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S.D. Ice Angular

Lake Victoria” and “Lake Burgen”

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I’m new to the area and live near “Lake Victoria” and “Lake Burgen” does anyone fish these bodies of water. Are these safe to drive on assuming the ice is thick enough or is there some spots to stay away from??

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Hey S.D.,

How is the new home working out?? I have not fished either of those lakes, but usually get out to Smith Lake to the east and do pretty good on the crappies. A friend is putting his house out on Darling Thursday to hit the crappies and walleyes. We also do pretty good on Le Homme Dieu for walleyes this time of year. Drop me an email and maybe we can hook up one of these days.

-Hossienda

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Victoria can be a little inconsistent on ice. I drove out there a few years with no problem, but generally you won't see more than 2-3 vehicles out there all winter. There's really no place to get on the lake with a vehicle from the North end & there's springs or something mid lake that tend to make for some water on the ice in places. As far as I know Burgen's okay to drive on. I never fished it in the winter. I used to live very close to Burgen though. I did drive out there to recover my stolen & vandalized permanent fish house one year however, it had been on Victoria when it disappeared.

I can't say I ever got stuck or really had an trouble with my Ford Ranger on Victoria, but I hit slush enough different places in the dead of winter to make me pretty nervous.

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S.D. you can fish the north end of victoria by parking on Hwy 27 and walking on, easy walk. This area is a large flat and usually holds some nice panfish on both first and late ice. There will probably be other portables out there just about anytime you drive by. Walk on do not try to drive on.

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