On the south end… As we approach Thanksgiving, thin ice covers back bays and a portion of the big lake, otherwise known as Big Traverse Bay. Roughly half of the lake is covered in ice with the rest open water. Ice anglers are hoping for cold nights combined with low wind and no snow to create a good early sheet of ice. Every year is different based on Mother Nature of course, but normally resorts will be able to get their smaller fish houses, called day houses, out around December 10th. When the ice thickens, resorts will begin marking trails where there is the best ice. Stay tuned…
On the Rainy River… The river is covered in most places with a layer of thin ice. Most ice fishing is done on the main lake during the ice season where there isn’t current. With current in the river, most visitors will work through a resort for safety.
Up at the NW Angle… The Angle has a mix of iced over areas with open water in neck down areas. The ice is forming nicely and the hopes are for colder weather to keep things moving along positively. Resorts are ready for ice fishing! A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging
Last modified: 11/26/2020