Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ghostzapper

Hunter Windfields or other resorts policy on driving out

5 posts in this topic

I have a Dodge dakota and never been to Mille Lacs ice fishing before. What is the policy on resorts letting there guests drive out? Is there such thing is as an all clear for all vehicles or do they make exceptions for smaller vehicles besides full size trucks. Or is there a in between period where they suggest you not to, but still let you, ect. How does this work or do different resorts work this differently? confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I know, it seems that all resorts gradually move from walking out, to like it is now, ATV/Sled traffic only. I don't think they mess with, "this weight can now drive out and that weight can now drive out" it seems they just say that "vehicles" are now allowed. But you should ALWAYS call first before trying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did run into some resorts on the south end last year that said they were open to vehicles, but when i got there they said they were only letting small vehicles like cars out. I have a f150 crew cab, and they would not let me out even though there was 12 - 14" of ice everywhere i checked. I ended up talking one resort into letting me out the next day after i checked the ice myself, but I do understand they are better off safe than sorry, cause a vehicle going thru the ice probably isn't too good for business. I never checked with Hunter winfields, so i don't know what their policy was at the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bay has at least 14" of ice on it - we are letting all vehicles out on the ice. Our road fee is $10 per vehicle - hope to see you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harry, I was up there a couple of weeks ago. How far out are your roads going now? Can you get out of the bay with a vehicle yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Try Shamrock Marina or Gruben's Marina. Both are fairly close to the Trout Lake Portage. Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      My Lab had ACL surgery about 4 years ago on one back leg. 6 months later had to do the other leg! She has not been the same since! Very stiff in both back legs and basically unable to hunt since the surgery. I would ask your vet about the chances of your dog having the same results and also about the chance of it needing an operation on the other leg soon after! My vet told me that the chances of the other legs ACL tearing would be very high after doing one leg. Cliff
    • Wheres_Walter
      As long as we're talking about trout lake, can someone suggest a boat rental location for a summer trip into TL?  Would need 3 fishing boats for a 4 day trip in early june.  Thanks.   Matt
    • sweeper33
      I have not fished there, but I drive by it everyday and they have been pulling fish-houses with pickups for at least a couple week now off the East end anyways.  Like I said I haven't been out there personally, so I don't know how much ice there is, but on 2 other area lakes I had 16-17" last weekend.
    • sweeper33
      Well, I went out Friday afternoon/evening from the beach access in Glenwood.  I measured 17" of ice.  Fishing was not good.  Never even marked a fish.  Hope others had good luck, there is a ton of houses out again this year.  Someone ought to be catching them!