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  1. Vermilion web cams are beginning to show ice so it is time to get excited for the hard-water season. A lot of Pike Bay looks frozen, and Spring Bay looks to be about half frozen. Looking at the current weather forecast and considering recent ice-over dates, I am predicting that Lake Vermilion will freeze over (Big Bay completely frozen) on Friday morning, November 18th. I think some people will be out ice fishing during Thanksgiving week, but I will patiently wait until mid-week after Thanksgiving (November 28-30).
  2. Hit the ice for the first time today about 6 inches of ice and lots of slush 3-5 inches deep. The snitch handled the work load with amazing results. The busy end was the smallest pug bug with a maki mino the crappies were racing up am crushing it. The gills would come up slowly but would eat it. Had a 3 to 4 pound walleye break me off in the top of the hole.
  3. On the south end... It is ice fishing time! Some resorts (not all) have pulled out fish houses and it is game on. Some ice trails are marked and open. Check weight limits on each ice road as conditions can vary. Resorts who have fish houses on the ice will typically transport you out to their houses using light ice rigs for convenience and safety. As we often say, ice conditions vary greatly on Lake of the Woods. Some resorts have trails marked across Four Mile Bay out to fishing areas in front of Pine Island on the big lake. Some resorts are not quite open as the ice where they go out still needs some time to thicken up. Watch your favorite resort / outfitter social media pages for up to date info. Work through resorts and outfitters on the ice, stay on the marked trails for safety, please don't exceed weight limits and drive slowly on the ice. Anticipation is high. The early ice bite is normally very good! Please remember to Keep It Clean, pick up everything around you and secure your garbage. On the Rainy River... The Rainy River is frozen up. Some locals who know the river have been checking ice and ice fishing with some walleyes and saugers in the mix. As ice thickens, more areas will become accessible. Ice conditions vary and on the river there is current, so much like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety. Up at the NW Angle... Resorts have been monitoring ice conditions and starting to stake trails. They are not ice fishing yet, but the ice is looking good and some guides scouting for fish give the thumbs up. Stay in touch with your favorite NW Angle resort for further info. Driving through Canada to reach the Angle no longer requires COVID vaccinations or the use of the ArriveCan App (which is optional). For those looking to access the Angle while avoiding customs, there are few options. 1. When ice conditions allow, the snowmobile trail will be groomed and staked from the south shore up to the Angle. 2. The Lake of the Woods Passenger service provides round trip bombardier service across the lake. 3. Lake Country Air provides air service to both the south end and NW Angle.
  4. 2020 St Cloud Area Fishing Reports - Click Here. Please post only fishing reports for the St. Cloud area here. evryone jump in!!!
  5. going to be heading up that way the 20th of aug and its been pretty quiet here in the deer river forum. my intent is to fish bowstring, maybe sand and some other lakes in the area. can anyone give me a little heads up on how fishing is?? thinkin even of dragging my 2 teenage granddaughters along can anyone tell me about dora lake. been there once, would like to maybe try it again. bugs still bad????
  6. LakeofthewoodsMN

    Anticipation for Upcoming Ice

    On the south end... Ice is forming, but other than some back bays, it isn't ready quite yet. Mother Nature is on track. Some resorts are making the prediction of December 10th for day houses being out, give or take, but at this point, this isn't set in stone and time will tell. There are cold temps in the forecast and things look optimistic. Many resorts and outfitters have been checking ice conditions. When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel. Please remember, ice conditions vary greatly in different parts of the lake. One ice road can have good ice that has been checked and marked while down the shoreline there may be ice not suitable for travel yet. Work through resorts and outfitters on the ice and stay on the marked trails for safety. Anticipation is high as the walleye and sauger fishing this fall was good and fish were staged in good numbers along the south shore. On the Rainy River... Much of the Rainy River is frozen up. Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time. Ice conditions vary and on the river there is current, so much like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety. Up at the NW Angle... Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year's ice fishing season. There has been no ice fishing yet as resorts are simply monitoring ice conditions at this time, waiting until the ice is thicker before marking trails and getting fish houses out. Fall fishing was excellent with walleyes in good numbers along with some monster pike being caught. All indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready as the fish are there. Driving through Canada to reach the Angle no longer requires COVID vaccinations or the use of the ArriveCan App (which is optional). For those looking to access the Angle while avoiding customs, there are few options. 1. When ice conditions allow, the snowmobile trail will be groomed and staked from the south shore up to the Angle. 2. The Lake of the Woods Passenger service provides round trip bombardier service across the lake. 3. Lake Country Air provides air service to both the south end and NW Angle.
