Winter at Sportsman’s

Winter is one of the most popular times to take a trip to Sportsman’s. Enjoy some of the best ice fishing anywhere in addition to a multitude of fun winter adventures.

Winter fishing on Lake of the Woods is the best you can find.

According to DNR studies, the catch rate is better than any place in the state and no one does it like we do!

Early December through early January at first ice is always an excellent time to enjoy active fishing and trophy walleyes. We start our season as soon as we have 8-12 inches of ice in early December.

The end of January through mid February good eating saugers are eager to bite your line. We also usually start seeing a lot of suspended trophy walleyes during this time. Renting or bringing along a fish finder like a Vexilar is a great way to find some of these walleyes. The end of February and on into the end of March when the sun is out longer and the temperatures start to warm really gets the walleyes and saugers active. We can have our fish houses out until March 31 unlike many lakes in Minnesota so you have lots of time in the winter months to join us and get in on some excellent fishing.

When you’re not fishing, you can enjoy our many on-site amenities

We’re known for our spectacular fishing, but that’s not all there is to do while you’re here.







It doesn’t get much better than winter at Sportsman’s.

Want to get away from it all? Head to Sportsman’s this winter and immerse yourself in the kind of wilderness most people only read about. Enjoy ice fishing in a private fish house or try out our Sleeper Fish Houses where you can camp on the ice while fishing!