Rod and Reel Resort (Sioux Narrows area) - http://www.rodandreelresort.com/
Shangri-La Camp (Sioux Narrows area) - http://www.shangrilacamp.ca/
Crawfords Camp (Sioux Narrows area) - http://www.crawfordscamp.com/
Tomahawk Resort (Sioux Narrows area) - http://www.tomahawkresort.com/
Sunset Lodge (Northwest Angle) - http://www.sunsetlodgeresort.com/
Witch Bay Camp (Kenora area) - http://www.witchbay.com/
Darcy's Guide Service - http://www.darcysguideservice.com/
Spent 8 days on LOTW over the Labor Day holiday with a group of six fellow anglers. My time was split between doing some walleye fishing and also participating in my first tournament, Bassin' for Bucks. Both were fun and productive, but ultimately we had to withdrawal from the tournament because of a bout with what appeared to be food poisoning. But I have to say, I learned a lot about tournament fishing, the build up, the planning and also about how the team must have a common direction and be able to adapt to changes. I also learned that I have much to learn about bass fishing on LOTW, as most of my time is usually spent fishing for walleye when I am there. But regardless, it was a very educational event for me as I got to fish areas on the water that I had never fished before and also use techniques I had never applied before as well.
As far as the fishing, the group caught a lot of fish during the trip including walleye, SMB, LMB, crappie, perch, pike, sauger and also a few run-ins with some muskie as well. I did not spend as much time walleye fishing as I normally do on LOTW, but the fish I did catch were very solid fish with the bigger ones coming from the Whitefish Bay area.
The highlight of my week came on the last day fishing by myself when I landed my fish of the week, a 29 inch walleye that weighted in at just under 10 pounds
So my 2019 LOTW season has come to a close. The entire Midwest of the US and lower part of Canada experienced one of the most bizarre weather years I have seen which caused fishermen this year to be very adaptive. Having to be adaptive is not necessarily a bad thing though, as it causes one to fish in manners and places outside one's comfort zone and in the end one learns things that one may not have known before.