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Spring North Star Classic Approaches

posted on 05/12/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. We are only three days away for the Spring North Star Walleye Classic and the excitement is starting to build. We are receiving more and more phone calls about the annual tournament and it looks as if the event will bring a number of different anglers from across the United States and Canada to compete…this should be an exciting weekend at the Wigwam Resort. We also will have with us for the next two weeks, one of the areas top bands “Poor Boys”, to provide the entertainment…come on weekend!

Daily Fish Report: Today we are experiencing a little rain, which isn’t supposed to go away until Thursday, so bring a boat that has a top or you may want to invest in some good rain gear if you plan on visiting Lake of the Woods today or tomorrow. The word on the street hasn’t changed from yesterday. People are still catching a large number of Walleye in Rainy River, Four Mile Bay, Lighthouse Gap and about a 1/4 mile past Lighthouse Gap into Lake of the Woods in 14’ to 20’ of water. The size of the Walleye’s are ranging from 15” to 32” on average, and a majority of the fish that are being caught are bigger…20” to 27”. The water temperature is 50 Degrees Fahrenheit. The lures of choice are still your 3/8 oz or ½ oz Chartreuse, Pink, Orange/Gold Jigs and baits of choice are the frozen emerald shiner or live fat head and rainbow minnows. If you are fishing in these areas and using these lures and baits, you should be giving yourself the best opportunity to catch some great Walleyes this week.

Again, I wanted to use this addition to also talk about the May 2009 Weekday Specials (Sunday – Thursday) that we are offering right now at the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods. First, we have dropped our price for lodging to $30/per person per night, which is a 33% savings. Secondly, we have an offer for lodging and a fishing launch trip that is out of this world. We are offering 1 night lodging and 1 day of fishing with our experienced guides (Tom Briggs (owner of the Wigwam), Billy Kloos and Kevin Olmstead)…all of whom have over 30 years each of guiding experience, for the basement bottom price of just $100 per person. If you don’t have the big boat, or just don’t want the hassle of brining your boat to Lake of the Woods, let us be your experienced guide. My personal thought is, WOW, what an opportunity to fish with the owner of the Wigwam Resort…Tom will have you coming back year after year!

My shout out today will go to one of our guests at the Wigwam Resort, Don Hakseth, who caught a nice 30” Walleye yesterday morning before he had to leave for home, Stillwater MN. Congratulations on the nice Walleye and I hope that it brings you many happy memories throughout the years. I hope to see you and your brother back at the Wigwam Resort very soon.

Happy fishing to all, and to all a good day!

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

Wigwam Fisherman


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