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Ice Thickness!!

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The ice is anywhere from 15 to 17 inches just about everywhere on the lake. The biggest thing this winter so far are the new cracks everyday. Most resorts have roads out and the fishing has been pretty decent the last couple nights. Just remember to drive slow and dont park to close to each other. But its looking good for the holiday weekend.

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Thanks for the info. I'll be in W.W. on New Years Eve, I hope your open. Great food and drinks!

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Is WW going to be open at all on christmas afternoon? I would like to buy my bait locally up there but I will get it today if everyone is going to be closed.

thanks!

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West Wind told me that they were closed on Friday 24th. and saturday the 25th. Or call them at 218 647-8998

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Yes we will be closed. Hillmans may be open, I am not sure. If you get in a pinch someone will probably be around West Wind that will be able to get you some bait. We have a bridge out over the crack about two miles out. Make sure everyone keep an I out for cracks and use the bridges the resorts have provided.

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I got some suckers and crappie minnows. the suckers aren't doing too well, tho. the oxy bag leaked so I had to put them in a 5 gal bucket with ice. I will still use them if they don't get all rigored tho. the kids and I will stop in sunday for a bite tho and say HI

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