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Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing

Our fishing resort on the Minnesota side of Lake of the Woods offers an incredible opportunity to come up and catch a variety of walleye and other trophy fish. 

4 Ways to Stay & Fish

At River Bend Resort, we pride ourselves on catering to ALL anglers, regardless of experience,
skill, or age. We offer 4 ice fishing experiences for you to customize an adventure that best suits your group and budget:

4 KL

Ice Fishing
from a Resort Cabin

Come off the ice at night and enjoy nice, comfortable cabins & great food in our restaurant.

a view of a motel

Ice Fishing
from the Walleye Inn

Our hotel in Baudette offers newly renovated rooms. Stay here & fish from the resort.

Knights Island Sleeper

Ice Fishing
from a Sleeper House

Eat, drink, & sleep with the fish. Warm, well-equipped sleepers for groups up to 6.

Baudette Resorts

Ice Fishing
from a Day House

Stay anywhere &
fish with us. Simple day or half-day rentals for anyone. 

Lake of the Woods

Ice Fishing Packages & Pricing

2023 – 2024

Ice Season Rates & Information

Midweek Specials are currently active, starting January 14th. Receive 10-15% OFF our packages. Details below. 

Option 1

Ice Fishing Packages
from a
Resort Cabin

The Cabin Rental Experience

Lodging:

You will enjoy nightly comfort in one of our well appointed cabins located within walking distance of our Miles Lab Bar & Grill where we serve the best food and drinks anywhere to be found up on the point.

All linens are provided, with full kitchens and kitchenware for your convenience. Just bring your fishing gear and your own toiletries and you’ll be all set! Limited equipment rental available.

Fishing:

Each day our guides will provide you with a road pass, fish bucket, live minnows (bait), trash bag, ice scoop, and hot tips regarding what the daily action has been and how to put more fish on the ice. During early ice (and upon request throughout the entire ice season) we will provide heated transportation.

You then will be lead out to your ice house promptly at 7:30 AM. Our experienced guides will check on you throughout the day making sure you are catching fish and having fun. Then around 4:30 PM you will be lead back in to the lodge.

Upon your arrival you will drop off your fish bucket to our new fish cleaning facility where your ice guide will clean your fish for you – for FREE! Then the rest of the evening is yours to relax, tell stories of the day’s fishing adventure, have a drink, order a great meal, or have today’s catch cooked to order, and enjoy the football or hockey game on one of the four big screen TVs at the Bar & Grill.

 

Pricing is Per Person based on designated minimums that vary depending on availability at the time of booking.

Minimums: All packages require a 2-night/2-day minimum stay on weekends and holidays.

Optional Meal Plans: Add a meal plan for only $55 per person per day and receive breakfast, “cook’s choice” sack lunch, & dinner from our menu. Served at our resort restaurant “Miles Lab Bar & Grill.” 

Midweek Specials save you 10–15%:

  • Specials begin the second Sunday in January.
  • Sunday – Thursday only. Any reservations that include a Friday or Saturday night are considered weekends and are not eligible for this special.
  • Receive 10% OFF standard packages.
  • Receive 15% OFF when an optional Meal Plan is added.
 

ALL Ice Fishing Packages Listed Provide The Following:

  • Ice road pass
  • Guides transport you and check in throughout the day
  • Preheated ice house
  • 2 pre-drilled holes for each person
  • Lights
  • Bait
  • Ice scoop
  • FREE fish cleaning
  • Fish buckets
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposal bags and toilet paper
  • Pizza delivery
  • Heated transportation is available upon request (once full-size vehicles are allowed to travel on the ice)
  • Bathrooms on the ice (either attached to the ice house or in close proximity)

Fishing Equipment Rental:

Forget something? Or just need the gear? We have ice fishing equipment rentals readily available.

  • Combo Pack: Includes a flasher, 2 poles, and a box of jigs for $35.
  • Poles: Includes 2 poles and a box of jigs for $10.
  • Flasher: $30.

The following Policies and Terms apply to all bookings at any of our property locations.

Payments, Deposit & Cancellations:

  • A valid credit card is required to make a reservation.
  • Your credit card will be charged a $200 deposit fee for each cabin/sleeper/hotel room on your reservation.
  •  The remaining balance of the entire reservation is due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are refundable 21 days prior to arrival (up to 3:00 pm CST), minus a $50 fee. 
  • For cancellations within 20 days of arrival: deposit(s) become non-refundable.
  • For cancellations within 7 days of arrival: The amount of the entire booking minus the deposits will be charged to the card we have on file. You are responsible for the entire amount of your reservation.

