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Ice conditions?

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Anybody know what the ice conditions are on area lakes? I saw some guys walked out on Irving today and I was wondering how thick the ice is on area lakes?

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i have no idea if its true but i heard the 6 inches on upper red

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That could be pretty close, as there was 4" out close to .5 miles before last night's cold snap.

Other lakes in the area are nearly all 2.5" anywhere up to 5".

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Good news for this weekend! Thanks guys!

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Anyone take a peak at Plantan yet?? I'm sure the south bay is froze.

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South end has been froze for about 2 weeks now, I know it was froze over before thanksgiving as we tried to duck hunt out of there.

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north end of bemidji had 2ft rollers, and the E side was open. I dont know about today though...

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