We are a sport and family fishing resort located on scenic Oak Island, which is in the heart of Lake of the Woods and not far from Young's Bay in the Northwest Angle area of LOTW. Oak Island is located on the Minnesota / Ontario border giving our guests easy access to both Ontario and Minnesota waters. Guests also enjoy everything the Northwoods and Canadian Shield have to offer, including, rocky wooded landscapes, beautiful sunsets, night skies full of stars, abundant wildlife, and legendary fishing in both Minnesota and Ontario waters.
Lake of the Woods is widely known as one of the best Walleye fisheries in North America, and for good reason. With a little bit of work and touch of luck, walleyes can be caught in good numbers and good sizes. Lake of the Woods is a big lake and big lakes produce big fish. Putting yourself in a position to catch numbers of fish with a real chance at a 28"- 30" trophy is what Lake of the Woods is all about.
Lake of the Woods and Musky fishing have been synonymous with one another for many years. Each year we have guests lucky enough to catch and release Musky up to 48", with at least a few that are able to crack the 50", super-trophy barrier. Muskie fishing is admittedly not for everyone, but for those with the "fever" LOTW is the place to be, and specifically Oak Island Resort, as you don't have to travel far in any direction to encounter Muskies!
Northern Pike Fishing
Lake of the Woods has a history of producing big Northern Pike and Oak Island Resort is located in one of the top areas with guests catching a releasing trophy pike every season. We are located on the Minnesota / Ontario border, so properly licensed guests can fish both American and Canadian waters should they choose. Each year guests catch and release a good number of Northern Pike over three feet long.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Around Oak Island the Smallmouth Bass fishing is exceptional. The bass like a rocky structure and with an abundance of islands and rocky shoreline in close proximity to Oak Island, the Smallmouth Bass enthusiast will be in heaven.
Perch & Crappie Fishing
As the water cools, fall crappie fishing heats up as they begin to form tight schools in the deepest water in the basin. Tube jigs and jig and minnow are your best bet. Finding a school at this time of year is hard to beat for pure fish catching fun and 13" crappies are not unusual.
As for the Perch, Lake of the Woods is known for its jumbo perch over 10". They are not uncommon. Perch are commonly found mixed in with walleye and can be caught in good numbers.
Oak Island Resort has nine fully equipped housekeeping cabins in a variety of sizes to accommodate large groups to couples and everything in between. Our main lodge offers a pool table, ping-pong, tables for cards, wi-fi and satellite television for the big game. We also have a first-class fish cleaning house, with custom fabricated stainless steel tables for your convenience. Our docks are protected by a large rock breakwater to keep your boat safe and secure. Our docking and electric hook-ups are free for our guests.
Although fishing one of the very best freshwater fisheries in North America is the main attraction, there is plenty to do for the person that wants to give the fish a break.
Kayaks, canoeing, swimming, bird watching and nature walks are some of the outdoor options. Oak Island has a trail that traverses a large portion of the interior. However, if you prefer the inside or the weather demands, the lodge offers guests a pool table, ping-pong, and large table for puzzles, card games and board games.
In the evening, many guests enjoy sitting by the campfire and reminiscing about the day's events, telling stories and watching the stars. If it is a clear night, you have a chance of seeing the northern lights.
Off the island, some like to check out the area's history, places like Fort St. Charles (the longest occupied French Post in Minnesota, founded by Sieur de La Verendrye, a Canadian explorer and fur trader, and included on the National Register of Historic Places); American Point (the northernmost point of the lower contiguous 48 states); or Native American Pictograph hunting.
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Kyle, Jenny, Nate & Ben Kruidenier