Sportsman’s Lodge 

Walleye Opener is this Saturday!!!!
Who’s ready to get out and catch some walleyes??? I have been dreaming about the taste of fresh walleye this week. Yummmmm, looking forward to Saturday!  It shaping up to look like it is going to be a great weekend for fishing!   Lots of walleyes should still be in the river, bays and shallow shorelines of the lake due to the cool spring.  Current water temperature is hovering in the mid 40’s and there still is some ice on the lake floating around although it is dissipating more and more by the day.   A popular opener approach is going to be in 8’-18’ of water anchored, using a gold or brightly colored jig and chub or shiner minnow.  The current in the river is moving pretty good right now so be sure to bring a few jig sizes up to 1 ounce.

Sturgeon and Pike are options too
After you get your limit of walleyes or just want to try something different. Sturgeon catch and release season continues through May 15 and pike season never closes. This is a perfect time of year to reel in monster sturgeon and pike. Try the incline of deep river or bay hole using a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook, 3-5 ounce no roll sinker and a gob of worms.   Pike, fishing with dead bait in the bays has been hot.  Lots of great fishing opportunities abound.

Spring Specials
Get in on some great specials! Up to 20% off summer lodging and charter packages and lodging as low as $43 per person per night now through May 23.
*Plus tax and based on double occupancy.


Oak Island

It’s Prime Time Walleye Time!
We still have  some rooms available if you haven’t made plans yet. Lodging starting at only $49 per person per night including free docking. Give us a jingle! Minnesota Opener is this Saturday, May 11 and Ontario opens up Saturday, May 18.

Shoreline structure and points is going to be a great place to start using a jig and minnow this weekend.   The walleyes should be hungry after spawning.  Water temp is hovering around the mid 40’s right now. Several areas to fish between Oak and the Northwest Angle right now.  Still ice floating around especially south of Oak Island but it is pretty mushy and continues to disappear more by the day.