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Southcentral Lakes: Mankato to Le Seur Area Ice Conditions???

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Hey Guys,

I'm visiting my girlfriend down at college this weekend and will be around the area mentioned. Figured I'd try to do some fishing also and was wondering if anyone knew any recent ice conditions there. Heard from someone a week or so ago that supposedly the warm weather took off a lot of ice melting it down on some lakes to 2-3"??? Called a bait shop in the area and he told me that Washington Lake has about 5-8", but he wasn't sure of some of the other lakes and so I was wondering if anyone of you could provide me conditions to these lakes:

Big Jefferson

West Jefferson



Thanks! Hoping to find some reports so I will feel more comfortable stepping on the ice (if it's safe). You guys be safe as well!

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Dave S

I drove by Madison Lake last weekend and it was looking sketchy at best. There were people out there with ATVs though.

On the north side of town, Duck Lake had 15-20 yards of open water on the eastern shoreline with people fishing towards the middle of the lake.

West Jefferson also had a few portable shacks and 1 ATV just out from the access.

I haven't physically been on the ice around here to know the actual conditions but with the winter we've had so far, I can only say proceed with caution.

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was out on washington on monday and the spots with ice had 8 inches but there was some open spots on the west side of the lake. Fish the Northeast access and you will be fine especially after this cold weather I doubt there will be any opened water but I could be wrong considering the wind is wicked.

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