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Ice update- just got back

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Just got back from da pond where we spent 3 days with a wheel house that we pulled out with a wheeler. We used 3 differnt south side resorts to access the lake. All 3 of them had a road plowed out that was good for a wheeler. The problem you will find is getting to where you want to go off the road. Slush and snow are huge issues. If u r happy setting up anywhere then you will be happy. There were times we wanted to get to a break line off these roads and just could not do it so we would set up in what i would consider in a less than good location.

so if you just want to get out have at it but if you want to use a lake chip to get in a prime spot forget it for now.

If pulling a portable with your wheeler in my opinion you could get almost anywhere you would want to get and probably would not need chains. If you budget allows put chains on . I put them on in the fall and leave them on all winter. They really help

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So can you go anywhere or are you limited to just the plowed roads?With a sled and portable or small pull behind I would think anywhere on the lake is easily accessible.c63

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I respectfully disagree with being able to go anywhere tongue.gif I also got back today and my wheeler is still in the garage with the bullet heater pointed at it (has been for 3 hours) trying to thaw all the ice off it. once you are off the main roads, it's over. I have a 700 with chains, and got very stuck a couple times. you'll be going good for a while, then break through the crust to the slush. at one point, I was standing in about 4-5 inches of water/slush while trying to shovel!!! the south side is better than the north/west. I tried to get to the flats from Garrison, made it to Garrison reef and couldn't get any further. we ended up leaving mille lacs for a small area lake and got into some crappies!!!

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I was referring to a snowmobile(sled)not a wheeler.My small 330 two wheel drive gets stuck on a wet blade of grass.c63

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A sled is definetly the way to go this year!!! wish I had mine back!!

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just got back from millie,yes it is not the best driving conditions but made my way out to the cut on shermans flat with not to much of a problem. if you keep moving at 15-20 mph. you can get just about anywhere. i have a griz 660, my buddy a 500 rubicon. i towed my winnie flip over. buddy got stuck a couple times, get off wheeler and push as you pull the throttle you will get going, hop on and get back to 15-20 mph.. i never came to a stop unintentionally and my "winnie" was loaded w/everything but the kit sink.. caught 2-14" and a fat 25". buddy caught a skunk. plenty walleyes moving through but not too aggresive. heading back tommorrow. wink.gif

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where did you go on to get to sherman's? how much ice did you have out there?

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wingnut, i went out of a private access my bud owns in wigwam bay. there was 11 inches on the cut. you can go out of northstar resort in wigwam, they have a short road started.

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how far does northstars road go out? middle of bay? end of bay? thanks.

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wingnut, the road doesn't go far at all, maybe 200 yards or so. i'm not sure it is clled northstar or not, changed ownership so many times in the years.

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