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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Wanderer in 7.6.20 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report, NW Angle of LOW   
    12.16.20 Sunset Lodge Fishing & Ice Report!
    The Walleye bite has been incredible during early morning and late afternoon in 15-19 feet of water. We have had multiple groups limit out by 8:30am.
    Mid-Morning we slide out to 22-26 feet for a better chance at sauger, jumbo perch and some giant northern pike.
    When the Walleye have the feed bag on, any bait offered will be taken. Times of less action require a slower, more subtle presentation.
    We are still using lighter vehicles to transport guests to fish houses which are currently sitting on 12- 15 inches but expect to have the bombers fired up this weekend.
    As of Tuesday afternoon, there was still open water in areas from Buffalo Bay to the South side of Garden island.
    We hope to see a snowmobile trail from the south end staked by next week but still do not advise travel across the main lake at this time.
    For now, we are taking reservations for guests arriving by plane!
    Beaver Air Tours
    We officially open Dec 26th.
    www.minnesotafishingresorts.com



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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from wasabibert in 2.5.19 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report, Nw Angle Of Low   
    Hello from the NW Angle!

    On the Minnesota side, we are finding Perch, Walleye and Sauger, with 23-25 ft in the gravel being the most succesful. A lot of fish pulled from these areas were found to be preying on crawfish and spitting them up upon surfacing.  Pink and white has been the top producing color combo once again. It is equally important to keep charging your glow lures. During periods of extreme cold the Dead-stick was most effective. Very nice Saugers are still being caught out of 28-29 ft.  The best action has been early and late in the day. 

    Canada has been providing mixed bags, seeing Perch, Crappie, Walleye and big Northerns.  A couple of limits of big crappies again this week, 30-33ft being the most successful depth. Big walleye and northern found in Little Traverse on rock reefs. 

    We received 8+ inches of snow within the past few days, trails have large drifts that are hard to see, take caution in low light conditions until trail can be groomed.

    Until next week,
    Sunset Lodge



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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from ducksnbucks in 8.7.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report, nw Angle of low   
    We have had a great week of fishing! We lucked out with the weather having only a few sprinkles.
     
    Up in Canada, jigging walleyes early morning and late afternoon has been the best, with orange, gold and yellow being the most productive, as has pulling spinners in 20-28’ using orange along the reefs.
     
    In Minnesota, the bite has been on fire with trolling.  Blue, chrome, clown or UV pink has worked great in 26-30’. White, orange or chrome spinners have been doing very well from Four Blocks to Garden Island.
     
    Muskies have been very active with any fish being seen after bucktails and hard baits. Our guests boated 49" and 51.5" muskies this past week!!!
     
    We hope to see you soon!






















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    Sunset Lodge reacted to Jennie01 in 6.19.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report   
    woooowww thats really cool ,,, and the pics are great ))) i just imagined fishing under sunset ))) soo nice ,, take me with you to fishing
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    Sunset Lodge reacted to ducksnbucks in Sunset Lodge Weekly Fishing Report, nw Angle of low   
    Thanks for the reports, wish I could be up there more often!
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is our weekly fishing report: http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports   Up at the NW Angle, we had another nice week weather-wise. Our water temperature dropped a little and is at 64 degrees. Walleyes were found in deep holes, gaps and off deep points (about 32 feet). They are starting to come into Johnson's Pass which is a fall migration area.   On the Minnesota side, Lake Trails at the south end of Oak Island was the best this week. Also, the deep hole off of Big Island.   On the Ontario side, we were fishing walleyes and crappies in the same area as last week, to the east about 14 miles from Sunset Lodge. My crappie tip of the week is to use a 2 inch long Rapala with a 3 way swivel and drop sinker. We were trolling at 1/2 mph.   Muskie Tip by Forrest Huset: It's time to switch over to trolling for the rest of the season!
      Biggest fish reported: 30" walleye that was wrapped up for mounting, 15.5" crappie, 12" perch, 46" muskie and a 19" smallmouth bass!   Eagles are really grouping up for their fall migration, we saw quite a few while out fishing this week.   Duck opener was Saturday! There are lots of local ducks back in the rice and in beaver ponds.   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt



















