Ice Fishing Trips in Minnesota

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Minnesota ice fishing trips photos fill our family albums. Here are some tips and destinations for ice fishing in Minnesota.

Ice Fishing Trips

"Driving the truck out on a frozen lake to a village of shanties erected over drilled holes, sitting on an overturned five gallon pail, stamping your feet quite a bit, and drinking a lot of schnapps is a time honored tradition in the Great White North." ~Thomas Huhti

If you remember scenes from the Grumpy Old Men movie, ice fishing villages do populate the surface of many lakes in Minnesota as soon as the ice freezes to a safe depth.

"Frostbite Flats" is the name given to a temporary settlement of about 6,000 ice shanties on Mille Lacs lake.

Lake of The Woods, where this photo of our son and grandson was taken, is another popular destination for ice fishing trips.

Minnesota Fishing Resorts Will provide you with guides, fishing tips, and equipment to make sure you have the best fishing vacation ever.

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Ice Fishing The Ultimate Guide will give you an "education" about ice fishing.

Zippel Bay State Park is located on the shores of Lake of the Woods. As with all state parks, you can camp in the park year round. If winter camping is not for you, there are several fishing resorts in the area that offer ice fishing trips onto the big lake.

Baudette Minnesota Resorts and Hotels can provide lodging for your fishing trip to Lake of the Woods.

Minnesota ice fishing is a safe sport if you use common sense and take the advice of the DNR, bait shop owners, and the owners of fishing resorts.


Ice Fishing Trips and Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling out onto the lake adds to the fun in our opinion. You can get most of your gear with you on the snowmobile or pull it on a sled.

Driving a car or pickup truck onto the ice is what many fishermen and women do. Snowmobiles are an increasingly popular choice for ice fishing transportation.  You can also just walk out onto the ice of course.

Some "ice houses" are elaborate cabin-type structures that are amazing to see. Because we like to experience ice fishing trips to many lakes each winter, we opt for a portable ice fishing shanty.
Ice Fishing Trips

Walker Minnesota, on the shores of Leech Lake, is one of several towns that celebrate ice fishing with gusto...and the Eelpout Festival!

Cass Lake Chamber of Commerce and Palace Casino Winter Fishing Challenge is a yearly event.

Park Rapids holds an annual ice fishing contest and offers more than $110,000.00 in prizes.

Brainerd hosts the world's largest ice fishing tournament on Gull Lake. Held the third Saturday in January, ice fishers vie for thousands of dollars in prizes for the biggest catch.

Brainerd Minnesota Ice Fishing Tournament

Lake Mille Lacs is one of Minnesota's favorite ice fishing lakes. Plowed roads offer access to the array of fish houses and to spots where you can fish. Fishing is open for walleye, northern pike and bass. You can rent a "dark house" if you want to spear for fish instead of angle. 

You surely know that in the "land of 10,000 lakes" you don't have to travel far to fish through the ice. You can walk onto any well-frozen lake, use your auger to dig a fishing hole and sit down with your fishing pole on any handy bucket or stool. 

Ice Fishing Trips

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