Ice Fishing

At Head of the Lakes Resort, we enjoy life on the lake even when the water is frozen, and the snow is waist deep. Pull away from the hecticness of life, and come enjoy some quiet ice fishing. Bring your own fish house, or let us handle the hassle!

Your no-frills 8’x16’ fish house comes with all the standard equipment for the serious ice fisherman –

  • 4 plywood bunks
  • 8 holes
  • Gas heat
  • Rattle wheels (line not included)
  • Card table and chairs
  • 12-volt electric lights (battery not included.)

Bring your lucky fishing poles and bait, or check out our selection of fishing tackle and gear. Forgot to get a fishing license? No worries. Head of the Lakes Resort also provides fishing licenses – we are your one-stop fishing shop.

We drill the holes and turn on the heat, then leave the fishing and catching up to you. At Head of the Lakes Resort, we place the fish houses in locations that we believe the fish bite best. Bring your deck of cards, your favorite beverages, a couple of friends, and get ready to enjoy some time away on Lake Osakis.  

Fish House Rental Rates

At Head of the Lakes Resort, we have 7 fish houses available for rent, as well as 4 newly built spear houses to get you out on the ice as soon as possible.

All Tax Included in Price

Standard 8’x16’ Fish House, 4 Bunk, 8 Holes – 12 hours $100,

          24 hours $160,

          48 hours $250.


Spear House                                                              4 hours $30

                                                                                     8 hours $50            

2 Man Spear House                                                 4 hours $45

                                                                                     8 hours $75            

Equipment Rental: $10 ($125 deposit on spear)


Additional Information

For your comfort and extra enjoyment, at Head of the Lakes Resort we recommend you bring:

  • 12-volt deep cycle battery
  • Cushions
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, pillows
  • Fishing line or jig poles
  • A porta potty

At Head of the Lakes Resort, we also have a fish cleaning shack with lots of counter space to clean the day’s fishing catches and leave the rest behind for us to dispose of.


At Head of the Lake Resort, not only do we offer some of the best ice fishing in Minnesota, but there are numerous snowmobile trails in the area to enjoy. The Douglas Area Trail Association (DATA) runs right through the resort itself, and across Lake Osakis, as well as many other trails. Enjoy the trails, and stop into our Restaurant and Bar for a few beers with your trail mates, or grab a hot meal as you get ready to get back out and enjoy the snow, and the breathtaking beauty Lake Osakis and the Osakis area has to offer. 

Stay in one of our Cabins for an extended snowmobiling trip – now the fun doesn’t have to stop after only a day of blazing through the fresh snow. See our Cabin Rates for more information, or call us for pricing and availability on a short stay.