Hello folks! Checking in from Oak Island this week, would you believe it's the last week of August already? With the fall season fast approaching, now is the time to head North to the Angle and get in on some fantastic fishing that we're experiencing and the even better fishing that's yet to come as the days get cooler and those leaves start turning!
Up on the Canadian side, water temps have cooled significantly, they are hovering around the 65 degree mark. Anglers are targeting walleyes around the offshore reefs and humps in depths ranging from 15 to 25 feet. Jigs with minnows and spinners with crawlers have been producing limits of quality fish this week. With several slot fish being caught and released as well! Reports from anglers on the dock have included areas such as the reefs around Skeet Island, Deepwater Bay, Tranquil Bay, Bishop Bay and Big Narrows. Muskie hunters have been having some success this week as well! Several boats have reported seeing multiple fish, and quite a few of those fish have been hooked and landed! We've had several reports of fish in the mid 40" range and above being hauled in for a photo opportunity! Casting rock reefs offshore and shallow weedy bays have been best. Topwaters, bucktails and thrillers have been go to baits this week!
In Minnesota waters, boats are reporting good numbers of walleyes and saugers around Oak Island and the areas near Four Blocks and Little Oak. Spinners with bottom bouncers and a night crawler have been stellar, as well as trolling deep diving crankbaits with leadcore or downriggers. Depths from 15 to 30 feet have been best depending on the conditions for that day.
It's not to late to make an end of the summer fishing trip to the Northwest Angle on beautiful Lake of the Woods! Come stay with us at Sunset Lodge Resort on Oak Island. We would love to be the hosts for your next fishing and outdoor adventure!
Until next week, take care!
Hi folks! Checking in here from Sunset Lodge on Oak Island. Hope you all had a great week! Here in the Angle, we've had some great weather the last week and some fishing that has been absolutely on fire! Our water temperature is between 76 and 78 degrees.
On the U.S. side, fishing has been fantastic from Oak Island, and the
waters south to Four Blocks and Little Oak and Crowduck Islands. Anglers are hooking walleyes and saugers out in the mud in depths from 18 to 30 feet. Spinners and crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers have been best. Colors to use are gold, orange and pink. Down rigging with crankbaits has also been producing lots of fish this time of year. Other areas worth targeting are the south side of Oak Island near Rabbit Ears and the Soldier Point area.
In Canada, muskie fishing has been decent with several fish being seen and several more being landed! We've had a few larger fish caught this week as well with some pushing the 50" and above mark! Cast rocky islands and reefs near deep water with stickbaits, bucktails and topwater lures to have a chance at one of these giants! Walleye anglers are finding fish in depths of 15 to 25 feet on the reefs and the mud areas adjacent to them. Jigs with minnows and spinner rigs are the way to go. Skeet Island, Tug Channel, Big Narrows and Deepwater Bay have all been producing fish.
Summer is quickly coming to a close folks, make sure to book a trip with us at Sunset Lodge before time runs out. Remember that fall fishing and hunting here in the Angle is world class! We would love for you to join us for a trip in September or October. Have a great week everyone!
We'll see ya soon at Sunset Lodge!
Hello folks, checking in from Sunset Lodge Resort here on beautiful Oak Island in the Northwest Angle. Hope you all had a fantastic week! Here in the Angle, summer is quickly winding down and fall is just around the corner. So make sure to come up and stay with us and enjoy the awesome fishing we're having.
On the Minnesota side of the lake, the water temp is between 75 and 78 degrees. Anglers are doing well targeting walleyes and saugers using spinners and bottom bouncers in the mud and reef areas near Little Oak, Four Blocks and Crowduck Islands. Depths of 20 to 30 feet have been the best. Use crawlers, leeches and colors of gold, orange and pink to turn fish. Boats are also turning to downriggers and leadcore trolling crankbaits to target fish that are hanging in the deep water to get away from the summer heat.
