1 . River Bend Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 944 - 9142

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River Bend Resort is a real catch, offering spools of modern conveniences while keeping the traditional beauty of ice fishing alive in its atmosphere! Sunlit snow dusts the ice and ice fishing houses mark havens of warmth and comfort on the surface of Lake of the Woods. Explore the beautiful wilderness and partake in phenomenal ice fishing with a company of expert anglers and, of course, plenty of walleye! Grab hold and tug on an exclusive ice fishing package that covers everything but your long johns! Leave your worries off the ice and pull up fish after fish thanks to the advice of expert anglers. The houses, most with an attached bathroom, are moved frequently for the best fishing experience. Make a reservation now and drop your line with the best of them.

Address

3343 Red Oak Road NW, Baudette, MN 56623

Related activities

Can’t wait for the ice? Fall fishing is an outright blast at River Bend Resort! Fishing the Rainy River for a plethora of gilled dinners is just one reason to visit in the fall!

Getting there

From Baudette: Just west of McDonalds, turn right onto HWY 172 and travel north for 11 miles. At the River Bend sign located on the right side of HWY 172 turn right and you will arrive at our location.

2 . McQuoid's Inn & Event Center

Isle, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 862 - 3535

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Fire up the auger and prepare for some of Minnesota's best ice fishing McQuoid's Inn & Event Center! Cure that cabin fever with an angling adventure on Lake Mille Lacs. Purchase a fishing package, which includes an experienced guide willing to share all the hot spot secrets, transportation, bait/tackle, jigging rods, and a fish house. Whether you're hoping to reel in walleye, northern pike, or panfish, this is the lake for you. After a successful day on the lake, warm up in a two-bedroom cabin, which are perfect for four to six guests. Amenities like fully equipped kitchens, cozy fireplaces, gas grills, and fire pits make you feel at home. If you're hosting a larger fishing party, five-bedroom log condos can accommodate up to 15 fishing companions. It's nice to be on the ice at McQuoid's!

Address

1325 Highway 47 North, Isle, Minnesota 56342

Extra Stops

You won’t find nicer fish houses on any lake than at Mac’s Twin Bay, which is just a couple miles away.Their deluxe fish houses are as cozy and warm as your living room.

Highlights

Guides use ATVs or snowmobiles with Eskimo portable fish houses to start early in the year and stay ahead of the crowd.

3 . Adrian's Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 634 - 1985

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As Minnesota’s notoriously harsh winter months roll around, flowing white snowbanks cover the ground and thousands of lakes crystalize with thick icy covers. Yet they are far from dormant; beneath the Lake of the Woods’ chilly barrier, lively lunker pike, walleye, sauger, and monster sturgeon are ready to be caught! Heated ice fishing houses populate the lake, and the staff is committed to all your ice fishing needs! When the fishing is done, return to a cozy cabin and let the excitement of your big catch subside while you warm up with some hot cocoa. A nostalgic Americana Midwest atmosphere flows through the onsite diner and remains consistent in Adrian’s spacious cabins. The ‘Minnesota nice’ staff is always welcoming and ready to serve! Come and experience the charm of Lake of the Woods, one of the premier ice fisheries of Minnesota.

Address

3362 Red Oak Road, Baudette, MN 56623

Fun facts

Oddly enough, the Rainy River is hot in the spring and fall!

Related Onsite Offerings

Tired of prey with gills? Stalk the dry elements for new targets. Duck, geese, grouse, and deer hunting can be very good in the area.

4 . Cyrus Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 258 - 4457

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It’s time to let the cat out of the bag! Cyrus Resort, the best kept secret of Lake of the Woods, shall be secret no more! Come enjoy its top notch ice fishing, charter fishing, and scrumptious restaurant and bar. Ice fishing is made fun and easy with bombardier transportation to and from spacious, heated fish houses. Lake of the Woods is stuffed with gargantuan, trophy-class walleye just itching to get a piece of your bait! When you’re not locked in battle with a northern pike, throw a leg over a sled and ride the versatile and beautiful trails of the area. Miles of groomed trails provide endless snowmobiling fun in Minnesota’s world of frigid beauty. Before you set foot in the wintry wilderness, energize with a hot hearty breakfast at the onsite restaurant, open seven days a week! Lunch and dinner are always served, and always hit the spot after tromping through the great outdoors.

