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You Can Catch a Number of Different Species on Lake of the Woods on Any Given Day

posted on 08/29/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. I would like to start this edition off by once again thanking the crew from Intervet. You guys/girl were great and I can’t to see you all again next year, or sooner! I’m glad that you all had a great time, and I’m sure a little bit of that may have to do with the fact that all of you were able to catch a “ton” of Walleye…haha. Thanks again, you all were able to make it easy to cater too.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go out and fish McInnis Creek for the first time and I was able to hook into some nice Northern Pike and Small Mouth Bass. I posted a picture on my Facebook page and everyone that commented on the picture had the same thing to say…”Is it really as cold as it looks up there?” Actually, it isn’t as cold as it looked in the picture…I like to bundle up! It was the first day that I had off in over 2 weeks and I was going out there, rain or shine. The day ended up a lot nicer than it started, weather wise, and I was actually able to get some sun about 1 pm, and then it was nice for the rest of the day.

Later on in the afternoon I took a run to “Three Sisters”, which is at the west side of the Basil Channel on the Canadian side of Lake of the Woods, searching for some “BIG MUSKY”, but I was unable to find the elusive beast…I will be searching for him for the next couple months in that area. I will keep you all informed on my quest and if I’m able to land one, you all will be the first to hear about it. As I was searching for the Musky, I was able to catch some Walleyes and Saugers. So on the day I caught Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Saugers and Walleyes…there is no other lake in the world that will allow you to catch all these different species at one time…Lake of the Woods is UNBELIEBABLE!!!!

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 a few showers early with bright sunshine by the afternoon, high 67F with winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph…there will be a 30% chance of rain. Tonight we will have mainly clear skies, low around 40F with winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow the conditions should be sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds, high near 70F with winds light and variable. Tomorrow night we should see mainly clear skies, low 47F with winds light and variable. Monday should be mainly sunny, highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 50s. Today’s fishing report will come from our guides (Tom Briggs, Billy “The Sniper” Kloos and Kevin Olmstead), our guests and me. Tom, Billy, Kevin have been heading up north to the southwest side of Little Oak Island and they were limiting out by 11 am each morning…that was for 3 days in a row. They were using hammered gold spinners, salmon/gold spinners and orange spinners with crawlers. One of our guests had the pleasure of hooking into a 29 ½” 10 pound Walleye…he was truly pumped up…Tom Briggs “PUTS YOU ON THE FISH” each and every day. Knights and Bridges are starting to produce some nice fish also…last week we had some guests that were filming a TV show (James Holst with IDOfishing.com) and they headed up there and fished the rocks…slow troll/drift…orange spinners and hammered gold spinners with crawlers…they had some great success. They caught a number of nice fish…the biggest was 25 inches. As I always say about the rocks…get ready to donate some tackle, because you will get caught up at least a few times fishing those areas. A couple days ago, I was informed by Jake Magness and Doug “The Surgeon” Hagen that the fish were biting out in Light House Gap again. They were anchored and jigging with green and silver jigs and frozen shiners as bait. They said that they had gone through their one bag of Shiners in about 30 minutes…the bite was that good! Also, I have been informed that the Shiners have started to make their annual run into the Rainy River…we all know what that means…BIG WALLEYES ARE ON THE WAY! The Shiner run will last till the middle of November, so if you don’t want to travel far and you want to catch some big fish, book today at the Wigwam Resort and experience some of the “BEST FISHING IN THE WORLD”! All this great fishing will take place right in front of the World Famous Wigwam Resort, in Four Mile Bay and at the mouth of the Rainy River! 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 Tom Briggs, the owner of the Wigwam Resort, for constantly putting our guests, and even myself, on the fish each and every day! The only way to describe this is to say that Tom is truly a professional fisherman, and he has mastered Lake of the Woods. There is no one better on Lake of the Woods, day in and day out than Tom. We are all very lucky and fortunate to be able to pick his brain on a daily basis, so that’s why my “Shout Out” and “Thank You” will go to Mr. Tom Briggs! If you want to have Tom “put you on the fish”, call the Wigwam Resort today to have Tom Briggs take you fishing. There aren’t too many resort owners these days that still actually guide, and that have his knowledge of Lake of the Woods, so take advantage of this awesome opportunity today, and book Tom to take you fishing! For more information, please checkout our website at www.wigwamresortlow.com, or call the office at (800) 448-9260 and speak to a knowledgeable Wigwam Resort staff member.

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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