Ice Fishing on Villard Lake

Fishing has been a Minnesota pastime for years and is still one of the top activities bringing guests to Lake Villard–any time of year!

Canary Beach Resort offers the accommodations and amenities to make your next ice fishing trip an enjoyable one.

Year-round, Lake Villard is home to bass, crappies, northerns, sunfish, perch, and walleyes.

Depending on the weather, walk-on ice fishing usually begins around December 15th to Christmas time. The ice is usually thick enough to drive onto by January. Drive-on typically ends around March 1st, with walk-on ending a few weeks later.

In the winter, we relocate our Fish Surgery House to the Lodge so that our guests have a warm, properly-lit, and well-sanitized facility to take care of their winter cleaning.

We do not currently offer ice fishing equipment or ice houses for the use of our winter guests, so make sure you bring what you need for a successful fishing trip.

News & Specials

We still have some availability during our most popular vacation dates, but our cabins do book quickly!

Click the “Check Availability” button below to find your preferred accommodations and dates. 

Call us at 320-554-2471 to make your reservations today!

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