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9.5.16 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report, nw Angle of lotw

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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

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    • See details and join the conversation at the link below.    http://fishingminnesota.com/forums/topic/210112-st-cloud-area-get-together-22418/    
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D8B7xbrAGw   Ice fishing in Wisconsin can be a challenge at times. Catching walleyes is not always an easy task either. We had some crazy weather leading up to this weekend, it was -20 degrees for a solid week and a half, followed by 2-3 days of mid 30s and pushing 40 plus some rain, then we went right back down to -20 degrees. This made for a challenge fishing tip ups this morning. I’ve got some new hole covers for my Finicky Foolers, which do work great as I’ve used them before, but unfortunately with no snow cover I made the mistake of not setting them right away and forming slush to the cover. Lesson learned. I did get a bit lucky catching that walleye as I thought it would have dropped the minnow with the line being froze. The first fish I caught was definitely a surprise, a species I have never caught through the ice before, although I have heard they are fairly common to catch out on this lake. Still was hoping it was a giant walleye, but fun nonetheless! With the cold we weren’t really planning on moving much. We would mark fish every 10 minutes or so but many of them were tight lipped. We did manage a couple more fish jigging, which were some good sized crappie and perch! Overall I did end up accomplishing the goal of catching a slot walleye out here, so can’t complain. I will be out on Petenwell Lake more times this winter!
    • Drilled the holes first then set the sleeves down seemed to work a lot better...just have to make sure you mark your holes lol
    • A nice bite continues with anglers catching all sizes of walleyes and saugers.  Most of the action on the south shore is in 24-30' of water.  Daytime bite continues thanks to stained waters of LOW.  There has been a good morning evening bite in 15-17' as well.  Resorts and outfitters keeping ice roads in good shape. One two punch of jigging line and dead stick (hook/jig with live minnow under bobber) effective as is the use of electronics to mark fish. Jigging spoons in gold, glow, glow red and pink uv.  Small rippin raps also good. If not fishing in a resort fish house, auger extension could be necessary in spots where ice is layered.  Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail.   Rainy River pushing out some nice walleyes with an occasional sturgeon through the ice.  Fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay.  Morning, evening bite most effective.     The NW Angle also has good ice conditions where resorts have ice roads / trails and fishing has remained great. Ice road goes to Flag and Oak Island from Young's Bay. Good walleyes in 22-28' with saugers and perch in water deeper than 26'. Combo of jigging spoons and dead sticks with a jig and minnow effective.  Resorts are guiding anglers to slab crappies on the Ontario side of lake. Preserve the resource, catch your crappies, move on to walleyes or another species as mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper.  Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed.  
    • I believe I picked that one up at Red Rock Wilderness Store.  It’s located east of Ely on the Fernberg.   Good thing is he does have an on line store too. 
    • How about using a AGM battery. They are sealed so no need to vent. I use one in my Yetti for the last 3 years. I also use a big volt and run a forced air furnace. I made an extra storage area in front of my rear jack knife sofa for the battery. I remove the lid to access it to hook up the big volt. After drilling the hose I reconnect the house power back to the battery. I used old jumper cable ends from my power source to the house. That way I just pull off the cables when I leave the house. No drain on battery when I’m gone. Easy access. I had it under rear sofa that was a pain. Best change I made to the house. I got the old cables off a dead jumper unit at the landfill. 
    • The Marcus Willimans that plays for the saints is not from Minnesota. The Marcus Williams that you are referring to plays for Houston.     Going to be 52 degrees there????? 
    • Did you ask @Wanderer since it was a picture you took from his post?    
    • Good job Ryan and dad!  Great photo too!  
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