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Lake of the Woods…Come On Ice!!!!

posted on 11/20/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. Well, as I’m sure all can tell, we are awaiting ice to start producing on Lake of the Woods, we need more cold weather and we need it now. I think that we will be fine to start fishing on the ice come the second week of December, but I was hoping, more like praying, that we would see it for the first week (December 4th), but I don’t think we are going to get that lucky unless we get a cold pressure cell coming down from our friends up north (Canada). So please buddies from up north…send it our way!

Fall cleaning has commenced at the Wigwam Resort, and as if like clock work, the reservations are starting to be called in for winter ice fishing, one right after the other. Just yesterday Colleen and Stephanie (my Wigwam co-workers) took a total of 8 group reservations…I am so pumped and excited for this ice fishing season to start, I can hardly contain myself. If you’re waiting to make your personal/groups reservations for winter ice fishing, don’t wait to long. I had a disappointed ice-fisherman on the phone yesterday that waited to long to make his reservation and we were all sold out the weekend he wanted to come…don’t let that happen to you.

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 up coming 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!

Announcements…If you’re looking for some great ice fishing deals, checkout the current November specials we are offering on our website www.wigwamresortlow.com. We are running a November special that will give you a discount on packages purchased for January and February 2010. The specials will only last through the rest of November…you can’t beat them! Also, 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!!!!

Daily Fishing Report: Today will be partly cloudy skies with near record high temperatures, high 48F with winds light and variable. Tonight will be generally clear skies, low 27F with winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow we should have, except a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny, high 51F with winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Tomorrow night should be partly cloudy during the evening followed by cloudy skies overnight, low 36F with winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Sunday we should see an occasional shower, highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s. Monday we should see a mix of rain and snow showers, highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s. Tuesday we should see snow showers at times, highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low 30s. Today’s fishing report will come from Tom Briggs, Jake Magness and me…the fish are still hanging out in the same places and they are gulping down all the shiners making their way into the Rainy River, which is plumping them up very nicely. Knights Reef is still producing some great looking Walleyes right now. My good friend Jake “of the woods” Magness was fishing out in Lighthouse Gap yesterday afternoon and got into some nice looking Walleyes. He was fishing in 28 feet of water using a gold 3/8 oz jig with a frozen shiner as bait. Jake stated that he didn’t catch anything under 17 inches and the biggest was 26 ½ inches. I had an opportunity to get up to Knights on two separate occasions a couple weeks ago and it was very impressive. The word on the street is that it’s still producing. We found a majority of bigger fish hanging out around the reefs in 18 to 24 feet of water. The jig of choice was a 3/8 oz. Chartreuse jig. If you don’t feel like going that far, or can’t drive the boat 20 miles to Knights, you will still do great on the south west side of Pine Island and Morris Gap. The Morris Gap washout in 12 to 14 feet has also been producing some nice Walleyes. The best method of catching those big buggers right now is jigging. When jigging, you will want to be using 3/8 or ½ oz. jigs. The Shiners are still being caught in the river, but the majority of success has still been on the lake right outside the gaps (Morris and Lighthouse). The Shiner run will last till throughout 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”! 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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