Birch Lake in St. Louis County is conveniently located between Ely and Babbitt, making it one of the area’s more popular fisheries. At more than 7,000 acres, it’s also the largest lake in this region outside the BWCAW. Shoreline development is minimal, and with a series of quality public accesses, anglers have no problem getting on this tucked-away gem and…
You can go as far west as Alexandria and still find walkable ice, although there is a distinct line west and south of this region that now offers few, if any, ice-fishing options.
Frigid cold welcomed by
But optimism reigned this week, with cold coming