Sunset Lodge Weekly Fishing Report, NW Angle of LOW

1/9/17 @ 12:55 PM
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Hello everyone! We are back with another fishing report for this week. We've had quite the week of weather here dealing with almost a foot of snow and some very cold temperatures.
 
On the Minnesota side, we are still fishing in 19-27 feet of water. Our houses start at Miller Point and run down to Four Block and Little Oak now, too. Jigging a spoon or anything tipped with a minnow head has still been the best. Deadsticking has worked better than jigging for some groups. Some saugers, perch and tulibees are being caught throughout the day, giving groups some bonus fish on top of the walleyes! Best colors have been gold/red, pink and chartreuse.
 
On the Canadian side, we are still fishing walleyes a little bit deeper in 22-29 feet of water and guys are getting their limits. Crappies have been coming in almost every night and some have been pushing that 16" mark. Best colors being gold and pink.
 
Until next week, stay warm everyone!
Forrest Huset

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9/17/18 @ 12:48 PM
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Hello from the NW Angle where our water temps are in the low to mid 60's.

Minnesota fishing has been great this last week. Crank baits and bottom bouncers/spinner rigs provide a lot of quality action. Fish are still being found in mud away from structure. However, expect that to change as water temperatures are falling daily. This will lead to fish schooling on structure and outside shallow bays. Fishing is great and will only improve as fall progresses.  

Canadian fishing is producing more and more crappies every week; fish deeper water points where fish are suspended. Walleye continue to hit bait rigs behind bottom bouncers in the mud. Jig and minnow/shiner is becoming more effective every day. Deeper holes in gaps between islands are beginning to load up with hungry walleye. Fishing pressure is down on Muskies, making it a great time to target them on classic spots where they haven’t been seeing much action.

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9/11/18 @ 1:03 PM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

Minnesota walleye action remains strong with spinners in mud bottomed areas near reefs using both minnows and crawlers. Fish can also be found in shallower water (15ft. or less) around Garden Island. Crankbaits seem to be the most effective at enticing larger fish.

Canadian walleye fishing has been fabulous this past week. The jig and minnow bite is on! Multiple boats ran out of bait and had just as much success switching to plastics. Bottom bouncing with crawlers remains effective in soft bottom areas as well. Crappies continue to school up on deep water points. Hot windows of muskie bites have become shorter but still with good success. Plenty of fish in the 4ft plus range and even a couple over 50!

Water temps remain stable between 64-67 degrees.

See you soon!

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9/4/18 @ 8:50 AM
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9.4.18 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

Hello from the NW Angle!

In Minnesota, walleye fishing remains best with deep trolling minnow baits in 22-27 feet of water. These same areas will provide action with a spinner and a minnow, however crawlers are still producing fish. In the coming weeks, jig and minnow fishing will be the go to with fish stacking themselves on points and current areas.

Canadian walleye action remains strong on bottom bouncer and spinner rigs with either a crawler or minnow. Walleye are starting to school tighter making jig and minnow fishing very effective. Fall fishing is starting to heat up and we are seeing crappies schooled up on deep points.

Surface water temps are currently in the low 70’s throughout the day.

We hope to see you soon!

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8/21/18 @ 11:34 AM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

Minnesota walleye fishing has been great using bottom bouncers and a night crawler. Anglers are being selective to fill limits with 16-18” fish as well as a few over 28 released. Most success has been in the mud, off of structure in 21-23 feet and 26-30 feet. The largest fish seem to come from South of Garden Island on crank-baits.

Canadian walleye are also most effectively targeted with bottom bouncers and spinners. Depth has not been as important as being at the bottom of a break line in the flat. Gold with chartreuse has been best as of late. Musky activity has slowed from the prior weeks but expect it to ramp up with the full moon approaching. Perch have been schooled up on and around reefs topping out around 30 feet.

Water temps remain consistently in the low to mid 70’s.

Remember - fall is the time for trophy fish up at the NW Angle!

Until next week,

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8/13/18 @ 7:38 AM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

On the Minnesota side, spinners and crawler harnesses are still the preferred method of walleye fishing, with the hot colors being pink/gold, orange/gold and orange/chartreuse. Walleye are being caught off of structure scattered in the mud between 20 and 30 feet. Down riggers and deep running crank baits have also been productive.

Canadian walleye are being caught in channels off of islands and along reefs in 18 to 25 feet of water. Both bottom bouncers with a crawler harness and a jig with minnow or shiner have both been successful in Canadian waters.

