khutch- welcome first of all.... as far as ice is concerned, I mean the higher elevations will certainly get iced up faster than lower elevation lakes. Antero was capped last week, but a recent update said the ice wasn't safe and that there was open water. But places like Antero would be a good place to start, given that it's a fairly shallow lake, and the elevation. Still a little early tho.
Thank you! Im getting ready, traded out my camping gear for my ice gear in the SUV. Ready to get out there. I always spend Christmas at Lake of the Woods in norther MN and my friends and cousins have already been out in MN.
Reply by: Walleye Guy Posted: 11/12/2019 3:36:07 PM Points: 169
Spent many a winter weekend on Lake of the Woods myself. Had a cabin at the Wigwam north of Baudette. Caught lots of walleye, sauger, occasional northern and the always ready to battle eelpout. Gold jigs and fathead heads. Good times.
Reply by: khutch51 Posted: 11/13/2019 8:34:41 AM Points: 789
Agreed! I love me some Eelpouts. When my rattle goes in the middle of the night, jumping out of my cot to tackle a big one in the dark, nothing more fun. Really trying to get to the igloo again this year. Landed a 25 incher on a rattle while having a beer last year.