Snow and Ice Report for January 3, 2020

January 10, 2020 Ice Chart:

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Ice and snow report – January 10, 2020
Glenn Hart

More snow, the same amount of ice, increasing slush. It seems to be snowmobiles, snowshoes, and maybe even skis are the only form of backwoods transportation now. Of course, more snow means more drifts and more slush on the lakes. Slush conditions on average are still ok locally; other lakes are reporting thicker slush with deeper snow.

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 nearing 3 feet in the area around Nipigon with more just north, west and east. Drifting snow throughout the region makes for very deep snow near shorelines and along roadways and open areas.

Snowmachines are around everywhere now, Packing commonly used trails and making the trails passable.

Seasonal temperatures are hanging around for the foreseeable future with nighttime temperatures hopefully cold enough to keep the slush to a minimum.

Wind forecast looks good for the next week or so, although winds can change. 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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