Sep 27, 2014
The Dalbesio group sent us some photos from their trip to the Rainy last week. They were looking for walleye but the walleye bite was slow so they boated a couple large sturgeon in the process! 55 and 56″! Thanks for the photos!
Past couple days have been beautiful! Walleye bite is starting to pick up, but when it’s this nice out just being out on the water is a great day!
Speaking of great days, we heard an angler had a great day today boating her first big walleye out in front of the Sportsman! 32″! Would love to have a pic of that too! If that’s what’s heading our way I can’t wait!!!!!!
Sep 18, 2014
Current water temp 58 degrees
Sep 17, 2014
We’ve got word shiners are beginning to show up in the river!
Recent sturgeon anglers struggled a bit last week, but walleye are beginning to pick up in the evening.
We had a group double book in October so we have 1 cabin available October 11th-18th. Will sleep 4. If you’re still looking give us a call!
Sep 10, 2014
Christianson group were up after sturgeon! Although the bite wasn’t as fast as last week they all boated sturgeon! And check out the great walleye!!!!
Current river water temp is in the mid 60′s. Fall has definitely arrived with much cooler weather this week! We’ll be keeping an eye on the water temp, looking for mid 40′s
Sep 5, 2014
This 63″ sturgeon was boated (and released) by the sears group this week!
Water levels are back to normal and sturgeon anglers have been doing great all this month so far! I’m waiting for more pics from Whiteheads group over the Holiday weekend, they boated quite a few!
Groups report walleye have been getting more active, especially in the evening!
Haven’t seen shiners yet but it’s getting close now!
Aug 26, 2014
The Blawat group are back at it tagging this 48″ sturgeon a couple days ago! They report boating 8 other sturgeon as well!
There’s only a month left to tag your sturgeon and September is filling fast with sturgeon anglers! They’ve been chomping at the bit this summer for the water levels and the current to return to normal
Aug 21, 2014
It’s almost September! We know how fast the summer flies by and have taken advantage of the summer months getting as many outdoor projects done as possible!
So now before we know it fall is coming!
September is the last month of the year you can tag your sturgeon and we are filling up fast! Especially now that the river has finally gone down!
October is also on it’s way! Big walleye! We’ll soon be on the look out for shiners in the river drawing the walleye to the Rainy!
If you haven’t made your October plans you’ll want to check with your group soon! Cabins 2,4, and 5 are available the last week of September up until the 4th of October. Then we don’t have an open cabin until the 21st when cabin 1 and 3 will be open until the 25th. The last week of the season has one opening, cabin 1. 800-433-6085 give us a call!
Aug 12, 2014
We got word that gates at the dam are being closed! We can already see the difference in the river
I went by Birchdale yesterday so I stopped and checked the landing. I was pleased to see campers, boats, and the dock in the water!
Now that the water level is going down it will be much easier to fish the river! There’s only about a month and a half of Sturgeon season left!
Aug 1, 2014
Water levels continue to go down, however the river is still higher than normal.
River reports are mixed. I spoke with some local anglers who have been fishing the river and doing well, while others still struggle with the fast current.
When we’ve been out most walleye and sturgeon we’ve boated have been on the smaller size.
Most have been using 1oz jigs. Crawlers work well in the summer, we usually use frozen shiners.
It’s hard to believe it’s already August!! Only about another month and we’ll be watching for shiners in the river!
Jul 23, 2014
The water level has been going down slowly, then a couple inches of rain the other night brought it up again slightly, but not to the levels a couple weeks ago
Anglers continue to fish the river, but the current is still moving rather quickly.
Water temps are cooler this summer (so far) than typical for this time of year. This will help fall water temps fall quicker