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  1. Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling! On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph. Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes. Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees. We hope to see you up here soon! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  2. 1.30.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report The weather is finally cooperating and it feels like January! Last week's sloppy conditions have frozen over and all trails have been groomed. Fishing on the Minnesota side has slowed in the morning but a mid-day to afternoon bite is still strong anywhere between 17 and 28ft. Fishing the dead stick has been most productive with many limits produced and a fair amount of slot fish being released. Canada is still pumping out the crappies, the magic number seems to be right around 30 ft., Deep water Bay has seen a lot of action for both the walleye and crappie bite. Have a great week! Sunset Lodge Ice Team
  3. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 1/16/17 Fishing up here in the angle has been great! On the Minnesota side the Walleye, Sauger and Jumbo Perch bite has been hot. The early morning and afternoon bite has been best and the fish are aggressive. We have been fishing in 21-28 feet on reefs, gravel bars, shoals and rocks. Buckshots, Lindy Flyers, Ripping Raps, and Jigging Raps have all produced fish. Live minnows with demon glow and a bobber have also been successful. Colors of choice have been red glow, gold, pink and green glow. A lot of nice fish in the 29 inch range have been caught as well as large quantities. Over on the Ontario side the Crappie and Walleye bite has been awesome, better than the days of Red Lake. We have also hooked into the Jumbo Perch and they are of good size and quantity. We’ve been fishing in the 28-34 foot range. Something to know about when fishing up the deep waters of Ontario is the crappie mortality rate is high when releasing crappies in 25' of water or greater. We encourage guests to catch your desired number of crappies up to your limit and then go target other species of fish. Crappies and Walleyes sometimes appear to swim back down the hole when released but often times do not make it due to being reeled in so fast from great depths. We still advise anglers to stay on marked trails due to the heavy current changing ice conditions. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Ray King, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  4. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods NW Angle 10/17/16 On the Minnesota side fishing in 12-24 feet of water around Soldiers Point, NW Point, Brush Island and Mergan’s Point has been good. Points are where the fish are at! We have found that there are a lot of shinners in bays. Jigs tipped with a minnow still are the tactic of choice. The water temp is around 49 degrees. Many kinds of ducks are here and the hunting is still continuing to get better. On the Ontario side the Crappie bite is still on! The first run of emerald shinners was great and the next wave should be good as well as the number of shinners are strong. Fishing in 18-24 feet on points or gaps while jigging has been the most successful. Fall and spring are still our favorite time to fish! The fall fishing season is quickly winding down and there is still time for a last minute trip for some world class fishing! Call us today to get booked in! Until next week, good luck fishing! Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  5. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 10/3/16 On the Minnesota side fishing has been good. The Walleyes and Saugers are still in the mud in 10-20 feet and the water temperature is around 59 to 60 degrees. The north side and south tip of Oak Island has been producing fish as well as American and Northwest points. The Flag Island flats have also been good. The birds have been following the shiners as well and they have been good at directing anglers to the fish. Orange and hammered gold spinners or chartreuse, gold and black ¼ to 3/8 ounce jigs tipped with a shiner has been the tactic of choice. Local ducks are still in the area for those of you who put the fishing poles away for a bit to put on some camo. Hunters have been having good luck. Over on the Ontario side fishing is still hot. The Crappie bite has slowed down a bit with the change in weather. The water temperature is around 59 degrees. Jigging in 18-28 feet with emerald shiners have been successful in channels and bays and deep holes. The deer season has opened over here and with the warm temps the deer have not been on the move as much as we would like but, there is still plenty of time to bag a trophy buck! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  6. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 9-13-16 On the Minnesota side the Walleye bite has been in 20-24 feet. The Northwest point is hot as well as the north point of Hay. Jigging on the Norman Rocks is picking up as well as a few fish on Starren Shoals. Hammered gold, orange and pink spinners still are the colors of choice. The jig bite has been getting better as well. The water temp. is around 61-62 degrees. On the Ontario side the Walleyes are in their fall spots in 24-30 feet. The water temp is approximately 68 degrees and the jig bite has been coming back, the first part of last week the spinner bite was hot. The Canadian duck opener is open now and the ducks have been way back in the wild rice. We have been seeing a lot of Woodducks, the teal numbers seem to be down but, there are still a lot of puddle ducks around. Until next week, good luck fishing and hunting! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  7. 9.12.16 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report Hello folks! Checking back in from Sunset Lodge on beautiful Oak Island here in the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods. We hope you all had a wonderful week! Here in the Angle, fall is beginning to take hold as leaves start turning, temps start falling and the days get shorter. We've had a fantastic week here at Sunset Lodge, fishing has been heating up as the water temps start falling. We've had guests fishing both the Minnesota side of the lake and in Ontario waters. Anglers have been doing well on both sides of the pond and have managed to land good numbers of several different species! In Minnesota waters, the water temp is 66 degrees and slowly falling. Anglers have reported good numbers of fish on the south side of Oak Island, Oak Point, down to Rabbit Ears and the east bar of Little Oak have all been giving up good numbers of walleyes and saugers in 15 to 25 feet. Look for areas that transition from deep mud to rock points and reefs and work a jig and minnow combination or pull crankbaits in these areas to put fish in the box. North of the border, in Ontario waters, boats have been fishing the Twin Island area as well as Bishop Bay and the east and west side of Falcon Island. Anglers are finding quality numbers of walleyes in these areas as well as good numbers of jumbo perch mixed in the bunch. 14 to 26 feet have been the best depths, look for offshore sunken islands and offshore rock reefs and work a jig tipped with a minnow to turn fish in these spots. Top color choices are gold, green and orange. Slab crappies have also been turning up in anglers livewells as of late, as the water temps cool these fish begin to start schooling up in shallower waters. Currently, most crappies are being caught in depths of near 30 feet next to deep rocky points and flooded timber. Small jigs with minnows work well for these conditions. If it's muskies you're after, casting large crankbaits, bucktails, and topwaters has been really moving these large predators! We've had several reports of boats seeing and landing multiple fish throughout the last week. One boat even reported boating near 20 muskies in a four day trip! The open water season is winding down folks but there's still plenty of time to get in on the fantastic fishing this area has to offer! Be sure to book your next fishing adventure with us here at Sunset Lodge! Until next week, take care and we hope to see you soon! Cale Albers
  8. Hello everyone! Checking in from Sunset lodge here on beautiful Oak Island in the Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods. Hope everyone had a fantastic week! Here in the Angle, summer has come to an end as the water temps are slowly cooling. The days are getting shorter and the nights are starting to get that first chill of Fall in the air. Soon the leaves on the trees will start to show their vibrant colors and the geese will begin migrating South. In the North country, September is the kick off to Minnesota's hunting seasons, whether it's deer, bear or small game. And here in the Angle it's no different, as several of these seasons are in full swing as we speak. But, September has also been known to be a fantastic month for fishing! As the water temps cool, fish start schooling and moving back shallow making for dynamite fishing when the bite is hot! Here in Minnesota waters, the water temps are between 66 and 68 degrees and slowly dropping. Anglers have been finding success in the waters between Oak and Flag Island, right out in front of the Lodge in fact! Target depths have been between 10 to 14 feet, and 20 to 24 feet. Tactics have included everything from a jig and minnow combination, bottom bouncers and spinners, to trolling crankbaits with leadcore lines. Most of the fish caught in this area have been of the "eater" size with a few slot fish mixed in the bunch. Other worthwhile locations are Little Oak Island, Four Blocks and the North side of Oak island and Soldier's point. On the Canadian side, fishing reports have been limited with the bite being so great on the U.S. side of the line. However, a few anglers are making their way into Ontario and having success catching walleyes with a jig and minnow combination, working humps and reefs in depths of 14 to 24 feet of water. Use your electronics to find fish near the structure and you'll have a good day of fishing with a full livewells for your efforts. Muskie anglers are getting in a few more weeks of casting baits trying to hook one of these toothy giants before the cold waters of October arrive and most boats targeting these fish begin trolling. Cast large bucktails, stickbaits and subsurface baits over rock points, reefs and shorelines to have a chance at landing one of these giants as they begin to pack on the pounds throughout the fall! Our very own, Samantha Norman, just caught her personal best, a 46 inch muskie yesterday! Have a great week folks and remember to book your next fishing or hunting adventure with us at Sunset Lodge! We would love to be yours hosts. Cale Albers
  9. http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forums/forum/71-lake-of-the-woods-fishing-reports-hunting/ 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! Cale Albers