Musky fishing success has increased in the past week. Fish are being caught on crank baits and blade baits. With water temps in the low 70’s muskies are favoring rocks near weeds.

Our very own, Travis Palmquist, released a 54.5" musky yesterday!

Fall is a great time for trophy fishing!

We hope to see you soon,

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8/7/18 @ 6:39 AM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

In Minnesota, walleye are still scattered through out the main lake basin. Night crawlers on a spinner remains most effective. Make drifts/passes parallel but off of structure including islands and reef break lines in 24-30 feet. Hot colors have been gold/pink, gold/orange or hammered gold. Deep running crank baits are another good option, often producing bigger fish and large northern pike.

On the Canadian side of the lake, fish can be schooled on humps and reefs. Once located, fish these areas with a jig and minnow or shiner. Pulling spinners in 25-30 feet of water is most productive in covering ground to locate feeding and roaming walleye. Muskie action continues to improve through out the week. Multiple big fish were caught on Sunday with many others boated as well as, a lot of lookers. As activity levels rise, blade baits have been triggering positive reactions. Water temperatures remain consistent in the low 70's.

Until next week,

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7/30/18 @ 8:21 AM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temps are consitently in the mid to high 70’s.

Walleye in Minnesota can be caught on reefs with a jig and minnow. More productive methods currently are bottom bouncers and crank-baits in 24-28 feet of water. Covering a lot of ground is key when the fish arent schooled together. We have had many 40”+ Pike caught while trolling, reports of large Muskie also.

Candian walleye are spread out as well, making bottom bouncing and deep cranks the ticket to success. Fish mud bottomed areas deeper than 25ft for best results. Many nice jumbo perch limits have been coming in recently. They are biting on a jig and fathead and are concentrated at 28-30ft.

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7/23/18 @ 10:22 AM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temperatures are starting in the low 70’s in the morning, reaching mid to upper 70’s in the evening.

Minnesota walleye action can be hot running deep diving crank-baits straight, down rigging or lead core. Soft bottom areas can also be worked with spinners and a night crawler. Fish have been favoring gold on bright days and orange, chartreus or pink in low light. Many larger northern pike this last week in the boat via crank-baits just outside of rock reefs and points.

Canadian walleye fishing has been more productive away from reefs and points in soft bottomed areas. The best method is to pull a spinner to find concentrations along the bottom and switch to jigging to fill out limits.

Musky attitude in Canada varies day to day. Plenty of fish are still being caught in shallow weeds including a couple of 50+ giants this past week. Fish are also being caught in more traditional mid-summer spots such as rock reefs and points. The most productive baits this week were crane baits or other flat baits, buck tails and top waters.

Until next week,

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7/17/18 @ 3:42 PM
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Hello from Sunset Lodge!

In Minnesota, walleyes and pike have been found using crank-baits on the south side of Oak Island. Walleye have also been caught pulling spinners in 26-30 feet using gold and green.

In Ontario, walleye have been very active using pink and orange jigs on the breaks of reefs or casting shallow crank-baits in 8-12 feet by rocky shoreline points. A good mixed bag of smallmouth and pike have been found with the walleye as well.

Musky fishing has really picked up with lots of fish over 40+ inches. Fishing sand and weedy bays near rock reefs have produced well using buck-tails, small crank-baits and top-water baits.

Until next week!

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7/10/18 @ 10:17 AM
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Hello from the NW Angle!

Water temperatures are currently hovering in the mid 70’s.

Minnesota walleye action has been really good with bottom bouncers and a night crawler. Gold spinners with hints of chartreuse, orange or just hammered gold are favored. Walleye and occasional large pike can be had trolling deep diving crank baits around shoreline breaks and reefs.

Canadian walleye fishing continues to excite anglers via jigs and minnows. Pink or white jigs tipped with shiners will put fish in the boat. Night crawlers on spinners will produce fish in the mud deeper than 25 feet.

Musky action has been all over the place, fish are still being found in sandy, weedy bays, rock points and reefs. The nearing new moon should have fish on the prowl this week.

Congratulations to our neighbor and local guide, Forrest Huset and his dad Sean on their victory at the Lake of the Woods Musky Bowl this weekend!

Another neighbor, Jerry Klema, landed a 29 1/2 inch trophy walleye last week!

Until next week,

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