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

Winter Camping sites Available!!!

8 Sites with Electricity $600 (Dec-Apr)
2 sites with No Electricity $500 (Dec-Apr)
3 Short Term Stay Sites – Rates based on # of day’s occupied
(Rates do not include lake access fee- questions on rates- please call me, I am happy to help)
Camping site includes:
~Camping site (camping structure up to 15 years old- no electric heaters) If camper/camping structure older than 15 years- call Dale!
~2 parking spaces
~May have one additional small structure for a bathroom
~Garbage dispose in “Keep it Clean Dumpster”- no extra fee
~We Keep driveway area clear of snow for easy access
~Visitor Parking area on Lake and on Land
Questions? Call Connie for details-ANYTIME!!!
Come join in the fun of Winter camping with us!!
Call me and I will explain the agreement form with you by phone anytime.
Dale and Connie Peterson
Dale’s Fish House
Dale 320-630-7897
Connie – 320-630-6734 – reservations

Sleeper Openings for January 2018

Looking to come fishing with us in January?
Have 2 openings that just came up due to changes.
Now available:
10 x 18 Sleeper **OPEN**
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 – Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Minimum 3 Guests – Minimum of 2 nights
8 x 16 Sleeper **OPEN**
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2018
No Miniumum for number of guests or number of nights.
If you would like to come fish with us on these dates- Call me (Connie) at 320-630-6734! We will take good care of you!!
Dale and Connie Peterson
Dale’s Fish House Rental – Lake of the Woods

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.




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Over bunk shelf’s completed.
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Shelf’s for the pots and pans, cup’s and all that good stuff!!
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Bunks completed and chalkboard’s on done for keeping track of your fish !! Who is going to catch the most!!!????
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Built by Connie! Whoop, Whoop! 1 st time on my own. Little shelf for the utensil holder!!
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Pots and Pan cover holder and Paper towel holder up!!
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Rod holders, built by Russ, all in!
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Rod holder’s, built by Russ, all in!!
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Carpet going in!


Nov 21, 2017

1:49 a. m. – listening to the wind outside. The wind is just crazy right now, weather channel say’s 26 mph, it sounds like 40 mph. I can just imagine what we will find out on the lake in the morning.