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Ice Out Yet?

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How is Rainy Lake doing as far as ice goes? Is it still covered?

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The North Arm is scheduled to be out on April 19th.

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How about the part in Voyageurs NP? Is it navigable (no ice)?

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Ice is out! Went out officially on the 18th. No ice just lots of debris floating around. Lake is the lowest point of year. About 3' lower than summer normal. Pike were in 1-6fow in weedy bays. The big females were dropping eggs. Saw lots of fish swimming around too. No 40"+ fish but saw some big gators swimming around. 

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