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you must stay at that camping spot just beyond the access!!!!!! love that country back there. it may be accessable this year!!!!

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On 2/5/2017 at 2:39 PM, smurfy said:

you must stay at that camping spot just beyond the access!!!!!! love that country back there. it may be accessable this year!!!!

Going to give it a shot, hopefully the ice is good. I'll be leaving the plow on the truck just in case it's needed. 

 

Talked to a few locals that said I should be good to get in there with the ice castle. 

 

Thanks again

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In the area, sort of, just off Co Rd 35 & we moved ~ 4" of snow again this week. Around 6" last week

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I still fish it every late winter and it has gotten pounded the last few years. Used to have nice panfish in there but the size has really been small lately. Lots of little stuff. Hopefully the pressure goes done to bring it back. Don't know where to send you with a big house as most of the accesses don't get plowed. The only lake that stays plowed is Bowstring thru Geigers resort but I haven't been there for a couple of weeks so don't know how the bite is now. Good luck!!

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13 minutes ago, merc said:

I still fish it every late winter and it has gotten pounded the last few years. Used to have nice panfish in there but the size has really been small lately. Lots of little stuff. Hopefully the pressure goes done to bring it back. Don't know where to send you with a big house as most of the accesses don't get plowed. The only lake that stays plowed is Bowstring thru Geigers resort but I haven't been there for a couple of weeks so don't know how the bite is now. Good luck!!

what?????? you follow me around eveywhere I fish?????????:sick::grin::P:grin:

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I always follow a master angler like you around.

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3 hours ago, merc said:

I always follow a master angler like you around.

;):P:grin::grin: so what other likes have you followed me to???????????:confused::grin::whistle:

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Looks like some tall boots are needed to view this thread :whistle:

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2 hours ago, gunner55 said:

Looks like some tall boots are needed to view this thread :whistle:

:grin: why?? the snow and ice melting!!!!!!!!!:P

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Me and all the Smurfy groupies follow you wherever you go. If you ever see a drone over your cabin that's us. It's like big brother is watching you.

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we might need to use that drone over on sand lake!!!!!!!!!!:P:whistle::grin:

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On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 11:09 PM, diederich06 said:

Going to give it a shot, hopefully the ice is good. I'll be leaving the plow on the truck just in case it's needed. 

 

Talked to a few locals that said I should be good to get in there with the ice castle. 

 

Thanks again

Were you able to get in to Arrowhead with your Ice Castle?

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i'd be curious to know also!!!!!!!!

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What do you think Smurfy? No answer maybe we better send out a search party.

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thinking so!!!!!!! or fishing was that good he just stayed!!!!!!!! lotz of lakes back there!

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Heading to Grand rapids on Wed. Any chance a guy can drive back in the woods with a car??

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I doubt it.

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3 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

I doubt it.

Even if the road was plowed out new years. Just wanna check to see how things at the cabin are? Could walk in I guess!

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15 hours ago, smurfy said:

Even if the road was plowed out new years. Just wanna check to see how things at the cabin are? Could walk in I guess!

Between rain and temps it melted down pretty good, still snow in woods . The snow that's left is froze/ crusty, I would think it would have to be at least all wheel drive, hard to tell .   

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thanks snowfighter!!!!!!!!! i'll just bring some boots along and walk the 1/2 way in. just gotta look as long as i'll be that close!!!!!!!!:grin:

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i have family members headed that way this weekend wondering what type of conditions are out on the ice. slush?????? water.. and info would be helpful!!!! thanks!!!!!!!!

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23 hours ago, smurfy said:

i have family members headed that way this weekend wondering what type of conditions are out on the ice. slush?????? water.. and info would be helpful!!!! thanks!!!!!!!!

1/2 inch snow over night and snowing now, 18 above with colder coming end of week high's  15 to 20 above and -5 to -10 below at night should be froze up pretty good by then.

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thanks snowfighter......i'll pass this along!!!!!!!

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Made it out yesterday am, still found 18" of good clear ice here. A little slick out there, 1 needs to be careful. Got 1 right away, nothin after.

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