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Best Places for Ice Fishing in Duluth

Ice Fishing in DuluthWhether you’ve been ice fishing for generations, or have always wanted to venture out onto the thick, frozen expanses of Minnesota lakes and rivers, Duluth is a great place to be this winter.  For some, the thought of sitting on a frozen lake or river for hours on end is nothing short of miserable.  For others, though, it’s a tradition ripe with memories of fun and adventure.  Ice Fishing can be a placid and tranquil way to spend a day.  Even if you don’t want to get in on the action yourself, in cities like Duluth, ice fishing has become a spectator sport.  Drive along scenic route 61, and you’ll be witness to a variety of approaches to this time-honored Minnesota tradition. Book your room at the luxurious A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast this winter, and come see what Ice fishing is all about.

Duluth’s Ice Fishing

Whether it’s jigging, bobber fishing, or laying quietly on the ice peering into the murky waters and waiting for the big one, ice fishing is quite the spectacle.  From the day ice starts forming along the shores of Lake Superior, you’ll start seeing icehouses pop up throughout the region.  Duluth and it’s surrounding regions have a tremendous variety of waterways, all perfect for the ice fishing enthusiast.  Ice fishing in Duluth yields many options as well as species. Trout fishing on Lake Superior lately has been hot.  But, there are plenty of inland waterways that aren’t too far away where you’ll find walleye and panfish as well.  Here are some of the most popular fishing spots in the Duluth area

  • Ice Fishing in DuluthMany ice fishers head to the bay side of Park Point.  It’s a good place for walleye fishing, especially in the evening hours.
  • At the end of the Arrowhead Pier in Superior, you’ll find a 20-foot deep hole perfect for some ice fishing.
  • Fish lake, just to the north of Duluth, is one of the easiest places to get to aside from Lake Superior.  Once the ice gets thick enough, you’ll even be able to drive straight to the good spots.
  • Amnicon Lake, a short drive from Superior, will result in a good crappie catch.
  • St. Louis Bay is one of the best places to search for black crappie, channel catfish, freshwater drum, lake sturgeon, muskellunge, northern pike, river ruffe, rock bass, shorthead redhorse, silver redhorse, smallmouth bass, tadpole madtom, walleye, white perch, white sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch.
  • Caribou Lake, where you’ll find Black crappie, bluegill, Largemouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, walleye, white sucker, yellow perch, pumpkin seed.
  • Pike Lake, where you’ll find Black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, walleye, white sucker, yellow perch.

If you’re new to the sport, look around at local resorts.  Many of them offer heated rental houses for those guests that’d like to try their hand at this fascinating winter sport.  Places like Unlimited Trophy Outfitters will also take you on a guided ice fishing journey, so you get the best experience possible.  Though spring may still seem far off, the ice will be gone and your chance to go ice fishing will be lost for another year.  Book your room at our luxury Minnesota Inn today, and embrace the winter sport of ice fishing.



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