Lake of the Woods MN Fishing Report 12.24

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 Dec 24th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 24th, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Fishing Report for December 24, 2015

The big lake is making progress.  Forecast is for cold temps this week.  As we report ice conditions, please know the reports are in the areas resorts and guides are traveling.  Ice can be good on the trail and not good just off of the trail.  We are noticing where ice has piled up and is rough, ice is thinner.  Four Mile Bay 4-6″.  Bostic Bay, 2-6″.  Zippel Bay, 7-10″.  Lake ice adjacent to Pine Island 5-7″.  Lake ice adjacent to Zippel Bay, 5-6″.  Arnesen’s 2.5 – 8″.  Some resorts hoping to allow ATV/snowmobile access and possibly some houses out Dec. 27th, depending upon ice progress.  The key… work through resorts, stay on trails as ice thickness varies.  Safety first.

The Rainy River is iced over in most areas and open in others.  Word is the dam is open in Kenora and water is flowing.  Most areas not yet fishable with thin ice.

Up at the NW Angle, a couple resorts have houses out and others getting houses out 12/26.  There is a staked trail from Young’s Bay to Flag Island and to Oak Island.  Stay on staked trail.  Points, neck down areas and shallow areas are traditionally poor ice.  The key, stay on marked trails.  Ice thickness is 6-10″ on marked trails.  Snowmobile/ATV travel only.   Stay posted to Lake of the Woods Tourism or your favorite resort’s Facebook/Twitter pages for updates.

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