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How's access on Bald Eagle??

I'm thinking of taking the wheeler out if not too much snow(and enough ice)

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there is path right out to weed island but other then that your on your own. as of sat. good 7 inches of ice where i was. the snow isnt to bad as long as your not pulling a trailor

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I saw a few guys with trucks out there... So im guessing okay????????????

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Will we see them on the news or is the ice thick enough. How far out where they?

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the snow we got made chickens of us all, but thats ok. i should have been out a week earlier and it would have been just fine on foot. there is a good 7 to 8 inches of ice on the lakes now and there are snow machines and wheelers all over the place. the snow has only covered a small portion of the lakes from what i have seen and has been making ice for 3 weeks now. just not street vehicles unless your brains have migrated 3 feet south or the blatz has taken control of your judgement. its all safe now as long as you are not a complete (Contact Us Please) and do stupid stuff.

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Every year there is always a few guys who drive their trucks and park out in the bay in front of the launch where the ice is a little thicker. It's still not very smart, but it happens every year.

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I was out this weekend, and its the same thing with BE as with the rest of the lakes. Where there is no snow the ice is an easy 7-10 inches, but it is still only 4-5 under the snow.

I was surprised to find slush under the snow too, even after all of this cold.

Nobody went out to Cigar island because it was too slushy, and the ice isn't nearly as thick as around Reed.

Also, anyone catching anything. We didn't do worth a darn over the weekend.

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What is going on with this site? I have to refresh every page otherwise it shows up that I am logged out?

Anyhow, I was out on Bald Eagle Tuesday and caught about 25-30 eyes. None over 12 inches. Seemed to be between 7 and 10 inches of ice. Going to try over by Rocky Ridge this Saturday

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Any updates on ice thickness & safety for walking since we had this big thaw the last 2 days?

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Went there last week without anything to show for... There's better lakes around the metro... I was in 24 fow south of the reed island.

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If I were going out tomorrow, based on what I had seen last weekend. I would drill big holes and put some big minnows under a tip up for pike. They seemed to be the only things that were 'on' last weekend.

Please practice C&R on those big boys

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Alot of people were between reed and cigar...I'm assuming in the 30 ft area... haven't been to cigar so my best bet would be over there by the points... heading to Green in Chisago tomorrow. Good luck guys...

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I was there on the 21st at about 9pm at night, 23inch walter(using ahook and minnow), and a bunch of nice 8in crappies! Biggest eye for me yet, summer or hard ice! Caught the walleye in about 20 ft of water, in tent city! WOO HOO!!!! [image]jariwithbaldeaglewalley23indec21st2.jpg[/image]

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