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Lake of the Woods Fishing Report & Area Information

posted on 06/16/2009
Lake of the Woods South Shore Fishing, Outdoor & Area Information Report
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100 fish per boat!
Another great week! 100 fish per boat per day is not uncommon and a nice 31” walleye was released and is waiting for you this week. I continue to brag about the fishing up here in the northland this year and it really is not a fish tale, this is true facts right from the dock pad. Watch our dock cam daily between 5pm -6pm and you will see for yourself the exceptional fishing we have to offer.

“Catching” is up as the technique starts to change

It really is nice to finally have some true summer weather. The temperatures are now in the “normal” range with high’s in the 70’s , we are finally starting to see the water temperature starting to warm up. This recent weather change has also started the best “catching” technique to change. Anglers are just starting to pull the anchor and do more drifting. We are also starting to use a few leeches and spinners come out of the tackle boxes compared to the consistent jig and minnow technique that we have used the past six weeks. The ideal depth continues to be between 24’-31’ just a six to fifteen mile ride from the Sportsman’s Lodge in Big Traverse Bay on Lake of the Woods. The catch has been mainly walleyes, but saugers and PERCH continue to round out the fish cooler at the end of the day. Yes, as I said last week the PERCH are biting! Twenty perch per boat has not been uncommon lately, one boat even boasted 34 perch & 42 walleyes (limit) a few days ago. They may be smaller than a walleye, but they keep you busy and pretty tasty too.

No more ties!
Don’t forget about dear old Dad! Sportsman’s has great fishing packages and gift certificates for your dad this Father’s Day. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. Two nights lodging and one full day of guided fishing starting at only $185 per person plus tax.

4th of July Celebration
Come enjoy a good small town old fashion 4th of July this summer at Sportsman’s Lodge! Sportsman’s is just 12 miles north of Baudette, MN and boy does Baudette know how to celebrate Independence Day! Carnival, Parade, River Cruises, Spectacular fireworks display (best in 200 miles), kids games, entertainment, street dance and much more. Come celebrate at the lake!

Family Fun in the north woods
Boating, fishing, indoor pool, live entertainment, river boat cruises, beach, golf, casino, museum, movie theater, state park, playground, festivals, and more. We have something for everyone! Check out our top 25 things to do this summer at Sportsman’s Lodges at www.sportsmanslodges.com

Lake of the Woods NW Angle & Oak Island Fishing, Outdoor & Area Information Report
Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge


70 degree days, calm waters & plenty of walleyes!
Can’t beat the beautiful weather we have had lately! No empty stringers here! Anglers have been more than satisfied with the recent catch rate lately! Daily limits of walleyes, full bellies of fresh fried fish and catch & release has been exercised daily the past few weeks as angler’s continue to pull in the walleyes! We had one group that really found a hot spot this week, they were in by 10am to get more bait, wow!!

Jigs to spinners
Jigging with a minnow has been working well, but a few people are just starting to pull a spinner with a bright colored blade tipped with a night crawler too. The walleyes have been ranging in size from 18 -19 inches on the average, with many 24-26 inchers pulled in and released as well. The best fishing remains in close to Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge just within 5 miles. Reports of hooking into a nice northern pike, or a feisty small mouth bass has also been found in the daily fishing chatter. Call us up – some dates are still open. We're just across the Lake – in a whole different world! Check out our "Adventure Packages!"

Annual Blueberry Festival & Chili Cook Off
Aug 7 & 8, 2009

Oak Island to host the Relay for Life, “Island Style”The 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 team’s 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”. Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge’s team this year is the Bobbie’s Bay Bobber’s. Aerial photos will be taken and posted on the Sportsman’s website shortly after the event.

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Posted By isaacson on 06/20/2009

thanks for the report will be up next week tell Greg to have a chair waiting for me see ya in a few