Lots Happening… Current Events, LOW Tourism is Hiring!

Lots happening on and around Lake of the Woods these days.  Here is a brief list of some current events…

MWC Walleye Tournament.  A lot of big walleyes were caught during this week’s MWC Walleye Tournament on Lake of the Woods.  A field of 37 two Jon and Ken Hunt, MWC Walleye Tournament Lake of the Woodsperson teams competed for the first ever MWC Lake of the Woods Fishing Tournament.  This tournament was a two day tournament that took place Friday and Saturday this past week.  The headquarters and weigh in for this tournament was Border View Lodge on the banks of the Rainy River.

Numerous walleyes over 28″ were weighed in with one fish topping the scales at over 11 lbs.  Anglers spoke about the great fishing and the number of big walleyes just under the 28 inch mark caught during pre-fishing and during the tournament.

Most anglers either pulled crawler harnesses or trolled crank baits.

The winning team was Jon and Ken Hunt.  Second place was the team of Guy Dittel and Marshal Monk.  Interestingly enoEnvironment and Climate Change Canada, Lake of the Woodsugh, Dittel owns Rainy River Resort and Monk owns Lakeroad Lodge.  The third place team was the husband and wife team of Craig and Cathy Feieraband.

Sediment Mapping on Big Traverse Bay.  Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is conducting a research program in the lake to better understand causes and consequence of summer algal blooms.  This program will take place in July and August.  Consequently, you might see a large red research boat called the Petrel in U.S. waters.  At times, this boat may be towing sidescan sonar behind the boat 100 feet.  Please give this boat and team of researchers due space.

NABC, Rainy River, Baudette, MNNABC Hits the Rainy River.  The North American Bass Circuit came to the Rainy River for the first time ever Sunday for a one day shootout.  Earlier in the week, heavy rains caused river levels to rise and turn into “chocolate milk”, making much of the river un-fishable.  Despite the tough conditions, anglers found nice smallmouth bass in the clearer waters of tributaries to the Rainy.  Congratulations to Matt Peters and Justin Faulk who scratched out 16.12 lbs for 5 smallies. Great job!



Assistant Director opening at Lake of the Woods Tourism

Are you a strong communicator, good at digital and social marketing and have a special place in your heart for Lake of the Woods?  Lake of the Woods Tourism is looking for an Assistant Director.  This motivated individual will work in The Walleye Capital of the World, Baudette, MN.

This full time position requires a self starter of good character to assist in promoting tourism, awareness, reputation and goodwill to various audiences impacting the Lake of the Woods area, which includes the Rainy River and NW Angle. This is a very busy, yet exciting position requiring an individual to wear a number of hats and multi task.


Effectively promote lodging, fishing, tourism and attractions at Lake of the Woods. Create and distribute strategic messaging, fishing reports and newsletters, etc. Build and maintain positive relationships. Manage phone, web and walk in traffic. Manage documents, guides, ads, videos, etc. Assist Executive Director with tasks and projects.

Required Qualifications:

Effective communication skills. Strong customer service skills. Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to multi task. Team oriented. Decision making skills. Problem solving and analytical skills. Growth and success oriented. Computer proficiency (Web, email, MS Office, graphic design a bonus). Social media proficiency. Graphic design experience a plus. Occasional travel required. Passport a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

High School degree required, secondary education or equivalent experience a plus

Please submit cover letter and resume to:


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