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    Sunset Lodge reacted to prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Once again, great pics! Those crappies look amazing!
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is our weekly fishing report: http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports   Up at the NW Angle, the walleye fishing has been phenomenal and the crappies have started (again!). The water temperature is at 66 degrees.   On the Minnesota side, Jeremy Glessing (Sunset Lodge Guide) caught a nice 25 inch walleye on the north side of Oak Island. Other groups did well around Little Oak and Oak Island. Same as this spring, right out in front of Sunset Lodge is good in the morning and late evening.   We had guests from the MN DNR Fisheries department staying with us this past week during their annual fall netting up at the NW Angle. Here are some of their findings: "Walleye and sauger numbers are still above the long term means. Getting pretty good numbers of both and good size distributions. Tullibee are VERY abundant. (Tullibee are a very good forage item for other fish (specifically, walleyes & northern pike). Yellow perch numbers are down but sizes are up. Catching more lake whitefish than we normally do."   On the Ontario side, we found a nice hole to catch crappies in. It wasn't wild - we camped out on it but it's only going to get better. We were to the east, about 14 miles from Sunset Lodge. Crappie tip: Same as before, fish points like you're fishing walleyes, in 30-34 foot troughs. Biggest crappie caught: A 15 incher caught by Dave Bratsch! 
    We've had a few 100 fish days so far this fall. I had a group out the other day, we fished for HALF A DAY and caught and released 100 fish! We couldn't keep bait on our hooks!   As it cools down, it will only get better.   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt   Sunset Lodge   Mailing Address:
    PO Box 123
    Angle Inlet, MN 56711    Physical Address: 3179 Oak Island Oak Island, MN 56741
    (218) 223-8211
    (855) 634-1863

    www.sunsetlodgeresort.com
















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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is this weeks fishing report! http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports  Up at the NW Angle, the walleye bite has been great! The crappie bite didn't pick up as expected because the weather has stayed too warm. The water temperature is at 66 degrees and we had 80 degree weather! Looks like temps are SUPPOSED to cool down this week so we'll see if that helps the crappie fishing. On the Canadian side, the walleye fishing was the best on the points above Falcon Island up by Lily Island; Big Narrows continues to be good.   On the Minnesota side - Oak and Little Oak were the places to be.  I checked in with Forrest Huset for his muskie report: "Crankbaits were back to being the hot bait of the week. Perch color was the best." Fall is coming...the leaves are starting to get a tint of yellow on them. Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt
















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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is this weeks fishing report! http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports   Up at the NW Angle, with the fall transition we are switching to deep points. 24 to 30 feet. Look for narrow areas going into big bays. Water temperature has dropped to 65 degrees.  On the Ontario side, with the crappie bite back on, it's time to look East towards North Island and Falcon Island!   On the Minnesota side, you guessed it, FOUR BLOCKS! We are fishing mud out around the Four Blocks area. Just drifting, pulling spinner and worms.   Here is Forrest Huset's muskie report for the week, "Fish are still coming off rocks. More and more big fish are showing themselves as the season goes on. Switching over to all big baits. Double 10's and big crankbaits. Big baits for big fish."   Forrest, Dom Baker (former Sunset Lodge employee), his girlfriend Morgan Strauss really had some fun muskie and pike fishing this week. Enjoy the pictures!   If you'd like to come up and fish with myself, Forrest or our other great guides, please give us a call!   We'd be glad to show you around the NW Angle.   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt 218-223-8211




















