Open Water Fishing

Wigwam Resort open water fishing
Legendary fishing at the Walleye Capital of the World

Blessed by some of the greatest fishing in the world and situated right at the front door to take full advantage of it. That’s what makes the Wigwam Resort special to our visitors. Our experienced guided launches and excursions put you right in position for exciting adventures any time of year you choose.Reservations: 800.448.9260


seasons for species

Spring Fishing
Come to the walleye capital of the world and enjoy some exceptional fishing once the winter ice is off the river. Our lodge is a sportsman’s paradise, located directly in front of the gap of the Rainy River—where the best fishing spots can be found. Enjoy the nice spring weather as you cast your reel in search of post-spawn walleyes, northern pike, and small mouth bass which are all active during this season. Sturgeon fishing is at its best in the spring so try your hand at catching one of these giant river monsters.Summer Fishing
Summer is the season for trophy fish on Lake of the Woods, so bring your friends and join us for our famous Wigwam Shore lunch. If you have yet to join us for this experience, you are in for a treat! The Wigwam Resort specially prepares your catch in our secret lightly breaded mix, our famous shore lunch potatoes, beans, and bread. Our exclusive shore lunch is only prepared for groups of 6 or more so bring your group on over and see who can catch that trophy fish!Wigwam Resort open water fishing
  Fall Fishing
Fall at Wigwam Resort is the ideal season for the outdoorsman! Just as the temperatures begin to drop and the good fishing begins to decline in most other parts of the country, the Lake of the Woods is teeming with staggering numbers of Walleye, Sauger and Sturgeon. Combine your interests during this relaxed season on the lake and take the opportunity to have a great hunting and fishing adventure. Our access to hunting grounds is second only to our fishing access, and we’re highly equipped to offer amazing experiences in both sports.Charter Boat Fishing
We offer guided charter trips with our 27-foot Sportscrafts and our 20-foot Larson. Charter trips include a guided experience with one of our experienced Coast Guard Licensed Captains. Wigwam provides the poles, tackle, bait, fish cleaning and fish packaging. Each vessel is set up with all the equipment you could possibly need to embark upon your great fishing adventure! Our high-tech, heavy-duty fiberglass boats are equipped with electronics, downriggers, and hook and line setups—all to help you snag that trophy fish. Our expert guides know where to find the best catches, and while we are here to cater to your every need, you just can’t go wrong.


Want to join us? Consider these options…

Daily Launch Trips

Up to 6 people at one time can experience this guided experience on Lake of the Woods.  Rods, reels, tackle and bait are provided. All launches are equipped with downriggers.

  Boat Option
Half Day
Full Day
  27-foot Sportcraft $75.00/person, 4hrs $120.00/person, 8hrs
  Full Boat Guided Charter $425.00/group, 4hrs $720.00/group, 8hrs
      (1-6 people)    
  Private Guided Charter
$325.00/group, 4hrs $425.00/group, 8hrs
      (1-3 people)    

SPRING LODGING RATES  $32 plus tax per person per night
Combine the low lodging rate with a private guide for an ultimate fishing experience for early river fishing. These low spring lodging rates are applicable to lodge rooms or cabins!

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 4.17.08 PM

Lodge Rooms — $40.00 plus tax per person per night
Cabins — $50.00 plus tax per person per night



All packages include lodging in a cabin or lodge room, charter fishing including guide, bait, poles and tackle, plus cleaning and packaging of your fish.

  Length of Stay
with Cabin
with Lodge Room
  4 Nights Lodging, 3 Days Fishing
  3 Nights Lodging, 2 Days Fishing
  2 Nights Lodging, 2 Days Fishing
  2 Nights Lodging, 1 Day Fishing

All prices are per person plus taxes.

“I have been fishing from Alaska to Mexico and I can say you rank right with the best of them. The fishing is world-class and the Wigwam just puts a cherry on top of it with roomy cabins, nice lodge and great fish cleaning house. Your friendly staff makes it really pleasant and they gave us great tips on what to use and where to go. We had a shore lunch that made for some great memories. Don’t change a thing because it’s perfect.”

—Mark Mohr



For those who enjoy camping, we offer a campground and RV park complete with electric, water, shower, sewer and cable hook-ups.

CAMPER / TENT SITE — $25.00 per day for first 2 people includes water, shower house and electricity; $5.00 for each additional person per day.

RV SITE — $35.00 per day for first 2 people includes water, shower house, sewer, and electricity; $5.00 for each additional person per day.

SEASONAL RV PARK without Dock Space, (May – October) — $2,000.00
SEASONAL CAMPING without Dock Space, (May – October) — $1,500.00
SEASONAL DOCK SPACE per Boat (May – October) — $500.00

Daily Campground and RV Park rates do NOT include a dock space.
Daily rates for dock slips are $10.00 per boat, per day.
Monthly rates for dock slips are $100 per boat, per month.