Snow and Ice Report for January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020 Ice Chart:

Compare to January 26 2019 ice chart:

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Environment Canada Ice forecast Ice Products located at:


Well, Black Bay and Kama Bay are now classified as thick ice even with all the snow. From Kama Bay to Rossport is classified as thin ice with most of it being fast, thin ice. Bays End towards Thunderbay is medium ice with thin ice in the rest of the bay away from the protection of the cliffs.

Slush is getting bad on smaller inland lakes with lake superior gaining a few inches of slush when holes are punched through.

Ice formation is slow with an abundance of insulating snow. Temperatures are seasonal with a small warmup coming but not warm enough to lose ice. It will create slush issues.
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. They even have a trail at the Golf Course in Terrace Bay now.
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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