lake of the woods ice fishing

Looking Forward to Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing

Summer is coming to a close and fall is starting to move in, which means that winter is just around the corner. However, we aren’t particularly sad because winter brings the return of world-class Lake of the Woods ice fishing! With the early end to the last ice fishing season, we can’t wait to get back to hitting the ice. It’s never too early to start looking forward to Minnesota ice fishing at River Bend Resort. 

Ice Fishing Lake of the Woods

lake of the woods ice fishingAs many ice fishing fanatics know, it’s hard to beat spending a season on Minnesota lakes. Lake of the Woods is widely recognized for phenomenal fishing, thick ice, and miles of surface area open to anglers of all experience levels. One of the best aspects of our ice fishing experience is that we have an array of options for how you plan your adventure. Tailor your trip to be exactly the way you want with various accommodations available, including our ice fishing sleeper houses, cabins, and motel-style rooms. Anglers also have access to a bathhouse if they are staying in one of our sleeper houses, hot meals at Miles Lab Bar and Grill, and options like meal plans and equipment rental. 

Gearing up for Minnesota Ice Fishing

It is never too early to start planning ahead for your Lake of the Woods ice fishing excursion. Booking your trip is the first step of getting ready for your northland adventure, but packing and getting your gear ready to go can be a little tricky if you haven’t experienced winter ice fishing in Minnesota. However, we are here to help you check off your packing list to ensure you have everything you need! 

Must-have essentials for Minnesota ice fishing:

  • Warm and waterproof boots
  • Extra socks
  • Gloves and winter hat
  • Non-cotton clothing (cotton absorbs moisture and can cause you to feel cold even with multiple layers)
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Any other comforts that you can’t live without

If you are staying in one of our sleeper houses, we provide heat, generators, and a stovetop for cooking. However, be sure to bring warm bedding, cooking supplies, and fishing gear if you are not renting from us. 

lake of the woods ice fishingLake of the Woods Fishing Report

If you are ever wondering what the ice is looking like or aren’t sure of what fishing gear to pack for your Lake of the Woods ice fishing trip, the best way to stay up to date is by checking our fishing report! With regular, detailed updates, our Lake of the Woods fishing report will allow you to follow along with the latest highlights and stay on top of the season. 

Ready, Set, Fish!

If you are as excited about the upcoming Lake of the Woods ice fishing season as we are, check out our website and start planning your next adventure! Find everything from accommodations and amenities to the latest news on Lake of the Woods ice and fishing. It’s as easy as a few clicks to book your trip, and our helpful River Bend Resort team is always available to answer any questions to make sure your ice fishing adventure is everything you want and more!

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