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kais24

1st trip 02-09

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I'll be headed up on the 9th for my first ice fishing excursion on Winnie. I've fished it a lot in the summer but never been in the winter. HIGHBANKS...I'm headed your way when I get there. I've been reading about your roads but I have a question. I'm bringing my retractable wheel shack up and if I want you to plow a road out for me in a certain spot off the main roads, is that possible? Or, do you just plow out some dead ends for people here and there? Is off road travel possible or no?

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Kais24,

Kim will probably chime in here, but I can tell you, if you talk to rick I'm sure he or I can make you a nice little nesting spot off a road and out of the way.

cross country travel is possible. but some areas have deeper drifts than others.

this wind may have helped out ability to travel, but if you break through the crust now, you might be screwed.

Rick broke through hard crusted snow with the big plow truck this morning and we nearly tore the hitch off the red truck getting it out.

my advice is to make tracks first with out the hard house behind you.

then if all goes well, pack those tracks down a little and then if you are brave enough, hook back up and give her [PoorWordUsage].

either that or have one of us plow a nice little path for you.

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Give us a call as your arrival date approaches and I'd be happy to give you an up to date report on conditions, we can also make some arrangements for a spot for you to place your house.

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Thanks guys...

Rick, I'll call you next week (I'll be coming up on Saturday morning.)

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No Problem - you can reach us at 800-365-2560.

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Rick, do you sell bait too?

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Sure do, we have fatheads available for bait.

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