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jojo84

little long lake

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Anyone have any ice reports for little long lake or shagawa?

Going up to my buddies cabin this weekend for the first time this winter and was just curious on how thick the ice is around there.

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Stay in the cabin and drink beer.

This last 12-14 inches of snow just gave us the coup de grace for any good ice this season! mad.gif

If you must go out, bring knee high boots or chest waders.

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my buddie is hard headed so it looks like we will be taking our chances out there.about how thick is the ice around there? enough to walk on? we dont have a snowmobile or anything so we will be walking everywhere.

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Ice on most of the area lakes was 4 to 9 inches when the last big snow hit, so it should be safe (well, we now no ice is really safe) on foot. You should be fine walking. Even if there's no slush where you are, drilling holes will create it because of all that weight pushing down on the ice, so GO's advice about the knee-high boots is right on.

The only time you need hip waders for ice fishing is right here on this board when GO starts exaggerating. grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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thanks for the help guys. got my water boots and swim suit already packed. grin.gif

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jojo84

stfcatfish gave you a good tip about the water coming up after a hole is drilled, even if there was none earlier.

It will make a big time mess.

When Steve drills a hole, the water REALLY comes through the hole.

Looks like an oil well in Texas!! cool.gif

This being due to the fact he doesn't tip the scales at a mere 160 pounds, like myself!! grin.gifgrin.gif

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