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Wigwam Resort 19th Annual Beach Bash July 24, 2010, Will Rock Your Socks Off!

posted on 07/21/2010
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend on and off the lake. The Wigwam, as usual, was all over the fish this weekend on Lake of the Woods, and I love to see the smiles on our guests faces each and every day. This weekend was Tom’s Birthday, so Nina took him to Moon Dance and from the sounds of it; they had a great time…Happy Birthday Tom! I won’t disclose Tom’s age, but if you’re really interested in knowing, when you see him this weekend you can ask him…haha. Thanks everyone again for making this summer such a great time on Lake of the Woods, without you it wouldn’t be possible.

The Wigwam Resort’s 19th Annual Beach Bash will be held this Saturday, July 24th at the Wigwam Resort from 3 pm till close (1 am). The Wayne Renn Band will be the live entertainment all weekend long (Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights from 8 till 1 am). Saturday the band will be outside and we anticipate it to be a rocking occasion. Wayne and the band put on great shows each and every night, and everyone that has had the pleasure of hearing them can’t wait to see them again, so here’s your opportunity to see them again or see them for the fist time. We will be having a wide range of games with 100% payback to the participants. We have planned for the first time at Beach Bash, a Pig Roast, and I can’t wait to dig in and give it a try. I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few Pig Roasts before, and if you haven’t tried it before, you won’t be disappointed…I can’t wait! We will be giving away “Walleye Fins”, which will be fried up in our “Frying Saucers”, so don’t miss out on the Fins (we only have a limited amount, so as soon as there gone, there gone), and here’s your opportunity to get one of your own Frying Saucers. We look forward to seeing you all there for the party!

On the Lake of the Woods fishing front, the fishing is still awesome, but you have to know how to catch them, it isn’t as easy as going out there and dropping the anchor and just jigging anymore. The fish are still being caught in record numbers each and everyday, which a great number them are returned to our tremendous body of water. Just this morning I had the opportunity of speaking with a guest whom we took fishing yesterday, and he just had to comment on the size and quantity of the Walleyes this July compared to years past…he is absolutely amazed. If you want to experience the amazing fishing on Lake of the Woods, just as our guests are experiencing each and everyday, give us a call at (800) 448-9260 and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience there “Best Day of Fishing Ever”! We look forward to having you as our guest at the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods, Paradise without a Passport.

As many of you probably know, Lake of the Woods is on fire right now. The Walleye bite as never been better on a consistent basis. Lake of the Woods is spoiling people each and everyday, so if you’re on the fence about taking that trip to God’s Country, tip off that fence and head up north to “The Walleye Capitol of the World”…you won’t be disappointed. The tantalizing effect of setting the hook never gets old, I for one can attest to that. Remember, the Wigwam Resort on Lake of the Woods is Paradise without the Passport…come be our guest.

If you haven’t become a fan of the Wigwam Resort-low on Facebook, what are you waiting for? I’m posting on there daily and have found it a great way to communicate with everyone on a regular basis. I will be posting all of our weekly meal specials and drink specials on there also. Take advantage of Facebook and everything it allows you to do. We look forward to having you as our friends on Facebook. Also, we have just received a new stock of hats (seen pictured here). If you’d like to have the new Wigwam hat, and you don’t think you’ll be able to get back to see us soon, just give us a call and you can purchase the Wigwam hat over the phone (800) 448-9260. We will package and mail your order promptly.

Announcements…If you’re looking for some great fishing and lodging deals, check out the July Specials we will be offering on our website www.wigwamresortlow.com. We are running a Super Summer Special for the balance of the summer, until September 1st. Tom would like to celebrate his 12th year of ownership, and help more people experience Lake of the Woods, by offering $25.00 per person, per night lodging in our lodge every day (midweek & weekend). We would also like to offer $25.00 per person, per night lodging in our cabins, midweek only (Sunday night – Wednesday night) some restrictions will apply to minimum numbers of guest per cabin. Each lodging charge is subject to applicable federal, state and local sales tax. Applicable to new reservations only. 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!

