as we finish up our spring cleaning. Lodging will remain available during that time.
-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 season is open all year.
-Minnesota Walleye nearly a week away, Saturday, May 11
-Ontario Walleye Opener is Saturday, May 18
-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 just around the corner too, May 24-27. Kids stay free in lodge rooms with 2 adults and Oak Island has some great getaway options too!
*plus tax and based on double occupancy


Oak Island Fishing Report

More melting continues. More bays and channels continue to open by the day. Our bay still has mostly ice but we think that is going to change over the next few days. Stay tuned for updates! Walleye openers are just around the corner.  Give us a call to get in on the spring bite. We have some great spring deals starting at only $49 per person per night lodging including FREE docking 800-772-8411! Minnesota’s walleye opener is May 11 and Ontario’s opener is May 18.

*plus tax and based on double occupancy, 4 person minimum $49 and 2 person $59.