Check out the aerial footage of Lake of the Woods from the Rainy River, Pine Island to Garden Island during Friday, December 10th’s ice check flight we captured. Looking pretty good overall. Please remember if you are venturing out on your own, the ice does not freeze evenly and some areas are never safe. Go out through a resort or reputable outfitter and always stay on the marked trails. Stay safe!
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.
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Ice! Ice! Ice! We are making progress!
Lake of the Woods, MN
We are making progress! Bobbie’s Bay the bay that is in front of our Sportsman’s Oak Island location on Oak Island near the Northwest Angle of Minnesota iced over yesterday and today we have some ice on Four Mile Bay. Four Mile Bay is the bay near Wheeler’s Point that we use to access the lake in the winter time. The channel in the bay still has open water but this is progress and we like progress! The wind is supposed to die down tonight and below zero temperatures are in the forecast for the weekend. No safe is yet, but we like what we see! We are moving in the right direction. Get your reservations in!
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Weather is getting warmer and the bite is picking up!
It appears that spring really maybe around the corner despite the long cold winter we have had. We have received above zero temperatures the past few days and the forecast calls for highs in 20’s and 30’s for the next ten days as well. We are ready!
- Andy Lakmann 23 inch walleye, released
The fishing action has been getting better by the day. The best bite has been in 22’-24’of water mid mornings and early afternoons. Combination of jigging and dead sticking has worked well using charmers, buck shots and gold jigs tipped with a minnow. Walleyes, saugers and northern pike have been the main species caught recently. The walleyes are real nice size 16-18 inches, many slot (19.5-28 inches) and several over 28 inches too. Fish Finders are a good idea to bring along or rent. They really increase an anglers catch rate.
Public trails continue to be groomed as much as state and local club funding allows. Many resorts help maintain the trails or use their own private trails.
Currently we have 46-48 inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish.
Fish House Rentals available until March 31!
We still have a 3 weeks left of ice fishing! Give us a call to book your stay 800-862-8602!
End of the Season Mardi Gras Party is March 29
Fishing, Beads, Entertainment, Contests and a whole lot of fun! Check out our Mardi Gras weekend stay and play packages.