Sportsman’s February Newsletter 2013 2-8-2013

Sportsman’s Ice & Snow Report
2/7/2013Mix of walleyes and saugers this week. 
27-31 feet of water using Tom’s Tackle Rattle Trap pink and white glow in the dark or glow red or the gold with a red eye Gem n eye have worked well tipped with a minnow. A mix of dead sticking and jigging has worked best, I would suggest doing one of each and seeing what works best for you. The action tends to be sporadic. Time of day tends to be all over the map. What is good one day is different the next. Vexilars/Fish a finders help your odds. The weather forecast this week looks nice and steady. No big highs and lows at this point. That should help the bite. Only a little over seven weeks left of the season and the March bite is usually hot! Give us a call 800-862-8602.

Lake of the Woods NW Angle & Oak Island

Midday and late afternoon bite has been good this week.
Mix of mostly walleyes and saugers along with a few jumbo perch and tullibee. Not too many pike caught this week. Our houses are in a variety of depths between 22′-23′ and 26′-28′ feet in a variety of mud, rock and sand bottoms. We are ready to give you the best experience possible. Mix of dead sticking and jigging working. I suggest setting up one of each. Red and glow in the dark jigs tipped with a chub have been working well.

Ice Conditions
We currently have 32-36 inches of ice right now in the areas we travel and fish.

 

Trails
The land and lake trails continue to be groomed weekly and are in good shape. We received another inch of snow Monday night. The lake trail will be groomed again Friday from Wheeler’s Point to Baudette, Baudette to Oak Island, Oak Island to Warroad and Warroad to Wheeler’s Point. Few pressure ridges but very passable with snowmobiles, just use caution. Ice chunks still sticking up in the snow off the trail, so it is advised to stay on the trail for the most comfortable and safest riding.
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There’s still time to play a romantic getaway to Sportsman’s this February!Looking for a romantic weekday getaway this February? Still formulating a perfect plan for your partner in the month of hearts? Why not spend the best Valentine at Sportsman’s? Head north this February! 
Sportsman’s Lodge Baudette/Rainy River Location

3 nights lodging, 2 full days ice fishing including the fish house, transportation to and from, poles, bait, tackle and fish cleaning and eight delicious meals starting at just $441 per person plus tax midweek stays and $489 weekends. Or without the meal plan for $313 midweek stays and $357 weekend.

2 nights lodging, 2 full days ice fishing including the fish house, transportation to and from, poles, bait, tackle and fish cleaning and six delicious meals starting at just $357 per person plus tax midweek stays and $397 weekends. Or without the meal plan for $265 midweek and $301 weekend.

Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge/Oak Island Location

3 nights lodging, 2 full days ice fishing including the fish house, transportation to and from, poles, bait, tackle and fish cleaning and eight delicious meals starting just $467 per person plus tax or without the meal plan for $318.

2 nights lodging, 2 full days ice fishing including the fish house, transportation to and from, poles, bait, tackle and fish cleaning and six delicious meals starting just $366 per person plus tax or without the meal plan for $258.

Most of us enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day either by dining out or by spending the night in a cozy, private nook with our better half. This coming Valentine’s, try something different and surprise your sweetie with getaway to Sportsman’s.

One special evening for 2 to remember at Sportsman’s Lodges on February 14th including a rose for the first 50 ladies and featuring….

Rainy River Dining Specials

King Crab – One pound of succulent king crab legs.
Surf N Turf – 8 ounces of tender sirloin topped with a creamy crab bernaise sauce and complimented with two jumbo gourmet breaded shrimp stuffed with zesty cheeses and crab.

Dessert Feature

Red Velvet Cheesecake – Moist layers of Red Velvet Cake and creamy cheesecake! To die for!
These items will be featured for this night along with our normal menu. Includes Fresh baked bread, soup, salad bar and choice of side.

Oak Island Dining Special

 

King Crab – One pound of succulent king crab legs served with soup or salad, choice of potato and bread.

Reservations are suggested for Valentine’s Day. Call 866-998-7280 to make your reservation.
We have entertainment all month long! Check out the schedule below.

Feb 8 & 9  Cold Shot Live Band
Feb 14  Valentines Day Dinner Specials & Entertainment by Fireline
Feb 11-16  Fireline Live Band
Feb 18-23  Fireline Live Band
Feb 25-March 2  Fireline Live Band

Make this February one to remember. Click here or here to check out all of our Rainy River and Oak Island packages or call us at 866-998-7280 to book today. 

 

 

Spring and Summer are just around the corner. It’s time to plan your trip!

Spring fishing

The extended walleye season we enjoy on the Canadian border allows for a phenomenon not available for much of the state. The warming weather and increased currents at the beginning of April work to open the Rainy River just as the walleyes are beginning their spring run. The action is fast, and the fish are huge, pulled up one after another.

Walleye season closes from mid-April to mid-May, giving anglers an opportunity to try their luck with Minnesota’s largest fish – the mysteriously prehistoric lake sturgeon and the frisky fighting northern pike. Lake of the Woods is proud to be one of the top ten lakes in Minnesota offering the best catch opportunity for you to catch a trophy sized sturgeon or pike in the whole state.

If summer is more your style…

Imagine…spending the day bobbing along the waves; just you and five of your favorite friends, soaking up the sun, spending a summer day in style on a charter out of Sportsman’s Lodge on Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods. Nothing can compare to Minnesota fishing, with Walleyes and Saugers a plenty!

The best part is that EVERYTHING you need for a great day of fishing is provided for you and you no experience is required!

Call us at 866-998-7280 today to ask about our awesome spring or summer packages!


Make Plans Now for the Hottest Party of the Year —

Mardi Gras at Sportsman’s March 23rd!

          If you can’t make it to New Orleans, you don’t have to miss the hottest party of the year. Sportsman’s Rainy River brings New Orleans to you. There will be lots of activities including music, games, contests, and more. All the fun starts at 8pm so grab your mask and let the good times roll!

Activities Include:

  • Entertainment
  • Games and Contests
  • Drink & Food Specials
  • Wear your favorite costume!
  • Free Hurricanes 8pm – 9pm
  • Traditional Mardi Gras festivities: Beads, tokens, prizes, and more beads!
    All night long!
  • Contest – Get crowned the King or Queen of Mardi Gras for the Most Beads!
  • All for a mere $5 cover charge

We will have Stay & Play packages available and will send out the information on March 4th, keep your eyes on your inbox for them.

Call us at 866-998-7280 for more information!

 

 

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