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Lighthouse Gap & Four Mile Bay Produce Big Sturgeon for the Fishing Minnesota Sturgeon Excursion

posted on 04/19/2010
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. I wanted to start by thanking each of the Fishing Minnesota members for allowing the Wigwam Resort to play a roll in your 2010 Sturgeon Excursion. It was pleasure meeting many of you, and hearing about each of your newly created Sturgeon adventures throughout. There was one gentleman in particular, Mr. Lonnie Staples from Mankato, MN. Lonnie was visiting us with the Matt Cake Group, and it just happened to be Lonnies first time fishing Sturgeon when he hooked into a 68” X 28” monster Sturgeon…what a specimen! When Lonnie came into the Wigwam after Friday’s day of fishing, he was all smiles and couldn’t wait to share his story…now that’s what it’s all about! I hope to see many of you up here in the near future creating your own fishing tales from Lake of the Woods.

This past weekend brought us many new faces to the Wigwam Resort, many of whom are just starting to Sturgeon fish and still have so many questions. All I have to say is keep asking questions from the guys that do it frequently and try it all out. Sturgeon fishing isn’t too complicated, but you need to have the right equipment to fully enjoy the experience. Next weekend we will be hosting the 2010 IDO (In-Depth Outdoors) Sturgeon Excursion and it would be another great opportunity to come up and take a couple lessons from the guys that have been fishing for Sturgeon for years. Reeling in a monster Sturgeon is truly an accomplishment and something to cherish. If anyone has any question about Sturgeon fishing, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at the office, or get on the forums at IDOfishing.com, Fishingminnesota.com and Lakestatefishing.com. I want to make sure that your next fishing trip is a successful fishing trip.

ATTENTION STURGEON FISHERMAN!!!! I want to remind everyone that Sturgeon Fishing Season is here, and the Wigwam Resort will be hosting one more event for Sturgeon enthusiasts this April. There are only a few rooms left available for the In Depth Outdoors Sturgeon Excursion April 23rd & 24th. We will be having a fish fry Friday 23rd and Roast Beef Buffet on Saturday 24th…everyone is welcome to participate…the more the merrier. Also, don’t forget about the GUIDED STURGEON FISHING TRIPS offered at the Wigwam Resort this Spring. For more information, please see the Spring Fishing page on our website (www.wigwamresortlow.com), or contact one of our helpful staff members @ (800) 448-9260. If you’ve been waiting to fish Sturgeon this is the perfect time of year to do it…there will be plenty of people to help you find out all the secrets to a successful Sturgeon fishing trip. See you all at the Wigwam!

Today’s “Quote of the Day”…”A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill. For those of you that are able to read my blog on a regular basis, and for those of you whom I call my friends, each of you could probably guess that I am most definitely an “optimist”. I’m a firm believer in this quote, and by living this way, it has greatly improved my life day in and day out. I surround myself with hard working optimistic people whom want to learn and face new challenges…I have no room for a pessimist. I fully understand that everything doesn’t always workout the way we plan, even with an optimistic approach and a smile on your face. What it does do, is fill our hearts with the belief that something can be done, and whatever it is, we’ll do it with a smile on our faces and a positive attitude, so others can feed off of us to accomplish our goals. Be the optimist, not the pessimist, and you will live a happier and more fulfilling life. Take it from me first hand, it really works, my life today is a perfect example of that…God Bless.

Announcements…Tami and the Bachelor will be the live entertainment this coming weekend, April 23rd & 24th. We have dropped all of our lodging prices to our Spring Special price of $35 per person per night till the Walleye Opener on May 15th. If you’re looking for some great fishing and lodging deals, check out the April specials we will be offering on our website www.wigwamresortlow.com. We plan to run an April special that will give you a discount on packages purchased for May 2010. The specials will only last through the rest of April…you can’t beat them!

Daily Fishing Report: Today we should have plentiful sunshine and it will be warm, high 71F with winds light and variable. Tonight should be mostly clear, low 36F with winds light and variable. Tomorrow should be generally sunny, high near 70F with winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow night we should have partly cloudy skies, low 33F with winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday we should have plenty of sun, highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 30s. Thursday the clouds should be giving way to some sun, highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s. Friday we should have times of sun and clouds, highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 30s. Today’s fishing report will come from me and some local fisherman, and will be no different from the last posting. If you’re a Sturgeon fisherman there are only a few places you’ll want to be for the next week or two, that’s in Lighthouse Gap and Four Mile Bay. Everyone’s catching Sturgeon out there right now in good numbers, and there are also some BIG STURGEON being catch…plenty of them being 60” plus. All you need is your heavy duty pole, 50 lb test line, 3 oz sinker, a 1’ – 2’ mono leader, a circle hook and a gob of crawlers, and you’re in business! Good luck and Happy Fishing to all! Thanks for fishing with us and visiting with us at the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods.

My shout out today will go to the Myers family in Warroad, MN. I just learned today that Lynda Myers (age 64) just lost her 11 month battle with cancer…I’m so sorry for your loss. The Myers family has been our family friends since my folks moved from International Falls to Warroad in the summer of 1992. The best treatment for your loss, will be what the best treatment for me was when I lost my Father to cancer back in 2006, surround yourselves with family and close friends and remember the great life they lived. Nothing is going to take the pain away, but being able to fill your heart and mind with the great memories from the years past, helps ease the pain a little. Our hearts and prayers are will you guys…God Bless.

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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