The walleye bite on Rainy Lake has shifted to later in the day, however, jigs and minnows are still the best bet. The National Park ice road has extended to Bushyhead Island providing more access to some good structure. If you are up early and itching to fish, try for a large northern pike around the mouth of Black Bay. Pike have been active throughout the day and you might do very well with a large minnow on a bare hook. Some crappie have been mixing in with the walleye around Sand Bay.
Snowmobile trails are in good shape and open to all areas east, south and west of here. This Saturday, February 3, the International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club hosts their annual hot dog roast at the shelter where the Hagerman and Arrowhead Trails meet. Join the club for a warm fire, hot dogs and great riding.
Cross country ski and snowshoe trails are also open and tracked. The Tilson Bay system and the Park's Black Bay Trails all offer a good shot at encountering wintering wildlife.
Andrea Kappelman posted the fish house photo on our Facebook Page. Thanks Andrea; great photo!
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