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Windy Weather Can’t Stop the Bite on Lake of the Woods, The Walleye Capitol of the World!

posted on 08/23/2010
Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. This past weekend we had some AWESOME weather, which was accompanied by some FANTASTIC fishing. I had the pleasure of fishing with a couple groups this weekend, the Scott St. Arnold Group on Friday. and the Mark Peterson Group on Saturday and Sunday morning. Both crews were very enjoyable and I just wanted to thank them both for choosing the Wigwam Resort as their vacation destinations this summer. We know that you can go anywhere you’d like, and we’re thankful that we have the opportunity to have you as our guests.

The next few days will be very windy on Lake of the Woods, so I’m going to try to get up to Little Oak Island tonight and fish up north tomorrow. I don’t know if the wind will allow me to do this, but I’m going to give it the old “college try”. I will post and let you know how my experience was this Wednesday when I get back to civilization…haha. I plan to fish with Scotty Olmstead, one of Tom’s really good friends from the Twin Cities area. I don’t know what I’ll be searching for, maybe the Musky’s, maybe the Smally’s, I just don’t know yet, but one things for sure, I’ll be fishing!

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 August 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”…”Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.” - George Washington. WOW…I don’t remember learning this one in school. Maybe it should be taught…just my humble opinion. Our first President and one of our Founding Fathers had it right on with this one. My Father tried to instill these principles in each of our family members, and it has helped me meet people and surround myself with good quality friends throughout my life. I challenge you all to reflect on this quote and live by these words, and together let us make this world a better place…God Bless.

Daily Fishing Report: Today will be windy with isolated thunderstorms developing, near record high temperatures, high 88F with winds S at 20 to 30 mph…there will be a 30% chance of rain. Tonight we will have variably cloudiness with scattered thunderstorms, low 57F with winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 60% chance of rain. Tomorrow should be windy with a few showers developing later in the day, high 67F with winds W at 20 to 30 mph…there will be a 30% chance of rain. Tomorrow night we should have showers in the evening becoming less numerous overnight, low 48F with winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph…there will be a 40% chance of rain. Wednesday we should have more sun than clouds, highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s. Thursday we should have sunshine, highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s. Friday it should be windy with sunshine, highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s. Today’s fishing report will be provided by Billy “The Sniper” Kloos, Kevin "Tall Tale" Olmstead and I. This weekend the wind was down and we were able to fish all over the lake. The rocks produced very well for me this weekend, and the mud flats produced very well for the Sniper and Tall Tale. I was drifting and pulling spinners with crawlers as bait over North Bridges Reef and the 9 Footer. The Sniper and Tall Tale drifted with spinners, and also dropped the downriggers out in the mud. They both had their limits about an hour after dropping the riggers. I personally am not a downrigger fisherman, but the Walleyes loved the Rapalas on the riggers this weekend, that’s for sure! We still have been absolutely crushing the Walleyes all over the lake. When we have a south, southwest and west wind the area straight out from Graceton Rd has been a little honey hole of sorts also. We are still using the hammered gold and pink/gold spinners with crawlers and leeches. You can purchase your Jigs, Frozen Shiners, Spinners, Crawlers, leeches, 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. I must state this again, in my 18 years of fishing Lake of the Woods; I’ve never seen the fishing this good on such a consistent basis. Don’t wait too long to make your plans to visit us, because you never know how long it will last…I hope forever! 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 employees. This weekend I was approached by a number of our first time guests and they were so impressed with our staffs attitude and willingness to interact with the guests. We have a great crew working with us here at the Wigwam Resort and I want to personally thank each of them for all their hard work, and also for showing up here each and everyday with great attitudes for the guests. I know first hand that everyone has their own problems they face at home, and it is a testament to our staff that they can place personal issues on the back burner to make sure our guests have an AWESOME experience on Lake of the Woods, the Walleye Capitol of the World! Thanks again to the entire Wigwam Resort Staff!

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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