Steve's Lucky Bait
Steve's Lucky Bait


    Steve's Lucky Bait in beautiful Baudette, Minnesota is your One-Stop-Shop for all your Lake of the Woods fishing trip needs!

We have the best live and frozen bait in town, including Emerald Shiners, Fat Heads, and Rainbows.  We carry Lake of the Woods brand Tom's Tackle,  home to the Pink Charmer.  Northland Fishing Tackle, the eco friendly Tiger Eye brand, Snyder lures, and many more.  Stop in and check out our famous jig table. With over 500 different jigs to choose from, you're sure to find something you can't fish without.

We also carry propane exchange, buddy heaters, tackle boxes, rods, reels, boat accesories, and much more.  



We are open 24/7 for your convience.

Ring the bell for late night service.   


Don't forget about the bunk house, Lucky's Lodge!  Now open with rooms available.  Click on Motel above for more info.                      


Dont be surprised to see

some fishing greats when

you walk

threw the door!  

Fishing Report:


The shiners are beginning their run down the river and fishing it picking up.  Off Pine Island in about 28 feet of water has been pretty good. Jigging with our River Mix or a shiner, Pink and gold or bubblegum colors. Sturgeon are biting in the river, with a few Walleye and Sauger in the mix.  Night crawlers are best but it seems that the Suckers and Redhorse find them mighty tasty too.  They will pick your line clean in no time, without you even knowing, so you may want to add a live minnow to the hook (harder for them to pick off).  Check your bait often, anchor up on the high side of a hole, 2 to 3oz weight, and have a good time.  Current is a bit slower.  Fish about 18' in the evening for Walleye on the river, using bubblegum or pink and glow jig and a frozen shiner.  From the bay on down to Clementson.  1/2oz jigs are good, but you can get away with 3/8oz.  Good Luck and Happy Fishing! 


Looking like outside of Pine Island or Zippel bay in about 26 to 30 feet of water is the place to be. Drifting around with gold or pink spinners or a jig tipped with a night crawler is the best. Good results pulling raps a bit deeper also (Orange Firetiger UV from what I hear). We are very close to a steady drop in water temp which means the fish will be headed south toward the river. Sturgeon have been jumping in the river steady in the evenings. Near Clementson, Timber Mill Park, or up near Birchdale are good spots to anchor up and try your luck at a monster. Good Luck and Happy Fishing!



1222 Main St. E

Baudette, MN  56623
Tel: 1-218-634-1019


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Open 24/7

Ring the bell for late night service.


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