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Duluth/Bwca "1st Ice Fish" Gathering on Fish Lake

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This event has been postponed due to record highs and poor ice conditions. Watch the Duluth/Bwca forum for up to date info.

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I assume you mean won't be able to drive out.

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It'll be close on the ice, last year we had 5-6" at this point in the year. We would have had more but it was pretty crappy with warm temps and rain the week prior. We were driving on Fish the weekend after.

Just need that COLD SNAP!!!

This is a great event if you can make it.

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it's a great time of year to be on fish as well. this is a great event and let's see if we can get even more guys to show up this year!

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Where is it? Can you day trip from the Twin Cities? Where do you stay? Can you do it without a wheeler/snowmobile?

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Just might have to run up for this one. Not lookin to promising for ice here by then. Steve I will contact you when we get closer.

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Check out the Iceleaders forum for all the details. Fish Lake is about 1/2 hour from Duluth. I doubt we will be driving vehicles. Im guessing wheelers and sleds will be close unless we start getting cold.

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I day trip to fish lake usually twice a year from the Twin Cities. From St. Paul it's about 2 1/2 hour drive straight up 35, nice and easy if you ask me.

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Pray for cold guys!!!

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done and done!

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CHECK THE DULUTH/BWCA FORUM FOR LATEST UP TO DATE INFO ON THIS EVENT!

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    • smurfy
      my wife said highbanks posted om facebook they shut down there access today due to all the water on the ice. they will open it back up when it freezes back up!!!!!!!!
    • eyeguy 54
      nice job northlandganderfrabill man  
    • monstermoose78
      Pheasants just popped out of no where. I am seeing them everywhere 
    • Jim Uran
      Wow was it a foggy son of a gun yesterday. In a week or so the hard pack is melted down and there is a lot of slush out there. The roads turned into shallow rivers but there is still a solid block of ice in between the layers of water!  Lots of folks out there yesterday, it was hard to tell until the fog lifted. We fished in 15' of water next to a little bowl of 32' of water and it started out pretty slow. We had three 8 year old girls and they ended up making snowmen for the first hour lol.    About 4 o'clock we caught our first perch, it was a flurry after that until dark. Quite a bit of sorting to do but we kept a dozen and a half in the 9 to 10" range. We caught a few in the 11" range too.     
    • DrJuice1980
      Lots of water and slush on the ice yesterday. Ice wasn't as thick as I thought it'd be either.  Spot I was on I marked 13".  Ended up not driving all the way to where I was going and glad I did. Walked about 1/3 mile.  Caught some perch, gills, and a 14.5" eye. Saw some larger marks moving through when I caught the 14 but just sniffers. I was in 20' bottom of a break with some deeper water near and weeds not far.