Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River Fishing Report
It has been a sporadic bite this week. The temperature has been fluctuating quite a bit which usually has a hand in it. Anglers have been having the best luck deadsticking using electronics with a buck-shot rattle spoon and rattle stop signs. A little noise and flashy color seem to help. Glo pink and gold jigs or lures are working well tipped with a full or half minnow. Electronics are picking up quite a few fish hugging bottom right now. It never hurts to try some deadsticking, jigging, even a little aggressive jigging to come up with the combination that works for you. We are fishing 25-32 feet of water right now about a 20-30 minute ride out from the lodge. We have 2 feet of ice and about 10 inches of snow. Not a whole lot of snow for this time of year.
Anglers have been reeling in a mix of walleyes, saugers, more saugers than walleye this week, a few eelpouts and a few northern pike. Come wet a line.
Black stakes mark the trails from the south shore of the lake to Oak Island and NW Angle and south shore to Warroad as well as Wheeler’s Point to Baudette. For more information about the trails and latest on the land trails, check out Lake of the Wood’s Drifters and the Northwest Angle Edge Riders Facebook pages.
You still have time!
Up here in the north woods, the temp is cooler and the season lasts longer we ice fish through late March. Midweek trips available in February and March. Weekend trips available in March. Come have some fun www.sportsmanslodges.com 800-862-8602!
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Fishing Report
Afternoons & Gold or Glo
The afternoon bite has been favoring the morning bite this week. Gold, glo, white jigs or buck-shots have been working best. Some nice jumbo perch have been coming up the holes along with the walleye/sauger mix. Most of the perch are being found on the hard bottom. It has been a light bite. Electronics are definitely helping success rates as well as trying some different techniques, deadsticking and jigging. A little flash on your lure or rattle isn’t a bad idea either to get some attention to your lure. The best depth has been 23’-30’ We have 2 feet of ice and 4-10 inches of snow.
Ice Road from Young’s Bay to the Lodge
The ice road is open and in good shape. For your safety, stay on the road. Ice conditions vary off of it.
February & March Trips available