Sportsman’s Lodge

Summer Methods Continue but the Weather is Changing
Spinners and crankbaits continue to be the go-to method but the cool mornings in the 50’s are definitely a sign that fall is around the corner.

Trolling or slow drifting in the deep mud 28’-34’ and around and on reefs with spinners tipped with a crawler or minnow or trolling with crankbaits is the suggested method for a few more weeks. As we move into mid to late September and the weather starts to cool, sharpen your jigs. Jigs tipped with chubs or shiners is the go-to method for the fall run. A variety of walleye and sauger sizes continue to nibble at the hook this week. Check out the pictures of the week.

Hey Gals, Grab your Girlfriends for Fall Midweek Getaway
Stay midweek (Sun – Thurs) and enjoy 2 nights in a lodge room, a fun full day of charter fishing for walleye and sauger aboard a 27′ boat with a guide, use of poles, bait and tackle, an assortment of pop and water, and fish cleaning all provided, 5 meals, 2 drink tokens and a souvenir gift pack valued up to $25! Only $317 per person, a $348 value! Make plans to visit us by clicking here or giving us a call at 800-862-8602. *plus tax and based on double occupancy

Lodging Available Labor Day Weekend
Lodging starting at just $109 a night in our lodge rooms for 2 adults and 4 kids plus tax.

Contact us today at 800-862-8602.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

Not too many changes this week
Rock reefs and points 18’-27’ drifting or slow trolling using gold, orange, and white spinners tipped with minnow or crawler is a good option. Some anglers are doing best using 3/8 oz. jigs tipped with a minnow and others are pulling crankbaits in the deep mud 28’-34’. Give one method a try or try them all.

Muskies and Pike
Weedy bays with structure using topwater and jerk baits are luring in the muskie and pike.

October Specials
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and give us a call at 800-772-8411 or contact us online here for availability.

Border Crossing Update
Going pretty well so far. Click here for more information and many answers to FAQs.

Bait in Canada
Something new has come up with the border opening. No live or dead bait is allowed to cross the border at this time. Artificial only.

Other Ways to get to the Angle
Lake of the Woods Passenger Service and Lake Country Air Service to the Northwest Angle and Islands. These routes stay in the U.S. the entire time with no border crossing required. To schedule, a trip go to or www.beaverairtours.comThe area has an abundance of fishing and sightseeing spots on the Minnesota side to enjoy if you choose not to venture to the Canadian side.