A Personal Web Blog Built For Wigwam Fisherman

My Fishing Pal's Blogs Banner

Welcome to Wigwam Fisherman's Fishing Blog

The Awesome Weather Continues on Lake of the Woods

posted on 09/24/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. I am loving the weather were having up here these days…I know that it won’t last forever, but it’s been a blessing to us and our entire community…keep it coming! I have been fielding a number of phone calls asking about the Shiner run into the river this week…for everyone that is waiting for the Shiners to run, the time has come…they are currently running! I have the inside scoop from some of the locals that net them and they are just starting to get thick. Yesterday when I was out on the lake I saw a number of Shiners jumping out of the water…they were like flying fish…I like to see that, because that just means they are active and moving…bring it on baby, bring it on!

Just a couple announcements…October 2nd & 3rd will be the Fall North Star Walleye Classic Fishing Tournament…Poor Boys will again be blessing us with their presence on those respected Friday and Saturday nights. Finally, for every Vikings game this season, we will have a “Kill the Keg” special, specials on our bar dining menu, and prizes to give away. This will make for some pretty crazy Sunday afternoon/nights and Monday nights…LETS GO VIKINGS!!!!

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!

Daily Fishing Report: Today will be very sunny, high 76F with winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, low near 50F with winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow will be generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds, high 77F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow night we should see mostly cloudy skies, low 54F with winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Today’s fishing report will come from me and our guides (Tom Briggs, Billy “The Sniper” Kloos and Kevin Olmstead). Tom, Billy and Kevin have been staying a tad bit closer these days…with the warm weather we’ve been having, the fish have been hanging out around the rocks and deep mud. They have had great success trolling with hammered gold and silver spinners with crawlers and also downrigging. When downrigging they have been using trusty Rapala baits (Purple/White/Silver have been the “golden ticket”) and when they are jigging they are using White/Gold, White/Purple and Orange/Gold jigs with frozen Shiners as bait. The fishing has still been “top shelf” (for all my hockey buddies) and we don’t anticipate that to slow in the least bit as we move into the middle of September. Yesterday I went right to 28 feet of water right outside Lighthouse Gap and pulled Burnt Orange/Red Rapalas and hammered the Walleyes between 1 PM and 4 PM. I then went to North Graceton Reef from 5 PM to 7 PM and all I have to say is…what a fishing honey hole…the fish are thick around the reef in 16 to 18 feet of water around the rocks. I was using hammered gold spinners with crawlers and trolling across the top of the reef. As I always say though, when fishing the rocks, be ready to donate some tackle…risk and reward! Again this morning there were more and more boats fishing right out in front of the Wigwam Resort also…what this means is that the Shiners have started 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 two gentlemen that I had the opportunity to take fishing yesterday, Paul and Daryl from Pequot Lakes, MN. We had some fun catching some nice looking Walleyes for the short while that we were out. In a 3 hour period, we were able to catch 5 Walleyes over 19” and put them in the box…what a fishery! I hope that you guys had a blast…I did! I know that you guys are fishing with Billy “The Sniper” Kloos today and I wanted to wish you the best of luck…not like you’re going to need it…Billy puts you on the fish each and every day. I thank you each for choosing the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods for your vacation this fall and we all look forward to seeing you guys back in the very near future…thanks again!

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

Wigwam Fisherman


Back To Wigwam Fisherman's Main Blog Page