Sportsman’s Lodge Fishing Report

Cooler Temps, Gaining Ice and Moving Around

We have had a cold snap this week and it looks like more of it coming at us at least until early next week except for a warm up tomorrow. The best bite has been in 27’-31’ lately. Plain hooks continue to be good, gold and pink jigs and spoons for walleyes and saugers. Occasional suspended fish are being seen on electronics. The best way to catch these fish is to fish the bottom and reel up when you see some action.

For the best results, try a few different techniques both, jigging and dead sticking. Try some different tackle, and some aggressive jigging. Even a half minnow vs a whole minnow. The guides have been moving houses around quite a bit lately in various areas to give you the best experience. The ride out is between 30-60 minutes right now. We have gained ice to help take us through to the end of our season, March 31. We currently have 20-24 inches and few more inches of snow, 6-8 inches in the areas we fish and travel.


Trails are marked and grooming is in progress. For more information about the trails and the latest on the land trails, check out Lake of the Wood’s Drifters and the Northwest Angle Edge Riders Face book pages.

Midweek Openings available in February, weekends and midweeks in March

Give us a call at 800-862-8602 or click here to check availability now for dates of your choice.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Fishing Report

The NEW Ice Road from Warroad is open!

Exciting news this week. One more way to get to us this winter. Road passes can be purchased by clicking here.

For more information about the road click here. Along with this road, the snowmobile trail from Baudette, Four Mile Bay, and Warroad to us is staked and groomed on a regular basis. Also, Lake of the Woods Passenger Service is taking trips from Sportsman’s Lodge.

Now back to the fishing 🙂

The morning and late afternoon run has been the best. Midday requires a little more work. A red and white flasher has been hot for the tackle as well as good old gold jigs and spoons. Anglers have been catching a 50/50 walleye and sauger mix, average size 16” for the most part along with an occasional pike, perch, and whitefish. The best bite has been in the sand in 23’-25’. We currently have 18-20 inches of ice and 12” of snow in the areas we fish and travel.

Snowmobile trails are getting groomed on a regular basis. For more information click here for the Northwest Angle area and here for the south shore.

Good luck fishing!