Whether you're an expert angler or a first-time fisherman, you can't beat Minnesota ice fishing!
Minnesota ice fishing is the best in the world. If you're after prize Northern Pike or Walleye, though, you'll want to seriously consider Lake of the Woods ice fishing.
Lake of the Woods is located at the top of northern Minnesota, in what many people consider "God's country." The lake itself is huge, about 80 miles long and 60 miles wide, and straddles the United States and Canada border. It's home to many large fish, including Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike and Sturgeon. You might say this lake is an angler's paradise.
Most Lake of the Woods resorts offer ice fishing as well as traditional warm weather fishing. However, many anglers swear that by far, ice fishing for Walleye is the most exhilarating and satisfying fishing experience.
What can you expect when you go ice fishing for Walleye? Many people envision sitting on a bucket over a frozen lake, chilled by frigid winter snow and winds, trying to reel in a rod with frost-bitten fingers.
This picture couldn't be farther from the truth!
Today's ice fisherman can take advantage of many comfortable innovations, including a nice, warm ice fishing house. Imagine fishing in a small cabin, complete with heat, toilet facilities, even a cooking stove and bunks for a nap when desired. There are several small holes drilled in the floor so that you can drop your hook and line and ice fish for Walleye, all in the comfort of your snug ice fishing house. Some people like to stay overnight on the ice in their sleeper fish house.
And the best part is that anyone, young or old, can ice fish.
If you can bait your hook with a minnow and drop your line through a hole in the ice, then you can