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Grand Marais Ice

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Heading up to the cabin for Thanksgiving, just wonder - maybe - hopefully - if there is safe ice anywhere?? Pike Lk, Caribou LK - etc ? smile.gif

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It better get real cold, real quick in order for things to start locking up around here. From what I have experienced so far the smaller ponds are not even holding ice all day. As soon as 10-11:00 am hits...bam ice is gone. You never know though. It wasn't too long after thanksgiving last year that we were fishing so.........

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I've been out in the woods around Duluth almost daily for the past two weeks. Last week the trails were frozen solid and the swamps were frozen hard enough for the dog to walk on. Now as of Monday 11/12 everthing is a soggy and the water is open. Temp is near 50 today.

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Pulled the boat up the trail Sat and Sunday. There were a few lakes off the grade that were partially or completely froze saturday but things warmed up yesterday and I don't think it'll stick around. There are some swamps and ponds may stay iced up but I got a a wet foot testing a small, shallow pond out, wishful thinking. The fishing was slow and I prolly shoulda cool.gif went deer hunting. I'm hoping to be on the ice by thanksgiving but it'll take a good cold snap. Come onnnn coldsnap!

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Thanks everyone - new it was along shot but ..... lets keep the info coming in, it really helps us folks down here in the cities. I'll also post info, as I hope to be going up to the cabin alot, and will post on the lakes I frequent.

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no ice anywhere as of the 14th.i'll let you know.

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the smaller lakes i checked on sunday the 18th, all had around 2 to 2 1/2 inches.i'll check devil track tomorrow.

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Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa - awesome - grin.gifgrin.gif

Thanks for the reports!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How is the ice fishing on two island or crescent?

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2 to 2 1/2 inches of ice already. Are these ponds or lakes we are talkin about? Bring it on though I cant wait to walk on water again.

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No ice on Devil Track yet

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lakes up the arrowhead trail, devilfish, chester and esther.mabey i should just let you find out for yourself?

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Thanks for the ice reports.

Lakes just North of Duluth are cooled down and just need a calm night and temps a hair colder.

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Thanks for all the reports. May not make it up this weekend ( too much family stuff going on frown.gif ), but hopefully in the next week or so. Sounds like that may be the only place to be for the next 3 weeks or so. No sign of real cold weather down this way anytime soon frown.gifconfused.gif .

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The little lake in Chisholm is starting to get some ice around the edges but with this wind it just keeps busting up.

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Hardway I wasnt trying to get you upset man. Thanks for the reports.

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Sawbill Lake has 4" and they are ice skating on it. I think I just may go out tommorrow!

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A friend walked out Devil track on thanksgiving and I saw someone had been skating on elbow. Also heard of someone fishing cascade(w/ no luck) and someone else walking out on a bay on greenwood. I think many of the smaller lakes have 2-4 inches and I'm going ice fishing tomorrow so i hope to have an ice report as well as fresh fish dinner.

redhooks

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Is there any ice on south fowl yet.

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