On the south end... Fishing reports are good. A nice mix of saugers and walleyes, with some trophy walleyes, jumbo perch, eelpout, pike, tullibees and a lot of sturgeon being caught. During a typical day, there are flurries of activity mixed with some slower time. It helps to put in a full day, keep your lines active and use electronics. Watch for suspended fish coming through on your electronics, often nice walleyes. Most resorts have fish houses out in 25- 32 feet of water. Best colors gold, pink, glow red and UV glow colors. Use combo jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow. Numerous ice roads are open, many allowing 3/4 ton trucks with wheel houses. Every ice road is different, check ahead as ice road limits vary.
On the Rainy River... The river is frozen over but little traffic with higher than usual current. Extra caution is always needed on the river, most sticking to lake so far. No snowmobile trail on Rainy River as of yet with thin ice areas due to current.
Up at the NW Angle... Fishing is excellent with a mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout. With over a foot of snow, snowmobile trails from south end to Angle are being groomed and will be in good shape. Stay on trails as current is high and there are still some areas needing more inches of ice. Fish houses on LOW on the ice through March.