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Hey Sportsfans – 
I think summer finally got the memo… this past week we have had temperatures in the mid 70s and if you can believe it, we even had a few calm days.
We are in the midst of prime walleye fishing on Lake of the Woods. What’s keeping the nets busy? 
– Rumor has it, the Little Traverse mud bite is starting to pick up. Do we believe this fisherman’s tale? The coolers coming in at the end of the day indicate that we should. 
– Last week the color to beat was RED.(Remember a red jig topped with a leech?) Keep those same jigs tied on… Many of the fish caught in the mud have been eating red worms and crayfish.
– As expected, the bug hatch is starting up in Big Traverse Bay. When that bite fires up, it’s a don’t want to miss kind of thing. 
– The water in the Rainy River is continuing to rise as we receive more rain. If you are boating in the river, keep a watchful eye for driftwood. 
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We still have a few openings in August for lodging and guided walleye fishing packages. With only eight weeks left before back to school season, now is the time to plan your family’s trip to Ballard’s Resort. Spend the day walleye fishing, relaxing at the pool in the evenings, and enjoy a family meal on the patio… there is no better way to end the summer. 
That’s all for this week… #SETTHEHOOK