Ice out is usually the end of April. This depends on ice thickness and the weather.
Location: Bostic Bay, Lake Of The Woods
Update March 11, 2021 from KP
THE ULTIMATE WAY TO START YOUR SEASON!
Lake of the Woods borders Canada and pike fishing is open year-round. As the bays start to thaw and ice out, Northern Pike move into the bays to spawn. For the last few years, we’ve travelled to Bostic Bay to fish for pike for before the MN fishing season officially opens. The pike fishing action can be OFF THE CHARTS!
You can see on the map that the bay is protected on 3 sides. This helps a little if winds are high. Fishing in the creek can also be a bit more protected. These features make an environment that we can fish from our yaks a bit easier in most weather conditions.
There have been some MONSTERS caught!
You’ll have the opportunity to get your personal best Northern Pike. More importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to have a ton of fun with other kayak anglers.
Kayak fishing for HUGE PIKE from a kayak is FUN!
We’ll get more exact dates as the ice season progresses and ice out starts. We watch the Zippel Bay Resort social media to understand what’s happening and we’ll also be listening to members who live up there.
It will be an adventure for sure! We won’t know what the weather will be. One year we were out in T-shirts. Another year, snow-covered everything. Each year is a different mix of people, that makes it fun!
It’s my favorite event of the year. I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT!
Here’s my best pike from the LOTW trips.
Ron Strauss, President MNKFA (photo credit to some guy named Todd) 🙂
From Torry Heidenreiter
Last year some of the group wanted to get suckers and fish live/dead bait rigs before the trip was cancelled. I’ve done some calling and got some information for anyone interested.