Big Six


East – The main lake isn’t being traveled on yet, but it’s very
close. The bays have up to 8 inches of ice on them. The perch and
northern pike action has been very consistent during the day in the
Scenic Bay area, near McQuoid’s Inn, and in front of Dickie’s
Resort. There have been a few walleyes caught in the aforementioned
areas during the evening hours as well.

Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811

West – This end was completely froze until the wind busted it up
on Monday. Although it did freeze again Monday night, there isn’t
enough ice to walk on yet. If it stays cold and the wind stays
down, look for walkable ice very soon.

Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430

Tutt’s Bait & Tackle (320) 692-4341


The main lake just froze up earlier this week so there haven’t
been any anglers out chasing walleyes yet. By the weekend, look for
some of the shoreline areas to start seeing angler son them. There
has been some very consistent northern pike action in most of the
bays where you’ll find 4 to 6 inches of ice.

Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau (800) 382-FISH


Some of the shallower bays and points just started seeing
anglers early this week. There have been a few walleyes reported
and some decent perch catches by a limited number of anglers. Look
for more activity on Leech by the weekend. The smaller lakes in
this area have produced walleyes and some pretty fair panfish

Leech Lake Guide Coalition (218) 547-3212


Black Lake, the north arm, and the Seton Lake areas of
Minnetonka are producing sunfish, crappies, and northern pike in 12
to 19 feet of water. Look a bit deeper for the crappies. Wayzata
Bay is froze but not yet walkable.

Wayzata Bait (612) 473-2227


There isn’t much happening here yet. The majority of the more
popular fishing areas have ice, but it isn’t real thick yet. The
wind earlier this week didn’t help matters. There are a few spear
houses setting up close to the shorelines, but there hasn’t been
any traffic on the main lake yet.

Loon’s Nest (218) 286-5850


The areas being fished have 7 to 9 inches of ice on them. The
north shore is kicking out a lot of northern pike in shallow water.
Look for a few perch in 8 feet of water on the north end as well.
Walleye action has been slow.

Pines Resort and Campground (218) 246-8546

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