Sportsman’s Lodge

Thump the Bottom!

Water temps have dropped to the mid 40’s in the past week, which has helped keep the fish hungry! Guides have reported having the most success in 17 to 27 feet of water, fishing the mud and sand. They are fishing from Zippel Bay to Babe Island using half ounce jigs (gold/pink/white), tipped with frozen shiners. Quite a few big fish have been caught and released this past weekend including 26”, 27”, 27 ½”, and 29” walleyes. The guests are even catching perch, sturgeon and a few eel pout. Fishing in the river continues to be a challenge with the high water. Our guides suggest spending at least half the day on the water to catch your limit of fish. Pro Tip of the week – Thump the bottom with your jig and stir it up!

Guided trips available through October 26. Lodging available throughout the fall. Come wet a line!

Our Annual Halloween Party is this Saturday!
Come for the fishing and stay for the party! Saturday, Oct 26 we will kick off our the festivities with 1/2 price select apps and $1 off domestic beers from 3pm-6pm. Then enjoy FREE witch’s brew from 7pm-8pm, entertainment starts at 9 along with more great specials throughout the night and don’t forget your costume! We will be giving away $200 cash for the best one! Book your lodging now $96 lodge rooms!! (Per night, plus tax and based on 2 adults)

Ice fishing on your mind? Make your winter reservations now.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
That’s a Wrap

Thanks, everyone for a great season! We had so much fun catching up with so many of you and meeting new friends.  We look forward to seeing you this winter!  Fall projects and cleaning are in full swing.  Give us a call to make your winter reservations 800-772-8411 or click here to book on line.