Fishing by Season

What, where, when and how to fish by season.

Spring & Summer Fishing

Test your fishing skills in the myriads of rocky bays, sandy coves, reefs and weed beds. We offer you an excellent opportunity for diversified fishing. Walleye, one of the most sought after fresh water fish due to its unsurpassed eating quality, are abundant in Lake of the Woods. Looking for hard fast action? Try your hand at Northern fishing. These aggressive fighters can get up to 25 lbs or better. Try any of the reefs and weed bed lines for lots of action. Yes, we also have the King of freshwater fish. The Muskie with its hard fight and large size are waiting for anyone who dares to throw a lure into its domain.

Fall Fishing

The Islands of Lake of the Woods provide sheltered waters and excellent fishing holes. Walleye fishing is king no matter what season but we also have excellent muskie, crappie and smallmouth bass fishing as well in the fall.  Fall Foliage is at its peak in late September.

Winter Fishing

Winter brings a special time and a whole new world to the North Country. Lakes once warm and wet, turn into a frozen expanse of ice thick enough to support cars, trucks, snowmobiles and of course, ice fishermen. Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge remains open all winter (December to March) to serve you. Our Winter ice fishing is like no other. Walleye is the main fish we target but we also have pike, perch and a few eelpout.  We pick you up in a comfortable heated bombardier and transport you to your heated fish house. The fish house is set up with drilled holes, bait, chairs and benches, light, and a heater to keep you cozy. Fishing poles and jigs are available upon request and we offer a hot lunch and Vexilar rentals for a fee. We pick you up in the same fashion at the end of the day and take care of cleaning and delivering your fish right to your cabin. Our fishing grounds are just a short 5-15 minute ride away.

Call us at 800-772-8411 for reservations