Ice & Open Water Update Today is our last day of ice fishing for the season. Thanks to everyone who visited us this winter. It was another great season! On Lake of the Woods there is still 25-35 inches of ice in many places. If you wish to venture out on your own there is still some time but we suggest checking with local resorts and bait shops before going out as conditions can change daily. Four Wheelers and ATV’s only are suggested. Direct lake access such as Morris Point and Graceton Beach are best to use, the bays are starting to show deterioration
The Loos Boys end the season with a bang! Over 77 fish caught!
The river is open!
Time to switch to open water! The Birchdale boat ramp is open (26 miles east of Baudette) and the river is open with in one mile of Frontier ramp (17 miles east of Baudette) this morning. We anticipate the Frontier ramp to be open within a few days. For a map of all of the ramps in the area, click here. Fishing is starting to take off. Many walleyes in the 19”25 inch range. Water temperature is currently 35 degrees, the run-off is minimal and water levels continue to drop.
Walleyes! Sturgeon! Pike! Walleye season is open until April 14, Sturgeon season catch and release through April 23. Keep one within size limits April 24-May 7, catch and release May 8-15. Closed May 16-June 30. The limits for walleye are different on Four Mile Bay and the Rainy River through April. Be sure to check that and pick up a sturgeon tag anywhere that sells fishing licenses.
Spring lodging rates start Tuesday, March 24! Lodging as low as $40* per person per night. *plus tax and based on double occupancy Guided Outfitter trips are available too! Guided Outfitter trips are the best way to go when you want to get into some great action! Click here