Fish, Snow, Rain and Ice

We constantly get calls asking about conditions. What’s the ice like on Gunflint? Is anyone snowmobiling into North Lake? How are the snowmobile trails? What are the ski trails like? Are the fish biting? What type of Fish are biting? What are they biting on?

I enjoy gathering as much information as I can and passing it along to you as I get it. About a year ago, I decided to try posting little facts on some Google Calendar Pages I created and embedded on my blog site. I have a Fishing Report page – on which I also report ice conditions as I hear them, Snowfall Report page, and a Ski Trail Report page. They are all located on a drop down menu under the Blog/news page of the Gunflint Pines Resort webpage. Once you bring up one of the report calendars, you can simply click any of the listings to see if there is more descriptive text to read.

It’s not quite a “fish wrapper” but we’re happy to post anything you may share, so send or call us with your info, regarding Gunflint Trail Lakes, Ice, or Trail conditions.

Summer reservations are coming in like crazy! Bookings are way up compared to this time last year so if you’re thinking you want to join us this summer, best start planning now. Rates have been updated on the website under Cabin rates and camping rates pages. Feel free to call us with questions!


2016 Trout opener, Saturday on Gunflint Lake

Winter within BWCA
Lake Trout 12/31/16 – 3/31/17 2
Winter outside/partly outside BWCA
Lake Trout 1/14/17 – 3/31/17 2
Stream Trout 4/30/16 – 9/30/16 5 with not more than 3 over 16″

Ice Fishing will be in full swing this weekend when the Trout season finally opens for the 2017 winter season.  Reports from the die-hard “Trouties” who ventured into BWCA lakes have found trout on Daniels and South Lakes with good Ice depths, but quite a bit of snow to go with it.  Fishing has been a bit slow as of yet.  The weather looks great for the weekend  – so head north!!

Sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values between -30 and -40. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 2 by 2am. South wind around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 22.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.