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Only 2 More Days till the 2010 Walleye Opener on Lake of the Woods

posted on 05/13/2010
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. This past week I have been working diligently to get ready for the Walleye Opener and build a deck. One has been going very quickly and the other is taking much longer than I anticipated, and I bet everyone can tell which is which…haha. As far as the Walleye Opener goes, things are coming together very nicely. This year’s weather forecast for the opener is outstanding, I wish I could get into a time machine and fast forward a few days…I have a terrible case of “Walleye Fever”. Last night I took out all my rods and tackle boxes and started to get them ready for Saturday. After I had completed all of my necessary tasks, I put my own little touch on some of my lures, with a little lure tape Jody had purchased for me while we were out in Montana. I can’t tell you how my “upgrades” will work, but rest assured, you will find out in due time, good or bad.

I stated this in the last blog, but it must be said again. With Walleye season right around the corner, there should be no other place to go than Lake of the Woods and Baudette, MN, which is know by millions as the “Walleye Capitol of the World”! With a bountiful supply of Walleye, Sauger, Perch, Northern Pike, and Small Mouth Bass, Lake of the Woods is like a massive magnet pulling anglers in from thousands of miles around every single day. If you are one of the few that haven’t had the chance to experience our tremendous fishery, please give us a call and we’d love to show you around our backyard. We love to help people experience the feeling of hooking into there own trophy fish on Lake of the Woods. Every time I hear a new fishing tale, it gets me just as excited as the person telling it. I love Lake of the Woods and all of its tremendous beauty, come share that with us this summer!

Today’s “Quote of the Day”…”Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.” - Horace. Jody forwarded me this quote yesterday, I think because of what I’m going through with the deck right now…haha. All sarcasm aside, each and everyday, life’s path throws us different and unique curveballs. To combat each unique obstacle correctly, we should keep an even/level mind. From my law school days, I know that each individual interprets things differently. The way I interpret this is, stay calm and collective under pressure and it will allow you to make the right decisions, no matter what pressure you’re under. During my younger years, I didn’t abide by this concept and it cost me dearly with each and every wrong decision I made. Now as a wiser and somewhat older man, I live by this concept and the decisions I make these days are usually the right ones. I hope this will help everyone who is facing steep challenges keep an even mind when making decisions, big or small…God Bless.

Announcements…The Walleye Opener is on May 15th. If you’re looking for some great fishing and lodging deals, check out the May specials we will be offering on our website www.wigwamresortlow.com. We are running a May Special that will give you a discount on packages purchased for July 2010. The specials will only last through the rest of May…you can’t beat them! I also wanted to tell you all about our Veterans and Armed Forces Special, which we have running 365 days a year. Wigwam Resort gives Veterans and our currently enlisted Armed Forces a 10% discount on any package plus whatever specials we are giving. We want to thank you all for your service…God Bless America!

Daily Fishing Report: Today we should see rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain for the afternoon, high 49F with winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 80% chance of rain. Tonight we should see rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers overnight, low near 40F with winds N at 5 to 10 mph…there will be a 70% chance of rain. Tomorrow we should see showers in the morning, and then partly cloudy in the afternoon, high 66F with winds NW at 5 to 10 mph…there will be a 40% chance of rain. Tomorrow night we should have partly cloudy skies, low 46F with winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday (Walleye Opener) will be mostly sunny, highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s. Sunday there will be occasional showers possible, highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s. Monday we should have times of sun and clouds, highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s. Today’s fishing report will be provided by me and a few of our local fishermen. Our predictions for the opening weekend were pretty constant, which will be Four Mile Bay, Lighthouse Gap, Morris Gap, and all around Pine Island. The method of fishing you will want to be doing this opener is anchor and jigging. The best type of anchor to use on Lake of the Woods is a spike anchor with at least 100’ of rope. I will personally be fishing with 3/8 oz Jigs (Pink/Gold, White/Gold, and Chartreuse/Gold) and frozen shiners. You can purchase your Jigs and Frozen Shiners from the same place that I get them from, Log Cabin Bait, which is about ¾ of a mile south of the Wigwam on 172. I hope to see you all up here on the opener, but if you can’t make it, keep checking out the fishing report…I’ll give you all the hard facts as soon as I find out where they’re hiding. 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 all the Wigwam Staff that has been spring cleaning so diligently and getting everything ready for the opener. Each of you do a tremendous job and I wanted to publicly thank you for your service, hard work and fantastic attitudes. It makes it easy to love your job when you have great people surrounding you, and that’s the case at the Wigwam Resort. Thanks again for everything!

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

Wigwam Fisherman


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