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New Lodging option at Sportsman’s Lodge


Check out our new lodging option at Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River location. Great for family reunions, company groups and more.

Brand new villas are now available featuring awesome views, one, two, three, four and five bedroom per unit, gas fireplaces, full kitchens, king suites, efficient heat and air conditioning, log furnishings, flat screen tvs, wifi and outdoor patios.

Located on the Rainy River just a stones throw away from legendary Lake of the Woods. Lake of the Woods is the sixth largest lake in the nation. Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike and Lake Sturgeon fishing is exceptional here. You will also enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. Check out our website for more information and package options. www.sportsmanslodges.com

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Sportsman’s Lodge South Shore Fishing Report


Sportsman’s Lodge South Shore Fishing Report

1/15/2014 Afternoon bite has been best lately. We saw a dip in the fishing success over last weekend but now that the weather has evened out, the bite is getting better by the day.  The best fishing has been in 24-30 feet of water. Lots of suspended fish are being found and tend to be the slot and larger sized walleyes.  Bring or rent a vexilar to have the most success at catching these walleyes.  Mid-season is upon us and that usually means more saugers.  We are seeing a nice amount along with slot walleyes.  Check out all of the big fish on our Facebook page.  The best tackle has been pink stop signs and glow jigs.  Some anglers are swearing by the minnow head and others the full minnow.Ice Conditions: Currently we have 28-30 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel.

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. Fish House Rentals available until March 31! The weather stays cooler in the northland and remember, the state law allows us to have our houses on the lake until March 31. Give us a call to book your winter getaway 800-862-8602! Like us on Facebook to view more big fish pictures.

27.5 inch walleye

27.5 inch walleye caught and released by Zach on a gold jig
24 inch walleye
24 inch walleye caught by a member of the Mike Scheel group in one of our sleeper shacks. (released)
25 and 24 inch walleye
Joe Hannan reeled in and released a nice 25 and 24 inch walleye. Joe is pictured here with the 25.

Lots of 4th of July events planned in Baudette, MN!


Get ready for some family fun coming up this 4th of July at Sportsman’s Lodge and the Baudette area.  The Baudette/Lake of the Woods Chamber of Commerce has planned lots of fun events along with a spectacular fireworks display shown over Willie Walleye hill in Baudette.

Baudette on the 4th of July is known for family fun. Two parades, kids games, pie and ice cream social, pancake breakfast, vendors, inflatable games, live entertainment, firecracker 5k, bobber race, street dance and more! Of course incredible walleye fishing, boating, beaches and many outdoor activities are surround.  If that isn’t enough, how about a free night lodging?

Sportsman’s Lodge is offering this spectacular special. Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE when you stay over the 4th of July holiday. *special based on double occupancy and cannot be combined with any other offer. Reserve online now http://sportsmanslodges.com/rainyriver/facility/lodging-request/ or call 800-862-8602 and escape to the lake!

For more about Sportsman’s Lodge and the complete list of events planned for the 4th of July, click here http://sportsmanslodges.com/fourth-of-july