February 7 2020 Ice Chart:
Compare to February 8 2019 ice chart:
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Environment Canada Ice forecast Ice Products located at:
Black Bay and Kama Bay are still thick ice even with all the snow. Kama Bay to Rossport classified as medium ice after teetering back and forth from thin to medium. Colder temperatures should stabilize the ice and thicken it up over the next few days. Bays End towards Thunder Bay is medium ice with thin ice in the rest of the bay away from the protection of the cliffs.
Slush is bad on smaller inland lakes with Lake Superior
gaining a few inches of slush when holes are punched through. The cold is stiffening the slush back up. Black Bay is reporting over two feet of solid ice, and the slush is at a minimum for now.
Ice formation is continuing slowly with a nice cold snap as of late. Seasonal temperatures next week should keep the ice loss in check.
Nipigon River Bait and Tackle have abundant minnows with a
fresh delivery just arrived. Rentable sleighs, augers, rods equipment and maps are also available.
Snow cover is three feet in the area around Nipigon with more just north, west and east. Driving snow throughout the region makes for deep snow near shorelines and along roadways and open spaces.
Karhu Nordic Ski Trails on Maatas Road is reporting beautifully groomed trails ready for adventure. Call 372-0012 for information. Superior Cross Country Ski Club which operates groom trails at Rainbow Falls and Rendezvous Ski club trails in Nipigon are reporting plenty of snow and groomed trails.
Snow machines are around everywhere now, packing commonly used trails and making the trails passable via walking and snowshoe.
Snowshoes are must for hiking in the woods and maybe bring a friend or six.
Wind forecast looks good for the week with some gusting later next week but nothing too substantial. I use the app/website windy.com which seems pretty reliable.
In addition to live minnows, we also carry preserved minnows and tried and true ice fishing and fishing tackle
Minnows in stock
We have abunant minnows of all sizes.
Pull sleds, portable ice fishing shelters, heaters, Ice Augers and more.
Guided ice fishing
Portable ice fishing shelters setup and heated, holes drilled, You show up and fish, we take care of the rest.