Fishing Report 12.5.2023
On the south end… Ice continues to form and make progress on Lake of the Woods. With that being said, it is going to take some time before it is safe and fish houses are out. Resort ice guides have been out checking ice thickness, flying drones over the ice and basically staying on top of current conditions.
Back bays are locked up and there is some spearing for pike that has been happening. Ice conditions even in back bays vary, so for safety, please work through resorts and outfitters.
On the Rainy River… The Rainy River is ice covered. Local resorts and ice guides are monitoring ice conditions in areas of the river they offer ice fishing. As you have read in this report previously, work through a resort or outfitter for safety reasons.
There are always areas throughout the winter where there is current up at the Angle so it is important to stay on the marked trails, both when they open up and throughout the ice fishing season, which goes through March, Mother Nature dependent on course.
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