Sportsman’s Lodge South End Fishing Report

What a Weekend!

The weather was a bit cool and breezy this past weekend but the anglers sure enjoyed the great fishing!

Guides found that the fish were active in a large depth range, from 18’ to 28’ of water, fishing in rocks, mud and sand with success.  It proved to be no problem to catch a limit and the big walleyes were hungry too using a chartreuse/gold or pink/gold jig with a shiner or chub.  The average water temp is 49 degrees in the river and 46 degrees up north by Garden Island right now.  Moving your rod to get some nice jig action is the key to success.  Pro tip from one of our guests – make sure you get your jig and minnow in the water before you catch a bird!  (It does happen.)

Check out some of the pictures of the week!

Meyers Group enjoyed an incredible Sportsman’s Adventure!
What a trip!  5 Nights, 4 Days of Incredible Fishing and 2 Sportsman’s locations, made for an absolutely epic adventure!  The 4 person group reeled in and released well over 400 walleyes including over 50 19.5”-29” walleyes with Captain Baihly Hontvet this past week all while enjoying beautiful Lake of the Woods scenery and wildlife.   The weather and the walleye bite aligned making this an awesome adventure for this crew.  Of course not every experience is quite as epic like this, some nice limits, throwbacks and a few 19”+ is a pretty common and great experience,  fishing is fishing, but another reminder when you hit it just right, it can be absolutely amazing.  Lake of the Wood’s, one awesome fishery.

Meyers Group enjoyed an incredible Sportsman’s Adventure!

Summer Kicks off this Weekend ~ $99 Special
We still have a few left openings available at our 3 locations this weekend. Lodging, guided fishing, dock rental, dining, entertainment awaits you. Grab our hot summer deal $99 per night Lodge Rooms for up to 2 adults/4 kids all summer long at Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River and lodging starting at only $59 per person per night at Oak Island. Give us a call and come have some fun.
Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River 800-862-8602
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge & Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge 800-772-8411
*Plus tax and based on double occupancy.


Oak Island Fishing Report

Weather and fishing is heating up!
The water is warming up and the bite is getting more active by the day.  A limit of walleyes and plenty of throw backs in a day has not been hard to come by.  18’-20’ along shorelines and points have been producing some good fishing using gold, pink or glow in the dark jig with a minnow. Current water temp is in the mid to upper 40’s.  The Minnesota and Ontario side are now both open for walleye season.  Pike, bass, crappie and perch season are also open and Muskie season opens mid-June. We have openings now through October for the summer season. Come have some fun!

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