Good Fishing, but too much wind this past week!
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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.