You definitely don’t need open water to have an amazing time fishing on Alexandria area lakes! Imagine this…it’s a chilly winter day and your family or group of friends are all sitting around in t-shirts in a warm ice fishing shelter playing cards, enjoying eachother’s company and fishing for the big one on a frozen lake! It wouldn’t even matter if you caught anything, but luckily the area’s lakes are known for great fishing across numerous species. Keeping checking our Fishing Resources page for fishing reports and updates on ice conditions. If you need to rent an ice house or any other equipment, visit the Ice Fishing tab in our Winter Guide. There are also area guides you can hire to guarantee good luck! You can find a listing of those guides here. (always use extreme caution and ensure ice conditions are favorable for your plans).