Be extremely cautious as the ice conditions are highly variable from lake to lake. Read more about ice safety before heading out for your next ice fishing trip.
If you are looking for a great time to take your kids fishing, keep in mind the Take A Kid Ice Fishing Weekend, January 18 - 20, 2014.
Check out the list below for great destinations to take your kids ice fishing!
Beaver Lake (St. Paul) - (Aeration System ) Beaver Lake may produce some decent size Bluegill. Bluegill were stocked in the spring following the winterkill last season and these fish typcially grow quickly in this type of situation.
Thompson Lake (West St. Paul) - (Aeration System )Larger sized Bluegill were stocked in the fall of 2013 and could provide some fast action on this local lake. Adult Channel Catfish are also present and will put up a strong fight on ice-fishing gear if you hook one.
Jordan Mill Pond (Jordan) - Give it a try this winter, it has been stocked with bluegills, largemouth bass and black crappies
Gun Club (Inver Grove Heights) - Like Thomspon Lake, larger sized Bluegill were stocked here in the fall of 2013.
Riverpointe Pond (Watertown) - Riverpointe would be worth a try this winter for panfish. This pond also has Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass stocked into the pond.