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spivak

Ice depths on the Gunflint

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Going up for a couple nights of fishing next week and was hoping someone might have some ice thickness information. Thanks.

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Spivak-

There is lots of ice-you'll get a workout w/ a hand auger cuz its pushing 3 feet and w/ this comming cold snap an extension for the power auger might come in handy. They have been driving trucks on gunflint for awhile but now the drifts are blown solid-I'd stick to a sled.

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Redhooks is rite. Was up a week ago and ice was anywhere from 2 feet to just about hittin the auger head dependin on how hard snow was. Would deffintly to an extension alone, its better to have one and not need it than-you know.

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We are going into the BWCA, so it'll be the hand auger and the spud bar. Thanks for the information

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Spivek just fished Gunflint last weekend and did well and the ice is aprox 30" I brought extension and didnt need it Have Fun

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    • monstermoose78
      Great stuff guys
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