Packages & Pricing

  • All packages are subject to state and local taxes.
  • Prices do not include gratuities.
  • Package prices are for simplicity and are subject to change at any time, without notice. If you do not see a package that meets your needs, contact us for a customized solution.
  • Prices shown are per person and based on minimum occupancy and vary depending upon the available accommodations at the time of booking.
  • Minimums: 2-night/2-day fishing package minimum on weekends and holidays.

Children

  • Children 5 and under are free.
  • Any youngster ages 6-17 is half-price with each paying adult.
  • There must be an equal number of paying adults for each child that is eligible for either the free or half-price deal.

Smoking: 100% Non-Smoking Policy for all of our rental units (all cabins, rooms, sleepers, and ice houses). A $200 cleaning fee is automatically billed to your card on file if a smoking violation occurs.

Pets are allowed at a nominal fee of $20 per pet, per day.

Check-in and Check-out times vary depending on what you rent:

  • For Cabins and Hotel Rooms:
    • Check-in is after 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am.
  • Sleeper houses have an earlier Check-in:
    • Check-in is strictly 12:00 Noon. Check-out is 10:00 am.
  • For Day Houses:
    • Full-Day Rentals: arrive before the 7:30 am departure.
    • Half-Day PM Rentals: arrive before the departure at 12:00 Noon.

Please call us if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help!

Option 2

Ice Fishing Packages
from
The Walleye Inn

The Walleye Inn Experience

Lodging

Our Walleye Inn Hotel is located just a short drive south of our main Resort in the town of Baudette, MN. All pricing is based on two persons staying together in one of our comfortable, spacious, and well-appointed double rooms. All rooms are equipped with a microwave and mini fridge. Continental breakfast is provided each morning of your stay or you may want to head out to Miles Lab Bar & Grill located at the Resort where you can enjoy our breakfast buffet from 6:00 to 8:00 AM.

Fishing

You will meet our guides at Miles Lab Bar & Grill located at River Bend Resort each morning. You will be lead out to your ice house at 7:30AM sharp! Please arrive early to check in. You will be given an ice road pass that will allow you to drive to and from your ice house on your own time if you wish. Our guides will monitor you throughout the day making sure you are comfortable and catching fish. All our ice houses are spaciously comfortable for the specified number of fishermen and always preheated with two pre-drilled holes for each person. We also provide lights, bait, ice scoop, fish cleaning, fish buckets, garbage bags, disposal bags, and toilet paper. Heated transportation is available to you during your time with us at your request.

Baudette Minnesota
– New in 2024 –

Complete remodel of the entire hotel. Enjoy upgraded rooms with modern style and comfort at the best hotel in Baudette!

Pricing is Per Person based on designated minimums that vary depending on availability at the time of booking.

Minimums: All packages require a 2-night/2-day minimum stay on weekends and holidays.

Optional Meal Plans: Add a meal plan for only $55 per person per day and receive breakfast, “cook’s choice” sack lunch, & dinner from our menu. Served at our resort restaurant “Miles Lab Bar & Grill.” 

Midweek Specials save you 10–15%:

  • Specials begin the second Sunday in January.
  • Sunday – Thursday only. Any reservations that include a Friday or Saturday night are considered weekends and are not eligible for this special.
  • Receive 10% OFF standard packages.
  • Receive 15% OFF when an optional Meal Plan is added.
 

ALL Ice Fishing Packages Listed Provide The Following:

  • Ice road pass
  • Guides transport you and check in throughout the day
  • Preheated ice house
  • 2 pre-drilled holes for each person
  • Lights
  • Bait
  • Ice scoop
  • FREE fish cleaning
  • Fish buckets
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposal bags and toilet paper
  • Pizza delivery
  • Heated transportation is available upon request (once full-size vehicles are allowed to travel on the ice)
  • Bathrooms on the ice (either attached to the ice house or in close proximity)

Fishing Equipment Rental:

Forget something? Or just need the gear? We have ice fishing equipment rentals readily available.

  • Combo Pack: Includes a flasher, 2 poles, and a box of jigs for $35.
  • Poles: Includes 2 poles and a box of jigs for $10.
  • Flasher: $30.

The following Policies and Terms apply to all bookings at any of our property locations.

