Sportsman’s Lodge at Baudette on Lake of the Woods sent along this photo of a man walking across the ice of the lake on Tuesday. The ice is so clear and dark that is almost appears to be water. In its weekly update on Wednesday, the lodge reported 4 to 7 inches of ice on Four Mile Bay and 4 to 6 inches on the lake just outside of Pine Island. In the northern areas near Oak Island and the Northwest Angle, 2 to 4 inches were reported.
“As soon as we get 10 to 12 inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish, we start the season,” the report stated.