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Rick

As always don't make safety decisions based on posts here. Use them as a general guide only.

It would be nice to have updated access conditions. Let's use this thread to post how you see them here.

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luckycrank

The swim beach at tetonka was getting kind of rough wednesday evening, absolute No for car travel. I made on and off with my 4x4 truck but would suggest not trying unless you have a wheeler

I will not likley go out there again

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DLK

westwood access on washington is still in good shape alot of trucks on ice as i write this

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Jaspernuts

Hopefully the colder temps at night this weekend will help them stabilize a little. I almost got stuck in my car the other day. Take your truck this weekend!

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ice_it_06

Roberds Lake (Faribault)

2:30 pm Wed 3/13

Public access lot melted all it's ice and snow since yesterday. Very drastic change from what was a perfect access yesterday.

Entire area around the lower acccess lot is in melt down and draining over the lot right down the ramp to the access itself.

The water has cut a good 6" or better hole in to the ice that was just level yesterday at the entrance on to the lake.

Water ponded in the access area looks to be 8" deep or more with water rushing from the lot at a very good rate.

TWO PEOPLE SEEN ON THE LAKE

French Lake (Faribault)

2:40 pm Wed 3/13

Hoy's access is mud to the ramp and access @ the lake is holding a 10" deep puddle surrounded by slush and deep wet snow on each side. Water running down in to the access area as well. Snow on the sides might allow a wheeler but I'm not familiar with how they hold up without sinking.

Public access is holding water in the 10" rutted road I drove through yesterday. I'm sure by sunset the ruts will be over 12" filled. High snow levels around the busted out road but again wet, deep, slush.

Lake itself has lost 90% of snow cover and holding water atop ice. NOBODY ON THE LAKE

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luckycrank

great report ice_it

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Scott K

 Originally Posted By: luckycrank
great report ice_it

Thats a terrible report! Its real good info though! grin.gif

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Muddog

If I can't get my boat in, the access is in poor shape.

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Matt C

The south access at Mazaska is pretty beat up.

The ramp its-self is pushed way up like a tee-pee.

Same for Kelly Dudley.

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wallyhunter66

If I can't get my boat in, the access is in poor shape. Amen Muddog!!!!

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harvey lee

 Originally Posted By: Muddog
If I can't get my boat in, the access is in poor shape.

The Mississippi is open. Fish are biting as well.

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ec30_06

There was lots of water on the ice at the east jefferson landing this afternoon. Probaly a foot in the ruts. Still plenty of cars and trucks going on and off.

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Team Otter

Perfect time to go when no one is out.

Good reports. Keep 'em coming.

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riverrat56

I'm heading to Tetonka in the morning, hopefully the boat landing is still do able with my Jeep, I've not were in a for a good walk.

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ice_it_06

Spend many hours out alone it seems. But this time of year when there is nothing or nobody on the lake, it's a different feeling all together when your heading out, or sitting out there.

Pretty quiet therapy sessions I'm missing already !!

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Get Er Done Guy

Was out on French last night. Drove out of Hoy's through a lot of water and avoided most of the deeper water areas. Fished from 5:00 to 9:30. Left the lake by heading to a spot on the north side that was pretty driveable yet. There was one other car out there when we got there and he drove off of the north side spot also. Plenty of water on the ice but a couple more days like yesterday and the spots to get on will not be driveable.

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mskyfshntchr

went on Mazaska last night. Out of Bulrush bay. It wasn't bad when i went on, but when I came off around 6pm, just before the rain, there was a lot of water. It might have been because of the little white car that went on and off the ice 4 times in the 2 1/2 hours I fished....So, the ice was good where I drove, but lots of water.

Snowmobiles from here on out for me.

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riverrat56

Tetonka was looking Ok today at the boat landing, no problems getting on and off, but after this weeked driving will most likly be over for people with out a death wish.

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MinnesotaMongo

Anyone know how Madison is holding up for the Weekend?

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jigging-matt

mskyfshntchr, how was the bite? Thinking about heading up there on Sunday. Have a few spots I would like to try. Just wondering if the bite was good. got the Wheeler ready to go. grin.gif

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mskyfshntchr

j-matt...

we fished for about 3 hours. They were finicky, but catchable. We did ok, biggest crappie was 10 1/2. We fished from 3-6pm. So, not prime time biting. The rain was coming fast, so we decided to get off before getting soaked. Glad we did, when we hit the access, it started pouring!

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jigging-matt

Thanks for the info. Thinking that tommorrow afternoon might be a nice time to get out. My Ice time is dwindling fast, this might have to be the last time I go out this season. Weekends are getting booked up.

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harvey lee

Thanks for the great access report.

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Team Otter

Thanks for the report and "the blurb" at the end Rick.

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