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  1. 9.18.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report Hello from the Northwest Angle! This week we experienced temps in the low 60’s and a lot of wind. Surface water temps have dropped to the upper 50’s making it to the low 60’s by evening. Fall foliage is in effect and fishing is phenomenal! Minnesota walleyes can be located rather quickly with a Rapala or good electronics, then jigged up with pink/white or gold, tipped with a shiner or fathead anywhere from 17-24ft, shallower in the evening. Canadian walleyes are being caught by crappie anglers. Many crappies are being found schooled off of larger protruding points, fooled by a jig and minnow setup. The biggest walleyes are still being caught by Rapalas in 10-22’, including our biggest walleye of the week; a dandy 29.” Big fish were falling to jerk baits early in the week, with blade baits bringing more fish to the boat recently. Traditional shallow, wind-blown rocks with access to deep water nearby have been the most productive spots. The largest guest fish this week was a beautiful 50” Muskie with a couple more at or near 4 feet. We hope to see you soon! Sunset Lodge
  2. 43" musky, good job Matt Heyer!!


  3. "We had a great time at your lodge! Cory was great to us anything we needed he took care of." - John Phillips













  4. Alex Damm, Sunset Lodge Staff, had his dad up to visit! - Guided by Forrest Huset of Angling Addicts


  5. We all had a great time. Fishing was super! Our guides Ray and Forrest Huset were the best. Your staff did an excellent job. We will definitely spread the word. Keep up the good work. - Dick Otterstrom











  6. Hello from the NW Angle! Water temps are currently in the low 60’s. Walleye in Minnesota are firing on all methods; bottom bouncing, jigging, or trolling with cranks. Current areas between the islands have been hot! The best depths are deeper early and mid day, migrating to 10’ or less in the evening. Fish coming in have been FULL of shiners. Canada has been giving up more and more Crappies everyday, some at 16” plus. Jigging with the lightest set up possible has been the most effective method, a few have even been caught on crank baits, which continue to yield the nicest Walleyes of the week with a few occasional Muskie. Jigging is also very productive for Walleyes on 17-22’ shelves, on break lines with access to deeper water. Our Walleyes are feeding on schooled up shiners and fishing is phenomenal! Muskie casting season is soon winding down, come up quick to reel in that fish of a lifetime! Sunset Lodge 218-223-8211
  7. Suick fish, 2nd cast!!! - Travis Palmquist, Sunset Lodge Staff


  8. "Again, we enjoyed the trip to Sunset! Of all the fishing trips we take it is our favorite place. Travis, Dan, and the other cool bearded dock guy do a great job." - Brad Nelson


  9. Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods! It finally feels like fall up in the Northwest Angle. Crank baits have been producing larger walleyes out of Canada, while bottom bouncing the deeper waters between reefs is yielding fish as well as a jig and minnow set up. Crappie season is in full swing, being found at 30ft plus off of points with a light set up and a minnow. Muskie action continues to provoke anglers. Many are experiencing multiple fish days and seeing big fish move on a variety of baits be it blades, top water or minnow baits. The approaching full moon should ensure great opportunities at a true giant. In Minnesota waters, we have been seeing mixed bags of perch, and walleye/perch limits. Fish are being found in many difficult areas; shallow 14-18’ and deeper 25-28’. While fish are spread out, bottom bouncing continues to be a popular and affective approach. Our biggest walleye last week was caught on the jig in shallower rocky areas. We hope to see you soon for some fantastic fall fishing! Sunset Lodge
  10. "Once again, our trip to Sunset Lodge, on Lake of the Woods, was a memorable one. We caught tons of walleyes, jumbo perch, and huge crappies. Our stay was superb, and the food was great. Samantha and the rest of the staff, made our trip, unforgettable! Thanks again, Perry Good"







  11. "Thanks so much for all that you and the Crew at Sunset did for us. As always everything was great!! Bon Bon and brother Bruce got us on the fish and kept us on them for our entire stay. Nothing but smiles, tight lines, full stomachs and a couple of giggles!! Shore lunch was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be back." - Tony Paar Group guided by Scott Baumgartnerof BonBons Guide Service & Bruce Baumgartner of Baumer's Angle Guide Service

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  12. 48" musky caught by Trevor Hamann!


  13. Dylan Law with a 40 incher!


  14. Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods! Fishing Canadian waters has produced numbers of fish including crappies! Crappies have been found near underwater trees and timber. The walleye bite has been great with limits coming in, as well as many larger fish over 24 inches. Areas producing the best include Massacre Island, Tug Channel, Skeet Island and Monkey Rocks, fishing on reefs and underwater humps from 24-30 feet of water. Stateside, walleye fishing has been excellent from Oak to Little Oak Island and Dawson Island pulling spinners in the mud or jigging reefs in 26-30 feet. Lots of perch have been mixed in with walleye limits. The musky bite has really heated up from the cold front that passed through recently. With air temps increasing to the low 80’s this week and water temps in the mid to high 60’s it looks like the action will remain strong. We hope to see you soon! Sunset Lodge
  15. "We had a terrific time last weekend. Lots of fish, outstanding shore lunches, topped off with a big one as a bonus. 26 incher with Ray Omdahl as our guide. Excellent hospitality by the entire staff from the moment we arrived at the dock. We'll definitely be back. Thank you, Mike" PS Ray's potatos...Best ever.



  16. Hi, from the Northwest Angle! Water temps are staying consistently in the low 70’s. Stateside, walleye fishing has been good from Lunatic to Garden Islands. The edges of islands and reefs in 22-29’ will provide walleye, perch and occasional large pike. Most productive methods have been minnows on gold spinners and deep diving crank baits in UV tiger, clown and blue/chrome. Canadian walleyes can be had jigging minnows with gold, pink, and chartreuse on edges of reefs. Monkey Rocks is holding many schools of fish currently, as well as, reefs south of Deepwater Bay. Bottom bouncing outside these reefs will produce fish as well. Muskie fishing has slowed a little, however nice fish in upper 40’s can be caught in “windows” of time, usually coinciding with Majors and Minors. We hope to see you for some fantastic fall fishing & hunting!
  17. Great pictures from the Scott Morgan Group guided by Bruce Baumgartner of Baumer's Angle Guide Service






  18. Our stay at the island was great.The lodge is great and your staff is super. As for the fishing, Bruce did a nice job putting us on fish and beat me out of fifty bucks by teaching one of our wives to bait her own hook. Only change will be a longer stay. It was a great trip. - Scott & Jane Morgan Ham Lake MN.







  19. Glen with a nice one!

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  20. Mike Punton with his 26" walleye! - Guide, Ray Omdahl, at the helm.