How thick is the ice at Lake of the Woods?

2019-07-19 by No Comments

How thick is the ice at Lake of the Woods?

Our best guess is the ice is nearly 5 feet thick. Yes, this video is from back in February, but conditions on the lake haven’t changed much since.

How many inches of ice does Lake of the Woods have?

Highlighting our current ice conditions at Lake of the Woods. Ice is currently 9 inches to a foot thick. Trout and Perch are being caught on worms in 12 to 30 feet of water.

How thick is the ice on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota?

2 to 4 feet
Lake Mille Lacs freezes “all the way,” with ice reaching thicknesses of 2 to 4 feet.

Are they ice fishing on Lake of the Woods Yet?

Lake of the Woods offers to its fishermen generous limits of Walleye and Sauger. The season runs until mid-April. Please note that we do not have a public access or an ice road for wheelhouses and vehicle traffic.

How thick does the ice get in MN?

4 inches for ice fishing or activities on foot. 5-7 inches for a snowmobile or ATV. 8-12 inches for a car or small pickup. 12-15 inches for a medium truck.

What is the slot limit for Lake of the Woods?

The protected slot of 19½ inches to 28 inches for Walleye remains in effect, with one fish over 28 inches allowed in possession. Winter fishing pressure on Lake of the Woods has doubled since the early 2000s from one to two million angling hours annually.

What is the slot limit for northern pike on Lake of the Woods?

There is no closed season for Northern Pike on Lake of the Woods or the Rainy River. The bag limit is 20 Yellow Perch per day, with 40 in possession.

Is ice out on Mille Lacs?

The view of Mille Lacs Lake from Rocky Reef toward Isle on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. It’s official! The Mille Lacs Messenger calls ice out on Mille Lacs Lake today, April 7.

What month is best for ice fishing?

March is the best month of the winter for ice-fishing in most of the Ice Belt, but anglers are never sure how the ice conditions will impact access to the lakes. Some years the ice starts to break down fast, while other years the ice-fishing season in some areas extends all the way into early April.

What lures to use on Lake of the Woods ice fishing?

A quarter-ounce jig is the right size, and color can make a difference on Lake of the Woods. Gold is always my first choice followed by anything with chartreuse. Minnows should be used on all the jigs. Some Lake of the Woods ice fishermen just use the minnow head.

What to do in Baudette MN in winter?

Catch a full throttle of snowmobiling in the winter or boating in the summer. Even catch a peaceful night’s sleep in the slumber that comes in our wooded seclusion. Want to get away from it all? Get to any of our three locations and immerse yourself in the kind of wilderness most people only read about!

Is the Sportsman’s Lodge in Baudette a fishing resort?

If you lean a little more to the pampered preferences, we have an indoor pool, full service fishing trips, great restaurants and live entertainment. We’re off the beaten path. Known for practically tossing the fish in your boat. And some of the most awesome, pristine scenery left on the planet.

Which is the best ice fishing place in Lake of the woods?

We caught 100+ fish during our stay there. Fred’s Beds houses are clean, roomy and very comfortable to sleep in. Nels always does a wonderful job taking care of us which made our fishing experience memorable. We have tried different ice fishing establishments and by far Fred’s Beds is the best that Lake of the Woods has to offer.

Where to catch the best fish in Minnesota?

Come to Sportsman’s Lodges in Minnesota where you can catch fish and a whole lot more! We are still the one and only Walleye capital of the world but that’s just where we start. Home Rainy River Location Fishing Fishing Report Fishing Report Signup Charter Fishing Guided Outfitter Trips Meet the Guides Adventure Trips Ice Fishing