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Anyone driving out?

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Is anyone driving out on any area lakes, specifically Cormorant, Big Detroit or Pelican? I'm gonna try to make it out tomorrow but I'll have to adjust my plans according to whether I can drive out or not being that my house doesn't pull well by hand. Thanks for any info.

Joe

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vehicles are out on Detroit and cormorant, but I will advise a word of caution:

the ice is very inconsistent, due to the snow. On Big C there are spots where the ice is only 4" thick, and people are driving around there. There is still scattered pockets of slush on most lakes.

If you are intent on driving out somewhere, I would suggest Little Detroit, although it is a parking lot out there.

good luck!

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I haven't been out around here much. I've been on ottertail a couple times last week. The northeast corner has about 18" where I was, with lots of vehicles out. With all the snow we had early I'd still be carefull. I left my truck on shore and took a walk. I think I'll wait for two feet, before I take my truck out. Better safe than sorry and I could use the exercise anyway.

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I have been driving out on Lida for the past week or so. I know there have been a lot of guys driving out there for quite a while but I like many am not willing to take any chances. Every place I have been has had atleast 16 inches of ice, some with as much as almost 20. The roads are pretty nice, not much slush to worry about now. The places there are slush, the roads have been diverted around them so its very easy to get out. I was out last night and saw a Buick Century way out on the ice. If they can make it out there, just about anyone can. Oh and I was pulled out of a little mess I got myself into by a 1 ton duelly.... that alone should say something.

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On Pelican the west end has had traffic for two weeks. I couldn't tell you about the rest of the lake. The East has an access but the river runs close so I don't go that way.

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I am with Biff --

You scan drive anywhere, almost, on the west side of Pelican.

Big C -- that would be a little creepy in spots. Wouldn't go there -- it was the last lake to totally freeze over

Hitman

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I've been out on Big C in an area that froze up last and found 9" fairly consistantly,(a week ago) I'd have to think now with the cold we're having it should be becomming safer daily. I hope to drive out this week to move the shack.

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Minnow --

You gettin' any?

Hear it has been slow on your lake as well.

Hear Middle is doing pretty good -- or at least it was.

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 Originally Posted By: Dahitman44

You gettin' any?

been out twice, 0 for 2.

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Minnow -- this is how bad Pelican has been.

Moved three times. Been out 13 times. caught two eyes -- both nice but that was it. Caught some notherns and saw a HUGE HUGE muskie. Those things are creepy. Caught one mud puppy.

That is about it. Really strange year.

I see a lot of them on the camera had six bites last Sunday between morning and night and that is more bites than I have had in the last six times together.

Not good, but maybe they are turning on. Six bites, six badly beaten minnows. They hit it and take it for a few feet and they are gone.

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Might go back to Big C where I catch 10-inchers all day.

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You guys should try out Lida. Every time I have been out, I have caught a ton of keeper sunnies and great keeper crappies on Clay point. The ice is plenty thick to drive on with very little slush. Ice it atleast 16 inches all the places I have cut holes.

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We did drive out last saturday onto Cormorant from the northeast access. There were trucks all over that corner of the lake but no

wheres else. The ice was around 12 inches with 2 inches of frozen slush on top of that. Fishing was slow.

Joe

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