Payments, Deposit & Cancellations:

  • A valid credit card is required to make a reservation.
  • Your credit card will be charged a $200 deposit fee for each cabin/sleeper/hotel room on your reservation.
  •  The remaining balance of the entire reservation is due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are refundable 21 days prior to arrival (up to 3:00 pm CST), minus a $50 fee. 
  • For cancellations within 20 days of arrival: deposit(s) become non-refundable.
  • For cancellations within 7 days of arrival: The amount of the entire booking minus the deposits will be charged to the card we have on file. You are responsible for the entire amount of your reservation.

Packages & Pricing

  • All packages are subject to state and local taxes.
  • Prices do not include gratuities.
  • Package prices are for simplicity and are subject to change at any time, without notice. If you do not see a package that meets your needs, contact us for a customized solution.
  • Prices shown are per person and based on minimum occupancy and vary depending upon the available accommodations at the time of booking.
  • Minimums: 2-night/2-day fishing package minimum on weekends and holidays.

Children

  • Children 5 and under are free.
  • Any youngster ages 6-17 is half-price with each paying adult.
  • There must be an equal number of paying adults for each child that is eligible for either the free or half-price deal.

Smoking: 100% Non-Smoking Policy for all of our rental units (all cabins, rooms, sleepers, and ice houses). A $200 cleaning fee is automatically billed to your card on file if a smoking violation occurs.

Pets are allowed at a nominal fee of $20 per pet, per day.

Check-in and Check-out times vary depending on what you rent:

  • For Cabins and Hotel Rooms:
    • Check-in is after 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am.
  • Sleeper houses have an earlier Check-in:
    • Check-in is strictly 12:00 Noon. Check-out is 10:00 am.
  • For Day Houses:
    • Full-Day Rentals: arrive before the 7:30 am departure.
    • Half-Day PM Rentals: arrive before the departure at 12:00 Noon.

Please call us if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help!

Option 3

Ice Fishing Packages
from a
Sleeper House

The Sleeper House Experience

Looking for a more adventurous fishing experience? Please check out one of our sleeper house packages. Lake camping at its best!

Our Sleeper houses are spacious and comfortable for the specified number of fishermen and always preheated with two pre-drilled holes for each person. 7 of the 8 sleep 5 people. With 1 being able to accommodate 6 people.

In addition, we have a new bath house located on our resort property. Free for any of our sleeper guests to use ($5 towel fee).

We also provide foam mattresses, water, live bait, toilet paper, garbage bags, propane lights a 2 burner cooktop, and fish cleaning.

What’s not included? bring your own generator, cooking supplies, food, bedding, and fishing gear. See the full list of what is included in the sections below.

Generator Not Included: All sleepers are wired for generators. You may bring your own or rent a 1700-watt generator from us for $50 per day (including one tank of gas).

Transportation Safety: Please note for everyone’s safety, no guests will be led or allowed to drive out to sleeper houses after 3:00 pm daily.

Check-in time is 12:00 Noon (arrival day)
Check-out time is 10:00 am check-out (departure day)

Booking is based on availability. Please ask our booking agent which sleepers are available for your dates to avoid confusion.

Take a Quick Tour of Our Newer Sleeper

This video showcases one of our newest sleepers recently added to our fleet. There are 3 NEW sleepers in Total. 

We have 8 sleeper houses in total:

  • 7 of them sleep 5 people.
  • 1 accommodates 6 people.
  • 3 are new and modern, as shown in the video.
  • 5 are more “experienced” and do not have TVs but do have new ovens.

Our rental policy and pricing are based on a minimum of 1 less than occupancy max on weekend dates (Fri – Sun) and 2 less than occupancy max on any weekday* dates (Sun – Thurs).

Sleepers are assigned based on availability and the number of people in your group.

Please ask your booking agent which sleepers are available for your dates to avoid potential confusion.

Pricing is Per Person based on designated minimums that vary depending on availability at the time of booking.

Minimums: All packages require a 2-night/2-day minimum stay on weekends and holidays.

Optional Meal Plans: Add a meal plan for only $55 per person per day and receive breakfast, “cook’s choice” sack lunch, & dinner from our menu. Served at our resort restaurant “Miles Lab Bar & Grill.” 

