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ice on the big pond

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Woke up this morning to see the first ice on mille lacs this morning. Granted it was all piled up on shore. It will melt with the warmer temps this weekend but atleast the water temps are getting cooler so hopefully by Thanksgiving we might have ice.

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I took a side trip through Isle SUnday after checking the fish house in storage ( it won't be long now!) - the entire bay before Fr Hennepin state park is skimmed.

TJ

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went to garrison to check my house in storage yesterday as well.... no ice, but I don't think it will be long. as soon as the air temps drop and stay down, were good to go. the water is cold enough, just need the air to cool down for the winter!! after working on the house for a couple hours, I'm ready for it to go out!!

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There is a good weather forecast from sunday on. It says the high temps will be in the mid 20's and the lows almost in the single digits to run into Dec.. That will put a good layer of ice on the lake. It won't be long now. Hopefully the ice fishing will be better than my deer hunting.

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I saw that forecast too - but my ice house is still up in the rafters - D'oh! My auger works though grin.gif

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