Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle & Islands Fishing & Outdoor Report Sportsmans Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN www.oakislandlodge.com 800-772-8411
Fishing is best just off the reefs Just off the reefs in a little current seem to be the best location to find some nice walleyes lately. The best depth has been between 21-25 of water. Anglers have been catching mostly walleyes rather than saugers and a few nice perch too. We have also seen some larger walleye ranging in the 24-29 caught and released too.
Hot tackle Gold jigs tipped with a minnow and Chubby Darters colored gold, chartreuse & orange have been the best for the walleyes and a small spoon with a minnow for the perch has had the most success.
Oak Island in the winter is a great place to be! Guides Ron & Phil and all the staff at Oak Island are waiting for you! Come and experience a fishing trip in this north woods hideaway!
Ice Conditions The ice depth is currently 30 inches on the well traveled areas of the lake. A good base to take us through the end of March!
Trail Conditions Lake Trails The groomers are scheduled to go out tomorrow, to get the trails ready for the weekend. Our groomer will be running from Wheelers Point to Oak Island and back and Wheelers Point to Warroad and back. I understand from the Northwest Angle Snowmobile Club that their groomer has been out as well and continues to maintain the trails around the islands. The river trail from Wheelers Point to Baudette has recently been marked and will be groomed Land Trails The land trails continue to be groomed in the Baudette area and recent riders have reported nice trails. It looks like it is going to be a nice warm weekend, great time to ride! Check out the Lake of the Woods Drifters website for exact trail details at www.lowdrifters.org Plowed road to island The road is in great shape..
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