ALL Ice Fishing Packages Listed Provide The Following:

  • Ice road pass
  • Guides transport you and check in throughout the day
  • Preheated ice house
  • 2 pre-drilled holes for each person
  • Lights
  • Bait
  • Ice scoop
  • FREE fish cleaning
  • Fish buckets
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposal bags and toilet paper
  • Pizza delivery
  • Heated transportation is available upon request (once full-size vehicles are allowed to travel on the ice)
  • Bathrooms on the ice (either attached to the ice house or in close proximity)

Fishing Equipment Rental:

Forget something? Or just need the gear? We have ice fishing equipment rentals readily available.

  • Combo Pack: Includes a flasher, 2 poles, and a box of jigs for $35.
  • Poles: Includes 2 poles and a box of jigs for $10.
  • Flasher: $30.

Generator Rental for Sleepers and Day Houses:

  • 1700 Watt Generator & 1 tank of gas for $50/day.

The following Policies and Terms apply to all bookings at any of our property locations.

Payments, Deposit & Cancellations:

  • A valid credit card is required to make a reservation.
  • Your credit card will be charged a $200 deposit fee for each cabin/sleeper/hotel room on your reservation.
  •  The remaining balance of the entire reservation is due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are refundable 21 days prior to arrival (up to 3:00 pm CST), minus a $50 fee. 
  • For cancellations within 20 days of arrival: deposit(s) become non-refundable.
  • For cancellations within 7 days of arrival: The amount of the entire booking minus the deposits will be charged to the card we have on file. You are responsible for the entire amount of your reservation.

Packages & Pricing

  • All packages are subject to state and local taxes.
  • Prices do not include gratuities.
  • Package prices are for simplicity and are subject to change at any time, without notice. If you do not see a package that meets your needs, contact us for a customized solution.
  • Prices shown are per person and based on minimum occupancy and vary depending upon the available accommodations at the time of booking.
  • Minimums: 2-night/2-day fishing package minimum on weekends and holidays.

Children

  • Children 5 and under are free.
  • Any youngster ages 6-17 is half-price with each paying adult.
  • There must be an equal number of paying adults for each child that is eligible for either the free or half-price deal.

Smoking: 100% Non-Smoking Policy for all of our rental units (all cabins, rooms, sleepers, and ice houses). A $200 cleaning fee is automatically billed to your card on file if a smoking violation occurs.

Pets are allowed at a nominal fee of $20 per pet, per day.

Check-in and Check-out times vary depending on what you rent:

  • For Cabins and Hotel Rooms:
    • Check-in is after 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am.
  • Sleeper houses have an earlier Check-in:
    • Check-in is strictly 12:00 Noon. Check-out is 10:00 am.
  • For Day Houses:
    • Full-Day Rentals: arrive before the 7:30 am departure.
    • Half-Day PM Rentals: arrive before the departure at 12:00 Noon.

Please call us if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help!

Option 4

Ice Fishing Packages
from a
Day House

Renting a Day House is Simple

We made it easy and cost-effective to get on the ice, no matter where you stay. Simply show up and start fishing!

All of our Day Houses are spacious and comfortable for the specified number of fishermen and always preheated with two pre-drilled holes for each person. We also provide live bait, toilet paper, garbage bags, propane lights, and fish cleaning. See the full list of what is included below.

Pricing is Per Person based on designated minimums that vary depending upon availability at the time of booking.

Minimums: All packages require a 2-night/2-day minimum stay on weekends and holidays.

Optional Meal Plans: Add a meal plan for only $55 per person per day and receive breakfast, “cook’s choice” sack lunch, & dinner from our menu. Served at our resort restaurant “Miles Lab Bar & Grill.” 

ALL Ice Fishing Packages Listed Provide The Following:

  • Ice road pass
  • Guides transport you and check in throughout the day
  • Preheated ice house
  • 2 pre-drilled holes for each person
  • Lights
  • Bait
  • Ice scoop
  • FREE fish cleaning
  • Fish buckets
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposal bags and toilet paper
  • Pizza delivery
  • Heated transportation is available upon request (once full-size vehicles are allowed to travel on the ice)
  • Bathrooms on the ice (either attached to the ice house or in close proximity)

Fishing Equipment Rental:

Forget something? Or just need the gear? We have ice fishing equipment rentals readily available.

  • Combo Pack: Includes a flasher, 2 poles, and a box of jigs for $35.
  • Poles: Includes 2 poles and a box of jigs for $10.
  • Flasher: $30.

Generator Rental for Sleepers and Day Houses:

  • 1700 Watt Generator & 1 tank of gas for $50/day.

The following Policies and Terms apply to all bookings at any of our property locations.

