Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published November 26, 2018
On the main basin... Ice is making progress and covers Lake of the Woods. Spearing for pike in bays. Some resorts reporting ice fishing on the lake will begin towards the end of week. Initial test fishing by guides was excellent with good numbers of walleyes. Water clarity looks good. Where resorts are staking ice trails, reports of 5-7" on Four Mile Bay, 7-10" on the lake. Ice thickness varies. Resorts access lake in different spots and will get houses out when they feel safe. Please use resort marked trails and exercise safety precautions as ice thickness varies.
On the Rainy River... The Rainy River and Four Mile Bay is 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.