  7. 2020 URL, Upper Red Lake Fishing Reports - CLICK HERE. ← Click Above for 2020 Fishing Reports↑↑↑↑ 2009 to 2020 URL fishing reports below.↓↓↓↓ There are over 80 pages of reports with 25 posts per page. Click the link above for the current years fishing reports. Please post upper red lake fishing reports and lake conditions only here. The Good, the bad, and the ugly. ?? Newer reports lower at end of thread and a little URL Show to get you jonesing,
  8. Just heard Little Jim’s in Annandale had bad fire. Hope they can bounce back. Always treated well there. Appreciate businesses like them and all they do in a small town. Always had good bait and nice tackle, as well as hunting equipment. Definitely nice people.
  9. Hey y'all, don't know if people are still active on it but I thought I'd give it a shot. Does anyone have any information on Normandale Lake in Bloomington? The lake was unfortunately drained a few years back and had true MN trophy bass and northern in it, but does anyone know about the current fish quality and quantity? With the nine mile flowing through it, I know that there will always be an abundance of fish, but I'm more wondering about the game fish and if there are still quality size in there. Thanks.
  10. LakeofthewoodsMN

    Thickening Ice is Upon Us

    On the south end... The wait for thickening ice is upon us. This week, cold temps added to ice formation on back bays and on much of the big lake. The ice still needs time to thicken, but is making progress. When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel. First out on the ice will be pike anglers / spearing in the shallow bays. From there, things will progress as the ice begins to form on the lake. Resorts will communicate about ice conditions on the ice roads and trails they are monitoring and grooming. We are not there yet. As a general rule, day houses are set by resorts mid December. Sleeper fish houses get placed when ice thickens further. Mother Nature combined with ice conditions in that given area of LOW will dictate what weight limits each individual ice outfitter gives the green light to. Safety first. Walleyes and saugers are in good numbers for ice anglers when the time comes. On the Rainy River... With colder weather, much of the Rainy River is frozen up with areas of open water scattered throughout. Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time. Just like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety. Up at the NW Angle... Bays and much of the lake are frozen up throughout the Angle. Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year's ice fishing season. Throughout the fall, walleyes were in good numbers and all indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready.
  11. LakeofthewoodsMN

    Ice Forming on the Bays

    On the south end... Most anglers have pulled the plug on open water fishing the basin and have sights set on ice fishing. This week, temps plunged creating ice on back bays. Some reports of a few inches as of mid week last week in some areas. When they think the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking a trail for ice travel. The first anglers out will work through resorts using the marked trails to tip up fish or spear for pike in the shallow bays. From there, things will progress as the ice begins to form on the lake. Resorts will communicate what form of travel is allowed. Initially, foot travel only. As ice thickens, it goes to ATVs and snowmobiles. Eventually side by sides and up from there. Every year is different, but normally day houses will be set up for customers early to mid December. Sleeper fish houses a couple of weeks after that. Mother Nature is in charge and areas of the lake freeze differently, hence, it is vital to work through the pros working the ice. During early ice, most resorts / outfitters will transport you out to heated fish houses for safety and convenience. Those fishing on their own will pull their collapsible fish houses out staying on marked trails on the ice. Walleyes and saugers have been setting up nicely in their late fall spots along the south shore for ice anglers when the time comes. On the Rainy River... With colder weather, some snow, and deer hunting still going on in northern Minnesota, most anglers have pulled the plug on fishing. A few that ventured out reported some nice fish. With snowy boat ramps and spots with shoreline ice, anglers need to exercise great caution if they plan on dropping their boat in before the river freezes up. Up at the NW Angle... Up until bays started freezing, walleye fishing reports were excellent. Mother Nature has kicked in and ice is beginning to form. Most have pulled their boats trying to beat the ice up. Everything is in place for an excellent ice fishing season.
