The Minnesota Tournament Trail wrapped up another great year!

The Minnesota Tournament Trail wrapped up another great year!

The Minnesota Tournament Trail wrapped up another great year!  It was extremely competitive this year with many big weights caught and released.  The photo and release format brings a different tactic and skill to the contest.  Competitors are focused on big fish and not having to consider the 19” Walleye in their bag.  It was a big week with many big Walleye caught and released. We have continued to cover the big lake and choosing locations based on wind and ability to fish.  Drifting with crawlers is still active but we are moving more towards the anchor and jig.  We are seeing more Shiner minnows in the river each day.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

This week appears to be a warm up for the fall.  We have 40’s for lows and 70’s for highs.

 

FISH ON!

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Big lake, Big Walleye, Great Days!

Big lake, Big Walleye, Great Days!

LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT September 13, 2020

 

Big lake, Big Walleye, Great Days!  The Walleye Masters spent most of the week on the North side of the lake with a couple of exceptions due to wind.  As we drive through the Lighthouse Gap area you can see the water is muddy and there are schools of Shiner minnows present on our graphs.   A friendly reminder, it is not appropriate to fish in a marked channel like the Lighthouse Gap.  We had a mix of drifting with spinners and crawlers and anchored and jigging.  The anchor and jigging will become more of a staple soon.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

This week looks like a repeat.  We have 30’s for lows and we may get to the 70’s for highs.

 

FISH ON!

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Fishing continues to be successful

Fishing continues to be successful

LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT September 6, 2020

 

Fall is near, we are seeing the migrating birds flocking up and each day there are more pinhead sized shiner minnows behind the charter boats.  Fishing continues to be successful; our Walleye Master Guides continue to cover the lake fishing many different areas.  We are still drifting with spinners and anticipate that we are a few weeks away from the steady jig bite.  Temperature change will certainly be a factor.  Daylight hours are getting shorter and we are starting to see the trees getting ready to change.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  We have had a great season with wonderful memories being made.  Don’t let the end of summer coming near give you a false sense of urgency or place a demand on you to come when you shouldn’t.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

Cooling down some more this week!  We have 30’s for lows and 50’s for highs forecasted this week.  Some of the days are warmer, today is the only one to possibly hit the 70’s.

 

FISH ON!

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Our Walleye Master Guides have mostly been drifting spinners

Our Walleye Master Guides have mostly been drifting spinners

More great fishing!  The majority of the work this past week was in Little Traverse Bay.  Our Walleye Master Guides have mostly been drifting spinners and crawlers in 8-23 feet of water.  Each day the depth of the best bite has been changing.  Others have been trolling with plugs.  We are seeing a mix of forage being taken with crayfish and perch currently being staples.  Rock areas are holding many fish.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  We have had a great season with wonderful memories being made.  Don’t let the end of summer coming near give you a false sense of urgency or place a demand on you to come when you shouldn’t.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

As the Fonz would say, AAAAY, Cool weather coming this week!  More of the sunshine with highs touching 70 and lows at 40’s for the overnights.

 

FISH ON!

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More great fishing!

More great fishing!

More great fishing!  We continue to be working both Big and Little Traverse Bays.  Each day creates a decision made based on the weather.  There are schools of Walleye in many locations and our Walleye Master Guides are keeping up with them all across the lake.  Some are drifting or tolling with spinners, while others choose to troll with plugs.  We have been working a variety of depths this past week from 14-32 feet depending on presentation and weather.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  We have had a great season with wonderful memories being made.  Don’t let the end of summer coming near give you a false sense of urgency or place a demand on you to come when you shouldn’t.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

The week ahead is looking great!  More of the sunshine with highs around 80’s and lows at 50’s for the overnights.

 

FISH ON!

1-800-PRO FISH

Good Fishing, but too much wind this past week!

Good Fishing, but too much wind this past week!

BORDER VIEW LODGE

LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT August 16, 2020

 

Good Fishing, but too much wind this past week!   Except for today, the forecast is showing much less wind compared to last week.  The Walleye Master Guides are looking forward to more great days of drifting with spinners.  There continues to be a great bite in both Big and Little Traverse Bays.  The weather this past week had much to do with the decision of where to be.  Again, Anglers brought in great catches with some wonderful trophy releases.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  We have had a great season with wonderful memories being made.  Don’t let the end of summer coming near give you a false sense of urgency or place a demand on you to come when you shouldn’t.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

The week ahead is looking like less wind, and we really appreciate that!  More of the sunshine with highs around 80’s and lows at 50’s for the overnights.

