Snow and Ice Report January 15 2022

Ice Condition map from January 14, 2022

Ice Condition map from January 15, 2021

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January 14 2022 Satellite Image


Minnows in stock


Nightcrawlers in stock

More cold weather and a lack of snow have let the ice build nicely on Nipigon Bay and inland lakes. However, we could use more snow.

Black Bay and most western Nipigon Bay to Kama Bay is classified as thick with medium ice extending from Kama to gravel River and thin ice from there to Rossport.
Superior’s ice formation has jumped well ahead of last year, with favourable ice growth weather at least for the next couple of weeks.

We desperately need a significant snowfall around Lake Superior. Some pockets of deeper snow are around, but most of the North Shore has very little snow. Quads will have very few issues and can still drive trucks directly to some locations. Sleds that are snow cooled will have issues. As you head north away from Superior, there is ample snow.
With Lake Nipigon, Nipigon Bay and Black Bay ice-covered, the lake effect snow will likely not accumulate much more.

Ski trails throughout the area are being cleared and groomed with what little snow we have. Karhu Ski Trails in Nipigon is reporting great conditions on its groomed trails. Karhu is offering season passes this year as well to prospective skiers.
Still waiting to hear from other cross country ski trails, but Rendevous has some groomed trails ready.

Area hiking trails are being used regularly. Ice on some trails and cleats/caution should be used or available as ice patches can be hidden by the shallow snow. As you increase elevation or move further north, the snow depths require snowshoes.
Visit for trail maps, fishing locations and more.

Nipigon River Bait and Tackle in Nipigon Bay have ample minnow and tackle supplies for all you anglers with a bait fridge in operation as well as a curbside pickup for essential tackle and bait orders. Visit for more up to date information.

For trail information, ice fishing information and more, get the Land of Nipigon Adventure Guide – available at the Nipigon Gazette and Nipigon River Bait and Tackle. Visit and

To include your hiking trail, cross country skiing trail or snow/ice conditions, or to send pictures of your adventure, please email

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