It is still a little early to predict when, but the long range ice-making forecast for Ely is now coming into the 10 day window. With positive looking colder weather, there’s a chance for boots to hit walkable ice before the end of November. With the likelihood of 3-5″ of snow to come today/tonight, lakes will begin chilling below the 40 degree mark and overnight temps should start building ice on smaller lakes around the 23rd. I’m not going to go as far and predict when there will be safe ice, but we have an optimistic chance of ice fishing before December arrives!
Saint Paul, MN
November 12, 2015 at 11:50 am #1576779