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Has there been any ice on the smaller lakes in the Brainerd area? I am going to my buddies cabin on a 150 acre lake he doesn't want to fish but I was wondering if ill have a problem pushing the little aluminum boat in and going around with the trolling motor. Thanks for any info.

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This morning my lake was mostly iced over and its under 200 so you may have issues. but I believe that the Weekend is supposed to be in the 40's so you shouldn't have a problem.

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Thanks did it open up in the afternoon or stay iced over, I was hoping to get one more go at some slimers.

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I will let you know tonight when I head home.......but it hasn't warmed up today so I'm thinking it may still be froze.

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I'm an hour south of Brainerd, and it was 28 degrees and snowing when I left this morning...

Saturday Afternoon is supposed to get up to the high 40's though, so I'd imagine it will open things up.

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I was delayed sorry, the weekend was open but Friday and actually Saturday morning were iced up still.

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It's all good I got out both Saturday and Sunday with no problem on a 150 acre lake didn't see any ice. For how nice Sunday was I might get out next weekend to. cool.gif

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Good to hear! You catch any?

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It's was pretty slow and my buddy whose cabin I was would rather sleep till 1-2 in the afternoon rather fish the last good weekend of the year????? so got out in the afternoon Saturday I tried fishing a spinner bait for a while and only managed a dink Norther. Right as the sun started to go down I managed the to catch the first walleye we've seen out of that lake ever, we new they were in there but didn't think there were very many got him on a jig head and white grub in really deep water. Sunday I didn't want a repeat of Sat so I took the little boat with trolling motor out by myself early Managed 4 Pike, 3 bass all on jig head and 7.5 inch worm. First pike I got was a fat 9-10 lber caught right out side a guys cabin was orr a duck boat with his buddy to go hunting so they got to watch me fight that fish for bout 5 min. All in all I had fun.

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Good to hear. What part of the area were you fishing? Don't need the lake just curious.

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Crosslake,Jenkins,Pequot Lakes are the nearest cities I believe.

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