 

FISH ON!

1-800-PRO FISH

Another week of drifting with spinners and another week of great catches!

Another week of drifting with spinners and another week of great catches!

BORDER VIEW LODGE

LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT August 9, 2020

 

Another week of drifting with spinners and another week of great catches!  Our Walleye Master Guides continue to work Big Traverse Bay in the deeper waters 36 foot or so.  Crawlers on a spinner work great, some Anglers are using lead core with plugs or spinners.  There has been great success either way.

 

A few helpful reminders for everyone, if you’re feeling sick please do not come.  In Minnesota wearing a mask while you are indoors is required.  This includes check in and check out, buying items in the store, on your way to and from dining tables, bathroom or the bar.  If you have been around others who are sick, please quarantine or get tested before going out.  We have had a great season with wonderful memories being made.  Don’t let the end of summer coming near give you a false sense of urgency or place a demand on you to come when you shouldn’t.  Also, prepare yourself for things taking a little longer than normal.  Our staff is doing its best, but things take longer with extra cleaning and social distancing.   Dinner reservations are more spread out and even though we have more tables we are not able to use them all.  Many have tried to point at the empty tables and say hey, what about that one, but it doesn’t work that way anymore.  Also, you need to plan on doing your part by waiting for the fish cleaning house to empty before entering.  Plan that you may not be able to just jump right in and start cleaning your catch.  This is especially true when all of the guides are cleaning fish, typically 5-6 PM every day.

 

The week ahead is looking great again!  More of the sunshine with highs around 80’s and lows at 50’s for the overnights.

 

FISH ON!

1-800-PRO FISH

Crayfish matter!

Crayfish matter!

BORDER VIEW LODGE

LAKE OF THE WOODS ORIGINAL WEEKLY FISHING REPORT August 2, 2020

 

Crayfish matter!  We are still having a great bite drifting in the shallow sand areas with nice sized keepers.   The deep pods of crayfish have seemed to finish molting, while they put on a harder shell the big Walleye deep in the middle of Big Traverse are now biting strong while drifting it with spinners.  Yesterday Captain Lanny’s crew put on a clinic with one big Walleye after another, the trend lasted a couple hours.

 

Another week of projects here at Border View Lodge, the new floating dock is in and we are continuing to work on leveling the permanent docks from the frost heaves.

 

The week ahead is looking great again!  More of the sunshine with highs around 78 and lows at 50 overnights.

 

FISH ON!

1-800-PRO FISH

So many big Walleye!

So many big Walleye!

So many big Walleye!  The action continues to be great, and nothing beats a fresh Walleye dinner with a 2nd day of fishing for a limit to take home.  We are still unable to do shore lunch but catch of the day for dinner is awesome!

 

More drifting with spinners this past week.  Little Traverse is where the action is.  The normal array of colors is in play, gold, chartreuse and glow red.  We have been going through a lot of night crawlers.  With Canada being closed it has affected the inventory and the price.

 

High heat and humidity yesterday and now the week ahead is looking great.  Sunshine with highs around 78 and lows at 50 overnights.

 

FISH ON!

1-800-PRO FISH

Angling continues on the North side of the lake

Angling continues on the North side of the lake!

We have had more great action this past week.  Angling continues on the North side of the lake.  The best thing about doing what we do here at Border View Lodge is meeting so many different people!  The world is filled with wonderful people, surround yourself with them!  We like your hat Phil Gill! We have been really busy this spring and summer and we are glad to see so many great people.  We will continue to keep up our cleaning and processes to keep everyone as safe as possible.

More drifting with spinners this past week.  The normal array of colors is in play, gold, chartreuse and glow red.

There are many opportunities in the area for a person wanting to relocate to here.  There is housing available and there are many job opportunities here in Baudette.  We are currently hiring for all departments, additionally we have project work with temporary help needed.  If you think you may want to fill a spot give us a call.

This week’s forecast shows more of the same summer weather as we have had the last few weeks.  Still having 30-degree temperature changes.  High’s in the upper 80’s and lows into the upper 50’s this week.

FISH ON!

1-800-PRO FISH