Address

3298 Cyrus Rd NW, Baudette, MN 56623

Season

Stop back in the summer for a completely novel angling experience! Peruse the royal blue water in a rented boat and bob peacefully while you wait. But don’t fall asleep; the action is never far off on Lake of the Woods!

Related Onsite Offerings

The hotel crew will provide a delectable shore lunch of fresh walleye on request!

5 . Ballard's Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 482 - 8109

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Are you looking for a mentor to show you the ropes and teach you the secrets of Minnesota ice fishing? Look no further than Ballard’s Resort on Lake of the Woods. Fish for walleye, not luxury, here: spacious living quarters boast full kitchens, housekeeping services, and cable TV. Outdoor grills are a must for preparing your successful catch! The Walleye Connection is where things get serious. Seriously extravagant. Travel by luxury motor coach on an all-inclusive ice fishing package including guided fishing by coast guard-licensed anglers, equipment, fish processing, and meals! The world of trophy-class angling just got more accessible than ever. Take a break from the busy life and experience the joys of a mid-week journey to a fishing paradise. A little snow never stopped a true angler.

Address

3314 Bur Oak Rd NW, Baudette, MN 56623

Fun facts

Lake of the Woods is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States (after the five Great Lakes).

Related Onsite Offerings

Check out the new fishing adventure on an island camp in the Canadian wilderness! It's only you, the water, and a sunrise...and the deer, bear, and loons of course.

6 . Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats

Crane Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 274 - 6180

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Make your home away from home the Voyagair Lodge & Houseboats. Be overcome with organic beauty only Mother Nature could muster as fiery sunsets pass behind icy waterways and brilliant snow dazzles in the daylight. Blaze through snowmobile and snowshoe trails and take in the epic scenery of towering pine trees that surround the area. Go ice fishing on the lake for a little rest and recuperation mixed with fervent excitement of yanking your record breaking catch! Take a break from winter fun and fill your belly with the delicious offerings of the Voyagaire lodge restaurant. Sizzling steaks are fired up on the grill and imbued with mouthwatering flavors that surprise and satisfy. Fresh sea fare is more delectable than ever, and early risers who wake up with the wildlife are privy to a steaming breakfast before embarking on wild adventures.

Address

7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725

Season

Winter isn't the only time of year to reap fish and benefits from beautiful Crane Lake. Take a summertime cruise on a houseboat and float between three billion-year-old rocks while leisurely fishing and merry-making.

Related Onsite Offerings

Want to come during the warmer months but not stay in a houseboat? Rent a luxurious cabin in the sun and a speedboat, and let the fishing tales begin!

7 . Melgeorge's Elephant Lake Lodge & Resort

Orr, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 205 - 9001

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Instantly recognized by expert fishermen as a perfect place to drop a line, the fishing at Melgeorge’s Elephant Lake Lodge & Resort is sure to impress. Walleye, crappy, smallmouth bass, and other tasty swimmers patrol the waters all winter long, hoping for a morsel to eat. Melgeorge’s has shoreline access to Elephant Lake and is just minutes from Blackduck Lake and Pelican Lake. Not to mention it features easy access to Voyageurs National Park and Crane Lake! Twelve authentic log cabins dot the snowy scenery. Cozy indoor decoration feels homey and warm, and the lake is only a short walk away! Beautiful carved wood furniture stands in spacious living rooms and heavenly beds are piled high with copious amounts of blankets. Kick back on the patio and savor the juices of the daily catch. At Melgeorge’s, ice fishing isn’t just a sport, it’s an experience.

