Lake of the Woods has ice on it as far as the eye can see as well as a thin layer of snow on top of it. The first 150-300 yards of ice off the shoreline is semi rough but looks quite smooth from there out. As the lake has just finally frozen over in the last few days travel on the ice is not advised. Please,let the ice thicken up before attempting to venture out on it and always contact an outfitter to check on the latest ice conditions.
The Bostic Bay currently has spear houses on it and some traffic heading out with pop up fish houses for tip-up fishing. The northern bite is quite hot from reports that we have heard from those who have tried it. We are currently not letting traffic out of our access as of yet.
The Rainy River is mostly frozen over with a few patchy open spots remaining up and down it. No word on thickness of ice or fishing conditions in the bays and such but as with the lake,travel is not currently advised due to how recently is has frozen over.
We will likely be out in the early to middle portions of next week checking ice conditions on the creek as well as the lake and prepping the crossings for the fast approaching season. Our early ice dates are filling up fast so please don’t hesitate,book your 2017-201 ice fishing adventure with Sweet’s Fishing on Lake of the Woods today!!
Image 1:View from Morris Point looking towards Pine Island Image 2: View from Morris Point looking out on Lake of The Woods Image 3: View from Sweet’s Fishing lake access on Bostic Creek Image 4: View of Rainy River from Wheeler’s Point Public Access.