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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is this weeks fishing report! http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports
    Up at the NW Angle, early last week we had some cold weather which has dropped our water temperature to 69 degrees and turned the CRAPPIE bite on! Mid-week, temps in the 90's slowed the bite a little but as of yesterday the cooler weather is back which means the fall crappie season has started! Fish crappies as deep as you can, around that 32 foot mark.   I checked in with guide, Forrest Huset, on the muskie bite, "Musky's have been about the same as last week. Casting shallow rock reefs and rocky shoreline with spinnerbaits and crankbaits producing the most fish."    On the Ontario side, Skeet & Falcon Island are the places to be.   On the Minnesota side, Four Blocks is STILL producing well!   My son and daughter were able to visit this week and get out on the lake.   Guest, Riley, caught his FIRST ever muskie!   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt

















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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is this weeks fishing report!http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports Up at the NW Angle, muskie fishing is in its hay day! Forrest Huset, muskie guide, reports that groups are getting 2-3 muskies per day. "They are seeing a lot of fish everyday, throughout the entire day. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits during the day and bucktails and topwaters in the morning and evenings. Most fish have moved to the rock reefs with a few fish still back in the weedy bays." Our water temperature is at 74 degrees which is the warmest it will get. With the warm, steady weather fishing is great which is why this is my favorite week of the year! Walleye fishing is still going strong. We did have a small bug hatch so some reefs have them, some don't. You have to look around - they are there. 2 out of the 5 reefs we fished this weekend had fish on them. I recommend trolling in the mud as I mentioned last week.  On the Minnesota side, Four Blocks at 20-30 feet and Little Oak. On the Ontario side, reefs to the north are still doing good. Little Traverse is loading up with fish.  We've had some fun shore lunches - Forrest and I joined up for a shore lunch yesterday with our two groups. Our guests enjoyed cliff jumping, the rope swing and a delicious meal of fresh fish! We are taking reservations into summer 2017, if you are looking for a certain week each year, please call for availability. We've been having some challenges scheduling guests for certain dates as some are filled or getting full for next year already. Until next week, good fishing!Dan Schmidt
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is this weeks fishing report!
    http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports   Up at the NW Angle we had another fun filled week. We had Dave Koonce, Joel Nelson and James Holst from In-Depth Outdoors staying with us as well as their families. A great time was had by all!   We had another bug hatch which slowed fishing down a little bit and a couple days of bad weather. But, fish were still caught! Spinners seemed to work the best - trolling around the edge of the reefs in the mud at about 28-32 feet. James Holst had good luck down rigging at about 32 feet between the reefs using plugs.   On the Ontario side, Bishop Bay and Skeet Island are still producing.   On the Minnesota side, the launches were around Four Blocks, pulling spinners with crawlers.   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt, Sunset Lodge Manager & Guide

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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Here is this weeks fishing report!http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports Up at the NW Angle we had another great week of fishing! Our guests caught quite a few muskies while fishing for walleyes! They were using rattle traps with beads, a jig and a rattle trap with tubes. We're just getting into July which means steady weather is on it's way and it's time to catch some BIG fish! With the shallow water warming up and losing oxygen you'll find fish in deeper water around reefs. May fly season is pretty much over for the year. On the Ontario side, we've been heading north up by Bishop Bay and Skeet Island to get away from the bugs. Since it's 64 degrees, rainy and cold here today we're heading back up there to get out of the weather. We'll have to fish the currents and see what we can find. As soon as the weather warms up, we'll be heading to Little Traverse where we'll be fishing deep reefs which is where the majority of our big fish are found this time of year! Tip: If the wind picks up this spot will turn off, you then have to switch to fishing the current.  On the Minnesota side, we've been have good luck on the points near Oak Island which is where we put our fish houses in the winter.  Repeat guest, Michael Law, was back this week and it was like the animals knew we had a camera crew with us as they were all along the banks practically begging us to take their pictures! We saw a fawn and a bear even stood on it's hind legs and clapped at us! (Pictures coming soon to our blog, Facebook and Twitter pages!) This is my FAVORITE time of the year to be fishing the NW Angle, we have limited availability but if you are able to make a trip up here you should! Until next week, good fishing!Dan Schmidt, Sunset Lodge Manager & Guide 
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from prov1900 in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    This week's fishing report! http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/fishing-reports  -----------------------------------------------   Up at the NW Angle, we are catching muskies, walleyes, perch and bass like crazy! Our water temperature is at 68 degrees. This past week, we had a couple days with scattered rain showers but generally it was pretty steady weather for June. Fishing continued to be steady as well. The May fly hatch is getting lighter. Fishing at about 26 feet has been the most consistent. 

