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Driving on Trout Lake?

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I've been seeing people drive at the very north end of Trout Lake, and the ice seems plenty thick, but does anyone know if it's OK to drive out to the middle of the lake yet? I'd like to do some exploring tomorrow. Any replies appreciated...

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I would stongly urge you NOT, I repeat NOT drive a vehicle out on to Trout Lake to "explore". You are asking for trouble if you do. That is one lake in this county that I would not trust one bit!!! It is always one of the last one's to freeze up and with the winter and poor ice conditions we're having, it's a recipe for disaster out there!!! I'd even be leary of driving an ATV or snowmobile out across the lake.

Brian

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Thanks Brian. I decided to hit the south end this morning and only drove as far as the end of the plowed path--1/4 mile. Of course, after I got out there, I yerked and yerked on the power auger starting rope and couldn't get it to run for more than 20 seconds. Played with that for at least a half hour--with a mouthful of choice words!!, saw a little sunlight and gave up for the morning....sometimes technology isn't an improvement I guess. Weird, it ran flawlessly yesterday. I figure I'll try and diagnose the problem today and try my luck tonight.

Anyone heard what's working on Trout? Depths, presentations? Thanks.

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