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Anyone fishing Birch? I'm taking my brother in law (never ice fished before) there around Christmas for some tip up action. There was plenty of ice for us last year...and it seems like it's a bit chilly up there right now LOL

Just wondering if the snot rockets are cooperating yet?

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Ice is bad right now. Lots of slush and no new ice since the snow. Usually by now I've got snow machines and 4 wheelers scootin' past my place, but not a track - even from the teenagers! Talked to a guy who tried to go up to Basswood on Friday and he found water over spots of one inch of ice. He turned around. Probably some movement where the Birch River hits Kramer Bay, but haven't checked that in a few days. frown.gif

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ahhhhhhhh...with that amount of ice...a guy would be lucky to drive on the ice by Kramer Point by Christmas. frown.gif

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Hey guys,

what's the ice situation on the Kramer Point side? Truck ice by Christmas? Whether or not we can drive out will determine how much "stuff" I bring up from Texas. smile.gif

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Doop,

I'll try to check out what I can tomorrow. Right off the landing is not too bad, but out towards the point is uncharted right now as far as I know. Has been cold the last couple of days and I know the snow had been blown off some of that part of the lake. Maybe.......

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There were people fishing off the point when I was there. Coupla sleds and flipovers, plus there were sleds driving through.

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We were up there last year over Christmas too...and if I remember right....my buddy and I were a teeeny tiny bit uncertain as to thickness of the ice to support a truck. lol

I'd prefer not to have to bring my portable...and just drive out to the first couple little islands. We shall see smile.gif

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I'd say if it was an even 10 inches you'd be okay. The key here is EVEN.

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Nothing like being white knuckled as you ease out onto the ice! lol

If someone happens to trek out there....would you mind reporting back on ice thickness?

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Swung by and looked at Kramer Point this morning - didn't have a chance to actually drill a hole, but...

Snowmobiles have been quite active around the point. No slush showing where they've gone so looks like that has firmed up to some extent. No one out fishing this morning to talk to, but looks like there's been a lot of activity. No one has driven off of the landing with a truck, yet. Hope this helps your packing! smile.gif

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Thanks Finn

I went bowhunting this morning and we (Dallas, TX) had morning temps in the low 20's. Finally some cold weather down here!

How much ice could be added in a week? We are leaving a week from tomorrow...so there's a little bit of time yet.

Not sure I'm brave enough though to be the first one to drive out! crazy.gif

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