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bowhuntz

how much snow is there on the lake after the warm weather we had the last couple of days? still sleds only?

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polarsusd81

We were up last weekend, and there was a lot of snow. The banks on each side of Adrian's road were 4' at the low spots. The warm may have helped a bit, but I think with a 4wd you would be able to get around. Give the resort you plan to go out of a call and ask them for the most current conditions on the lake. You would hate to make it all the way there and be asked "Why didn't ya bring the sleds?"

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fiskyknut

I don't think a guy wants to do too much trailbreaking these days as you will get stuck often! Shovels and shovel operators required for sure. Yesterday we did'nt dare trying to make it to an evening waypoint which was about 3/4's of a mile off of a plow track....Probably would've gotten stuck a good half dozen times in that 3/4 mile jaunt and it would've been dark before we made it! This warm and windy weather will sure help to compact the snowpack and hopefully we will be able to get around good via P/U's pretty darn soon.

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bturck

Fisky, you going to be around the Bend next week, or are you pretty much set up over west for now? Bill

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fiskyknut

Hey Bill... I've still been fishing these westside haunts. I know of a good bite that is a happening right now early and late day over thatta way and hope to get that direction very soon. Saw you posting that you'll be around this weekend so for sure I'll drop in to the 'bend iffin I do make her east. I'll give it a 50/50 shot....So many spots/fish so little time eh!

Have a great one....Norm

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bturck

Fisky: I'll be headed up next Wed the 19th. Sorry if I indicated that I would be there this weekend. We'll be up Wed night and head for the reefs Thursday and Friday. Bill

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shae1986

I'm gonna head to Eml Point in the AM still doing the last debating if i need to bring sleds.

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shae1986

Took sleds wish i wouldnt have.

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Bandit

Wasn't there enough snow for them? Do you think wheelers could get around ok? I am heading up Fri. Trying to decide what we should bring. Thanks. By the way, how was the fishin??

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deer-n-eyes

 Originally Posted By: shae1986
Took sleds wish i wouldnt have.

shae, how was fishing ., and why you wish you didnt bring sleds? im thinking of goin up for a day fish ., and all i have is ATV ? could i use the atv off the plowed trails is what im saying ., !!

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mnhunter 3815

i know last tuesday,wed,and thurs it was getting sloppy out there.you could see bare ice but there was still lots of snow.i see the forcast is calling for some very warm temps.its going tobe a mess out there.im headed up on tuesday maybe to pull my house off.

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shamrock7

Lots of 4 wheelers running around. Very few sleds. Could almost drive trucks anywhere, just have to do lots of navigating around the deep drifts.

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beaverslayer

If you wanna get on the fish i would recommend that you bring sleds or atvs and head way up. Lots of reports of limits but guys on south shore like us really wish we would have brought them. Tough fishing in zipple.

We'll hopefully find some out west before we head back home tomorrow.

Good Luck.

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bowhuntz

fished sat an sun drove any where on the lake that i need to go. moved the house twice and didnt have one bit of trouble the snow is very hard and didnt so much drive around the drifts more less over the drifts.

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Prudence

Hey bowhuntz...do you mind sharing where you went out of?

--Prudence

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bowhuntz

I was in buffalo bay

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shae1986

Plenty of snow for sleds but the snow is rock hard, if you are going a long ways out i would recommend sleds due to ice breaks and that. If you are just going out chasing pike or walleyes close to shore you shouldn't need them, we didn't.

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Jim Uran

shae, where did you guys go out of, I'm heading up there this weekend for some pike and need to know the travel scoop. No ATV just my truck.

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fiskyknut

Getting around via p/u is fine now as the snow has all but dissappeared with the warm spell, just watch out for the few remaining deep drifts and bad slushey spots that could still get you stuck!

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heartattack22

Just got back from the big pond. Got stuck in a row of big drifts...they just snuck up on me. It was really flat and hard to see the drifts on Sat. Bring a shovel just in case. Had no problem getting out once I got the shovel...

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Jim Uran

same with me on the west side, pretty much easy going anywhere.

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PerchJrkr

easy going except where the resorts had roads plowed earlier this winter. wound up buried about 10-15 miles out from graceton beach, shoveled for 2 hours! good way to ruin your day.

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