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As the Heavens Open Up, So Does Lake of the Woods…Offering up Some Awesome Walleyes

posted on 08/16/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. This weekend we were doused with more rain than we know what to do with, but that didn’t stop the Walleye bit here on Lake of the Woods. Our guests still were able to experience top shelf fishing on Lake of the Woods by a couple different techniques. Some of our guests were bait fishing by anchoring and jigging, and some others were downrigging, and both methods caught fish. Tami and the Bachelor played both nights, Friday and Saturday, at the Wigwam Resort and had the crowd was jumping and singing along both nights...it was a blast.

Billy Kloos one of the Wigwam Resort’s very experienced guides, had some great success on both ends of the lake this weekend. Friday he headed up north and put people on the fish, Saturday he took our guests out in front of Zipple Bay in 29 – 30 feet of water, and he didn’t disappoint on either day…Billy put them on the fish…that’s what Billy does well. Maybe that’s by Billy is our most requested guide. Billy’s call on the lures and bait out in front did the trick…jigs with frozen shiners and jigs with crawlers, hooked right through the middle of their bodies. Once again, Billy was able our guests n the fish…NICE CALL BILLY, NICE CALL! If you’d like Billy to “put YOU on the fish”, just give our office a call at (800) 448-9260, and a knowledgeable staff member will help you with your reservation.

I will bring this up every day until we are there, but just a reminder to all of you that want to stay with us this winter during ice fishing season…we are starting to fill up. If you want your places reserved at the Wigwam Resort, book now, or forever hold your peace. We are looking forward to a record breaking ice fishing season, for the amount of fish that will be caught on Lake of the Woods, don’t miss out on all the fun. Remember, every night during the winter is like a Saturday night. Be apart of all the excitement, only at the World Famous Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods!

Once again, before I go into the fishing report, I just wanted to take a second and go over all the different species of fish that we have caught this year in Lake of the Woods. I know that we are known to be the Walleye Capitol of the World, here in Baudette, MN on Lake of the Woods, but we have many different species of fish that are being caught out of Lake of the Woods that should get there day in the lime light. We have caught Monster Lake Trout, Musky, Northern Pike, Perch, Sauger, Small Mouth Bass, Sturgeon and Walleye this summer. So if you’re looking to be put on some different species of fish this summer other than Walleye, don’t hesitate to give us a call at the World Famous Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods and let us, PUT YOU ON THE FISH!!!!

Daily Fishing Report: Today we will have rain likely with a few thunderstorms; high around 70F with winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph…there will be a 90% chance of rain. Rainfall will be near a half an inch. For all of you how fished today…you will be saying to yourself, no kidding guy…ha-ha. Tonight will be partly cloudy skies, low 52F with winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy in the morning…increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day, high 64F with winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 40% chance of rain. Tomorrow night the sky will be overcast with rain showers at times, low 48F with winds W at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 40% chance of rain. Today’s fishing report will come from our guides (Tom Briggs, Billy Kloos and Kevin Olmstead) and guests. Out in front of Zipple Bay is HOT-HOT-HOT…if you don’t want to make the journey across Lake of the Woods, keep Zipple Bay on your radar. These past few days, our guides and guests have been reaping the rewards of the Zipple Bay hot spot for monster Walleye…don’t miss out! Our guides and guests have been catching fish by anchoring and jigging, and downrigging, but as of right now I think your best bet is still anchoring and jigging in that spot. You will be fishing in 29 to 30 feet of water. Another place to keep on your radar is Graceton Reef…I took my brother fishing there a couple days ago and we were able to get on some nice Walleyes in the rocks. As I always say about that spot…get ready to donate some tackle to the rocks, because you will get caught up at least a few times fishing that area. There were also a number of Sturgeon jumping around us…it was an awesome sight! If you get the chance to go across the lake to Garden Island and Little Oak Island, you won’t be disappointed with the results. The name of the game is jigging. Last week I was up there with a couple and we hammered them with jigs and crawlers…it was a blast! Don’t miss out on this great fishing that we’re having on Lake of the Woods…come visit us today at the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods!

My shout out today will go to our “Catch of the Day” winner…Alex Osland. Alex was visiting us with his Grandfather, Carl Olson, and Carl’s friend, Robert “Hoss” Reige (Carl and Hoss are longtime patrons of the Wigwam Resort). Alex…Congratulations on that nice little “30 INCH 11 LB. WALLEYE”…awesome catch buddy! That wasn’t his only nice fish of the day…Alex backed up his first catch with another awesome one…a 27 inch Walleye. Alex was fishing out in front of Zipple Bay in 29-30 feet of water, and he was fishing with a white #5 ShadRap, by Rapala. White was the trick today…that’s an awesome fish buddy…I hope you keep that memory for many years to come…congratulations again.
Happy Fishing to all, and to all a good day!

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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