  12. Let's get it started here. I'll be the first to say that I caught zero walleye. Zero! Not even a nibble. As CigarGuy posted in another thread, the water temps were in the mid-to-upper 40s in the bigger lake basins and in the low to mid-50s in smaller bays. There were not a lot of boats out, presumably because nobody has their docks in yet. Of the boats that were out, I did not see anyone net a walleye. Craziest thing that I've ever seen. If walleye in the main lake were still in mid-40 degree water, they might not have triggered to spawn yet. I did have better luck chasing some crappies and I caught A LOT of garbage, dock sections, and random scraps of wood floating around. Take a garbage bag in your boats when you head out there!
  13. On the south end... A great late fall fishing pattern continues. Nothing fancy, locate fish along the south shore, anchor up and start jigging. Most are jigging with emerald shiners or fatheads. Jigs with the brighter or glow colors and gold is a pretty consistent choice in colors. Fall walleye fishing on LOW brings a nice mixed bag. Walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie or sturgeon have been caught by walleye anglers. As a rule, 15 - 25 feet of water has been good. Fish are setting up nicely for ice fishing, which typically begins in early or mid December and lasts through the month of March. Mother Nature is in control and it is good to lean on your local resort or outfitter for ice conditions on a given part of the lake. On the Rainy River... A very confusing time for those who enjoy both some great walleye fishing and the traditional deer hunting opener. It is a well known fact, there are typically some huge walleyes in the Rainy River during the deer hunting season and they are normally cooperative. Some good reports up and down the river. Not as many anglers fishing this week, as expected. Jigging with frozen shiners has been producing nicely. Trolling crankbaits has not disappeared and is also still producing good fish. Boat ramps are open from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... For those not in a deer stand, walleye fishing continues to be good. Jigging with a minnow is putting good numbers of walleyes in the boat. Traditional structure continues to hold walleyes. Points, rock islands, sunken islands, and neck down areas are all holding fish. Big muskies continue to make late fall memories for muskie nuts. Some of the talented muskie guides and anglers who frequent LOW are getting on some very good fish. Things are shaping up for an excellent ice fishing season. This year and every year, please remember to Keep It Clean.
  14. On the south end... Anglers are experiencing some great fall fishing. Some anglers are targeting key fall locations along the south shore over mud and sand, while others are fishing structure. Most are jigging with emerald shiners or fatheads. As a rule, good colors have been gold, orange, chartreuse, pink and glow or a combo of these colors. Hooking the minnow through the mouth and out the gill and sliding it up to the jig head and hooking it about half way back on the minnow will hook more fish. One great thing about fall is a mixed bag. Walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie or sturgeon all in the mix. Strong fishing reports between 15 - 25' of water. Rocky Point, Long Point area, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Lighthouse Gap areas all producing. Once you find the walleyes, they have normally been cooperative. Good numbers of fish along the south shore. Fish are staged nicely for ice fishing. Mother Nature always dictates, but as a rule, resorts get day houses out around December 10th with spearing for pike on back bays taking place even earlier. Resorts and outfitters will communicate ice conditions when the time comes. The combined walleye / sauger limit on Lake of the Woods is a combination of 6 fish, with up to 4 of those fish being able to be walleyes. All walleyes 19.5" - 28.0" must be released. One walleye over 28.0" may be kept per day. On the Rainy River... A great week of fall walleye fishing. Good fish were caught up and down the river, but a lot of good reports around Baudette. Some big walleyes were caught this week, which is traditional for this time of fall on the river. Jigging with frozen shiners has been producing nicely. Some anglers are still trolling crankbaits which is producing nice fish. Boat ramps are open from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing continues to be very consistent. Jigging with a minnow has been the go to method. Fish continue to show up in good numbers for anglers fishing both sides of the border. Traditional structure such as points, rock islands, sunken islands, and neck down areas holding nice walleyes. Big muskies are being caught and released by fall muskie anglers. In addition to working key structure, this is the time of the year trolling shoreline structure produces nicely. Resorts are preparing for the ice fishing season, which based on walleye and sauger populations, is looking positive.
