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brent_jess

Ice conditions in Grand Marais area

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Ok, since the Ely area lakes are not looking good as of right now... Does anyone know about any lakes in the Grand Marais area? Musquash and Muckwa in particular...

Thanks for all the help!!

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I doubt anyone has been to those lakes to give a report since they don't open for a couple of weeks yet. I will most likely be up that way this weekend. I won't make it into any of the lakes I like to fish because of the bad conditions. We'll most likely fish one of the BWCA lakes right off the trail along with everyone else.

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i've ridden across musquash so i couldn't tell you how much ice, but theres LOTS of slush.

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Headed up this weekend. Will probably try Pike, and caribou lakes. Will post when I get back

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I just got back from fishing Duncan for Lake Trout this weekend. The slush wasn't as bad as I was thinking, but Moss had some really slushy spots (1+ feet). As for ice-thickness I experienced anywhere from 4-8 inches. Talked to staff at Trail Center and they said 8 inches was pretty normal for ice thickness.

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Hit Pike lake, Carbou and Elbow lakes. For the most part, awefull ice conditions. Found that the wind blown ( east side ) was the worst for slush. Pretty concident through the lakes was - 2 inches crust, 8 to 10 inches of slush, then 6 to 8 of just ok ice. !!! The middles of the lakes where a bit better, with next to no slush and about 10 inches of just ok ice. travel with a wheeler was very tough and scary at times. I actually went through a few feet from shore a couple of times, some shore areas had no ice under the snow and slush!!!

The fishing was very slow !!!!!!!!!!!!

Be smart - be safe

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Thanks for the info, we are gonna stick it out another couple of weeks and then head, out hopefully things get better. I can't stand waiting much longer!

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