Wintry weather has certainly settled in the upper Midwest. Generally, this is great news for skiers, snowboarders, and other winter enthusiasts. It’s widely accepted that Duluth is one of the top destinations in the Midwest for outdoor recreation. That’s just as true during these bitterly cold winter months. You know it’s truly winter in Duluth when the shanties–the annual ice fishing huts–start popping up on the lakes. Have you ever been ice fishing? If so, you know how deep the tradition runs in Minnesota, and you’ve likely been repeating this annual tradition for many years. If not, perhaps this is the year to try? We can’t think of a better ice fishing destination than Duluth, and our luxury accommodations at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast are exactly what you’ll want to come to after a day on the ice. Book your stay at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.
Best Places for Ice Fishing in Duluth
Whether your technique involves some jigging, bobber fishing, or laying quietly on the ice peering into the murky waters and waiting for the big one, you’ll find that ice fishing in Duluth is quite the spectacle. As soon as ice beging to form along the shores of Lake Superior, you’ll start seeing icehouses pop up. There’s a surprising variety of fish to keep your eye out for, including trout, walley, and panfish. Here are some of the most popular fishing spots in the Duluth area
- Many ice fishers head to the bay side of Park Point. It’s a good place for walleye fishing. It’s especially popular in the evening, after a long day of work.
- 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.
- 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. The sheer variety of fish makes this an incredibly popular spot for ice fishing year after year.
- 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, places like Unlimited Trophy Outfitters will take you on a guided ice fishing journey, so you get the best experience possible. Don’t miss your chance to get in some ice fishing this year. Our winters may be long, but they always seem to pass before we can blink an eye. Book your room at our luxury Minnesota Inn today, and embrace your inner fisherman (or woman).