Fishing Report from Sportsman’s Lodge 8/7/2013

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


Fishing has been excellent!
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A mix of bait and trolling with crank baits have been producing great results.  Fish seem to be starting to change to early fall characteristics. It has been unseasonably cool the past few weeks with temperatures in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s during the day and cooling down to 50’s in the evening.  Trolling with crank baits in the mud 30’-32’ outside Zippel Bay area and drifting while bait fishing over shallow sand bottom in 5-10mph winds has produced good results.  Rock reef bait fishing has been tougher the past week. Lots of big walleyes have been found, especially 23”+.

Summer may be winding down, but the fishing continues!
Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River are legendary fisheries in the fall. Catch the walleye excitement right up to freeze up (usually early November). Enjoy great fall rates including lodging as low as $39 per person per night and lodging and charter fishing packages through October starting at just $188 per person for 2 nights and 1 day. You won’t want to miss it! Click here for more information or here to reserve online. *Rates based on double occupancy plus tax.

Amy Kirkpatrick 28.5 inch walleye Captain Mike
Grant 32 inch Leiseth Group Captain Dave
It’s a double! Paul Carlson Captain JP. Nice! 

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NW Angle/Oak Island Lake of the Woods
Fishing Report  

 Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge
Oak Island, MN


Walleyes, Muskies, Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike take your pick or try them all!

Now is a great time of year for walleyes, muskies, smallmouth bass or northern pike fishing near Oak Island and the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods. The muskies and northern pike have really been hitting on spoons and buck tails, the bass on shad raps and the walleyes are hot on gold spinner or orange and pink 3/8 oz jigs tipped with a minnow. 

The best locations for walleyes have been either south of Oak Island in 20’-25’ of water or areas around Tug Channel and Falcon Island around points and in depths between 10’ – 20’. We have recently seen mainly nice good eater size walleyes between 14”-18” caught a few slot fish 19.5”-28” but overall nice size fish for a delicious walleye shore lunch. As for muskie, northerns and smallies…areas on the south side of Oak Island, around Skeet, and the west side of Falcon Island are all good places to try.

Monster Crappie Guide Joe Cooper
Guide Joe Cooper NW Angle Area
pictures courtesy of Steve Worrall

A look ahead…
Fall foliage, hunting seasons, and excellent walleye, crappie fishing will soon be upon us. Make your reservations now and fall into walleyes with our great fall rates!

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