a row of ice houses on Lake of the Woods in MN

Dale’s on Lake of the Woods

Prime Fishing on Lake of the Woods

Fishing is all about catching fish and getting away from the daily grind. As dedicated lake people, we get it. We strive to provide each of our guests with a relaxing, enjoyable fishing experience.

Dale's started as a simple idea by a dedicated fisherman to rent ice houses to those coming to winter fish on Lake of the Woods. The idea was a hit! We offer clean, comfortable ice houses for rent at reasonable prices. Our guests return year after year becoming friends and family.

We are a small business with owners Dale and Connie still at the helm. Our size sets up apart and allows us to offer personalized attention. We put our full energy into providing great customer service for our guests. Watch our News and Updates page for all the announcements. If you have a question or have a request, simply ask and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Come for a visit and see for yourself. You'll agree! Dale's is simply the best fishing on Lake of the Woods.

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Rentals

Ice fishing to open water, we offer the perfect getaway option for your next fishing adventure. 

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Winter Lake Access

Continue the legacy. Fish Lake of the Wood's Gull Rock Area and beyond. We've got you covered.

Inside a fish house showing a stove at Dale's on Lake of the Woods

Amenities

Pack your fishing gear and head north. Dale's is the perfect Lake of the Woods getaway.

Current Fishing Report

11.18.20 Fishing Report from LOTW’s Tourism Bureau!!

Received this information via email to [email protected] from the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau! Enjoy!! ______<((>< Fishing Report 11.18.2020 On the south end…  As we roll into mid November, thin ice conditions on back bays as well as the Rainy River have put an end to the open water fishing season.  Big Traverse Bay […]
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Received this information via email to [email protected] from the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau!
Enjoy!!
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Fishing Report

11.18.2020

On the south end... As we roll into mid November, thin ice conditions on back bays as well as the Rainy River have put an end to the open water fishing season. Big Traverse Bay is still open water. The hope each year is to have cold nights combined with low wind and no snow early in the season to create a good early sheet of ice. Every year is different based on Mother Nature of course, but normally resorts will be able to get their smaller fish houses, called day houses, out around December 10th. A couple of resorts who provide spearing for pike in back bays of course earlier. Again, this is just an average. This year could be earlier or later, time will tell, but everyone is watching.

On the Rainy River... The river is covered in most places with a layer of thin ice. The fall season ended up with a good number of shiners in the river from the fall run. The few anglers who fished this past week had some good reports. We believe there are a good number of walleyes in the river despite mixed fishing reports this fall. Some anglers believe the sheer numbers of shiners in the river made the bite more difficult.

Up at the NW Angle... The Angle has a mix of iced over areas and open water. That is quite typical this time of year. The ice is forming nicely and the hopes are for colder weather to keep things moving along positively.

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Received 11.19.20 via email to our email address [email protected]
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