Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: September, 2023

Nestled in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods

Walker is a picturesque town that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and outdoor adventure in the heart of the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an angler, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, Walker has something for everyone. We'll take you on a virtual tour and share some of our recommendations for where to eat, stay, and play. 

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Leech Lake - A Fishing Paradise Walker's claim to fame is Leech Lake, one of the largest and most popular fishing destinations in Minnesota. Anglers flock to the area year-round to catch walleye, northern pike, muskie, and more. Rent a boat or hire a local guide to explore the 112,000-acre lake and create unforgettable…

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By Chuck Hasse, Leech Lake Fishing Guide with Leisure Outdoor Adventures

Fall is finally here.

Unfortunately, nobody told Mother Nature, Water temps in the mid-60s have kept fish in their summer patterns as of late except earlier in the week. Recent daytime highs in the high 70s or even 80s have warmed water temps back up as of right now.  Given the forecast, water temps should slowly start to decrease again throughout the next 10 days and hopefully activate the attitudes of fish on Leech Lake.

As of now, the best tactics for catching almost all fish are the same as you would have used a month ago.  For Walleyes, reaction baits such as a #7 Rapala Shad rap or a Berkley Flicker Shad trolled over flats in 8-10 ft of water is a good go-to right…

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What is Lakes Area Heroes?

Hey everyone, this is Isaiah Moengen, and I'm proud to introduce you to Lakes Area Heroes, a non-profit organization that I founded. I also happen to be an agent with Woods to Water Real Estate, but today, I want to share a little-known part of my life that has been incredibly meaningful to me. Lakes Area Heroes is more than just an organization; it's a passion project that emerged from my deep connection to the community and my upbringing as the child of a firefighter, paramedic, and first responder. I have a profound love for my family and my community, and through Lakes Area Heroes, I've found a way to bring these two passions together to support our local heroes.

Before I delve into what we do at Lakes Area…

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Slow Down to Speed Up


In the world of real estate, change is a constant companion. As we navigate through evolving market trends, one truth stands out: the value of thorough preparation cannot be underestimated. In today's market, sellers find themselves facing pickier buyers and the impact of higher interest rates. Amidst this backdrop, a cautionary tale emerges — the significance of fully preparing homes for showings and the market.


Quality Over Speed

Picture this: homes that are meticulously prepared for showings versus those rushed to the market. The difference in outcomes is stark. Turnkey properties, which have undergone a deep clean and necessary maintenance, are drawing the…

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