First off, both Allen and Scott moved from Grand Forks, ND to Warroad, MN! It was a no-brainer for us to switch teaching jobs and move to the shores of Lake of the Woods. That said, the move did make for a very busy summer and fall, and not much fishing happened once the school year started. We are finally settled into our new positions and homes up here, and hunting is just about wrapped up… just in time for ice fishing!
Currently, Allen is prepping the sleeper house and the bomber for a busy winter, and Scott is readying his sled and portables for his guided snowmobile fishing adventures. The ice is a little slower to arrive this year, with a just couple hundred yards of ice along shore on the main lake and the shallower bay areas like the Angle area are mostly ice covered. The long term forecast is fairly mild, so safe ice is a ways off yet. Ice depths are just a few inches in most spots. The DNR test netting this fall indicated good numbers of fish in most areas of the lake, so we should be looking at some great ice fishing this year once we can get out there!