On the Ontario side, Muskie fishing has been heating up as several reports of fish being seen and caught have been coming in. Evenings have been best, casting bucktails, topwater and stickbaits around small rock islands, reefs and points with deep water nearby. We've had several fish this week landed in the 45" to 50" range. Will you be the one to catch one that tops 50"? If it's walleyes your after, check out the areas around Deepwater Bay and Garden Island. Pulling spinners and crawlers in the deep mud and reefs have been producing fish in 25 to 30 feet. Other notable areas have been Tug Channel and Big Narrows. Work the mud in these areas with spinners to put fish in the box.
Until next week folks, take care! And be sure to plan your next outdoor adventure with us here at Sunset Lodge!
Hey there folks, checking in from Sunset Lodge on beautiful Oak Island in the Northwest Angle on Lake Of the Woods. Hope everyone had a great week!
Here in the Angle, Mother Nature has shown us her many faces in the way of strong winds, drenching rains, bright sunny days, and one more bug hatch this season! Aside from all that our guests were still able to enjoy their time with us and get in on some fantastic fishing!
In Minnesota waters, the water temps are ranging between 73 to 75 degrees. Anglers are finding walleyes and saugers in the mud areas around four blocks and Little Oak Islands. Bottom bouncers and spinners w/ crawler harnesses have been the ticket for these dog days of August. Boats are working depths of around 30 to 40 feet during the heat of the day, and gradually moving shallower in the afternoon heading towards evening. Other areas worth checking out are the mud areas around Soldier point, again working spinners and bouncers in this area as well. Hot colors have been gold, orange,pink and green.
On the Canadian side, boats are finding walleyes up near Skeet Island, Monument Bay, Big Narrows, and Deepwater Bay to Tug Channel. The mud flats in these areas adjacent to reefs and humps has proven to be the best areas to target. Working raps, spinners, and jigs in the transition areas has proven best. Depths to target are 22 to 30 feet. Orange has been a hot color as the fish have been feeding heavily on crayfish. Musky fisherman have been finding fish on wind swept rock points and reefs. As well as boulders adjacent to weeds and deepwater. Casting bucktails, topwaters, and stickbaits has raised plenty of fish, and caught several others. Fish in the 40" plus range have been a common report, as well as some giants up near 50"!
Until next week folks, have a great week, and be sure to book your next family fishing adventure with Sunset Lodge!
Hello everyone! Checking in from Sunset Lodge Resort on beautiful Oak Island, hope everyone had a fantastic week! Thanks to everyone that came to stay with us over the past week, we hope you had a wonderful time and made some fantastic memories. We had a great week as far as Mother Nature was concerned. A mix of clouds and sun along with some heat made for great boating and vacation weather, however fishing can get downright tough with those conditions especially this time of year. But, this is the Northwest Angle, and great fishing is always available as long as anglers can adjust and adapt to the conditions.
On the U.S. side of the pond, the water temps are in the mid to upper 70's. Anglers are having luck finding walleyes in the deep mud near Four Blocks and Little Oak Islands. Working the mud to rock transitions in these areas with bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses has been most effective. Trolling deepwater crankbaits with down riggers or leadcore has also been producing good numbers of quality fish. Fishing in 30+ feet of water has not been uncommon during the heat of the day.
Across the border in Canadian territory, again the famous Tug Channel has been a consistent producer of walleyes with a few saugers mixed in. The southern end of Tug out to Garden Island has been really cranking out good numbers of quality fish. With some dandy fish over the 25" mark being landed. Other areas worth checking out for eye's would be Poplar Island, Fox Island, Sturgeon Channel and Deepwater Bay. Again, working the offshore structure and mud areas with spinners and crankbaits has been the go to tactic. For all you musky faithful out there, the action has slowed some over the last week, with less fish being seen and only a handful being boated. Anglers that are raising fish have been burning bucktails over rock reefs and cabbage beds. And some who used stickbaits and topwater did well. But don't let the slow bite discourage you, some of the best action for these giant predators is yet to come! With July behind us, and August and September fast approaching the bite should definitely heat up over the next few weeks!
Summer is quickly coming to an end folks, be sure to book your next fishing trip or family vacation with us here at Sunset Lodge! And don't forget that our fall fishing is some of the best in the country, and the waterfowl hunting is some of the finest in the area! Maybe a combination fishing/duck hunting adventure is in store for you this fall!
Until next week folks, keep your line tight and set the hook. Take care!
Sunset Lodge Staff