Northern Minnesota

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

Off-Season Notice: 2024-2025 information will be posted closer to the Fall season.

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

Enjoy nightly comfort in one of our well-appointed cabins at our resort. Each has a full kitchen, with all linens and everything you need provided for your convenience.

All cabins are 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.

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Option 2

Ice Fishing Packages
The Walleye Inn

Our Walleye Inn Hotel is a 15-minute drive south of our main Resort in Baudette, MN. These newly-renovated comfortable, spacious, and well-appointed rooms, are equipped with a microwave and mini fridge.

Continental breakfast is provided each morning, and if you add a fishing package, you will meet your guides at Miles Lab Bar & Grill at River Bend Resort each morning and be led out to your ice house. 

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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!

Option 3

Ice Fishing Packages
from a
Sleeper House

Looking for a more adventurous overnight fishing experience? Enjoy “Lake Camping” in a sleeper ice fishing house.

Our Sleeper houses are spacious and comfortable, can accommodate up to 6, and are always preheated with two pre-drilled holes per person. We also have a new bath house located on our resort property to freshen up.

We provide pretty much everything you’ll need except food and a generator. 

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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. 

Option 4

Ice Fishing Packages
from a
Day House

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 ice shacks 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. 

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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.