If you’re looking for an affordable vacation this summer, at a first class fishing resort, you’ve just found it! For additional information, please call one of our knowledgeable staff members at (800) 448-9260, and start your journey to the “Walleye Capitol of the World”!

Today’s “Quote of the Day”…”In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” - Albert Schweitzer. This past weekend Jody, I and Vancouver had the opportunity of going blueberry picking in our fabulous and majestic Beltrami Island State Forest, which is just southwest of Baudette. As we drove down the gravel roads we marveled at the beauty, which God has created for us. We picked wild blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and even saw a few deer, grouse, black bear and numerous other wildlife creatures along the way. But, since the conception of the mobile phone and its amazing technology, many of us have become hooked to it, and we don’t lift our heads up to enjoy our surrounding beauty. Just this weekend I had the opportunity of viewing some individuals walking down the street, which were surfing or texting away without even lifting their heads…I have been guilty of this myself on a few different occasions. I’m not saying technology is bad, I utilize it more than the average individual, but I think that we all need to lift our heads sometime and step back to appreciate everything that has been given to us. I hope that will help you lift your heads and enjoy your amazing surroundings, no matter where you are…God Bless.

Daily Fishing Report: Today will be sunny, high 77F with winds light and variable. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms overnight, low 61F with winds light and variable…there will be a 30% chance of rain. Tomorrow we should have rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon; high around 75F with winds SE at 5 to 10 mph…there will be a 60% chance of rain. Tomorrow night should be mostly cloudy with showers and a few thunderstorms; low around 60F with winds NE at 10 to 15 mph…there will be a 60% chance of rain. Friday we should have a mix of sun and clouds, highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s. Saturday (Wigwam Resort Beach Bash) we should have occasional showers possible, highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s. Sunday should be mostly sunny, highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s. Today’s fishing report will be provided by me, Tom Briggs, Billy “The Sniper” Kloos, and Kevin "Tall Tale" Olmstead. The fish are still thick in the bowl 30 -32 feet of water from Lighthouse Gap to Long Point. This past weekend and week “again” I was catching fish each and everyway possible (jigging, drifting or trolling). Once again, I have never caught so many big fish at one time in my life…Lake of the Woods baby, Lake of the Woods. Frozen Shiners, Leaches, and Crawlers can be used with similar results out there right now…it just depends on what method of fishing to the bait being used. If you want to troll, or drift and pull spinners, use hammered gold, which is a Lake of the Woods sure thing. As far as the bait goes while pulling spinners you can use minnows “preferably live”, leaches, or my favorite, crawlers. When we have a good “Walleye Chop” out there, it’s still best to anchor and jig with a frozen shiner or a leech. If you plan on anchoring in the big lake, the best type of anchor to use is a spike anchor with at least 100’ of rope. 3/8 oz Jigs (Pink/Gold, Silver & Chartreuse/Green) with frozen shiners were the golden tickets this weekend and week. Every time I go out I long line Rapalas and Reef Runners with awesome success when the wind dies down and there is was no Walleye Chop. When fishing in deep water (30’ – 34’) I travel about 2.5-2.75 MPH and let out about 125-150 feet of line with TD-11 Rapalas and Reef Runners. This is one of my favorite ways to fish for “Big Walleye” on Lake of the Woods. Be sure to be hanging on, because when they hit you better be ready for a good fight. You can purchase your Jigs, Frozen Shiners, and Rapalas from the same place that I get mine, Log Cabin Bait, which is about ¾ of a mile south of the Wigwam on 172. Don’t forget, this weekend is the Wigwam Resorts 19th Annual Beach Bash and I hope to see you all up here, 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 next. 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 out to all the Wigwam Resort employees this week. Everyone is working hard to make sure the 19th Annual Beach Bash is its best ever. I just wanted to thank them all for their hard work and dedication to the Wigwam and all our guests. Thanks again guys and gals…take care and God Bless!

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

Wigwam Fisherman


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