Msg 1 Posted: 07:25 AM 01/09/09 (CST)
Jigging, jigging, set the hook, missed one! Jigging, Jigging, Jigging, darn, missed it again! Jigging, jigging, jigging, set the hook, YES! got one! This has been the name of the game this week.
The fish keep rate for us has seen a bit of a decline this week overall, but the catch rate still remains high. Talk has still been lots of action, smaller walleyes more prominent, but still for those putting a little more work into it , a limit at the end of the day. It also seems as the anglers that are using the Vexilars and watching the fish have done better than others and they all say, you can see the fish, they are there!
Some anglers take this as frusterating or slow, for me I see this as a challenge chasing that elusive walleye! Sure we all want to have every day a day of catching fish hand over fist, but we have to look at reality to, remember, fishing cant be easy all of the time, otherwise they would call it Catching, right!
Bruce T. and his family, from Buffalo, MN a 23 year veteran of coming to Sportsmans Lodge were up this week and said he wouldnt classify the fishing as slow, cause they caught a lot of fish all day, but the fish were biting light and posing more of a challenge. He said it was almost like the fish were nipping at the minnows tail, so you had to keep jigging, watch your Vexilar and bang, SET THE HOOK! And 60-70% of the time you were GOLDEN, a WALLEYE! His tackle of choice for his family were green and glow in the dark jigs tipped with a chub.
As always, we are currently moving some houses a little deeper into 24-30 just to do all we can to make sure we stay in the best fishing spot possible. It is always our goal to do our best so you can have the best fishing possible when you stay at Sportsmans Lodges!
All in all, guests are going home with a nice limit of walleyes to share with family and friends. So what are you waiting for? Get the crew together and come on up, the winter wont last long!
We currently have 24-30 of ice on the lake in our fishing area and the groomed trails.
Snow & Trail Report
We have snow now! Wow! 10-14 inches has fallen this past week. We now have a good 2 of snow on the lake and land trails.
The lake trail from the south end of Lake of the Woods, Wheelers Point to the northern part of the lake on Oak Island was recently groomed on January 5th and is scheduled to be groomed again January 9th.
The lake trail from Zipple Bay to Warroad was groomed January 4th and is scheduled to be groomed again this weekend.
The Rainy River is now being staked from Baudette to Wheelers Point and grooming is planned in the upcoming few weeks.
Please note to avoid any fines from the DNR: the Lake Trails as all of the snowmobile trails are for skied vehicles only. Wheeled vehicles as in cars, trucks, 3 & 4 wheelers, ATVs etc are not allowed on any marked snowmobile trail.
The Land Trails have spotty grooming, and more is to be done this week. For more information visit the Lake of the Woods Drifters website at www.lowdrifters.org/trail_condition.htm
Take a ride on the trails, great ride from Sportsmans Rainy River location to Sportsmans Oak Island! Just an hour ride across the beautiful Lake of the Woods!
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