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Any Ice Yet?

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Hi

Just wondering if there is any ice on the smaller lakes around Aitkin? Thanks

hT

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Not much, probably none by now. There was ice out 150 yards on Minnewawa in front of my cabin on deer opener but most if not all was gone by Tuesday morning.

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I was staying on Rat Lake last weekend for deer hunting. The lake was pretty much frozen over on Saturday but by the time we left on Sunday, Most of the lake had re-opened. Same goes for the Big Sandy flowage.

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Got the fever. Any MORE ice yet. thanks\

hT

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Big Sandy viewed from highway 65 was iced over today at 11:15 am

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Swamp lake south of Aitkin is froze over as of sat. There was about an inch of ice. Hopefully the weather forecast will stay the same for next week, that will freeze all the lakes up and should be walkable by the first weekend of Dec. It says the highs will be mid 20's with lows almost in the single digits.

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just got back from Emily area today- there are a lot of frozen over lakes in that area, I'm sure some of them should be ready to walk on by Dec. 1st. I even heard of one guy going out on one of the smaller lakes already.

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I will be on fleming next weekend for sure. I hope we get a little snow on the ice first, I just don't like or ever had good luck at ice fishing with no snow. we need the snow for movement, to cover ourselves like camo, especially on shallow lakes.

its a good thing I have to work throughout this weekend, becuase I don't want to go out on marginal ice anymore. be careful brothers this weekend.

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If Flemming is ready to go, Portage must be all locked up by now?? I wouldnt mind getting up there over xmas break! Gotta keep those hopes up that the crappies may be around!!

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Knoppers: Think we will have typical Fleming Lake crappies this year or do you think that with the "die off" they will be a little bigger? Just thought you might have some insight on that being it seems like you fish it a lot.

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fished fleming on friday, 6.5-8 inches of ice, used the wheeler. nothing but perch, did not even see a crappie on the camera. only thing was many perch, one sunnie, and one small northern. maybe the crappies are getting hit hard, with the die off and the fishing pressure.

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Anyone try out Portage yet or at least seen the few houses that always set up out there?? Hoping to fish it over xmas break a little...

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This warm weather isnt ruining the ice too much up here is it? I'd hate to have my break wasted with unsafe ice!

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Was out on Clear and Dam this week. Had a good 8" yet yesterdy. Sunny and 40 today, but I think it will be fine for ATV and foot traffic. There were some smaller day houses being pulled off, but I think they were concerned with them freezing back in when it gets cold again. ( I hope )

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