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!
Sunset Lodge Staff