It's official, the lake trout season is now open outside of the Boundary Waters. Anyone who drives the Gunflint Trail on a regular basis would have been able to tell the opener was fast approaching by the traffic on the Gunflint this past week.
Throughout the week various vehicles pulled trailers with strange looking buildings on them. Some could have been mistaken for outhouses they were so small while others looked like a manufactured home. Most were headed to Gunflint Lake where it is easy to drive out onto the lake with trailer in tow and set up for the season.
Inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ice fishing shelters must be removed each night. Most folks pull portable shelters behind them when they go in for the day or they tough it out in the elements.
Tomorrow looks like it will be a nice day for ice fishing. With temperatures above zero and winds barely blowing there will no doubt be lots of people jigging for their dinner. Whether it's in the Boundary Waters or outside of the Boundary Waters the lake trout fishing is open.