Part fishing report, part ice report this time of year. The boats fishing are doing very well with good numbers of walleyes in 10-20′ of water, Launching at Wheeler’s Point and fishing in front of Pine Island. The big water (Big Traverse Bay) is still open. Thin ice on the small bays. Zippel Bay reporting 5-6 inches of ice. Bostic Bay and Baudette Bay all reporting 1-3 inches. The forecast shows colder temps come the weekend.
On the Rainy River, bays are getting locked up with open water on the river. A few anglers on the river with anglers catching nice walleyes evenings. The open water bite has been good this past week.
Up at the NW Angle, ice is 2-5 inches thick. Some air boats running to islands so far. It won’t be long, but safety first. When the time comes, work through resorts for safety. Thank you to all who stopped by and said hello at the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show. Come on Ice!