June 15, 2016

Received the June 15th LOTW Tourism Bureau Fishing report this morning!! Enjoy!! We have 2 days of rain and the water is flowing in the ditches.
Put a stop to our work in the woods for now.
Going to get check on gravel, lumber, etc this weekend, get the overdue errands done.
We have a visitor coming too!! My (Connie’s) Mom.
First time to LOTW’s in a very long time! Mom want’s to check-out what is happening up in this neck of the woods!! Perfect timing with all the errands and she can see all we have going on here at the lake! ?
Enjoy the fishing report and have a fantastic weekend!
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Fishing Report For June 15, 2016
A great week of fishing despite varying weather conditions. Despite the weather, the fish still ate. Jig and minnow is still best tactic but pulling spinners is gaining. Guides are finding fish. Depths in 8-15 feet while pulling spinners tipped with a crawler or leech on south shore and jigging with a minnow on reefs in 15-30 feet. Gold jigs and spinners are doing great. Trolling crank baits in the shallows after dinner producing walleyes and northerns.
On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught near the mouth of the river and into four mile bay. The smaller walleyes and saugers are being caught further up river. Jigs and minnows remains best option for catching walleyes. Most anglers fishing the lake. On windy days the river has proved to be a viable option to put fish in the box.
Up at the NW Angle, Resorts and guides are finding walleyes in 20′ or less targeting points pulling crawler harnesses or 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow. Some walleyes being caught off resort docks and in shallow bays. Fishing has been excellent. Muskie season opens this Saturday. Lodging, guides, and charters atwww.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.

June 14, 2016

Dec is only 6 months away!

This past winter we were able to get our Sleepers out on the lake the Monday after Christmas.  We are hoping, as we do each year, for the lake to freeze well this coming Nov/Dec.

It is not to early to think about your winter fishing trip.  We do have several weekends where all Sleepers have already been booked.

This year we will have 6 – 10 x 18 Sleepers and 1 – 8 x 16.

You don’t have to wait!  We take reservations throughout the year, call anytime!  The reservation book is close by all the time!!

Call Me, Connie, at 320-630-6734 to book your fishing trip today!!IMG_5951IMG_5949IMG_5948IMG_5954IMG_5972IMG_594210x183057 (480x640)100_6138 (640x480)Bob Barnes Grandson Jasons son March 2015IMG_2838

Tim Fishing in the Day House
Tim Fishing in the Day House

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Baxter
Baxter

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Next step! Frying pan!
Next step! Frying pan!
First Walleye?
First Walleye?
Bucket or Hole?
Bucket or Hole?
Day House #5
Day House #5

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June 14, 2016

Huge Thank-you to all our children and grand-children that were able to come to our home this past weekend and volunteered to help out with tree cutting, limbing, hauling branches, piling it all up to burn, and mowing grass.
We have a good start on the new road.
Also the work done on the Dozer, Dumptruck, and lawnmower!
You were all so awesome.
Of course, all the fun we mixed in was so great, water balloon fights, swimming, and enjoying hanging out together after the work was done!
❤️-c-

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Looking pretty good, long way to go!! Start of the new road for Cabin’s, RV, and winter access!
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Blake running the Bobcat! Steve worked the chainsaw all day!!! Best help ever!
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Girl Power!!!
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Jay getting all the dirt off the stumps before going to the burn pile.
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Meeting of the minds!
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Jay cutting all the limbs off the trees before we cut them into 8 ft pieces.
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Dozer Dale
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Just a working away!
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Standing back, Timber!!

June 9, 2016

Well making progress!

-RV sites are measured, pictures taken and have the blueprint from our Architect for the layout of the RV sites and cabins!

-4 of the 5 “Biffy’s” are painted

-Lawn was needing to be cut.

We have Kids and Grand kids coming to help this weekend clearing trees and brush cause this girl got a burning permit.
Hopefully we get the Thumb’s up when we activate the permit Saturday!!

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June 9, 2016

Today’s email from Lake of the Woods Tourism 6/9/16
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Lots of fish to be had all around the lake. June showers were abundant but that didn’t seem to faze the fish. Jig and minnow remains top dog as far as tactics go. Guides are on fish. Depths in 18-28 feet are holding strong on the south shore and reefs are producing as well. Jigs with gold are doing great when accompanied with a rattle. Trolling crank baits in the shallows after dinner are producing some fish.
On the Rainy River, walleyes are being caught near the mouth of the river and into four mile bay. Many smaller walleyes and saugers are being caught further up river. Jigs and minnows remains best option for catching walleyes. Most anglers fishing the lake.
Up at the NW Angle, water temp is 63 degrees. Resorts and guides are finding walleyes in 20′ or less targeting points pulling crawler harnesses or 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow. Smallies are the beds.
www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com

Week of June 6, 2016

This week’s Connie’s TO DO list!

Take Bobcat and bring the remaining 5 Biffy’s up to Shop for painting.

Start painting Biffy’s

Measure all campsites

Pick up burning permit

Check on lumber prices in area! Need to get another 10 x 18 built this summer!!

Mow lawn when needed

Guess I can’t get in trouble with this list.

Loving it!!-c-

June 5, 2016

Generator Boxes and Biffy’s: completed Primed/Painted/Reflector taped
Propane tanks now all have reflector tape all around!!
Dozer tear down has begun-need to repair the frame and replace belts, water pump, alternator, and putting in a block heater!!
Happy Camper’s!!

Primer/Paint/Reflector tape - Generator boxes crossed off the "To-Do" list!
Primer/Paint/Reflector tape – Generator boxes crossed off the “To-Do” list!
2 Biffy's that we didn't get completed last year are now primed, painted! Next reflector tape once the paints dry.
2 Biffy’s that we didn’t get completed last year are now primed, painted! Next reflector tape once the paints dry.
There they are All Done!!!!
There they are All Done!!!!
Reflector tape now on all the 120's!!
Reflector tape now on all the 120’s!!
Tracks are off the dozer, now we can start tearing her down to fix her up!
Tracks are off the dozer, now we can start tearing her down to fix her up!
Blade is off!!
Blade is off!!
Tracks are off !
Tracks are off !
Tearing her down! Finding the spots that are broke and need new fabricating done.
Tearing her down! Finding the spots that are broke and need new fabricating done.

June 2nd 2016

Just received the June 1 fishing report from our LOTW’s Tourism Bureau!!
Enjoy!!! Those bright colors, Pink, chartreuse & Gold, etc. always seem to be the ticket! Think FLASHY!!!
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Fishing Report For June 1, 2016
Mother Nature offered many different weather conditions this weekend for anglers but the walleyes didn’t seem to mind. Fish being caught around the lake and the reefs are heating up. Depths to key in on are 7-14’ and 20-27’. Anglers are using many tactics to catch fish. Jigging with a minnow, pulling spinners with leeches or crawlers, or trolling crankbaits have all put walleyes in the boat this week. Best colors are gold, and bright colors such as orange, chartreuse, or pink.
On the Rainy River, walleyes being caught up and down the river. Key depth is 5-17 feet of water. Bright colored jigs tipped with a minor working best. Some anglers having success trolling crankbaits.
Up at the NW Angle, resorts and guides continue to find both eater and picture fish. 10-27 feet of water is producing walleyes of all sizes by pulling crawler harnesses or 1/4 ounce jigs in pink and gold while tipped with a minnow. In Canada working adjacent to deep water is producing good fish in 12-24 feet. Lodging, guides, charters, area attractions and more from around the lake at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com
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Can’t thank you enough!
Dale & Connie Peterson