  10. 8/15/16 Flag Island Resort Fishing Report, Lake of the Woods NW Angle On the Minnesota side, fishing in 12-24 feet of water with orange and hammered gold spinners with crawlers or minnows has been producing fish. Down rigging with raps has also been successful. Jigging should start picking up in a few weeks. Areas between Little Oak and Oak Island fishing near the border in the mud and rubble rock has been the place to be. Many anglers are finding the walleye as well as a few bonus crappies and perch. Over on the Ontario side, fishing in 15-22 feet in fall spots has produced fish. The Skeet reefs close to shore and area with current have been successful. The water temperature has stayed around 74 degrees. Spinners with crawler harnesses or minnows have produced. The Algae bloom was heavy this week with the low winds and the lake reefs were not that good. Muskies have been caught sunning themselves in shallow sandy bays, we had a double hit in camp this past week! Our 80-year anniversary and new ownership grand opening celebration was wonderful on Saturday, thank you to all of you who came out. We were even lucky enough to meet Charlie and Hazel Mckeever! Until next week, Good luck fishing! Guides, Dan Schmidt, Devin Rau and Jeremy Glessing Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  11. Fishing report from Flag Island Resort 8/8/16 Lately up here in the NW Angle we have had some windy days and a few thunderstorms roll through. Guests and guides have still been finding fish and taking home limits. On the MN side, the walleye bite has been good south of Oak and Little Oak. The water temperature has been at 75 degrees. The fish are in the mud in about 20-24 feet. Orange, gold and pink spinners with bottom bouncers or in line weighs with minnows or crawlers have seemed to be the trick. Recent reports of anything with red beads have really been turning the fish on. On the Ontario side the Walleyes have continued to stay in the mud and are moving into fall spots. We recommend changing presentations. The magic depths have been between 22 and 24 feet of water. We found that points, off of reefs and fall gaps have all produced fish. The water temp is at 75 degrees. Orange, gold, pink and silver spinners with bottom bouncers or in line weights have been the tactic of choice. Until next week good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  12. 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! Cale Albers
  13. Consistent weather and the water at the warmest we’ve seen so far has shown that the hay day is here and the fishing are biting up here in the NW Angle on Lake of the Woods! On the Minnesota side we have found Walleyes mostly on the mud flats and some days on the reefs in that 22-29 foot range. The water temp has hit 74 degrees and spinners with minnows or crawlers have produced fish. Raps, bottom bouncers and down riggers are all at their peaks as well. On windy days we found trolling shorelines by the islands with hammered gold spinners and in line weights with cranks successful as well. Orange has been a good color in relation to catching many crayfish out in the mud, the fish are really relating to them. We have also been catching a lot of bonus- nice sized Saugers all around 14”. On the Ontario side Bass fishing was good trolling with Mepp’s Syclops. Many bass fishermen have reported catching Muskies, and nice ones to add, while trying for bass. This weeks reports for muskies were many in the 40”+ range as well as a 50”. Everywhere we were catching fish we noticed the buffalo heads, as they have hatched again, and many seagulls. For Walleyes fishing in saddles between reefs in 22-28 feet of water has proven successful with a spinner and a crawler. Plastic worms also are working well and they sure are a life saver if you run out of live bait. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Devin Rau Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  14. 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! Cale Albers Sunset Lodge
  15. Hello everyone! Checking in from Sunset lodge on beautiful Oak Island here in the Northwest Angle. I hope everyone had a fantastic week! Here on Oak Island, this week the story was days of sun and heat, severe storms, and fishing that was definitely heating up! Our water temperature is at 76 degrees. Stateside, anglers are targeting and finding walleyes down by Little Oak Island. The offshore reefs and humps in 25 to 30 feet have been the best. Drifting with spinners and bottom bouncers dragging night crawlers has been the most productive tactic. Reports of decent catches are also coming in from Garden, Shady, and Four Blocks Islands. Fishing the reefs, points and deep mud in these areas has been productive. Up on the Canadian side, Deepwater Bay has been the area of choice for several of our guests in the last week. Walleyes have been the target species, but anglers have been pleasantly surprised with the mixed bag of fish they have been encountering. Walleyes, Saugers, Perch and Crappies have all made it into several boats live wells. Northern Pike have also been hooked in these areas as well, and some have been real hogs! We've had a couple of reports of Pike up near that 40" mark! Poplar Island has been popular here in Deepwater, drifting and trolling spinners and crawlers in 18 to 30 feet has been most productive. Tug Channel has also shown some promise this week, specifically the southern end. Working offshore reefs in 15 to 25 feet with jigs and minnows have been best. As for all of you Musky junkies out there, the fishing for these large predators keeps getting hotter! Anglers are targeting smaller Islands with rocky reefs, shallow weedy shorelines near deep water, and rock reefs out in the open water. All of these areas have been holding fish, and fisherman have definitely been reaping the rewards! Numerous fish have been raised and brought close to the boat, and several have gotten a mouth full of hooks and their photo taken for their troubles! We've had several fish landed right in that 40" to 45" range, and a few larger specimens that have stretched the tape to 50" and above! Wow! So for all of you Musky faithful out there, grab your stick, sharpen your hooks, and dial in your figure "8" cuz the fish are ready to eat! Until next time, from all of us here at Sunset Lodge, have a fantastic week! Make sure to book a stay with us soon, and we'll see ya on the water! Cale Albers Sunset Lodge
