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Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing is Almost Ready for Take Off

posted on 12/09/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. Hello all…I’ve been waiting for ice now for over 8 months, and it is finally here! The temps have dropped to “ice making levels” and we are a making ice. As of yesterday we had about 4-1/2 inches just off of the Wigwam docks, and one of my friends yesterday took a drive on a hovercraft out past Pine Island on the “Big Lake” and found 4 inches and ice as far as the eye can see. As of today conditions aren’t as harsh, but they are still very nice and cold. We are not supposed to break out of single digits and negative temps for the next week at least. This is very good news for all you ice fishing fanatics out there.

Tom (the owner of the Wigwam) is currently anticipating starting to move our houses out on the lake on Friday now, which is even a change from yesterday, because of the current change in weather conditions and we are making some great ice. We will be monitoring the condition very closely, but as stated, we are looking to now move our houses out on Friday/Saturday and start fishing on Sunday. Please follow the Daily Fishing Report, as I will be updating it daily from here on out.

I also wanted to share this with you…Tom and I yesterday attended a meeting with the DNR and got some great, that might be to lite, FANTASTIC news about the Walleye and Sauger populations and year classes that we will be fishing for this winter and years to come. The fact is, the Walleye population is on the rise and the Sauger population is through the roof. This is great news for all Lake of the Woods lovers and anyone looking for the best lake to fish. We are very excited about this and I believe this will drive many to Lake of the Woods for years to come. I would like to thank the DNR, all the people associated with the MN Fishery, and most of all the guests that come to fish Lake of the Woods. With the current slot size and current limits, Lake of the Woods will thrive for years and years. It is up to all of us to make sure that we are a contributing factor to its success…this is awesome news for all anglers alike!

Announcements…If you’re looking for some great ice fishing deals, checkout the current December specials we are offering on our website www.wigwamresortlow.com. We are running a December special that will give you a discount on packages purchased for January and February 2010. The specials will only last through the rest of December…you can’t beat them! Also, every Vikings game this season, we will have drink 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 we will have scattered flurries and snow showers…cold, with wind chills approaching -15F…there should only be a high 6F with winds N at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 30% chance of snow. Tonight should be cloudy and cold, with dangerously cold wind chills as low as -25F, low -11F with winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow we should see snow flurries or snow showers…very cold, high 6F with winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow night we should have on and off snow flurries are possible along with variably cloudy skies, with wind chills approaching -25F, low -7F with winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Friday should again be cloudy with flurries, highs in the low single digits and lows 1 to -3F. Saturday we should have a few snow showers, highs 2 to -2F and lows -8 to -12F. Sunday we should have times of sun and clouds, highs in the upper single digits and lows -2 to -6F. As of this morning we are currently looking to start moving the houses out this Friday/Saturday and start fishing on Sunday. We plan on moving our houses out on the big lake and plan on catching some nice Walleyes out there. Please keep checking the report daily, because things always change, but as of this morning this is what we are anticipating. We look forward to seeing all of you up here very shortly. 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!

I do have one shout out and that will go to my little brother (Ryan) who just had back surgery. I wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back to work and most importantly so you can be my fishing partner this winter. Take care; we are all praying for you!

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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