Lake of the Woods South Shore Fishing, Ice & Snow Report Sportsman’s Lodge Baudette, MN


www.sportsmanslodges.com
800-862-8602
1/2/2013

Happy New Year!  Another year is in the books.  We are looking forward to 2013. We wish everyone good fishing, good times and good health! Hope you can make it over to our neck of the woods in 2013. The walleyes are waiting!

The Bite
The fishing has been a real active this week. We are seeing several 7-10 inch saugers, a decent amount of 12-14 inch saugers, fair amount of 12-18 inch walleyes and some real nice 22 inch plus walleyes come through the holes. We have moved several of our houses into deeper waters and that has produced well.  We are currently finding the best bite in 27’-30’ just outside of Pine Island. Charmer and stop sign lures have been hot as well as anything that has a red glow.  Chubs are the bait of choice. A Vexilar/fish finder always helps your odds.  We have a few Vexilars available to rent if you do not have one your own. They are in demand so make sure you call ahead to reserve if you are interested.

Check out some of the nice fish caught recently!  Check more pictures on our Facebook page here!

Chad_Sorensen_Mankato_MN_12-28-2012_12lbs_31_inch_brass_hook_and_minnow.JPG Jordyn_Berwald_age_6_caught_all_by_herself_12-31-2012_27_inch_walleye._outfished_her_parents.JPG
12lb, 31 inch Walleye
Chad Sorensen Mankato, MN
caught on a brass hook & minnow
6 year old Jordyn caught this
27 inch whopper walleye all by
herself!
Image.png  Aaron_Hager_Eagle_Lake_MN_27.75_inch_walleye_8_lb_caught_on_forage_minnow_and_fathead_12-27-2012.png 
 Drew Horton’s first walleye
through ice! Nice 1st!
12-27-2012  27 inch 8lb caught on a
chartreuse jig and
slip bobber using a fathead minnow
 27.75 inch, 8lb  Walleye
Aaron Hager, Eagle Lake, MN
caught on forage minnow and fathead


Ice Conditions

We are getting more and more ice every day and conditions continue to get better.  In the areas we travel and fish we have 10-18 inches at this time.  We are using a combination of jeeps and bombardiers to transport guests to the fish houses right now.

Trail Report
We received another 1-2 inches of snow today. I would say we have about 6-8 inches total right now on the ground.  The lake trails are scheduled for their first grooming on Friday, Jan 4 including the entire “SUPER LOOP” from Wheeler’s Point to Warroad, Warroad to Oak Island/NW Angle and Oak Island/NW Angle to Wheeler’s Point.  Trail riders are encouraged to stay on the trail and watch for ice chunks for the best riding experience.   We could use a little more snow for optimal riding.  No major ice ridges are causing any problems at this time for snowmobilers, but changes can occur overnight so please always use caution.  The land trails are in need of some more snow. At the time of this report, we had not heard if they have enough snow to groom yet.  For up to the minute information click here for the Lake of the Woods Drifter’s Snowmobile Club report.

Ice Roads
Here is the latest regarding the lake access at Four Mile Bay near Wheeler’s Point maintained by Adrian’s.
As of 1/1/2013
Out on the lake we have measured ice at 16 to 18 inches. In the bay off to the side of the road it is 13 to 14 inches with a lot more on the road. Jan 2 we are allowing 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks and pulling wheel houses up to 22 feet long. The road is plowed out to 5 miles past Pine Island. We do not recommend going out in the middle of the night because we are not out there to check for cracks on the road. Significant cool downs usually occur at these times which makes the ice shrink and crack on the road.

Here is the latest regarding the lake access at Morris Point maintained by Morris Point.
As of 12/30/2012
We are now allowing 1/2 ton vehicles or smaller. Wheeled houses can be pulled out but nothing over 18 ft.

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Lake of the Woods NW Angle & Oak Island
Fishing, Ice & Snow Report
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Oak Island, MN
www.oakislandlodge.com
800-772-8411
 

1/2/2013

Happy New Year from Oak Island! 

Fishing has been good!
We are enjoying a good bite this week.  We are catching mostly walleyes, a few perch, northern pike and a tullibee.  We have seen a real nice batch of walleyes in the 21-24 inch range along with several good eater size in the 14-18 inch range.  The best depth has been 22’-25’. White jigs with an orange eye tipped with a chub minnow has worked best.

Trail Report
We received another 1-2 inches of snow today. I would say we have about 6-8 inches total right now on the ground.  The lake trails are scheduled for their first grooming on Friday, Jan 4 including the entire “SUPER LOOP” from Wheeler’s Point to Warroad, Warroad to Oak Island/NW Angle and Oak Island/NW Angle to Wheeler’s Point.  Trail riders are encouraged to stay on the trail and watch for ice chunks for the best riding experience.   We could use a little more snow for optimal riding.  No major ice ridges are causing any problems at this time for snowmobilers, but changes can occur overnight so please always use caution.  The land trails are in need of some more snow. At the time of this report, we had not heard if they have enough snow to groom yet.  For up to the minute information click here for the Lake of the Woods Drifter’s Snowmobile Club report for areas near Baudette and here for the Northwest Angle Edge Riders report for areas near Oak Island and the Northwest Angle. 

Ice Road
The ice road from Young’s Bay to our door step at Oak Island is plowed and in great shape! Follow the signs day or evening, easy access!

 


 

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