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Fall North Star Classic Fishing Tournament…Game On

posted on 10/01/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. Well the fish officially have lock jaw…this cold front has slowed down the bite and awesome fishing we were having the past month, but this will only be a small little bump in the road. This weekend the Wigwam Resort will be welcoming all the participants for the Fall North Star Classic Walleye Tournament to Lake of the Woods. A majority of the participants are present and accounted for, and they are currently pre-fishing. I just wanted to wish all the contestants the best of luck and STAY WARM…it will be a little chilly this weekend.

I have been hearing some positive news about the bite this morning. The word on the street is “Pine Island” on the southwest side in about 18 to 14 feet of water. One of our guests just got in off the lake and is all smiles from ear to ear…he was able to get on the Walleyes. He said that they caught a number of Walleyes between 23 & 29 inches…NICE! I’m glad to hear that after the cold front has moved in that people are still able to get on the fish…go get those Walleyes guys and gals!

Just a couple announcements…this weekend 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 mostly cloudy and windy, high 58F with winds SE at 20 to 30 mph. Tonight we will have considerable cloudiness, low 38F with winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow we should see intervals of clouds and sunshine, high 51F with winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow night again should be considerable cloudiness, low 38F with winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday we should see some showers, highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s. Today’s fishing report will come from me and our guides (Tom Briggs, Billy “The Sniper” Kloos and Kevin Olmstead. The fishing has been turned down a notch with this cold front that we have had move in the past few days, but I just got some great news this morning. One of our guests has found some nice Walleyes on the southwest side of Pine Island in 17 to 18 feet of water, directly west of the “Big Pine”. The best method of catching those big buggers right now is anchoring and jigging. When jigging you will want to be using a 3/8 or ½ oz. jig and orange, chartreuse and white with frozen shiners have been the golden ticket! Lighthouse Gap and Morris Gap are also places to keep on your radar…the Shiners are being caught in the river, so they’re here and the Walleyes should be also be there. I think we may just have to let this cold front take it’s course and the fishing should be rocking again in no time. As soon as the wind dissipates a little bit, I will be trying North Graceton Reef…I think that with this cold weather the fish will be moving out of the deep water looking for a little bit warmer water and rocks to feed. 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 (about 20 total)…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! I have been talking to local fisherman that catch their own Shiners and they are out every night getting them…game on! 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!

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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