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Ice Fishing Season

The ice fishing season is dependent on Mother Nature. We will not take customers out unless there is at least 4 inches of ice. This is usually early December though mid-March. For 2021/2022 we are accepting reservations starting the first week in December through mid-March. We will adjust if necessary based on ice conditions. Safety is our top priority.

Ice Fishing Rates

Day Duration Group Ice Fishing Adventure Guided Ice Fishing Adventure Ice Fishing House Rental
Any 7 Hours $295
Sat-Sun 3 hours $50
Sat-Sun 7 Hours $90
Sat-Sun 7 hours $40

For our Group Ice Fishing Adventure we offer a 15% discount for Veterans, First Responders, and doctors and nurses (Thank you for your service!). Please bring some identification to show you qualify. We also offer a 50% discount for children 15 and under.

    Start Times

    Ice Fishing Group Adventures first session: 9:00 – 12:00, and second session 1:00 – 4:00. We offer a 10% discount when you attend both sessions.

    Ice Fishing Tent Rental: 9:00 – 4:00

    Private Guided Ice Fishing Adventures: 7 hours, start time flexible – to be arranged with customer.

    Ice fishing group adventures will generally be held in backwaters between Nelson, WI and Wabasha, MN. We will let you know the exact location at least 24 hours ahead of event. Ice House rentals are at the same locations. For Private Guided Ice Fishing Adventures we will contact you about the species you are after and plan accordingly.

    Terms and Conditions

    • Booking customer must be at least 18 years of age.
    • All participants must have signed the Pool 4 Waiver and Release of Liability prior to participating. Instructions will be emailed to booking customer after the booking customer e-signs the Rental Agreement. Please forward on to all participants ahead of rental. It saves a lot of time if waivers are completed before arriving at the event. Waivers must be completed for all minors by guardians.
    • All adults fishing the Mississippi River must be in possession of a Minnesota or a Wisconsin Fishing license and abide by regulations of the state in which they are licensed.
    • All equipment is expected to be returned in same condition as it was provided to you. In the event of damage or loss, customer is responsible for cost to repair or replace. Normal wear and tear is excluded. Most common example is dropping something, like a fishing rod, down the ice fishing hole. Charges will be applied to the credit card used in booking unless otherwise directed by customer.

    FAQs

    What if I have to go to the bathroom when ice fishing?

    Unfortunately we do not have any porta-potties available.  For our Group Ice Fishing Adventure we will be positioned close to your cars so you could take a quick trip to the gas station. For our Private Guided Trips, please consult with the guide on options.

    What should I bring to a Private Guided Ice Fishing Adventure?

    The most important things to bring are warm clothes (hat, coat, gloves, pants), some good, warm, waterproof boots, and a Minnesota or Wisconsin fishing license. You should also bring some food and drinks. We do offer an ice lunch option if you want your guide to prepare a meal for you on the ice. We will provide everything else you need.  You can bring some of your own fishing gear if you prefer to use it, but it is not necessary.

    What should I bring to the Group Ice Fishing Adventure?

    The most important things to bring are warm clothes (hat, coat, gloves, pants), some good, warm, waterproof boots, and a Minnesota or Wisconsin fishing license. You may also want to bring some snacks and drinks. We will provide everything else you need.  We will generally be positioned quite near where you park, so if you need to run to your car to warm up or get something, that should not be a problem.

    When is it safe to start Ice Fishing?

    We will not take our customers out on ice that is less than 4″ thick, which is meets all recommendations for ice fishing. Please see Minnesota DNR  recommendations at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/thickness.html.