Fresh Snow, Ice Making Cold!
We had enough fresh snow to shovel off the walks and there’s more in the forecast. There’s also a cold front from northern Canada settling in, so Rainy Lake ice conditions will be improving, not that they’re all that bad. The Green Trail in Voyageurs National Park is now staked and open, as are many of the ski and snowshoe trails. The Green Trail heads through Black Bay from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, then crosses a safety portage to Kabetogama and on to the Ash River Community.
Ice anglers are getting out on Rainy Lake but results are apparently varied. There are reports of generally 8 to 10 inches of ice and people are heading for the popular, that is to say, likely spots for walleye. The best bite has been in the morning, small minnows on jigs are working. We will keep you posted on when the National Park ice road opens for the season.
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