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Ice Fishing on Lake of the Woods is something the Whole Family Can Enjoy

posted on 12/17/2009
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. This week we saw another diverse crowd visit us for there fishing excursions/vacations, and one in particular group caught my eye. This group was the Lloyd Group from Laporte, MN, which consisted of 3 generations of fishermen (Jack (Grandfather), John (Father), Ray (Son) and Ben (Son)). It was a pleasure to see fathers and grandfathers fishing with their children and grandchildren. It reminded me of my childhood days back on Rainy Lake, when I was able to go fishing with my father and grandfather. I carry many of those fabulous memories with me always and I hope that the two youngsters (Ray and Ben) that were fishing with dad and grandpa will also carry those great memories for years to come.



Fishing has been absolutely phenomenal this first ice, as it usually is on Lake of the Woods this time of year, and we don’t anticipate the fishing to slow a bit. This morning as I spoke with guests that were checking out after their stay with us, the common anthem was that the bit was currently solid, but it had been a little light the past few days…music to this fisherman’s ears that the fish are hitting better. Even thought the fish the past few days had been biting very lightly, there was still plenty of action. When you have a very light bit, we recommend using about half of a minnow and setting the hook quickly when you do get that light bite.

The lures that have been working well are the “Stop Signs”, “Demons” and “Chubby Darters”. You want to be using anything that glows right now to get the best success possible…white, green and pink are the best!



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 should have scattered flurries and snow showers, high near 20F with winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph…there will be a 30% chance of snow. Tonight should be cloudy, low 6F with winds light and variable. Tomorrow should be cloudy with a few flurries are possible, high 19F with winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow night we should see some flurries during the evening hours, then cloudy skies overnight, low near 5F with winds light and variable. Saturday should be cloudy, highs in the mid teens and lows in the mid single digits. Sunday we should see snow showers at times, highs in the mid teens and lows in the mid single digits. Monday it should be cloudy with flurries, highs in the mid teens and lows in the low single digits. Yesterday our houses that we have on the southwest side of Pine Island produced some great quantities of Walleye and Sauger once again. About 95% of the ice fishermen that I had the opportunity to speak with yesterday had great success, which was consistent with the few previous days. All the action is taking place, west of Pine Island and north of Morris Point Gap. From 7 to 11 am you will want to be fishing in 14-18 feet of water and then after that move to 18-24 feet of water till dark. A few days ago, one of our ice guides/instructors (Jake “of the Woods” Magness) was fishing in 18-20 feet of water, directly out from Morris Point Gap, which is right where we have our houses at this time, and he was having some great success. The ice thickness out there is currently 12-14 inches and growing every hour. I hope to get out fishing Sunday, the resort will be swamped this weekend, so I might not be able to head out till after the weekend rush. I hope to be able to experience what are guests are experiencing. 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!



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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort
www.wigwamresortlow.com




Wigwam Fisherman

www.wigwamresortlow.com


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