Fishing Report

Fishing report from Flag Island Resort 7/25/17

On the Minnesota side the Walleye, Sauger and Perch bite has been good. The Walleyes and Saugers are found in areas ear reefs, points and scattered boulders and 24 to 34 feet deep seems to be the magic depth. 3/8 ounce to ½ ounce Jigs in gold, orange and pink are producing as well as spinners with crawlers in the same colors. Crank baits have also been producing. The water temperature is between 68 and 70 degrees.

Over in Ontario the Walleyes, Saugers, perch, Musky and Smallies are all being caught. The walleyes are beginning to move back onto the reefs and mud areas adjacent to reefs. Perch can also be found in these areas. Musky are o rock bar and mid lake rock reefs. The depth for walleye is 15 to 26, for sauger 26 to 30, musky 5 to 15, Smallmouth 10 to 15 and perch 25 to 30. Saddles between rock points/reefs in the mud for walleyes as well as areas of current, perch and sauger. Rock reefs, bars and cabbage for Musky. Jigs with minnows; 3/8 to ½ oz in gold pink and orange or spinners with crawlers in gold orange, pink, and green have all been successful for walleye. Spinnerbaits, buck tails and top water baits for musky.

Until next week good luck fishing,

Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

-Flag Island Resort

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Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort 7/11/17

Last week we had a few thunderstorms roll through and the temperature is indeed telling us we are in July. The bug hatch has wrapped up and the water temps are rising. The cabbage and weed growth is reaching full growth as well. We recently sponsored two teams, Ron Bachleitner and Chris Pinket and Forrest Husset and Shaun Husset in the Wiley Point Musky bowl and we are proud to announce that they took 2nd and 7th place.

On the Minnesota side, the walleye, sauger, perch and pike bite are good. The walleyes have begun feeding on crayfish on the rocks and in the sand while the saugers are found in the mud and on rock bars. The depths to fish have been between 12 and 28 feet. Drifting and trolling with spinners near reefs as well as jigging on rocks and reefs have both been successful. The magic colors have been gold, orange and pink.  The water temp is 72.3 degrees.

Over in Ontario, the walleye, saugers, perch, smallies and muskies have been biting. The Walleyes are moving off of mud areas to mid lake rocks and reefs and are feeding heavily on crayfish. Jumbo perch have been caught in these areas as well. Muskies are being seen and caught on rock points and reeds. The magic depths for Walleyes and Saugers are 16 to 28 feet for perch 28 to 32 feet and for musky 5 to 10 feet on rocks. 3/8 oz jig and minnow combo or spinners with a crawler have been the best for walleye. Pink, orange, gold and green have been the best colors. Spinnerbaits, topwaters and bucktails for muskies in orange and black have been best.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

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Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort 7/4/17

We hope everyone is having or has had a great holiday weekend and we wish you a happy fourth of July!

On the Minnesota side, the Walleyes are moving onto mid lake structure and mud flats. The bite has been in the 14 to 26 feet range for walleyes, sauger and perch. An 3/8 oz jig with a minnow or spinner with a crawler and bottom bouncer have been the way to go. Hot colors include orange, gold, pink and green. The water temp is 66 to 68 degrees.

On the other side of the border in Ontario we are looking for walleyes to start moving onto mid lake reefs and humps and the Musky are getting more active. The magic depths for walleye has been 14-30 feet, for perch 26-30 feet. Walleye, sauger and perch are found on reefs and humps. Musky are in the 5-10 foot range in weedy bays with red cabbage and smallmouth are still in the shallow rocks. 3/8 oz jigs, the best colors being orange, gold and pink for walleyes and saugers. Spinnerbaits, buck tails and top water baits all being good for muskies. The mayfly hatch is just about over!

 

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

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Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 6/21/17

With several windy days and a mayfly hatch the water has become dirty and turbid making fishing a little on the tougher side. Anglers still managed to catch several nice fish including some beautiful muskies.

 

On the Mn side the walleye, sauger and smallmouth bite has been good. Walleyes continue to be caught on the Flag Island Flats in 5-7 feet on the mud. Reefs and rock bars continue to produce in about 24 feet. The shallows with rocks have been best for smallmouth. Locations with mud, rock piles, reefs, bars and points has been best for the walleye and sauger bite. For tackle choices, spinners with crawlers and 3/8 oz jigs with minnows has been best for walleyes. Top water raps or a jig with a leech has been best for smallies. The water temp is between 68 and 70 degrees.

 

Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, smallmouth, perch and muskies have been plentiful. Walleyes and saugers are located on rocks reefs and humps in 15-26 feet. Areas with current, areas adjacent to reefs and inside turns have been the most successful. Smallmouth are found in 3-5 feet on rocks. For tackle, 3/8 oz jigs in gold, pink or orange with minnows or spinners with crawlers have been best as well as crankbaits and x raps. Top water and spinner baits for smallies.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and  Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

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6/12/17 Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods Northwest Angle

With some hot days, a few storms and winds fishing has stayed steady. We have seen a few beautiful trophy sized fish that were caught and released over the last few days including both 29.5” and 30 ¼ inch walleyes. Anglers are reporting many slot sized fish being caught as well as a lot of “good eaters”. The May Fly hatch has started in the shallow water bringing the fish in to feed.

On the MN side the walleye, sauger and pike bite has been good. The Flag Island Flats are still producing in the 5-7 foot depths and 12-17 feet on sand bars and mid lake reefs. The west bar of Little Oak has been producing as well and the fish are beginning to disperse to mid lake humps and reefs. Spinners and bottom bouncers with crawlers seem to the ticket; colors being gold and gold and purple. The water temp is 65-67 degrees. The Muskies have finished up spawning and the season opens Saturday June 17th, less than a week away!

Over in Ontario, the Walleyes are feeding on May Flies and Larvae in the mud as well. We are finding the fish in the mud near rock points and reefs. The magic depths have been between 20 and 28 feet. The water temp is around 63 degrees. The bass have come up into the beds and spawned.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

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5/29/17 Fishing report from Flag Island Resort NW Angle, Lake of the Woods

Happy Memorial Day!

The past week has brought some variation in weather including sunshine, wind and rain. Overall fishing has been good.  The bug hatches have started with the fish flies having some impact on the fishing but, anglers are still consistently getting limits.

On the Minnesota side, the walleye, sauger, pike and perch bite continues. The magic depths have been between 7-13 feet in the mud and 16-26 feet on rocks. The Flag Island Flats are starting to heat up. Other hot locations include points and near shore reefs. Just the same as last week all tactics have had their day. Jigging, raps and spinners have all been producing once you find what is working. The water temp is around 58 degrees.

Over in Ontario anglers are still catching a nice mixed bag of walleye, sauger, crappie, perch, pike and smallmouth bass. The crappies are moving shallower getting ready to spawn. Some depths according to their species are as follows; Smallmouth bass 2-8 feet, Walleyes 20-24 feet and Sauger 26-30 feet. Points, reefs, humps, areas with current, rock piles and inside turns have all worked when looking for locations. A jig or spinner with a minnow or crawler has worked best. The hot colors have been gold, pink and orange.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

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Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling!

On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph.

Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes.  Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees.

We hope to see you up here soon!

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers

Flag Island Resort

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