  16. Hello again from Sunset Lodge on Oak Island! Hope everyone had a great week! Here in the Northwest Angle, things are about as good as they can be, the weather has been decent and just a few showers and storms to contend with. And the fishing has been good! The water temp was between 70 and 73 degrees this week. Stateside, anglers are finding that pulling night crawlers behind spinner rigs has been working well and catching walleyes. Depths range anywhere from 8 to 25 feet with hammered gold, copper, orange, and pink being the best producers. Areas to target are the flats and mud between Oak Island and Four Blocks, Little Oak, and Crowduck Islands. The South and East side of Oak Island has also been producing fish. Pulling crankbaits in 8 to 12 feet of water has also been working well. In Ontario, the Musky action has definitely been heating up! With numerous fish being seen and landed throughout the week. Reports of some larger specimens have been steadily coming in but the majority of fish being landed are between the 40" to 45" mark. Rock reefs and points seem to be the best bets for finding one of these giants. Casting bucktails and large spinnerbaits have been the best producers. Walleyes can be found among the reefs and rocky points in Bishop Bay, Tug Channel, Deepwater Bay, Monument Bay and Skeet Island. Big Narrows is also a good bet. Jigs with frozen shiners and fatheads in depths of 20 to 30 feet have been producing limits for anglers. Gold, pink, chartreuse, and orange are top colors. Hope everyone has a fantastic week! Come visit us soon at Sunset Lodge! Cale Albers ---------------------------------- The bug hatch is over! Fishing picking back up again. Up in Ontario, small reefs are all holding fish and the big reefs down in Little Traverse are all starting to have fish on them, too. The best fishing was in 22-26 feet right on the edge or top of the reef. Little Traverse is the place to be if it is calm enough to fish there. Otherwise, the reefs up by Skeet Island are all holding fish now too and you can get out of the wind. The best was a fluorescent colored jig tipped with a minnow. Jumbo perch are being caught along with the walleyes. On the Minnesota side, there have been boats all the way from Four Blocks down to Garden Island. Once again, fishing the edges of the reefs if pulling spinners. We took 9th in the Musky Bowl at Wiley Point this past weekend. Seen a lot of fish but they just wouldn't eat the bait at boatside. The winning team caught 5 muskys in the two days. You can already sign up for next year. It was a great turnout for the first year with 20 teams in it. Until next week good luck fishing! Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge
  17. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, NW Angle Lake of the Woods 7-5-16 Ontario: The bug hatch is almost done and the Walleye bite has been in the 20-28-foot range. The reefs are loading up with fish. The water temp is at 69 degrees. Muskie action is also picking up, we had a report from a fisherman that boated 7 and saw multiple more. Many Muskie fishermen and women have been reporting boating a few and seeing many. Minnesota: The Walleye bite on the MN side has been good in the mud and also on the rocks by four blocks in 23-27 feet of water. Trolling in the mud has been very successful pulling snap weights, shad raps as well as spinners and crawlers. We had a wonderful fourth of July and we hope you did as well. Until next week, Good luck Fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt and Jeremy Glessing Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  18. What a great week we had here in the Northwest Angle! Good weather and fantastic fishing were capped off by a Fourth of July celebration here at Sunset Lodge that ended with a bang! In Minnesota, boats are finding walleyes around Little Oak Island, Crowduck Island and the south side of Oak Island. Tactics have varied, but jigging with gold, pink and orange jigs in 24 to 30 feet of water around deep water humps, points and rock piles has been turning fish. Crawlers and minnows both seem to be working well. Pulling crankbaits and drifting spinners has been a good tactic to cover water and locate active fish. On the Canadian side, the story has been that the Musky action has been heating up steadily over the last week or so. As the water temps push into the 70's, these fish have been more active and aggressive, with several reports of large fish being caught and landed, as well as several that have followed lures to the boat on numerous occasions! Casting bucktails and large spinnerbaits, as well as some topwater baits has been best. Work rock reefs and cabbage beds to find these large predators. Fishermen and women are finding walleyes in the areas of Tug Channel, Bishop Bay, Deepwater Bay and Skeet Island. Jigs with minnows and crawlers in 20 to 30 feet of water have been steadily producing fish. Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend! Come visit us soon at Sunset Lodge on Oak Island, Cale Albers
