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Great weather for ice! Reports

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Well it's definetly great weather for making ice, it looks like we will be off to some good ice fishing over the holidays. I was able to get out and check a few lakes the last 2 days and it is really looking good for this upcoming holiday weekend. The 4 lakes I checked around the St. James area had between 4-8 inches of ice, this was just a random check within 100 yards of the boat landings so use caution. How's it looking in your area?

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We put the hard side house out yesterday on Lake Benton 12"of ice. Got two small eyes but sure was fun cool.gif

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I haven't driven around the lake recently. Where is the 12" at? Must be by the Cremery? Maybe next week I'll get out.

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Putting my permanent out when I get off work today. There's a good 10" of ice on my Lime Lake close to shore. There's no need to get too far from shore on that lake.

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Hi Fowlguy, 12" eh. Where did you go on at? How is it off the south point at Norwegian? You know,where I always go. Can't wait,let me know when I can haul the titanic up. Thanks, tuk.

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Hi Tuk

Took the van out on the ice last night & did not go in. State Farm is happy. Right Dan? We are on the east end of the lake but where u go in at has good ice also. Got 6 eyes last night all small. cool.gif

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That's great! smile.gif Better than gettin skunked. I'll see ya up there soon. The shanty didn't get a paint job and I still have the old flatbed. Good luck and thanks! Merry Christmas! tuk.

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Got the shanty out yesterday smile.gif Only caught 1 10" Saw some nice ones taken though from the aerator.

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Are there any reports from the narrows? How is the ice? And is anyone driving down to them. The ice is none to nice from Stony to the Island. I did however see some portables there this past Sunday.

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Tried it again last night and came up empty handed. Better luck next time. tuk.

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Fished the narrows yesterday from 3:30 to 8:30, ice is a solid 12" at least, we caught five eyes between 11" and 13", talked to the people who were out there and that was all that anyone was catching. Pink was a hot color and they have been very sensitive to light. As far as getting to the narrows, we walked from stony point, (long long walk), but people were driving onto the narrows from right off the point, I believe it is someone's property but I did see about 6 or 7 vehicles use what looked like a summer dock location. Another option is to come on at stony point and drive the shoreline all the way to the narrows, there are no vehicle tracks along that shoreline, only atv's and snowmobile's, but there are some good sized houses along it and while walking the ice seemed consistent, but from stony point to the island the ice is very choppy and undrivable, and geese are keeping the NE side of the island open.

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Fished from 4:30 yesterday to 11:30 today and caught 21 eyes and not 1 over 15 3/4" mad.gif Better luck next time. tuk

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