Payments, Deposit & Cancellations:

  • A valid credit card is required to make a reservation.
  • Your credit card will be charged a $200 deposit fee for each cabin/sleeper/hotel room on your reservation.
  •  The remaining balance of the entire reservation is due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are refundable 21 days prior to arrival (up to 3:00 pm CST), minus a $50 fee. 
  • For cancellations within 20 days of arrival: deposit(s) become non-refundable.
  • For cancellations within 7 days of arrival: The amount of the entire booking minus the deposits will be charged to the card we have on file. You are responsible for the entire amount of your reservation.

Packages & Pricing

  • All packages are subject to state and local taxes.
  • Prices do not include gratuities.
  • Package prices are for simplicity and are subject to change at any time, without notice. If you do not see a package that meets your needs, contact us for a customized solution.
  • Prices shown are per person and based on minimum occupancy and vary depending upon the available accommodations at the time of booking.
  • Minimums: 2-night/2-day fishing package minimum on weekends and holidays.

Children

  • Children 5 and under are free.
  • Any youngster ages 6-17 is half-price with each paying adult.
  • There must be an equal number of paying adults for each child that is eligible for either the free or half-price deal.

Smoking: 100% Non-Smoking Policy for all of our rental units (all cabins, rooms, sleepers, and ice houses). A $200 cleaning fee is automatically billed to your card on file if a smoking violation occurs.

Pets are allowed at a nominal fee of $20 per pet, per day.

Check-in and Check-out times vary depending on what you rent:

  • For Cabins and Hotel Rooms:
    • Check-in is after 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am.
  • Sleeper houses have an earlier Check-in:
    • Check-in is strictly 12:00 Noon. Check-out is 10:00 am.
  • For Day Houses:
    • Full-Day Rentals: arrive before the 7:30 am departure.
    • Half-Day PM Rentals: arrive before the departure at 12:00 Noon.

Please call us if you have any questions, we’re more than happy to help!

First time fishing? Need some tips? Let us know!

If you would like a little extra attention learning about the bite and techniques, please let our call agents or front desk staff know during check-in.

Our guides will try their hardest to spend a little extra time when stopping by to check in on your group and offer whatever you need for tips and training… But it’s best if we know in advance so we can plan for it!  

We do the work.
You catch the fish!

Simply show up and fish.
We'll handle the ice hole drilling, the bait, and even the cleaning.
We do it ALL for you.

Come Enjoy a Full-Service Experience

Ask about our all-inclusive packages.

FAQs on Ice Fishing at Lake of the Woods & Ice House Rentals at River Bend Resort

The ice fishing season typically starts in early December, depending on ice conditions, and continues to the end of March. We are allowed to keep our ice houses out until March 31st, but reservations and ice safety make the biggest impact on how long we keep them out in March.

Popular winter catches include Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike, and Perch, with the Sturgeon and Crappie making common appearances as well.

Our ice houses are equipped with heating, comfortable seating, and modern fishing amenities, ensuring a cozy and successful outing. Each ice house has two pre-drilled holes per angler.

Yes, we offer two different size ice shacks. We have 4 and 6 person ice houses available. We assign guests with adequate houses to fit the size of their group.

Absolutely. Ice conditions are checked daily as guides prepare for each day of fishing. We ensure that ice conditions are safe and stable before allowing any activities. Please understand that weather and ice conditions can change rapidly, and our decisions are based on the safety of our crew and guests.

Certainly! We offer guided ice fishing trips for both beginners and experienced anglers. Our ice guides will give instruction upon arrival and visit your ice house periodically.

Yes, ice fishing techniques differ from open-water fishing, and our expert guides can assist you with tips and tricks. Our guides are out each day and have experience in targeting the fish. Although some may be accustomed to the same techniques used on other lakes, our guides are more than willing to share the techniques that are working during the time you are fishing. It is up to you to apply or not apply these tips or tricks. We do not guarantee fish as catching them is up to you!

Layered, insulated, and waterproof clothing is recommended. As our houses are adequately heated, it’s essential to stay warm and dry. Always be prepared for the cold Minnesota weather!

These are various terms for the same or similar structures used in ice fishing. At River Bend Resort, all our options offer a warm, comfortable space to fish in the icy conditions.

Yes, we provide live bait. It is included in our ice fishing packages. We also have frozen bait available for purchase.

Definitely! We provide fish cleaning and processing services even during the winter season. Each ice fishing package includes fish cleaning.

Visit our website or contact us directly to reserve your ice fishing adventure and accommodation.