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five splake and a depth finder ice fishing

inland & lake superior ice fishing

Jig for a fresh brook trout dinner! While some would equate ice fishing with hell, it can be a placid and delicious way to spend an afternoon.

Learn about Lake Superior ice fishing and guided ice fishing. Many lodges rent heated icehouses with predrilled holes and offer tips on what’s biting. The thicker skinned can ski in to BWCAW lakes for solitary fishing.

In Duluth, or on more popular lakes, ice fishing is a spectator sport. As ice forms along Lake Superior’s shore, icehouses crop up in small clusters. A weekend drive along Scenic 61 will reveal varied fishing techniques. Some folks jig, some bobber fish, some lay quietly on the ice peering into the murky waters waiting for the big one.

In Grand Marais and on the Gunflint Trail you can hire a guide or rent an ice house, too. Details below.

Information on seasons, limits and regulations is available at most sporting good stores and from the Minnesota DNR. Pick yourself up some Swedish Pimples and bugs and hit the ice!

ice fishing mn north shore

ice house rentals & guides

gunflint mile 10.9 + 4.4 miles from Gunflint Trail

Heated ice fishing house rentals. Enjoy a day of lake trout and rainbow trout fishing on Trout Lake just off the Gunflint Trail.


789 Trout Lake Rd | Grand Marais
gunflint mile 43.6 + 0.6 miles from Gunflint Trail


The iconic Gunflint Lodge offers heated ice fishing set-up rentals with all you need to enjoy a day out fishing on Gunflint Lake


143 S Gunflint Lake Rd | Grand Marais
sun over gunflint trail lake at golden eagle cabins
framed wintry view of lake superior shoreline at grand superior near gooseberry falls
spiral waterslide and pool at americinn silver bay on the north shore
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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