Address

6376 County Road 180, Orr, MN 55771

Season

Visit for the dog days of summer for some refreshing aquatic action in the lake! Rent a boat and drop a line, or dive in head first!

Related activities

The lodge is less than an hour from the iconic Voyageurs National Park! Visit to be awe-stricken by nature's forceful beauty and soothed by calming waterways and peaceful critters of all kinds.

8 . Angle Outpost Resort & Conference Center

Angle Inlet, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 708 - 9558

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Small in comparison to the expanse of Lake of the Woods, the shore-side cabins of Angle Outpost Resort offer striking lakefront views to all of its guests. A relaxing getaway from the dramas of the world awaits! If you must take your business on vacation, however, 50-seat conference rooms will get the job done well and get you back to fishing! Angle Outpost Resort is home to the Red Fox Ice Fishing Company, which is good news for anglers of all levels! The company provides practiced services among the reefs and island structures of the Northwest Angle, which allows for outstanding fishing action! To wait another minute would be folly; make a reservation now for a fishing excursion of a lifetime!

Address

8206 Dawson Rd NW, Angle Inlet, MN 56711

Population

The population of Angle Inlet is just 60, offering a true Minnesotan small town experience where everyone you meet is knowledgeable and friendly. Not to mention, there's plenty of fish to go around!

Related Onsite Offerings

Rent Vexilar depth finder equipment to dramatically improve your angling game! The fish won't stand a chance.

9 . Timber Trail Lodge & Resort

Ely, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 762 - 9351

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Stay at this four-season resort beautifully situated on the shores of four interconnected lakes with direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Crave the explosion of a bass fighting at the other end of your line. Feel the triumph of holding your trophy-sized catch for the camera. Fish all day, only breaking for a delicious lunch of your morning catch. Whether first-time father-son fishing outings or seasoned friends gathering on the ice one more time, the possibilities on the boundary Waters’ encapsulating surface are utterly endless. The accommodations are a Midwestern dream come true. Specially winterized motel units up the ante with complete cookware to fry up your catch, dinner service, a full bath with towels, and a private entrance. Deluxe cabins are the crown jewels of Timber Trail. Bite into a walleye fillet in front of the fireplace or work off a pinched nerve in your casting arm by soaking in the ThermoMasseur Air Tub. Reality ends where Timber Trail begins!

Address

629 Kawishiwi Trail, Ely, MN 55731

Related activities

Put away the poles and tip ups in favor of skis! Downhill skiing and snowboarding, available just 40 minutes away, is a speedy injection of adrenaline into your vacation!

Getting there

Once you have reached Ely, go east on 169, also known as Sheridan St (it's the main road through Ely). Heading east, go one and a half miles past Ely and turn right onto Route 16 (also known as Kawishiwi Trail). Go five and a half miles and Timber Trail will be on the left.

10 . Zippel Bay Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9617

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Discover some of The North Star State's best ice fishing at Zippel Bay Resort! Situated on the legendary Lake of the Woods on the Canadian border, you'll reel in everything from walleye to sauger to northern pike to panfish. With the highest walleye/sauger limits in Minnesota, you'll be able to keep plenty of trophies. Zippel Bay's wide, well-maintained ice roads are easy to travel on and lead to outstanding heated fish houses. Tip-up houses and dark houses are available and set you up for success. After a day of hooking a host of fish, exchange big fish tales over a cold drink at the resort's lounge. Hit the hay in the new log cabins, which feature log furniture and an array of amenities. Your Minnesota ice fishing fantasy comes true at Zippel Bay!

Address

6080 39th St NW, Williams, Minnesota 56686

Fun facts

Lake of the Woods showcases a surface area of 1,679 square miles, making for plenty of ice fishing opportunities!

Related Onsite Offerings

The new log cabins feature exceptional amenities like fireplaces, central air, satellite television, Jacuzzis, and breathtaking views!

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