Jordan Olson

If you missed your chance to travel the ice road to the Northwest Angle last year, you have another chance!

Friday, January 14, 2022 the road officially opens for travel from Springsteel Resort in Warroad and travels approximately 37 miles to the NWA and Islands.

The ice road stays in Minnesota the entire trip so guests will not have to get a COVID test to travel to the NWA. Once at the NWA the ice road will connect you to the many resorts on the mainland, Flag Island or Oak Island.

Don’t forget to get a picture at the Northernmost Marker and tag us in your photo!

Access Fee: $250 round trip per car.

Click here to pay via venmo or visit their Facebook page for more details.

2022 Ice Fishing Derby Prize List

Derby Tickets available online & at the following locations.

Need not be present to win raffle prizes.


Purchase your tickets online & they will be mailed to you. Fee applies.


Holiday East & West, Cenex, The Woods Goods, North Country, Doug’s, & Sprintsteel Resort.


Lake of the Woods Foods


Denny’s Outdoor Sports
Roseau Holiday


Rivers Edge Station
American Legion

Get your tickets and book your stay in Warroad for a chance to win over $30,000 in cash & prizes at the 2022 Springsteel Resort & Warroad Chamber of Commerce fishing derby Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

Ice Fishing Report | January 2022

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report Jan. 2022

Lake of the Woods Ice fishing report courtesy of Springsteel Resort.
“We have our ice road plowed out past Buffalo Point nearly to Whiskey flats. Basically, the whole length of the road is fishable but the best depths this early January has been 22-26 ft. With walleye sauger and perch being caught it seems like the standard Lake of the Woods hooks are working. Anything with gold on it and some glows like red or green. Fatheads and shiners are the most common bait that are being used. Currently, there is 16-18 inches of ice with 6-10 inches of snow cover.”

Looking to catch that trophy walleye or monster pike on Lake of the Woods? Check out our fishing page to learn more about ice fishing from Warroad or request lodging dates on our lodging availability page.

Photo credit: Springsteel Resort