Fishing Report from Sportsman’s Lodge 6-27-2013

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


Fishing remains good and mosquitoes remain plenty!

Most of the boat traffic has been headed north to the Garden Island area, the expansive rock structure the area has to offer has been littered with walleyes. Numerous presentations will work now, jigs and pulling spinners are the bread and butter for the guides right now but trolling crank baits will work as well and often times catch the biggest fish. Don’t forget about the south basin in the mud, big schools of walleyes still hold here and you can sometimes find “hot spots” in the mud. 

Tie on a 3/8 ounce jig and tip it with a minnow or leech and your set if your going to jig fish. Change color and try jigs with rattle chambers or props, the extra noise and vibration is helpful sometimes. Look for fish “on top” of rock piles and scattered around the bottom of the structure where it starts to meet the mud. Depth of the fish will vary on these reefs, you may find them in 10′ to 12′ of water on top of a pile or holding part way down the pile in 20′ to 24′. In the mud look for fish to be in water over 30′ right now.

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Cormack 27 inch walleye part of MFM group

New windsock on the river.
Thanks to those responsible


Ramona Mitchell of Bismark, ND 28 inches. 
Capt. Dave (Green spinner w/ minnow)


Even the guide catches one now and then


NW Angle/Oak Island
Fishing Report
Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Oak Island, MN


The longest days of the year and the islands, perfect!

Its a perfect time of the year to visit the islands, the days are long so you have plenty of time to try and see everything. The fishing is decent too, great multi-specie action right now. Walleyes are moving to rock piles, look for 20′ to 24′ reefs. 3/8 ounce jig and minnow is perfect for these rock piles. Small mouth are found shallow holding around boulders in and around sand, crank baits and plastic worms or swim baits will work well. Toothy critters like musky and northern are being caught as well, look to shallow weed bays to hold fish of both specie but also look at fishing around rock cover near shore as well. Weedless spoons and small bass style spinner baits work well for the weed cover and catch anything that swims in the shallows.

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