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NW Angle & Oak Island Fishing, Ice & Trail Report 12-30-09

posted on 12/31/2009

Good Fishing!

A consistent bite has been reported since the weather has stabilized with the afternoons favoring the mornings in recent days. The water clarity is really impressive this year. Along with a many nice eater size walleyes a few larger fish have been caught and released too. A 27.5 inch walleye was caught by Brandon Noble and 27.5 walleye was also caught by Ryan Winters this week along with a 39.5 inch northern pike too! The northern pike really started to hit in a few houses when the weather turned clear and cold. The best fishing along with the two large walleyes were caught using a gold jig tipped with a minnow in about 22'-25' of water.

Ice Conditions
The ice depth is currently 12-16”. Slush has been reported when you get off the trail due to the recent snow we got last week.

Trail Conditions
Lake Trails
The lake trails from Sportsman's Lodge to Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge is freshly groomed. The trail from Sportsman's Lodge to Warroad will be groomed tomorrow. The lake froze real flat this year and the trails are in excellent condition. The lake trail from Warroad to Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge is marked but not groomed yet. I understand grooming around the Northwest Angle started today on the lake and land. Ask about our $39 per person per night midweek special at Sportsman's Eagle Ridge!
Land Trails
The land trails around Baudette and Williams are 60% groomed and the groomers continue to be out in full force. The groomed trails are reported to be in excellent condition.
Plowed Road
The plowed road to the island is now open.

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