Ice Fishing in the Boundary Waters

Corps Image - corp1705

Photo by Commander John Bortniak, 1979

Corps Photo Collection, NOAA Photo Library

The Gunflint area has the longest ice over season in the state, with an average ice out of May 7 (earliest 4/15/76, latest 5/26/66).  Ely area's average ice out is April 30 (earliest 4/10/45, latest 5/23/50).  In contrast, Lake Minnetonka in the Twin Cities has an average ice out of April 13.

 

2004 Winter Trout Season:

Stream Trout Lakes

Lake outside or partly outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: mid-January to mid-March

Lakes entirely within the BWCA: Early January to March 31

Lake Trout Lakes

Lake outside or partly outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: mid-January to mid-March

Lakes entirely within the BWCA: Early January to March 31

 

 

 
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