Ice and snow report – February 20, 2021

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Ice and snow report – February 20, 2021
Glenn Hart

The Deep freeze seems to be ending this week and into the warmth of March. T-shirts on the ice and on the trail are just around the corner.

Ice coverage has taken a huge jump in the past two weeks, with the bitter cold jumping the ice coverage of Lake Superior from below normal to surpassing last years levels. Ice in Nipigon Bay down to Gravel River is considered thick with medium ice down to Rossport.
Black Bay ice is thick to very thick. Silver Harbour and Bays End near Thunderbay has finally started stiffened up and with medium to thick ice.
It doesn’t snow much at minus 30; however, there is abundant snow in the Nipigon Area and Terrace Bay/Schreiber with less towards Thunder Bay.
Trestle Ridge Ski Hill in Terrace Bay has opened under Red Zone Restrictions. Check out their Facebook Page for details.
Nipigon River Bait and Tackle in Nipigon Bay have Minnows, Maps, information and tackle for all you anglers with a bait fridge in operation as well as a curbside pickup for essential tackle and bait orders. Visit nipigonriver.com for more up to date information.
Ski trails throughout the area being are clear and groomed, with many people getting out to enjoy even with the past cold temperatures. The warming should bring even more people out to the trails.
A number of our area hiking trails are broken in and are becoming used much more. Again the seasonable weather will only make for an enjoyable snowshoe trip. Well packed trails are walkable without snowshoes in many cases as the base is solid where packed.
Weather forecasts show more seasonable temperatures as we head into the spring season.
Winds will be a light in the foreseeable future.

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Minnows in stock

We have abunant minnows of all sizes.

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Rentals

Pull sleds, portable ice fishing shelters, heaters, Ice Augers and more.

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Guided ice fishing

Portable ice fishing shelters setup and heated, holes drilled, You show up and fish, we take care of the rest.

Adventure Awaits

Welcome to the world famous Nipigon River. Here we measure trout by the pound. More than fishing and hunting with hiking, boating, foraging, site seeing, animal watching, bird watching and much much more.

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World Class, trophy fishing for many different species.

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Prime boreal forest hunting - large game and small.

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Thousands of Lakes rivers and creeks to explore.

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Miles and Miles of maintained hiking trails along the most scenic area of all Lake Superior.

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Thousands of miles of bush roads for ATV, Snowmobile and 4x4 exploration.

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Parks, Splash Pads, scenic vistas, waterfalls, and more....

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