Category Archives: Ice Conditions

How is it Going out here on Lake of the Woods - Gull Rock Area!!

How is it going? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!

We have had our Sleepers and Day houses out going on our second week now and fishing has been pretty good.  There have been some slow times for sure but all in all good fishing. Now as far as our Lake Access!
Well!! As many of you know – it is an ice heave haven out here! We are keeping our Lake Access open to ATV’s and Snowmobile’s due to the conditions we found yesterday.
Dale ventured out to see of the possibilities of somehow getting through or around ice heaves in order to open to vehicles and fish house’s. The results were bittersweet.
There may be a way but it will entail literally “busting” through some of the ice heaves and we will not know if that will even work! The “BITTER” part of this is the crack by Gull Rock that run’s East and West! The ice on both sides of the crack, in the area that Dale checked, is only 3 inches to 5 inches thick. You and I both know 3 inches will not hold any vehicle,will not hold much of anything!
So what does this mean???? We will continue to only be open to ATV’s and Snowmobiles and we will be back out there to check the conditions again in the next 48 hours. We are talking about going out to that area and clean it off so she can gain some inches. We may have all gained a few inches over the holiday that we now will spend time working off but not the case here. WE WANT TO GAIN INCHES HERE ON LAKE OF THE WOODS – GULL ROCK AREA!!!
To top it off we have build some pretty darn nice bridges this year. The one bridge is out at the end of the staked trail that heads towards Gull Rock! We also have a staked trail with smooth sailing and NO crack or bridge towards Twin Islands.
As we have said over the past week – PLEASE AS YOU VENTURE OUT ON YOUR OWN – CHECK THE ICE AS YOU GO – ice thickness can change quite fast!!!!

Winter Lake Access Update

Dale’s on Lake of the Woods -Winter Lake Access
6782 Gull Rock Rd NW
Roosevelt, MN

Checked Ice conditions yesterday we will have to keep our access to ATV’s and snowmobiles until Jan 1st. Least ice found 10 inches.

We will continue to check ice by snowmobile and see if we will be able to plow around all the breakers/ice heaves.
We will continue to keep you posted.

Winter lake access information
7am-10 pm
Please call this number for lake access information and if you have questions, leave a message and we will give you a call back as soon as we can.

Dale & Connie Peterson

Ice Conditions -- Winter Lake Access Update 12/13/2017

Dale’s Fish House Rental and Winter Lake Access
6787 Gull Rock Road NW
Roosevelt, MN

Ice conditions are improving. Checked ice thickness again today East and we gained!
Friday back out to the areas that were 5-7 inches and see what progress we made.
Work on getting through an area towards Gull Rock on Fri or Sat.

Access remaining closed at this time.

Stay tuned
Right now the message on our machine is that we are closed but once we open our winter lake access you can call our landline for daily updates.
Landline phone number hours to call are 7am-10 pm 218-442-6661

Ice Condition Update

Ice Condition Update Tues. 12/12/2017

Dale’s Fish House Rental  and Winter Lake Access – Lake of the Woods

6782 Gull Rock Rd NW, Roosevelt, MN

Continue to find various ice thickness!
We will continue to keep our Winter Lake Access Closed for another week due to areas of unsafe ice.
We will continue to monitor the ice conditions daily and update through Facebook, our website and our Land line 218-442-6661 which you may call between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. 7 days a week.

Ice Conditions/Winter Lake Access Information

Update on Ice Conditions and Winter Lake Access:
Sorry folks, we do not feel the ice conditons are safe enough to open our winter lake access by this weekend. We feel we should wait another week.
We will continue to check the ice daily and will update you as ice conditions improve and will be sure to post when we plan to open the access.

We did gain some inches in the area that was measuring 2-3 inches this past Sunday – but just not enough that we feel it is safe for the access to let people out in this area.
Stay tune for updates!

We invite you to call our land line between the hours of 7a.m. and 10 p.m. for our most recent “Winter Lake Access Information”

218-442-6661 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Thank-you)

We Thank-you for your understanding and patience! We too would love to get going out there but she doesn’t isn’t quite ready today!!
Thanks again.
Dale and Connie Peterson

Ice condition Update 12/6/2017

Visibility still low, 100 yards or so, pretty good wind whipping again today and is suppose to get stronger as the day goes on.
Unable to see the lake area that was only 2-3 inches of ice on Sunday due to low visibility. Snow accumulation for us was 8-11 inches of snow. Yesterday spent the day plowing snow and getting a few repairs done.
As soon as the visibility clears and wind calms down we will have a new update. Expecting improving conditions tomorrow.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau Fishing Report with Ice condition information 11/29/17

From Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau, Baudette, MN
email 11/30/2017 to
Fishing report and ice condtion update

Fishing Report For November 29, 2017

The lake locked up with ice but still a few open spots. Some local guides have ventured out finding varying ice conditions. So far, a bit of rough ice near shore but not bad. Water clarity appears good with fish being caught by guides testing. Resorts will be out measuring ice thickness and assessing ice conditions during the week. Safety is #1. The Rainy River has a skim of ice across it with only a few open areas left. Back bays are frozen over with 4 to 8 inches in many areas. Water temperature remains 32.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

On an average year, resort fish houses get out on the main lake around Dec 10th and stay on the ice through March 31st. ATV’s and collapsible fish houses will get out a bit earlier based on when resorts who maintain ice roads feel it is safe. When resorts open ice roads, stay on marked trails and don’t deviate for safety. Walleyes and saugers are staged up nicely along south shore with fish populations favorable.

NW Angle is frozen in most areas with a few areas with current still remaining open. Resorts are checking ice conditions, starting to mark initial trails. Not ready yet. Safety first. Follow daily reports at Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook page.

There we have it folks from our Tourism Bureau in Baudette, MN

Dale and I are checking the lake 2 + times a day and we will keep you posted as the ice condition’s change.  Right now with 2 days of strong winds there is a large area of open water.  This morning we could see white covering the entire lake with the light dusting of snow but know that this was all water last evening and can only be the thinnest layer of ice on that area that was just open last evening.

We will keep you posted. Thank-you so very much for following us on our Webpage or/and our Facebook page!!!

Dale and Connie Peterson

Dale’s Fish House Rental – Lake of the Woods

Dale 320-630-7897

Connie 320-630-6734 – Reservations

Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2017

Been some serious accomplishments made the past 5 days!
New 10×14 * 4 person * 8 hole Day house is complete.
1 of 3 Of our other Day houses cleaned and parked.
Lift arm’s and ski’s for New Sleeper and Day house – one man job and Dale is knocking it out of the park!!!

Ice Conditions: Strong SE winds yesterday and blowing again this morning! Yesterday lake check from our shoreline – we are back to areas of open water.  This morning we have open water and ice heaves looking out from our lakeshore.