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fishkab

For those of you interested, the ice conditions here are very bad. Checking ice this afternoon, and fell thru only about 10 feet from shore. The ice is only a mixture of ice, snow, and slush, and is not safe. The heavy snow of earlier this week is insulating the ice and not allowing it to freeze. We need a dose of cold weather to get things happening here. Fishkab

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guts

Fishkab,
Expect to be back up there tommorrow and straighten things up to get the spearing opener ready to rock and roll. Although I've been out of the area a few days, I was informed that the usual resorts are putting out their spear houses on the shallow bays, ie; Tom Cod and Duck/Irwin. I hear that their is about 6" of decent ice in the shallows, I sure hope it is safe.

I talked to one of the local businesses up there, and they stated they have the decoy minnows and necessity items ready as usual for the spear fisherman.

Thanks for posting a snow report, I hope my place is plowed out when I get there, I think I made the arrangements.

Good luck to the Vikings!!!!!! guts <{{{><

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jostend

Has anybody been out on the lake today for the opener? Any new reports on the lake conditions would help. I am wondering whether to bring the sled or 4-wheeler. Thanks in advance for any info!!

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lundrunner

Just for my information, what are you spearing? Thanks

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fishkab

Hey Lundrunner, the fishing is spearing for Northern Pike. There is enough ice that they are fishing in Tom Cod and the Duck/Irvin Bay areas. Fishkab

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LarryK

Just wondering if you can get out from the visitors center yet? Thanx in advance.

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guts

LK, which visitor center are you asking about, Kab or Ash River, actually I guess as of yesterday, both are still questionable.

Foot traffic with caution is probably fine, however using a machine might be risky. We are having below zero evenings and low 20's for highs so we are slowly adding ice daily. I'll post later with an update.

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LarryK

Gutz, I was refering to the Ash River one. Thanx for the info. I'll look forward to the update. Larry

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