Snow and Ice Report for January 17, 2020

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Ice and snow report – January 17, 2020
Glenn Hart

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 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.

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.


World Class, trophy fishing for many different species.


Prime boreal forest hunting - large game and small.


Thousands of Lakes rivers and creeks to explore.


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


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


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

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