Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does weather ever prevent you from allowing guests to fish?

A: There are certain instances where it’s simply not feasible to make it out fishing. These scenarios are rare. With unique capabilities for different lake access points and different modes of transportation, nobody can safely take care of you better than Border View Lodge.

Q: How far in advanced do you need to know if we will need transportation to a fish house or if we will be driving our own vehicle out on your plowed road?

A: You should let us know as soon as possible, preferably when you make your reservation, but certainly before you arrive. In a situation where the plowed road has to be closed during your stay, we can provide transportation for all guests if conditions allow.

Q: When will the plowed road be open?

A: The road will be open to guests as soon as the ice is safe enough for everyone to travel on. On average, January 1 through early March allows for safe travel. However, every year is different. Prior to the road opening we will provide transportation for all guests in our light weight vehicles.

Q: When do you take guests to the reefs?

A: Reef fishing on the north end of the lake changes from season to season. Our guides are in tune with the bite all over the lake and do scout out new areas throughout the winter. We let the fish do the talking when it comes to moving our fish houses.  The amount of traffic in the reef areas impacts the success rate.  The last few years there has been a great increase in traffic and angling pressure of the reef areas.  The trend for the last couple of years has shown they do produce fish but the amount of angling pressure depletes the fish quickly.  There may be one good day of a bite and nothing for a week while the area is replenished with moving fish.  If the trend changes we will be there. 

Q: How long do we fish?

A: Our day fish houses are available from shortly after day break until shortly before dark. Guests opting to drive out to one of our fish houses will have the opportunity to come and go as they please throughout the day.

Q: Do you provide rods & reels?

A: We do not provide ice fishing rods & reels. However, we do have jig rods for sale in the gift shop. Some are as cheap as $6 and come with line, a jig, and a bobber so you are ready to go.

Do you have Vexilars?

Yes, we rent Vexilar FLX 28 with digital display for $40.00 per day.  We have a limited number of Vexilars to rent, we can reserve them when you make your reservation if available.

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