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!
Jordan Mill Pond (Jordan) - Give it a try this winter, it has been stocked with bluegills, largemouth bass and black crappies
Marthaler Pond (West St. Paul) - Marthaler is worth a try, but oxygen can become depleted in this shallow pond, so early/mid winter is probably best. There is also a nice sledding hill next to the lake.
Powers Lake (Woodbury) - Powers has some very nice sized pike, plus many small perch and sunfish that are always willing to bite.
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.
Youth Fishing Pond (Bloomington) - Be extra cautious of the ice as this pond contains springs. This is a good place to catch northern pike, bluegills and maybe a catfish through the ice.