Another interesting week on Oak Island in the Northwest Angle! We had another bug hatch and weather that went from one extreme to the next. But, we did manage to string together a few nice days of warmth and sunshine!
On the Minnesota side of the lake, the south side of Oak Island has been producing walleyes on the reefs and points anywhere from 15 to 20 feet. White and pink jigs have been producers here. Working the shallow flats in 6 to 8 feet with green, gold, and orange spinners has also been giving up some nice eyes'. Other spots worth trying are Little Oak and Garden Island.
On the Canadian side of things, trolling crankbaits in 10-15 feet have been moving fish. Jigging in depths of 25 to 32 feet with gold, pink, green and orange has been solid. Working the rock reefs and deepwater humps in these areas has been best. Bishop Bay, Tug Channel, and Deepwater bay are good bets. Smallmouth fishing has continued to be great, casting shorelines and rocks has been dynamite! Musky fishing has been slowly getting better, casting bucktails and spinnerbaits over rocks and around cabbage has been raising a few fish. Areas to target are Johnston Passage to Fern Island and Monument Bay to Skeet Island. We had fish ranging in size from 36" all the way to 52".
Bishop Bay and Big Narrows in 20-26 foot of water. Up in the narrows, fish the current. Musky's are still mainly in the slop weeds so far. Smallies are in the shallows.
Sunset Lodge Staff