  15. I bought a cabin on hand lake this year, and was woundering if there are any ice fishing reports for the area? I noticed that there are not any reports for this area for a long time, maybe thats a good sign, as its all secret. I was located in palisade, and just moved here this year, looking for general info, nothing specific. I can say the ice seems good, if you stay away from the slush.
  16. On the south end... A great week of fall fishing. Schools of walleyes and saugers are set up in various locations along the south shore of Big Traverse Bay. Some of these fish will be targeted when resorts get fish houses out, normally in early to mid December, Mother Nature dependent of course. Anglers are catching a mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie or sturgeon. A good overall depth has been 18 - 25'. Some fish are roaming the flat mud while others are adjacent to structure. Anchored up and jigging with fatheads and frozen shiners is working well. Most anglers will anchor up and vertically jig over the side. If walleyes are in the area, they are normally moving around enough to find you. Long Point area, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Lighthouse Gap areas still producing fish. On the Rainy River... A great week of fall walleye fishing. Good fish were caught up and down the river. One day the bite is hot, the next day, just okay. Who knows why, but the fish are there. Traditionally, as we approach the end of October, some really big walleyes are caught. It might be getting colder and deer hunting is approaching, but seasoned hawg hunters know what this means on the Rainy. Jigging with frozen shiners has been producing nicely. Gold, orange, chartreuse, glow white, pink or a combo of these colors are working well. Trolling crankbaits is also producing nice fish. Sturgeon are active. Some walleye anglers are taking a bit of their walleye time and fishing dinosaurs. Some sturgeon caught by unsuspecting walleye anglers. Boat ramps are open from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing is great. Jigging with a minnow has been the go to method. Fish are in good numbers for anglers fishing either side of the border. This time of year, the mouth of bays can hold schools of shiners, which is a magnet for walleyes and other species. Points, rock islands, sunken islands, neck down areas, etc. are also holding fish. Big muskies are cooperating nicely for those pursuing them. In addition to working key structure, this is the time of the year trolling produces nicely. Resorts are busy getting fish houses, ice transportation and other winter equipment ready as ice fishing is just around the corner.
  17. - Subscribe to this fishing report. There are some great St. Croix river fishing reports here. Be sure to share your experience here as well. For the latest reports go to the highest numbered page link (upper or lower right)
  18. Spent the afternoon on Sauk lake yesterday. Water temp was 49-50. Dock was pulled so I was glad I had put on guides on the trailer earlier this year. Never marked a fish and no bites. Frustrating but enjoyable day out on the water. Took back roads to enjoy the view through Richmond, Spring Hill and Greenwald areas. Brought back lots of old memories. Good old 6 corners and Richmond colosseum to name a couple. Got the next few days off to winterize around the house and hopefully get out once more before putting the boat away. Looking forward to deer season and ice fishing. Good luck all(except the trolls) and stay safe.