    On the Minnesota side, walleye fishing continues to be successful. The launches are still by Little Oak and Four Blocks. Watch for the launches and they'll show you where the fish are at!

    On the Ontario side, the reefs are continuing to load up more and more. Muskie season is OPEN and 99% of our muskie fishing happens on the Canadian side. The Chris Johnson Group caught over 60 muskies during the week they were up visiting. Their recommended lure? Smaller to medium sized buck tails. Most of them were caught on rock and weeds

    Walleye fishing was great again this week. Little Traverse is starting, but hasn't completely turned on. Some spots are starting to load up for big lake fishing. This is where 90% of our 10 pound fish come from. 

    Chris Wilkinson & Pete Danilaitis limited on perch and walleye this week. They also caught countless bass and landed a 40.5" muskie that held on to a walleye all the way into the boat!

    We saw a bear along the shore line, eating on some May fly bugs which was a real treat to see.

    You'll find me in Little Traverse this week, it's time to move out of Skeet and go south to look for BIG fish!  We are looking forward to having some familiar faces back at Sunset Lodge this coming week. Joel Nelson, James Holst and Dave Koonce from In-Depth Outdoors will be bringing their families and spending the 4th of July with us! If you are in our area, please stop by and join us for a pig roast and live music by The Knight Lighters!    Until next week, good fishing!
    Dan Schmidt
    Sunset Lodge Manager & Guide














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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Rick in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    First Week in June Fishing Report by Dan Schmidt
    Up at the NW Angle, we had some more cold fronts, rain and wind this past week. With the weather constantly changing, fishing was more challenging. We were fishing quite a bit of current and reefs with shallow tops in about 18-22 feet of water. With another bug hatch, the fish are feeding mainly on insect larvae (all the fish I cleaned had bellies full of it) so I recommend trolling with leeches or worms off the points where it transitions to mud. For jigs we're still using 3/8 ounce, any fluorescent color or Lake of the Woods Gold will do the trick. Our water temperature is at about 63 degrees which is about one week ahead of where we were last year. All of our guests still got their limits and were able to land some NICE fish! The biggest fish we heard about was a 30.5 inch walleye.

    Very few perch and crappies were caught since they are in the pre and post season spawn. Bass are just going up on the beds. Guests caught LOTS of nice northerns and walleyes!

    On the Minnesota side, with the strong winds and rain don't overlook weed beds down in the angle in front of Fort St. Charles. This is a good back up area on days with poor weather conditions. Normand and Little Oak did well.

    On the Ontario side, we were still fishing points and reefs with shallow tops. Reefs in Monument Bay warm up first.

    We'll have some good blueberry picking this summer with all the rain we've been getting!

    We still have a few openings towards the end of June - this is my FAVORITE time of year to fish because reef fishing really starts. June 20th is also the opening of MUSKY fishing! We had one guest tell us that he had a nice eater walleye on the line when a musky got a hold of it and held on to it all the way up to the boat so they were able to get a look at it!

    Please call 218-223-8211 if you are able to join us for some fantastic fishing!

