The serious fisherman may enjoy ICE FISHING as much as open water fishing here at Cozy Cove Cabins. You can fish for Togue, Salmon, Trout or Cusk right outside your cabin on Big Wood Lake. By January 1st, the lake is usually covered with 3 feet of ice so bring your auger and your ice shoes because when the flags start to fly, you may need to run to find that "record breaking" fish.
The best winter fishing month is January but you can be rewarded with a great catch throughout the winter season. Some fishermen have "luck" right off shore and some prefer that "favorite spot" on the lake. You can get to your favorite fishing spot on foot, with a snowmobile or ATV (depends on the snow), or your vehicle.
We do not offer ice shacks, or Bob houses (as some call them) to rent but if you are interested in one, we can give you a person to contact to rent one.
"Your heart races when you see a red flag pop up above the snow. Sometimes the wind releases the flag, so you do plenty of running for nothing. Each time you see a red flag, you imagine a record breaking trout on the end of your line and run like the wind."
Northwestern Wilderness Of Maine
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Season: Ice fishing season is from January 1st through March 31st. Visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for more information on ice fishing regulations or to obtain a license online.
License: You can obtain a Maine fishing license online or in town when you arrive.
Ice Safety: The ice traveler should look for bluish ice that is at least 4 to 6 inches thick, in order to support people and their gear. Dark snow and dark ice are signs of weak spots.
"Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way to risky."
What is SPLAKE? "Splake is a hybrid resulting from the fertilizing of eggs from the lake trout with sperm from the brook trout." Big Wood lake is stocked with Splake.
What to bring: Fishing gear, ice auger, ice spikes, flashlight, layers of clothes, portable ice shack, and many friends! Most of our body heat is lost through your head and neck. So wear a hat and cover your face and neck…don’t forget waterproof gloves and wind gear.