January 17, 2020 Ice Chart:
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Ice and snow report – January 17, 2020
Well, Black Bay and Kama Bay are now classified as thick ice even with all the snow. From Kama Bay to Rossport is starting to freeze again, although snow and wind this weekend may break up the new ice again.
Bays End towards Thunderbay is starting to freeze as well with thin ice being reported.
Ice formation is slow with an abundance of insulating snow. Temperatures are seasonal with a small warmup coming next week but not warm enough to lose ice.
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. Drifting 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 Rendevous Ski club trails in Nipigon are reporting plenty of snow and groomed trails.
Snowmachines are around everywhere now, Packing commonly used trails and making the trails passable.
Snowshoes are must for hiking in the woods and maybe bring a friend or six.
Wind forecast looks good for the next week or so, after this snowstorm that is. I use the app/website windy.com which seems pretty reliable.
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.