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any ice up north yet

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has any one heard if any of the lakes up north are iced over yet? I'm sure its a dumb question, I'm just getting a little anties to try the new pole out, I'm allredy fishing in the fish tank with it, not to catch fish but so I can see how my jigs work in water, of course. no pet fish were harmed.

But it doesnt hurt to ask,if any one has any feed back I like to hear it

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Mid fifties and rain today so Im sure whatever ice we had isnt more than skim. Usually around Thanksgiving week. Keep a eye on the Duluth forum and you will know as soon as I do. Im usually the 1st or one of the first ones out up here.

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Fifties up there huh ? Her was an unbelievable 77 degrees, my body is already going into a winter prepapration, I think I sweat more today than in mid July.....

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a couple of the lakes in town had a couple of inches from last week. After a week of above freezing temps, including mid 60's and wind and rain. They just about all opened back up again today. now we're back to square one. It'd be a safe bet that there should be fishable ice around thanksgiving. Cool temps forcasted through next week should start making ice again.

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Deadhead, I hope you are right about ice by thanksgiving, I will be up in Park Rapids that weekend. And the last few thanksgivings, their was no fishable ice. mad.gif

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we were fishing detroit the day after thanksgiving on 5" of ice last year... park rapids lakes always seem to freezeup after the lakes in DL

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Yeah rub it in, last year there was zero ice on the lake we were on(Potato). This year if the same is true I may have to make a day trip over to DL.

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I do not know where you call upnorth I usually figure north of hwy 2 but here in west central mn many people call this up north, any way there is no ice on any lakes

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We had ice till the rain and warm temps. Lakes are cooled down nicely so once the temps drop again it'll be making ice.

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Apparently, we've found a way to move the ice fishing discussion "TO THE TOP!"

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Pelican Lake (at Orr) was froze over until warm temps and wind took it out yesterday. Much cooler today (28). Looks like cooler temps are here to stay. Hoping for good ice on all our area lakes.

LIS

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Been just too cold the last few days, metlted the ice that had formed. Cold forecasts this weekend should get the ice forming again.

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    • Stick in Mud
      We've done OK out there this year. Nothing special, but better for us than last year.  Last time out, we found piles of fish in 60-70 feet. Caught a few, couldn't release them, and stopped fishing them.  Got a couple jig rapping shallower, got a few trolling, and got a few on spinners.  No one pattern got skunked, but nothing stood out, either.
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      Sorry for the late response....I suspect not many folks are building skid houses these days. Our houses have steel skids.  One had wood, but we changed them out. 
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      Like the food and like the menu. Like the fact there are places to eat on the lake and will continue to support them.
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      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.    Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it.