Fishing Report The season is just starting up the in the islands of the Northwest Angle of Minnesota and Oak Island and anglers are having a blast! One of our guides went out for an afternoon this week to test out our first fishing spot of the season and caught 40 walleyes all by himself! He was able to get a limit of walleyes to enjoy a nice dinner as well as plenty of catch & release action to close out his day. He reported fishing in a shallow 8-12 of water just 4 miles from the lodge using a gold and white jig tipped with a minnow. The water is clear and the walleyes are hungry! First ice always is a great time for some fast paced action, so dont delay, give us call today and book your winter fishing adventure.
Ice Condition Report Ice conditions in the islands are starting out fantastic. We have been experiencing an arctic blast for the past 3 weeks and already have 18-20 of ice on the lake and 15-18 inches along the trail from Youngs Bay to Oak Island.
Snow Condition Report The current snow depth is 6-8 of fresh fluffy new snow. The trail is marked from the south end of the lake near Sportsmans Lodge Rainy River location, (Wheelers Point area) all the way across to Oak Island. Grooming is planned to start just after Christmas. The Trail from Warroad to Oak Island will be marked next week and grooming to start just after Christmas. The trail from Youngs Bay to Oak Island is marked at this time and has been dragged, with grooming to start before the New Year.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988