Sportsmans Oak Island is starting their ice fishing season Dec 26! We currently have 12 inches of ice and 4-5 inches of snow blanketing the Northwest Angle and Islands area. The guides have been testing and the fish are hungry! 10-20 walleye and sauger combinations caught and or released per person has been the norm. The test spots have been around 20-25 feet of water and the fish have been favoring gold and pink jigs tipped with a chub. It looks like it is going to be a good start for fishing action this season! Get your friends and family together and come enjoy the northland!
Snow & Trail Report The snowmobile trail from Youngs Bay at the Northwest Angle to Oak Island is marked but not groomed. The ice road has not been plowed to Oak Island yet. The snowmobile trail from Sportsmans Rainy River to Sportsmans Oak Island is marked and groomed. The land trails in the Northwest Angle are not groomed yet.
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