LAKE OF THE WOODS FISHING & ICE REPORT | 12.3.2018
On the main basin… Ice fishing is in full swing and the bite so far is incredible. Big numbers of walleyes and saugers in 17 – 24′ of water. Resorts have marked trails for ATV, UTV and snowmobiles. Resort fish houses are on the ice. Reports excellent across south shore from Pine Island area west to Zippel Bay. Ice ranges from 9-12″ where resorts are fishing. There are some cracks in areas not being fished. Please use resort marked trails, don’t go off on your own and exercise safety precautions as ice thickness varies.
On the Rainy River… The Rainy River and Four Mile Bay are frozen over. Currently, higher than normal current makes river ice more dangerous. Reports of pike coming from Baudette Bay and other bays.
Up at the NW Angle… The NW Angle is locked with ice. Higher than normal current. As always, neck down and other areas with current are iffy. Some resorts have begun ice fishing with success. Work through resorts and stay on staked resort ice trails when ice fishing begins. Safety first.
A complete list of lodging and ice fishing packages available at www.LakeoftheWoodsMN.com/Lodging.