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walleyemaster08

Snow?????????

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walleyemaster08

How much snow is left on Grassy bay? Thanks

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Neiko

We just got back today and it was getting slushy when we got off the ice yesterday. Without more snow I am going to say you won't be able to get out there next weekend with a sled without doing some damage. It was beautiful yesterday. 3 of us actually had our t shirts off for a hour and a half as it was getting so hot.

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walleyemaster08

Thanks for the info! How did you do out there?

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Neiko

It was a lot of work to get them to bite. There were a lot of little ones released and a 14.5 also. Kept enough for a meal and took some home.

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fisherdog19

Is Grassy bay on Kab or Namakan? I'll be up there at the end of the month and am looking for some areas to find crappies on Kab. I have one area but would like a few more to try but it's an awful big lake. Any help you could give is appreciated.

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Neiko

It is actually on Sand Point Lake. Further down from Namakan.

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Minnow Slinger

By the end of the month you might need a boat to fish. Hard water season is quickly disappearing.

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duckster

Snow is going fast. We had about two days of rain and warm temps. The lakes are still OK but the portages are getting pretty bare fast.

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walleyemaster08

Gunna have to go through king williams narrows to get there soon. winkgrin

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Neiko

I was told the portage was private property. Does the owner care if we drive a wheeler across the portage?

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lakerunner

Neiko--the portage from Muckooda into Grassy in VNP. The portage around King Williams Narrows in the east side of the narrows is private. I know that he has never had an issue with sleds (or the local guys that use their Rangers) but I don't know if he would welcome it beccoming a "normal" portage for just about anyone with a wheeler.

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magnum mike

8 years ago it was $125 per wheeler when Loyd showed up on Grassy Bay. There is no way that is both safe and legal to get a wheeler into Sand Point at this time of year.

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lakerunner

MM--if you trust the ice in the Narrows (which I don't recommend), you CAN legally drive a wheeled vehicle in Grassy Bay. I was out there when Lloyd brought out the ticket book(s) and a lot of those tickets got dismissed cuz he couldn't prove that they didn't go through the narrows. But...if you can avoid all of the b.s. then you should and you should take a sled.

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duckster

There are still people going out with snowmobiles but it is getting tougher going, a little snow would be nice. Water is really starting to run in the creeks and rivers. I would definitely be careful in any areas with current, narrow spots and near land.

Seeing a few crappies on Grassy Bay but the average size is pretty small.It is looking more like early April up here than mid-March.

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