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JerkinLips

How is foot travel on Trout Lake? I am heading up there either Friday or Saturday and want to be prepared for the journey. Would skating be possible next weekend?

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Mike Stark

skating may be possible...my guess is that trout will have the same conditions as burntside.

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fishontheice

Its a great walk in i was up there the middle of last week! Trails broke pretty much any where you will want to fish. I have also heard the fishing has been good up there

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Great Outdoors

If this warming trend keeps up, you may be able to paddle a canoe on the water sitting on top of the ice. grin

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Steve Foss

skating may be possible...my guess is that trout will have the same conditions as burntside.

+1

Same size, same relative depth, same snow cover, same ice. It's going to stay warm, and there's a good chance of rain over the next couple days with no freezeup forecast after that. Now, if we had all that melt and a couple day dip below zero, you'd have perfect skate skiing conditions, but it's not likely.

But of course you don't need it perfect, you just need it perfect enough. And the melt/rain will knock things down so that what slushy snow is left is shallow and wet. Tough conditions for skate skiing, but that's why they make 45,209 grades of wax. gringringrin

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JerkinLips

Thanks all for the updates. Sounds like travel won't be too bad. When I said skating, I literally meant ice skating. 12 years ago I skated into Trout in late March; what a way to travel. I'll bring the skates in case the snow has been knocked down enough.

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Mike Stark

i thought you might have meant ice skating...thats what i was referring to. it rained here last night and never got below freezing...the lakes took a hit for snow last night. and with more rain on the way...you may be able to skate out if we get a good freeze.

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Great Outdoors

The suggestion that you may be able to paddle a canoe on the surface water isn't as much of a joke as you may think.

We had similar conditions about 3-4 years ago, and skates were not an option!

That is, unless they make a skate with a knee high rubber boot. laugh

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xpmn

anyone have an update on ice conditions on lake vermilion, hows the ice holding up where you drive out from moc point.

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thedeadsea

Not specifically that spot, but water was open around submerged rocks that receive full sun already starting Monday, so at best this will be the last weekend of truck traffic on the lake. Ten day forecast has highs in the 50's for most of the days with the sun coming out on Sunday and staying through the next weekend.

Could be in for a record early ice-out if these conditions keep up.....

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Steve Foss

Steve, as you mentioned elsewhere, I'm hoping to fish lakers on Burntside on March 31, the last day of the season . . . from my boat! gringrin

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thedeadsea

It is very possible if this weather keeps up. All of next week full sun and mid 50's.

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Great Outdoors

Steve, as you mentioned elsewhere, I'm hoping to fish lakers on Burntside on March 31, the last day of the season . . . from my boat! gringrin

Stevo,

I'd be willing to bet a few bucks it ain't gonna happen! laugh

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shamrock7

We are still driving vehicles but as Steve said, this may be the last weekend if this weather holds. Watch the points and reefs and absolutely stay out of narrows.

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xpmn

trip planned this weekend in that area, just was wondering if I will still be able to drive a truck by this weekend? With all the rain we are getting up here don;t know for sure if driving will be a good option.

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Steve Foss

I'd guess it'll be OK, as long as there's not water between ice and shore, and I doubt there will be this weekend. That's just a guess, however. Make sure you follow Shamrock7's advice!

We have gotten some rain, but it's light and intermittent, and at most it will have an impact by knocking down the snow just a bit. Rain like what we're getting up here is not harming the ice thickness/integrity.

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xpmn

I would think that travel should be ok, unusual spring temps and rain for sure this year. Probably will take the four wheeler this weekend, getting off the lake might be tricky if the rain and warm temps hold. Hope shamrock7 gives an update today and possibly tommorrow.

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shamrock7

Ice seems to be holding up nicely to the higher than normal temps. My landings are also holding up nicely and talked to a customer that has a southern exposure shoreline and he said that he still had ice solid to the shore. The ice has broken loose and floated so the surface water is gone. Great conditions and it looks like the temps are going to drop to a more normal level here in a few days. Sorry for the delayed report. Was up playing in the water on Lake of the Woods. Still lots of ice but 6 in of water most everywhere up there. But fishin was good and should be getting better. Brought the fish house home and taking the boat to the river Wednesday. Gosh I love this time of the year.

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thedeadsea

Our south exposure shore is already open, I broke through on foot last night.

Ice in the bigger bays is still thick, but the top 4+" is honeycomb and the auger literally ripped through 2 feet like nothing.

I guess someone went for an unplanned swim in Oak narrows last weekend. All ended well though.

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bigswede

Was into Trout on Sat. and teh landing at the portage on the vermillion side is breaking up out about 8' from shore. Ice where Rock faces meet ice are starting to melt. Ice is about 10-12" and slick as a wet sheet of glass.

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Tominator692

Was into Trout on Sat. and teh landing at the portage on the vermillion side is breaking up out about 8' from shore. Ice where Rock faces meet ice are starting to melt. Ice is about 10-12" and slick as a wet sheet of glass.

How about a fishing/catching report big boy!!

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