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Lake of the Woods South Shore & Oak Island Fishing Report – 5/27/20

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Sportsman’s Lodge South End Fishing Report

The Summer Season has begun and the bite has been great!
So nice to see guests out enjoying the great outdoors. Many guests who headed out on the lake found a great bite the past week. Plenty to eat and some lunkers for some added excitement!

Water temperature is on the rise, 59 degrees now. Drifting and jigging with a white or gold jigs tipped with a frozen shiner or chub minnow is working well in 20’-24’. Tip of the Week ~ Don’t forget to set the hook!

Check out the pictures of the week! The Kimm group reeled in 17 trophy walleye over 28”!

$99 Lodge Rooms are back, all summer long and charter trips are available!
Charters available for groups of 2 plus the guide through May 31 and starting June 1, up to 6. All boats and equipment are thoroughly sanitized and our guides are wearing protective gear. Give us a call 800-862-8602 or click here, let’s go fishing!

Oak Island Fishing Report

Fishing is heating up!
Lots of nice walleyes were caught this past weekend. Shorelines and points in 12’-22’ were hot spots using gold or pink jigs tipped with a minnow. Some had success anchored and others drifting. Pike, bass, crappie and perch season is also open. We have lodging and guided trips available. Come enjoy some island time!

Need a ride to the island? Passenger service is available from Sportsman’s Lodge.
Contact us to book your trip.

Lake of the Woods South Shore & Oak Island Fishing Report – 5/22/20

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Feels like Summer
Several days in the 70’s continue to be in the forecast for the week ahead.

GREAT NEWS!
Charters can now have up to 6 passengers starting June 1! Up to 2 per boat now through May 31. Give us a call to make your summer reservation.

Anglers have been catching some nice walleyes and pike this week. Walleyes have been found in 10’-24’. Anchored and jigging a jig tipped with a chub or shiner. Good old Lake of the Woods gold, as well as pink and orange, have been popular colors. A variety of sizes being caught. Water temp is in the upper 50’s. Pike, pitching dead bait with on a quick strike rig on the bottom or just 6 inches off bottom with a bobber along shorelines in weedy bays.

Guest and staff safety is our priority. From increased cleaning protocols to online food ordering options and social distancing practices, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment during your visit. For additional information about what we are doing to keep you safe, please visit our website.

We are open!
We have lodging and guided trips available now. Curbside and on-property delivery food options, dock slips, gas, bait, thousands of great fishing spots, and awesome views. Nightly camping and outdoor dining open on June 1 and we are hopeful dine-in services will start shortly after that. Give us a call to plan your trip 800-862-8602.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge

Walleyes are biting!
Walleye bite continues to be good in shallow 10’-22’ along points. Anchored, jigging a jig and a minnow. Gold is the hot color. Pike fishing continues to be good in bays and creek openings. Trophy pike have been reeled in casting artificial baits or using smelt or large sucker minnows on a hook and a bobber. Openings available give us a call 800-772-8411.

Border Update
It was announced this week that the Canadian government has decided to extend its border closure through June 21 to help in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

This closure unfortunately does not allow non-resident citizens of Canada to drive through Canada to the Northwest Angle or fish in Canadian waters. We are saddened by this news. HOWEVER, we do have options for you to get to us and we are open! We have shuttle service options from our south end resort or you can take your own boat across the lake to get to us. Ample parking is available on the south shore for vehicles and trailers. The shuttle service also is offering free follow boat options during an already scheduled trip or for a fee at your specifically scheduled time for anyone who prefers to not head out on the lake alone. Our services available now include lodging, guided fishing, to-go food, off-sale, gas, and bait. And of course, incredible views and excellent fishing awaits you. We will have outdoor dining options starting June 1 and we are hopeful for dine-in services to start shortly after that. If you have a reservation and have any questions, or if you are interested in booking a trip please give us a call 800-772-8411 or contact us online here. We hope to hear from you soon.

One of the nice fish Garrett reeled in!

NW Angle/Oak Island and Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

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NW Angle/Oak Island and Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

1/15/2014

Midseason Bite: The best depth this week has been in 26’ of water. More walleyes than saugers have been found with the average size between 16”-19”.  A few northern pike and perch have also been caught this week.  Jigging with a chubby darters and buck shots have been the best tackle.  Vexilars are a great idea to bring along or rent, we notice an increase in fishing success using them.

 

Trail Conditions: The lake and land trails continue to be groomed 1-2 times a week. Get out and enjoy the trails today!  For more information about specific trails click here.

Plowed Road Young’s Bay to Oak Island: Great condition! Take a cruise out!

Tim caught and released a 25.5 inch walleye on a stop sign lure near Oak Island
Tim also caught a 35 inch northern pike near Oak Island

 

Don’t let winter pass you by! Book your winter ice fishing package today 800-772-8411!
 

Lake of the Woods Oak Island & NW Angle Walleye Opener May 16, 2011

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5/16/2011

It’s Fishin’ Time

We are starting the year out with a bang! Lots of good walleye fishing was had by guests at Sports

 

5-14-2011
Walleye 
Bill Winter
Pipestone, MN

man’s Oak Island Lodge and Eagle Ridge this weekend. The afternoon and evening bite was best just off the shorelines around Oak Island and Flag Island. Some did well in 12′-15′ and we had others that did better a little deeper in the 20′ depth.  The best presentation to lure the walleyes in was a gold jigs tipped with a minnow.  It was a windy weekend but that didn’t hold back the walleyes from biting. Anglers were able to find plenty of sheltered areas that produced plenty of action.  Ontario walleye opener starts Saturday, May 21 opening up thousands more fishing opportunities. Summer is here! Grab your fishing buddies and come on up.