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ice out on red

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the ice has got to be sinking fast with the sun and heat.Most lakes in the bemidji ares are open.Any info would help!

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This isn't Bemidji. grin.gif

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I was looking for info on the ice on red. grin.gifgrin.gif

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WLS,

Kelly P. is correct but if you look at his post from the day before by looking at other similar posts that were already started nad Kelly P. gave the info you inquired about already (e.g. "Currious of the ice thickness when the access closed").

By the way Kelly P. do we still need an extension to get through the river? Not looking for a smarta$$ response either blush.gif) Take care!

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WLS, welcome to Fishing Minnesota!

Don't hesitate to put any questions you have up, they will get answered one way or another... wink.gif

You are correct, pretty much all of the ice around Bemidji is gone, but Lake Bemidji still has a good sheet on it, which is probably the closest sized lake we have in the area.

That said, URL still has a bit to go. It shouldn't be long, be patient! We're all a bit giddy!

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I missed what was edited but I did not mean to come off as a smart$$. Many times there is a 10 degree tempature difference from Bemidji to Waskish. Also the lakes around Bemidji are all far smaller then URL so they will have ice out far sooner. URL's ice sheet is big. It cools the entire area down. A breeze off URL right now can be felt 2 to 3 miles away this time of year. Comparing lakes in the Bemidji area to URL is like comparing apples to oranges.

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Came back from Morson yesterday around 2:00 PM. The ice on Red was going out fast. it appeared to be about 50% out. Should be clear now. No fishing allowed in the Tamarac untill May 13th.

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We had had a fairly strong southeasterly wind for 2 days pushing the ice sheet out about 1 mile from the eastern shore. It did not pile on the north shore so the ice sheet must be fairly solid yet. The ice sheet can still be seen with the naked eye today so it does not appear that it is breaking up out there in todays wind. It is not "about 50% out". Unless todays warm temps change things fast a NW wind will bring the ice sheet back.

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