    Until next week, good fishing!
    Dan Schmidt











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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Rick in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    ​Any fluorescent colors! Lake of the Woods Gold!
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Rick in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    ​Gold, white or orange!
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Rick in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Last Week of May Fishing Report by Dan Schmidt
    Up at the NW Angle, we had some cold fronts roll through this past week bringing rain and cooler temperatures. Despite that, the fishing has still been excellent! All of our groups have limited out and are catching very good sized fish! They've reported northerns in the 36" plus range and walleyes in the 25" range. Our high temps this past week were in the 50's and 60's with lows dropping into the 30's. The water temperature has risen to about 55 degrees. The cold temperatures pushed fish into deeper waters but 20-25 feet was still pretty consistent compared to last week. On our warmer, calmer days the morning and evening bite was good in shallower water. Crappies and small mouth bass are starting to move to shallower water for pre-spawn. Perch numbers are down due to their current spawn. Groups are also reporting catching LOTS of bass! In the coming weeks, bring your tube jigs and get on these bass! The first week of June is always a hay day with small mouth bass.    On the Minnesota side, there were real good reports off of the points near Brush Island and the red buoy near Brush in about 15-20 feet. There isn't much happening on the Flag Island flats yet since there were no bug hatches this week with the colder weather. There is still good fishing on the NW point of Garden Island and Little Oak is also reporting good numbers. They've had good luck with bottom bouncers and a spinner in about 15 feet of water.   On the Ontario side, the popular place to be was still the east and west side of Falcon Island. Our guests were advised not to overlook the points on the little islands adjacent to Falcon out by Monkey Rocks and they were very successful in this area.   The deer are starting to make their way out of the woods and were spotted grazing along the shore lines.   The BIG news this past week, was the BIG fish we are seeing. We've had countless fish over 25". I haven't seen that 30 incher yet...but he's coming!   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt Sunset Lodge Manager & Guide  











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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Rick in Lake of the Woods Fishing Reports, NW Angle, Sunset Lodge   
    Memorial Weekend Fishing Report!   Up at the NW Angle, we have been having exceptionally good weather which has contributed to great fishing. Temperatures in the upper 70's, light wind and no cold fronts coming through. Our first bugs hatched this weekend which also helped play a part. Our water temperature is now about 50 degrees.   On the Ontario side, you could pick a point anywhere and catch fish. One group caught and released 77 fish the first day and 78 fish the second day in the SAME spot!. Their largest was a 24" walleye with most in the 18"-20" range. Another group who regularly fish the NW Angle over Memorial Weekend, said this was the best fishing they've seen at this time of the year. Both the east and west side of Falcon Island were just awesome. Crappies still haven't started spawning so were more scattered. 25 feet was the magic number and 1/4 ounce jigs seemed to be the ticket.   While the deer are still back in the woods having their fawns, we were fortunate to see a mama bear swimming while carrying her two cubs on her back!   Until next week, good fishing! Dan Schmidt Sunset Lodge Manager & Guide




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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from Rick in NW Angle, Canadian Fishing Opener   
    "The Canadian walleye opener was on May 16th! We caught fish in 18 to 20 feet of water on Saturday. Since the water was flat and calm, we used 1/4 ounce jigs and also pulled spinners with a crawler. On Sunday, a cold front pushed the fish to deeper water, about 25 to 30 feet. With the rough water, we had to fish the current using 3/8 ounce jigs. The crappies still had eggs and were found at 28 to 32 feet. Fish were found in fall type spots (off island points and in currents)." Dan Schmidt
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    Sunset Lodge got a reaction from verticalcrush in NW Angle, Canadian Fishing Opener   
    "The Canadian walleye opener was on May 16th! We caught fish in 18 to 20 feet of water on Saturday. Since the water was flat and calm, we used 1/4 ounce jigs and also pulled spinners with a crawler. On Sunday, a cold front pushed the fish to deeper water, about 25 to 30 feet. With the rough water, we had to fish the current using 3/8 ounce jigs. The crappies still had eggs and were found at 28 to 32 feet. Fish were found in fall type spots (off island points and in currents)." Dan Schmidt
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