Sportsman’s Lodge

December – March
Minnesota’s Longest Walleye Season!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the hospitality and amazing ice fishing experiences at Sportsman’s Lodge. Book your ice fishing getaway today as our ice season is already booking fast!

About Lodge

Sportsman’s Lodge Lake of the Woods

A fishing & outdoor recreation paradise in the Walleye Capital of the World

Located on the Rainy River and the South Shore of Lake of the Woods 12 miles north of Baudette. If you love fishing and outdoor recreation, Sportsman’s is the place for you. Lake of the Woods is an incredible fishery and known as the Walleye Capital of the World. Sportsman’s Lodge specializes in fishing trips in all seasons including world-class Minnesota ice fishing getaways.

Top-Notch Lodging in the Walleye Capital of the World

Start planning your trip by exploring all of our accommodation options

Sportsman’s features 30 lodge rooms. Standard rooms with two queen beds, king suites, an large room with 3 queen beds and an executive suite. All rooms have a full bathroom, cable TV, air conditioning, a writing table, chairs, and a freezer for your daily catch.

Winter fishing on Lake of the Woods is the best you can find.

Early December through early January at first ice is always an excellent time to enjoy active fishing and trophy walleyes. We start our season as soon as we have 8-12 inches of ice in early December.

Spring is a very special time of the year at Lake of the Woods.

Spring fishing on the Rainy River is a tradition for many that brings about excellent fishing. For anglers who enjoy spring fishing for walleyes, northern pike, and sturgeon, Lake of the Woods is the perfect place for spring fishing.

Experience Summer in the Walleye Capital of the World.

The warming waters of early summer show walleye in the shallow waters and sandbars of the South Shore. As Lake of the Woods continues to warm and clear, the walleyes move deeper towards the mud flats and rock reefs.

Join us for fall as we enjoy fantastic fishing, beautiful fall colors & great food.

Fall at Lake of the Woods is best known for the emerald shiner run that hits the Rainy River in the mid fall, typically the end of September/beginning of October.

Things To Do

There’s something to do for everyone in every season at Sportsman’s. Below you’ll see all of the things you can do during your trip to Sportsman’s Lodge.

Enjoy everything the area has to offer from the lake to the local small towns. Baudette is located 12 miles away from the main lodge and Warroad is located 30 miles away.

Fishing

Fishing is legendary here. Let us guide you to the catch. No experience, no hassles or equipment required!

Canoe/Kayak

Bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a leisurely trip around Zippel Bay, the Winter Road River, or any of the other small tributaries.

Birding

Lake of the Woods County is located on the Mississippi flyway, which brings thousands of migratory species into the area.

Camping

Enjoy “Roughing it” in the great outdoors while experiencing everything that Sportsman’s Lodges has to offer.

Hear What Our Guests Have to Say

We pride ourselves on providing all the right tools for you to have the fishing trip of your dreams – take a guide, no experience required!

Second time I’ve been here lately and the food is so very good I’ll give it the highest recommendation to everyone I know! They also have live music events going on so if you’re in the area make sure you check them out!
Lowell Anderson
Highly recommend this, great experience and wonderful people. Food was unbeatable. Lodging is top notch. We had Joe as a guide and I highly recommend him. I will request him as a guide when I come back.
Jeff Poessnecker

I had great Supper at Sportsman lodge .. on July 1/ 2023 . I had cheesy gralic breaded two Walleye fillets/ wild rice & bread stick dinner. Etc. It was very very awesome yummy to eat 👍👍👍👍👍, the service was excellent. Nice neat tidy place to go to eat.. from Kevin cates . From Emo Ontario Canada 🇨🇦.

Kevin Cates
Love this place! We come up every year the food is fantastic the service is top notch and the Villas are just as nice as my own home. So much fun. Can’t wait till next time to catch some more tasty Walleyes. Thanks for all you do to make my mini vacation always an excellent memory.
Michael P.