  19. 6.20.16 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report What a week we had up at the Angle! The weather has gone from one extreme to the next. A few days of sunshine mixed with days of rain, and some heavy rainfall at that! Aside from the up and down weather conditions, we are still catching fish. Lots of limits being taken and a few larger fish being caught as well. Early in the week the fishing was slower due to a mayfly hatch, but has steadily improved over the last few days. On the Minnesota side, gold spinners with bottom bouncers and crawlers have been turning fish near Four Blocks, Little Oak, and Crowduck Islands. Work the flats around these areas, as well as the reefs and rock piles in 18 to 26 feet for the best action. Crankbaits have been producing fish in these areas as well. The Flats have been giving up a lot of fish this week as well. Depths from 6 to 10 feet have been best. Orange, gold and pink have been solid colors. On the Ontario side of the lake working the shorelines, points, and shallow reefs have been producing walleyes. Limits of "eater" fish as well as some over the 24" mark have been common. Jigging in depths of 20 to 25 feet with minnows and crawlers have been working best. Areas worth checking out are Deepwater Bay, Tug Channel, Monkey Rocks Reef, and the West side of Falcon Island. Smallmouth bass action has been lights out as well, casting small bucktails and crankbaits along rocky shorelines has been the ticket here. Muskie season started this week as well, and we've had several guests in camp trying their luck in landing one of these toothy critters! Casting baits in shallow bays, as well as rocky points have produced a few fish. Reports of fish ranging in size from 30" all the way to 45" have been slowly coming in. Cale Albers --------------------------- This past week can be summed up as the week of storms and the mayfly hatch. It made fishing a little tougher but we still caught plenty of fish. The water temp is holding steady at that 64-66 degrees depending on where you are on the lake. On the Minnesota side, pulling spinners in the mud was the way to go. 12-16 feet seemed to be the best depth. The Flats bite was strong at the beginning of the week but has slowed down a little bit now. Crowducks in 11-13 feet and Little Oak on the sandbar would be a good choice this upcoming week. Hammered gold was once again the best color. On the Ontario side, we fished all mud this past week. Fish are scattered throughout the mud and pulling spinners seemed to be the best method in 24-28 feet. Jigging anywhere there was current also seemed to be effective. Gold and chartreuse were the best colors this week. Smallmouth are still up in the shallows and you can catch quite a few of them in a day throwing shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits or tube baits. Musky season is now open and there are a few being caught already. Fishing bays is the best choice but there are a few fish on the post spawn rock spots. Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge
  20. 6.13.16 Sunset Lodge Weekly Fishing Reports Up at the Northwest Angle we had a great week. Everyone is getting their limits and throwing back many more fish, too. The water temperatures rose at the beginning of the week from 60 degrees to anywhere from 63-65 degrees depending on where you were on the lake. The end of the week we had a couple of cold fronts roll thru that made it a little more challenging but we were still catching fish. On the Minnesota side, we have been jigging anywhere that has a rock to mud transition. Usually, 18-23 feet. Some people have been trolling spinner rigs out in the mud from 20-26 feet of water also. The mayfly hatch is starting, which means the bite at The Flats will start to turn on soon at 6-8 feet. On the Ontario side, we are jigging lots of points in 22-28 feet where the rock to mud transition is. A few of the shallower reefs have fish already staging up on them also. 3/8th ounce fluorescent or gold jig's tipped with a minnow have been the best. Smallmouth bass are up on their beds and fishing has been great for them! The perch are starting to show up a little bit now too. The ones we caught have been JUMBOS! Ontario Musky season is approaching fast as the season starts up on the 18th! We've already had a couple T-bone our walleyes while reeling them in! Forrest Huset ----------------------------------- Here on Oak Island, the weather has been up and down over the last week. With rain and wind broken up by days of sunshine. Fishing has been really great this last week lots of limits of eater fish being caught along with some dandy trophy fish reaching the 30" mark. On the Minnesota side, pulling spinners with bottom bouncers in the mud and reefs between Oak Island and Four Blocks has been effective. Hammered gold and pink were the hot colors this week. 22 to 26 feet seemed to have the most action. Crankbaits have also been working well in these areas as some of the larger fish are suspending well off the bottom. The Flats in 8 to 10 feet have also been hot. On the Canadian side, the reefs on the west side of Falcon Island have been giving up fish in 15 to 24 feet. Jigging with minnows and pulling hammered gold spinners and night crawlers have been most effective. The East side of Tug Channel has also been producing fish. Other spots to consider are the south side of Birch Island, Bishop Bay and up towards Big Narrows. Cale Albers
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