Thursday, July 9, 2009

Competitors of the MTT Fishing Tournament on Lake of the Woods are Ready to "Set the Hook"!!!!

Good morning to all!

Welcome to another edition of the Wigwam Fisherman’s Blog. This weekend, Lake of the Woods will be hosting the MTT (Minnesota Tournament Trail) Fishing Tournament and most of the competitors are staying with us at the Wigwam Resort for the week to pre-fish and compete. For the past few days most of the competitors have been pre-fishing Lake of the Woods and finding their very own favorite “secret spots”. I have been talking with some of the competitors in the evenings and each and every one of them are very excited about this weekend…they are all eager to “Set the Hook” on some big Walleyes. Each competitor believes that they have found their own little honey hole, which will produce the winning catch. I want to wish each and every competitor the best of luck this weekend, while they fish our majestic playground, Lake of the Woods.

The Wigwam Resort has put together some great summer specials and a number of people are starting to take advantage them. The fishing has been phenomenal all season and we look for that to continue. The Wigwam Resort’s “Customer Service” and “Northern Hospitality” are starting to gather major attention and the referrals are starting to roll in…for that I’d like to thank all of our past guest for spreading the good word…thank you! For our specials, please go to our website at and click the Specials button on the upper left side of the website on our home page. We are also adding pictures each and everyday of the fish that are being caught to give everyone a little “play by play” of how things are actually going this summer at the Wigwam Resort on beautiful Lake of the Woods (our playground).

Daily Fishing Report: Today we will have variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon hours, high 73F with winds S at 10 to 20 mph…there will be a 50% chance of rain. Tonight we will have isolated thunderstorms early, and then partly cloudy after midnight, low 59F with winds SW at 10 to 15 mph…there will be a 30% chance of rain. Tomorrow we will have sunshine and clouds mixed high 72F with winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Tomorrow night we will have some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight, low 49F with winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Today our fishing report will come from our guides (Tom Briggs and Billy Kloos). Morris Point in front of the washout and the west side of Pine Island the fish are still biting like crazy on the hammered gold spinners and crawlers. As I eluded to in yesterdays Daily Fishing Report my buddy Corey Estling, whom I learned is a daily reader of my blog, thanks Corey, said that Zipple Bay is still producing some nice fish. He and his kids have been pulling Shad Raps up and down the shore between Zipple and Long Point and having some great success…I like the call Corey and thanks for the update. Tom and Billy have been heading out into the big water in about 32 to 36 feet of water in the mud and anchoring and jigging. Their approximate location is about 5 miles north of Long Point towards Garden Island and approximately 7 miles north of Morris Point. They have been having success using Pink/Gold, Chartreuse/Orange and Chartreuse/Pink Jigs with frozen shiners as bait. Today and the next few days might be tough to do this though, because the wind will be picking up a bit and unless you have a big boat, it might be a little rough out there. 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!

Today my “shout out” will go to two guests that stayed and fished with us yesterday…Joy Perala and Tom Peterson. Joy and Tom had the opportunity to fish with the Wigwam Resort’s own Tom Briggs. Joy stated yesterday, and I quote “Today was the best day of fishing I have ever had”! Tom is from Perham, MN and Joy is from New York Mills, MN...the home of “Lund Boats”. I just wanted to thank both of them personally and wanted to tell them that we all appreciate their business and hope to see them back very soon. As I tell everyone, the one thing that the Wigwam has that no one else does, is our great staff, and not to mention, Tom Briggs. Tom puts you on the fish; each and every time…it’s unbelievable! If you’re coming to Lake of the Woods and need an excellent guide, call to book Tom Briggs today…you won’t be disappointed.

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

Wigwam Fisherman aka Jean-Paul Tessier
Wigwam Resort

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