  19. On the south end... Walleyes are showing up in various locations along the south shore of Big Traverse Bay. This is a typical fall pattern and normally these fish will be at many of the same locations for ice fishing in December. Anglers report a mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie or sturgeon. Some walleyes are using structure while others are in the basin over mud. A good overall depth has been 20 - 25'. When fishing structure, the tops and sides of reefs have been effective. Anchored up and jigging with fatheads and frozen shiners is working well. Anchor up and vertically jig over the side. Give it 30 minutes and adjust to a new spot if there is little activity. Long Point area, Zippel Bay, Morris Point and Lighthouse Gap areas producing fish. On the Rainy River... A great week of walleye fishing, despite some weather systems moving through. Good fish were caught regardless of the weather. The upcoming week looks warm and dry. Good walleye reports up and down the river. Larger fish were caught between Wheeler's Point and the International Bridge in Baudette. Walleyes are constantly moving and the entire river is holding fish. Traditionally, some big fish move at the end of October. Jigging with frozen shiners has been producing nicely. Gold, orange, chartreuse, glow white, pink or a combo of these colors are working well. Cooler water temps are getting the sturgeon fired up. Some big fish were caught again this week. With colder water, target holes in the river. Boat ramps are open from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing has been awesome all summer / fall and continues to be very good. Jigging with a minnow has been the go to method. Targeting high probability walleye areas such as points, rock islands, sunken islands, neck down areas, etc. is proving successful for most anglers. Nice crappies, perch, pike and smallmouth bass are also active and being caught each day. Muskies are cooperating nicely for those pursuing them. Working shorelines has been productive. Dropping water temps is leading to some incredible fall muskie fishing. Resorts are busy preparing for what is shaping up to be a great ice fishing season. Book now.
  20. On the south end... Walleyes are set up along various areas of the south shore with some very good fall fishing taking place. A mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie. With cooling water, most anglers catching fish anchored up jigging with fatheads and frozen shiners. Jig colors, try gold combined with orange, glow white, glow red, pink or chartreuse. Trolling crankbaits is still catching fish. As water cools, slowing trolling speed from1.5 - 2.2. Charter boats are finding good numbers of walleyes and will typically be running through October. On the Rainy River... Another week of good walleye reports on the Rainy River. Shiners are in the river and so are the walleyes. From Four Mile Bay to Baudette and east, walleyes are showing up. Hitting various spots until you find fish is helpful. Fish are moving through. Look for clouds of emerald shiners, there are normally walleyes close by. Holes, current breaks, and even flats are holding walleyes. Jigging with frozen shiners is the most common technique, especially when fishing structure. Trolling cranks in the river are both catching walleyes. Cooler water is getting sturgeon more active. Most anglers fishing the holes of the river. With decreased current, a 3 - 4 ounce weight has been sufficient combined with a sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers or crawlers and frozen shiners. Boat ramps are open from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing has been really good up at the Angle, as it traditionally is during the fall months. Jigging with a minnow or plastic is catching good numbers of fish on both sides of the border. Fishing structure has been the ticket for most walleye anglers. Points, rock islands, sunken islands, neck down areas, etc. Big pike are continuing to be caught by both walleye anglers and muskie anglers. Muskie activity was good this week. Casting shorelines has been productive. As of October 1, 2022, being vaccinated for COVID is no longer required to enter Canada. In addition, the ArriveCan app is not required, but optional. Perfect timing for the rest of the fall and the ice fishing season.
  21. Spent several hours on Osakis today. Heard the walleye bite was picking up, but I brought my usual poor luck. Caught 2 11 inchers. Lost a few others one was real nice but broke my hook on the way up. Very rough out there today and couldn’t find any in the calm spots. Never tried for panfish but I hear they are going too. Water temp was 59-62 range. Stopped at Fletcher’s bait. Great small bait shop with lots of variety of minnows.
  22. Good afternoon all. After all the high water, I was finally able to get out on the water yesterday. Lost my dock so boat’s on the trailer this year. Fished from 9:30-11am. Took a bit of time to find where the walleyes but caught 6 between 15”-17 1/2”. Kept 4 for supper. Used jig and minnow. Most fish caught were spitting up 3” minnows. Lots of current everywhere with all gates still open at the dam. Water was 69 degrees. Pictures are of the first 3 fish caught.
  23. Got out to the lake this morning to try out my new electronics. Ordered them in February and got most of it in last week. Still waiting on the 5 port Ethernet box. Fishing was rough. Didn’t mark any and didn’t catch any. Guess those locators were right. Water temp 70 and pretty clear. Lots of activity on the lake but didn’t see any catching action. Hear Little Jim’s should start rebuilding soon after their fire last fall. Hope so, it’s a great store. Good luck everyone.
