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Fish On!


Check out some fishing pics from recent guests on our Facebook page!

Don’t forget to make your New Year’s Eve dinner reservations.
To reserve call: Sportsman’s Lodge 800-862-8602 or Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge 800-772-8411

If you are looking for lodging and ice fishing. Sportman’s Oak Island Lodge has a few openings left December 30th, 31st and 1st!
Give us a call 800-772-8411.

Sportsman’s Lodge Welcomes the Cabelas National Walleye Tour Championship Event


Sportsman’s Lodge welcomes the Cabelas National Walleye Tour Championship Event
to Lake of the Woods

Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Ends Season with Championship Event on Lake of the Woods at Baudette, Minnesota, September 5-7
Over 100 percent payback plus significant boat and engine contingencies available

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (August 22, 2018) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake of the Woods at Baudette, Minnesota, for the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour championship event on September 5-7. The championship will feature some of the country’s best walleye anglers in a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback, including three fully rigged Ranger boats.

The championship event begins Tuesday, September 4, with tournament registration from 2-4 Sportsman’s Lodge (3244 Bur Oak Rd. NW, Baudette, MN 56623) and a mandatory pre-tournament meeting set to start at 5:00 p.m. Pro- and co-angler pairings will be announced at the pre-tournament meeting.
Anglers will launch each morning at 7 a.m. from Wheeler’s Point with anglers returning to Sportsman’s Lodge for weigh-ins each day. After the first two days’ action, the field will be cut to the top 10 pro- and co-anglers. Weigh-ins will start at 3:00 p.m. each day.
During each day of competition, Triton Boats and Mercury Marine are offering free demo rides in the acclaimed 216 Fishhunter. The demo rides will take off from the boat launch.
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) will also host a “Future Angler” program for children after Thursday’s weigh-in, approximately at 4:30 p.m., featuring an educational seminar and training for youth from top-notch NPAA members. The youth-orientated event will include a free rod/reel combo or “Future Pro” t-shirt for the first 150 children who attend the educational program. Smokey the Bear will also be on hand during this time.
Anglers who have fished all three regular season events, in addition to the top points leaders, will qualify for the three-day, entry-fee championship. The championship event is a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback, including two fully rigged Ranger boats for first and second place in the pro-angler category and a Ranger VS1682DC with 115 horsepower Mercury 4-stroke, valued at $27,295 for the first-place co-angler.
The NWT Angler of the Year Awards is also up for grabs at the championship. The pro- and co-anglers with the most points earned after the championship will be awarded custom rings and paid entry fees for the 2018 season.
The NWT would like to thank Lake of the Woods Tourism and the area for their support of this event.
The Cabela’s National Walleye Tour includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Net North, Comcast Chicago SportsNet, WildTV Canada and the World Fishing Network.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or 501-317-7548 or check out the new website at From here, site visitors can register for events, view the contingency programs and TV schedule and learn more about what’s in-store for2018.
2018 NWT scheduled events:

Championship – September 5-7 – Lake of the Woods (Baudette, Minn

Top 5 Reasons to book a charter fishing trip!


Top 5 Reasons to book a charter fishing trip!

#1 Catch more fish!
#2 No equipment required!
#3 No experience needed!
#4 Your biggest task of the day is reeling in fish and enjoying the day!
#5 Groups of 1+ welcome! Boats hold up to 6 passengers plus the guide. Bring a group of 6 or groups of less, we will get you on a boat with other guests to enjoy a fun filled day!

What are you waiting for? Give us a call 800-862-8602 or email us at [email protected] for a free quote or click here for more information.


Nate Nygard 30 inch 12.86lb walley.  Guide, Baihly Hontvet

Nate Nygard 30 inch 12.86lb walley. Guide, Baihly Hontvet

Rainy River Open Water Update! 3-16-2016


Rainy River Update!

Vidas landing (8 miles east of Baudette) and Birchdale landing (30 miles east of Baudette) are now both open. Frontier has about 30 feet of shore ice so that will be a few more days. The river is open shore to shore 5 miles east of Baudette and open spots showing up 2 miles east. At this rate we should have open water at our docks with the week.

Vidas Landing 3-16-2016

Vidas Landing 3-16-2016

Angler’s are catching some nice fish on jigs and minnows. Water temperature is 36.5 degrees.

Check out some of the nice walleyes the Lyman Group caught 3-15-2016. Guided by JP

Spring Walleye 2 3-15-2016 Lyman Group guided by JP
Spring Walleye 3-16-2016 Lyman Group Guided by JP

Lodging available $40-$59 per person per night! (plus tax and based on dbl occupancy)
Guided trips available too!

Time for spring fishing! 800-862-8602

Bar and Reataurant is open! Mardi Gras Party Saturday!

19th Annual Sportsman’s Lodge Mardi Gras Party is this Saturday, March 19!


19th Annual Sportsman’s Lodge Mardi Gras Party

is this Saturday, March 19!

          Jazz up your winter with the 19th Annual Mardi Gras Party at Sportsman’s Rainy River. There will be lots of activities including music, games, contests, and more. All the fun starts at 8pm so grab your mask and let the beads fly! *Cover charge only $5! (Must be 21 to attend).

*All Lodging guests receive free cover charge

  March 19th Mardi Gras Activities Include:

  • Entertainment
  • Wear your favorite costume
  • Good Times
  • 1/2 Price Appetizers 3pm-6pm & 9pm-10pm
  • $2 Beer & Shot Specials
  • Lots of Fun
  • Get the most beads and become the king or queen of mardi gras!
  • Stay & Play Packages
  • Drink Specials
  • Beads, Beads & More Beads
  • Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Stay and Play Packages — Limited availability — Book yours today!

Stay two or more nights and receive valuable coupons! 

Stay two or more nights including the night of March 19, also receive a 25% off gift shop coupon to use all weekend long and a stay 2 get 3rd night free coupon for a lodge room or cabin stay for our Halloween Party weekend, Oct 29, 2016!

So if you’re 21 years or older make plans to attend the can’t miss event of the year!  Call (800) 862-8602 or click here to book your stay today!