From Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau, Baudette, MN
email 11/30/2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!
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.