Ice Fishing

Picture of a Northern Pike being pulled from an ice fishing hole

There is something almost mystical about ice fishing

The frozen lakes may seem quiet in winter, but underneath that ice, the water is teeming with the best fish in the Northland: lake trout, rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike and panfish.

Your ice fishing tour starts at 9:00 am at Stone Harbor to get geared up. Then your guide takes you to one of the Gunflint Trail’s inland lakes where you trek across the ice until you find the best fishing hole. (We can’t give away all of our secrets, but you can bet your guide has been spending plenty of time looking for where the fish are biting.) 

There’s no need to worry about the cold Minnesota wind because your guide brings along a portable ice house, heater, lunch, and warm beverages. That means you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy a day out on the ice.

We are now offering both private and group Ice Fishing Trips. Please note the price difference in the listing below. Whether you are an experienced angler or brand new to this winter tradition, call us at 218-387-3136 to schedule a day of ice fishing.

Stone Harbor is here to help you recreate safely on the North Shore with our experienced guides. We are following the recommended guidelines from the CDC, WHO, and the state of Minnesota for guide policies and enhanced cleaning procedures. We have always operated with small groups and continue to do so. If you do not wish to participate with others, you can request a private tour, although there is an additional cost for this. Outdoor recreating allows social distancing to be easily achievable most of the time, however we ask that you wear masks during closer interactions of six feet or less. Due to this recommended guideline, our complimentary transportation to and from the tour sites is unavailable until further notice.

Full Day Ice Fishing Trip

Picture of fish laying on the ice after it has been caught
Full Day Ice Fishing Trips are $220/person. Private Ice Fishing Trips are $235. Meet at Stone Harbor at 8:30 a.m. to get geared up. Then it is off to the lake to pursue lake and rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike and panfish.

What We Provide
  • Rods, lures and all fishing equipment
  • Snowshoes and trekking poles, if needed
  • Ice auger
  • Portable ice house and heater
  • Lunch & warm beverages
Recommended Packing List
  • Warm clothing that allows for plenty of movement, we recommend that you dress in layers
  • Wind proof jacket and pants, such as a light winter coat and snow pants
  • Warm wool socks
  • Mittens that are not too tight
  • Winter hat
  • Neck gaiter or scarf that can cover your mouth and nose
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Water bottle or hydration pack (we have filtered water here at the store, if you need to fill it)
  • If needed: medications; eye glasses and/or contact lenses and spare(s)
  • Optional: camera in a protective case


Are you missing something from the equipment list? All participants receive a 10% discount at Stone Harbor on the day before and the day of the trip. Or if you prefer, we rent high quality Wintergreen clothing to keep you toasty warm.

All Stone Harbor tours and instruction require active, physical participation on the part of the guest. You must sign the Stone Harbor Guided Tours and Instructional Activities Waiver and Release of Liability form and the Stone Harbor Confidential Medical History form prior to participating in any Stone Harbor tour or instruction. Please call us at 218-387-3136 if you have any questions about the physical requirements or the risks associated with the activities.

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply requires tours to be paid in full at the time of booking. If a cancellation notice is given greater than 48 hours before the scheduled tour, a full refund is granted, minus the $20 processing fee per person. No refund is given for cancellations within 48 hours of the tour.

If Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply cancels a tour ahead of time due to weather or other unforeseeable events, a full refund is given. Please note that light rain, snow, fog, or cooler temperatures do not cancel a tour. We are prepared with the correct equipment for different weather conditions.

We are committed to your safety. Our safety policy can be found here.

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