Waters are beginning to clear up in the islands and fishing is improving as well. With the mayfly hatch, the windblown shorelines will be holding fish as well as the mud adjacent to rock reefs and structures. Jigging around these structures is still producing good fish. Pink, gold and chartreuse have all produced. Drifting spinners has been very good. Hammered gold and orange have been the go to colors. There has been no front runner in bait choice; crawlers and leeches both will produce.
The muskie bite is heating up! A fast moving bucktail at shallow weed beds and rock points and structures is working well. Cover water and contact as many fish as possible! Check out this whopper!
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NW Angle & Oak Island Lake of the Woods Fishing Report Walleye Opener 2016
Walleye opener is this weekend!
The docks are getting hooked up and the last minute spring projects are being completed. We are ready to start fishing!
We are looking forward to another great season. The walleyes are going to be found in shallow this weekend around points and shorelines around Oak Island, Little Oak Island and Flag Island drifting in 8’-20’ of water using jigs or spinners and a minnow. Water temperature is currently 53 degrees. Lodging, guided trips and boat rentals available! Give us a call 800-772-8411 or online here.
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Getting the docks ready!
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Relax on beautiful Oak Island on Lake of the Woods just 9 miles from the Northwest Angle of Minnesota. Look out your window and yes you can see Canada, you are that close. This beautiful lake home is set in a pristine area but still has the comforts of home to keep you connected and just a stone throw away from Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge for guided fishing, dining, gas and bait.
NW Angle/Oak Island and Lake of the Woods Fishing Report
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
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