  24. On the south end... Walleyes are being found in various schools along the south shore with some very good fall fishing taking place. A mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch and an occasional crappie or sturgeon. Nice reports from Long Point, to Zippel Bay to Morris Point Gap over to Lighthouse Gap. Lots of fish being marked with electronics. Some schools are more active than others. The belief is it will continue to get even better with cooling water temps. Most anglers are finding walleyes that will cooperate. Anchored up and jigging with fatheads and frozen shiners is the ticket. Slide the hook of the jig through the mouth of the minnow, out the gills and as far back as possible, putting the hook through the minnow about half way back on the minnow. This will get you more hook ups with light biting walleyes and saugers. Jig colors, try strobe gold (like a disco ball) or plain gold combined with orange, glow white, glow red, pink or chartreuse. Charter boats are on good schools of walleyes and will be fishing through October. On the Rainy River... More and more shiners moved in the river this week, as did more walleyes. Most are finding fish and going through a lot of bait. If you aren't finding fish, move until you do. They are around. Some good reports from Four Mile Bay to Baudette and east to Frontier and Birchdale. Jigging with frozen shiners is the most common technique, especially when fishing structure. Trolling crankbaits upstream in the river is also catching some nice walleyes. Cooler water temps are getting the sturgeon active. Some big fish were caught again this week. With colder water, target holes in the river. Boat ramps are open from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing continues to be really good up at the Angle. Jigging with a minnow or plastic is catching good numbers of fish on both sides of the border. Targeting structure has been the ticket for most walleye anglers. Points, rock islands, sunken islands, neck down areas, etc. Big pike continue to be caught by unsuspecting walleye anglers. Muskie activity was good again this week. Casting shorelines has been productive and with cooling water, trolling shorelines will soon be effective. As of October 1, 2022, being vaccinated for COVID is no longer required to enter Canada. In addition, the ArriveCan app is not required, but optional. Perfect timing for the rest of the fall and the ice fishing season.
  25. On the south end... Walleyes are starting to stack up in various areas of the south shore with some good fall fishing taking place. Most anchored up jigging with fatheads and frozen shiners. Various techniques are still proving effective in catching, but as water temps cool, jigging will be the desire of walleyes and has been successful this past week. Trolling crankbaits is still catching fish. If you are struggling catching the fish you are jigging or the fish are spread out, try pulling cranks which will put your lure in front of many fish in which you only need a taker here and there for a successful day. Good numbers of fish are still being caught pulling spinners, especially over flats or on the outside of structure. On the Rainy River... Some very good reports on the Rainy River this week. Shiners are in the river and so are the walleyes. Is this the big run, not sure, but most are catching fish, and some big ones. Anglers report nice fish both in Four Mile Bay and the river, but these fish are moving around. Try different spots until you find them. Look for clouds of emerald shiners, they show up nicely on most sonar. This is the fall run and it should only get better. These river fish are moving, once you find them, it can be a memorable day. Looking for fish, trying different spots can be helpful in finding fish. Anchoring up in the same spot all day hoping the fish come through can make for a tough day. Jigging with a frozen shiner or trolling cranks in the river are both catching walleyes. Sturgeon activity continues to pick up as water cools. Most fishing the holes of the river. A 3 - 4 ounce weight with lower current has been sufficient combined with a sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers or crawlers and frozen shiners. Fall is a great time to take your own boat on the small waters of the Rainy River. Boat ramps scattered from Wheeler's Point to Baudette east to Birchdale. Up at the NW Angle... Walleye fishing stays consistently very good up at the Angle. Walleyes are being caught using the three techniques mentioned above. Some fishing MN waters, others venturing amongst the Ontario side of the lake. Good fish being caught on both sides. In addition to fish still over deep mud, traditional structure is also holding walleyes. Points, rock islands, sunken islands, neck down areas, etc. Some nice muskies were caught this week. October is traditionally a great month with trolling shorelines in the mix of techniques. The government of Canada has officially announced they are lifting the COVID vaccination requirement and is allowing the ArriveCan app to be optional starting October 1, 2022. This will make the drive to the NW Angle for many, which includes about 40 miles through Canada, once again possible.
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