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Gadgetman

Hows the ice on the chain/Long lake?

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Anybody been out there recently? I have the rest of the year off and want to get out there but dont want to make the trip if the ice isnt wheelerable

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I have been all over the chain on the other lakes with my wheeler so I would assume you should be good to go just use caution as I did have areas with as little as 5 inches. Good luck fishing if you get out!

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Icehawk,

Can you get into Koetter lake from the 71 cedar lake access by sled or wheeler? Is it safe to cross under the 71 bridge? Thanks.

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I'm not no expert on swimming underneath ice, but I would stay away from that area. shocked.gif

There is current in that area, and usually thinner ice.

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I wouldn't try it!!! Especially under the 71 bridge. My uncle lives right by the 71 bridge and I can tell you from experiance that area around and under the bridge has terrible ice conditions. As Skeets stated the river has alot of current and variable ice conditions. I venture on alot of it but just because I am aware of whats going on out there and I always use extreme caution and safety procedures!!!

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Could a guy take a sled to the entrance into Koetter from Cedar Island and walk up river from there?

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I was on Horseshoe Lake yesterday afternoon. I parked on Hwy 22 and walked. First spot i stopped to fish, the ice was at about 5 1/2" to 6". I then moved more towards the island and the ice over there was at about 11". Didn't catch a dang thing either.

I will say that after about 3hrs on Horseshoe I moved to a different lake and NAILED the perch and bass.

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Fished Horseshoe on saturday morning, the 22nd. First time out this year and first time ever fishing the chain. Fished from 7:30 until noon. Ice was about 8" with 2" of bad ice on top. The 2 of us iced 6 eyes, 5 between 13-17". And I iced my first ever cat. Also caught some rock bass. All in all it was a great first time out and I am looking forward to heading back. Fished in about 34 feet of water.

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has anybody been out on becker lately. if so how much ice out there, patiently waiting for vehicle traffic so i dont have to take the long walk through snow and slush. it must be gettting close. thanks

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It's getting close but still ATV's Snowmobiles and by foot. Problem is a person has to cross the river! ooo.gif

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ok. thanks for the reply ice hawk

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Full size trucks today on Becker, Horseshoe, and Cedar Island! confused.gif

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any idea how much ice was out there on becker

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Nope sorry. Wasn't on the ice.

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