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SkunkedAgain

Head O Lakes Ice

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I'm planning on coming up this Thursday, but heard that ice in Head O Lakes may not be strong enough for snowmobile travel. Are there snowmobiles going through Head O Lakes and the islands between Head O Lakes and Wakemup?

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I do not get up into that area much so I can not say for sure what is going on there. But I would certainly say to be extremely cautious around the narrows between the islands going from Head o Lakes to Wakemup. In our area of the lake (central part) we are seeing an average of 12" but there are areas of 6"

Hopefully someone will chime in here with some more accurate information for that area.

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SkunkedAgain,

I was out 12/14-17 back and forth on the ATV from Jacobson's point and Hibbing point. There was 6-8" of good ice all the way over. A couple slushy spots but even under the slush was 6" of good ice. Quite a few sleds heading to/from the Landing from Wakemup. Not sure how the narrows are though. You should see their tracks but stay fast! wink.gif

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Thanks. It sounds a little sketchy up there. Any other updates?

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On 12/23 was fishing out near Staley Island and found about 7-8" of good ice, but there was A LOT of slush. Even with all the new snow you can see the water/slush discoloring the fresh snow in areas. I must admit to feeling kind of uneasy out there.

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My ice report for the west end:

Ice is pretty solid everywhere that I checked, but is covered by water, slush, and snow. Some areas were fine with 10 inches of ice, with an inch or two of slush, and then another inch or two of ice. I got stuck when something flew off my sled, and I slowed down to turn around. My sled went through the top layer of ice and I found myself standing in 6 inches of water (on top of solid ice).

In general you're okay on the lake but make sure you've got a well-maintained machine that won't need to stop anywhere.

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