Happy 4th of July!
It has been a warm week here this week in the 80’s.

Drifting with gold and chartreuse spinners in 23’-31’ and jigging with jigs in 7’-15’ has been working well to reel in some nice walleyes this week. Spinners tipped with a worm and jigs tipped with a chub or frozen shiner. The water temperature is 70 degrees. If you are not having success, try changing up the color of your tackle and/or jig size. Always be sure to find the bottom of the lake. On the bottom or just up 4-6 inches is usually the ideal location to find walleyes.

4th of July is Saturday
We still have a few openings. As of this morning, we had a 3 bedroom cabin, 3 and 5 bedroom villa open for the weekend and lodge rooms open for the next few days, Friday and Sunday nights. Our pool is open, we have some openings for guided trips and lake tours this week. Nearby Zippel Bay State Park beach and Oak Harbor golf course are open and of course, lots of areas to take the boat out and float around to enjoy. For entertainment Dynasty DJ will be entertaining Friday and Saturday in our bar and a fireworks display will be put on in Baudette on the 4th. Give us a call and come relax at the lake.

Can’t make it until after the 4th?
No problem, we still have some openings this summer. Give us a call 800-862-8602 or shoot us an email. We would be happy to check availability and give you a quote anytime.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

Anglers are finding lots of nice fish
Despite not being able to fish on the Canadian side yet this summer due to the COVID border restrictions anglers are finding lots of nice on the Minnesota side. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page! Huge muskies, pike, walleye, and saugers as well as plenty for the pan are being caught. Hundreds of areas are being explored, many of which are normally hardly ever fished so don’t let the border restrictions keep you away.

Walleyes & Saugers
Gold and pink jigs and spinners continue to be the hot ticket along with some anglers using shad raps wth a shine or shimmer to them. A mix of minnows, crawlers, and leeches are being used for bait. Depths 8’-17’ in the sand and 25’-28’ around structure have been hot spots. Water temperature is in the lower 70’s currently and warming up more by the day.

Muskies & Northern Pike
Shallow weedy bays using crankbaits and bucktails are working well using a slow retrieval method.

4th of July week openings available and here and there throughout the summer.

Give us a call at 800-772-8411.
Passenger service is available from Sportsman’s Lodge to the island. No border crossing required.