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reelemin

Gunflint area ice

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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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