Lake of the Woods NW Angle & Oak Island Fishing, Outdoor & Area Information Report Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge www.oakislandlodge.com 800-772-8411
Plenty of walleyes hanging around waiting for you! Anglers are starting to move a little further out into more structure in the recent days, but their has been no changes in the fishing, that remains solid! 15-22 of water just 4-5 miles out into the islands of the Northwest Angle have produced the best walleye catch rate this past week.
The hammered gold spinner with a minnow is still the bait of choice; however crawlers and leeches will soon be an item to have in the bait box soon. Many walleyes in the good eater size range of 14-19 have been caught lately. Muskie season officially opened this past weekend, but normally the best Muskie season will be starting mid July right thru October. However we have heard lots of reports of some hungry Muskies following walleye presentations in the past week, so who knows now may be the time!
Annual Blueberry Festival & Chili Cook Off Aug 7 & 8, 2009
Oak Island to host the Relay for Life, Island StyleThe American Cancer Society, directed by Patti Swanson is planning an island style Relay for Life Aug 8. Luminaries are being sold for $10 in honor of a survivor or in memory of someone that was close to you that fought the battle with cancer. Instead of the traditional relay for life walk or run, many island teams are pulling together to raise money for this event and will unite to light luminaries and put them at the end of each teams dock the evening of Aug 8. It will truly be a sight! Every dollar raised is a step closer to finding the cure! To donate, go to www.relayforlife.org/kittsonmn and click on donate then search by team with keyword Oak Island. Sportsmans Oak Island Lodges team this year is the Bobbies Bay Bobbers. Aerial photos will be taken and posted on the Sportsmans website shortly after the event.