Monday, June 27, 2016


With the unstable weather patterns; wind and rain and the water temp at 69 degrees and holding, the Muskie bite on the Ontario side was slow last week. With all of the wind stirring up the lake we have found some out deep and in thick weeds. For Walleye, Big Narrows has been the place to be. We have still found some in shallow water along shorelines and the Reefs on the breaks in the mud. Pulling spinners in the shallows and using jigs in deep water with a frozen emerald shiner have proven to be successful.

On the Minnesota side the mayflies are dying out! 😉 The reefs are beginning to hold fish, the average depth for reef fishing was 24’ and 8-14’ for shorelines. Drift Point to Crowdock has shown us some good fishing the past few days and the fish have been feeding on crawfish. We have been seeing many limits going home with a big mix of different sized fish.

Good luck fishing,
Dan Schmidt, Guide

Flag Island Resort

Monday, June 20, 2016

6-20-16 Fishing Report


Saturday was the Musky opener in both Ontario and Minnesota and the water temp at 65 on both sides. A lot of nice fish anywhere from 36- 50 inches being caught with a lot of good action in sandy bays with weed structure and moving to points. Smaller buck tails, jerk baits and other smaller baits proved to be successful.
Walleyes have been in 18-30 feet of water in the mud and transitional areas due to the may fly and other bug hatches. White, gold, and pink lead 1/4 -3/8-ounce jig heads are still successful and always seem to be a good go to. Some guides have found success pulling spinners on the outside of the reefs during this transitional period. The average walleye we saw this week was approximately 20 inches with a 30 and 33 incher among the mix.


The Minnesota Musky opener showed fishermen quite a few muskies, especially around Flag, Brush and Oak Island.
Walleyes have been found in 23-25 feet of water around Stony point and NW point, fishing was tough for a few days but it has definitely turned around. Hammered gold, pink and orange have shown to be successful while pulling spinners and bottom bouncers, crawlers have been more productive but, we still are picking up a few with shiners. The shinners have moved out deeper and are more scattered now moving the fish out to the reefs and away from larger islands. With the may fly and other bug hatches pulling rapalas in deeper water has been successful as the fish have been suspended about 5 feet off the bottom. Saugers have been found more by Kirk and Norman.

Until next week, good luck fishing!
Dan Schmidt and Jeremy Glessing, Flag Island Resort

Monday, May 9, 2016

Upcoming Walleye Opener

With the walleye opener for MN just around the corner, many big changes have been happening at Flag Island Resort. As of January the resort is now under the ownership and management of Chuck and Andrea Haggenmiller. The resort is now a family owned and operated resort. Flag Island Resort is proud to announce the return of guide Dan Schmidt and cook Ki Ok back to the Flag Island team.

Walleye opener is set for this coming Saturday, May 14th and for Ontario the following Saturday, May 21st. We are anticipating a great opener for both Minnesota and Canadian waters. The water temps have been around the 40's and the water level is at a pretty normal level, no worries for issues that go along with high or low waters. The fish have just been stacked on the graphs!

The Northern Pike are hungry as well! The Pike season is open year round up here on Lake of the Woods. Spring is a great time to be trolling or casting into the shallows to catch that big monster you have been waiting for. As for colors, blue and white spoons have shown great success but, you really cannot go wrong with anything with a little white.

Monday, February 18, 2013

2/18/2013 Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing Report

Come join us for a great time on the hard water. Fish are in their typical mid winter pattern and are being caught on a variety of lures. With the warmer weather came some big bites. One thing we really enjoy at Flag Island is seeing that familiar face. Thank you all for making that return trip to visit with us. Without you we could not share these moments! 

NRC Roseau visited Flag Island Resort for a great meal and an awesome Snowcat ride.

Wild life pursuit TV visited Flag Island for an ice fishing adventure. Crappies and walleye were everything but camera shy! Lots of fish between 20 and 26-inches.

Jeff and his wife did a number on the Crappies this week!

Getting warm out and the fish are heating up too. Check out our Lake of the Woods resort on Flag Island!

Monday, February 4, 2013

2/04/2013 Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing Report

You can never have a bad day on Lake of the Woods. The big fish have been keeping us busy all winter. Walleye, Crappie, Whitefish, the Northwest Angle provides you with a variety of species for a fishing trip you will never forget. Our resort on Lake of the Woods offers you an opportunity for the catch of a lifetime!

She caught Walleye like this one after the other!

Douglas pulled a nice Smallmouth through the ice. What a fight!

Scott Hutchinson's group did well ice fishing for Whitefish, Crappie, and Walleye - even at 20 below!

They went  Crappie fishing and caught Crappie...

...and a monster, 28-inch Walleye. Caught on 2 pound test line!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bonus Lake of the Woods Lake Trout

Hello Lake of the Woods Fishing Report followers! We wanted to share a few photos with you - one being a bonus Lake Trout! Lake Trout are quite rare in the Northwest Angle. They begin to roam when the waters cool and are a pleasant surprise to all when targeting other species such as Crappie and Walleye. The ice has been nice and so have the fish! Good luck out there!