Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      1st Please Post Your Fishing Report - Then Join the NEW - Private Fishing Report Clubs   01/24/2018

      Private Fishing Report Clubs - Click Here - Post Your Fishing Report Before Joining
      1st, be sure you post a fishing report in the forums, then ask to join after you post a fishing report in your area forum. The Private Fishing Report Clubs are where folks can share private fishing information with club members who have proven they know what's going on. Fishing Report Clubs Link also in Menu above. Apply to become a member today, while it's still easy. 
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
fishforever7

Driving trucks out past pine island

Recommended Posts

fishforever7

Im heading up on the 26th and we are debating about bringing wheelers to drive out with. I know the road is open but I usually prefer haveing 16 inches before i take my truck on lakes. If anybody could give me some imput on how safe it really is and are most people driving trucks instead of wheelers out now. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JollyT

We drove out in a 4wd minivan a week ago today, following Brian from Adrian's out. They opened the road Monday night. 12-15 inches depending on where you were at. Bite was good Monday and Tuesday, but they were hitting very, very light.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Muskie_Man

I was up there 17th-19th and there was alot of people driving trucks out. I wasn't i found 12-14 inches of ice!!

There even was 3/4 ton diesel out there with a wheel house behind. He did a good at jign the minnows!! I would personally call ADRIANS resort and ask them for the ice and road conditions!!!! There was a few cracks that I wouldnt want to drive next too even with a 1/2 ton!!

Good luck and be safe!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Muskie_Man

Quote:

We drove out in a 4wd minivan a week ago today, following Brian from Adrian's out. They opened the road Monday night. 12-15 inches depending on where you were at. Bite was good Monday and Tuesday, but they were hitting very, very light.


Were you up there on sunday????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JollyT

Yes, Sunday afternoon the 17th. Rented a house from them. We asked Brian if they wanted to take us out and he said just follow me. We could have stayed in on the 17th, it was slow. Monday and Tuesday made up for it though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Royal Dutchman

Got a little crowded in 26' for me so pulled out 2.5 miles past Pine Is. in 29'. Kinda hated to 'cause catching good there but listening to the neighbors generator was not too relaxing for me.

Found a good 14" of quality (see through) ice there.

A little disappointed with the initial bite until I caught a 41" northern which kinda explained the eye absence.

Had to go but my buddy who set up by me just called and said they really hit 'em after I left. Figures.

I'm seeing groups of trucks & wheeler houses together, which makes me shake my head with 3 feet of ice, so don't think you'll have a problem. Ice is very good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson

Just got back from over Pine Island on Adrian's Rd this evening (Dec. 24, 2006).

Yes. They are driving trucks out over Pine Island but I've got to admit, I'm not sure if I would have been. There is a nice bridge on Adrian's Rd in 4 mile bay crossing a pressure ridge.

The one & only place we stopped to fish (it was too good to leave!), had 13" of ice. I measured with the tape measure and it read 13" and we were in about 27' of water. I will add that the ice looked very good and clear, but I personally like a couple more inches with my half ton GMC.

Another eye opening experience for the day was when the ice shifted big time. This was in the early afternoon when it was pretty warm. We heard the rumble coming from out in the lake and then it shook the house and made a pretty big boom up near Pine Island. Our transducers were seriously swaying back and forth in the holes. Some guys in Adrian's rental houses got out of the house real quick and were looking around like, what just happened. smile.gif

So to answer your question, people are driving trucks out but I think they are still pushing it a little.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishforever7

Thanks everyone for all the info I think I will be bringing the wheelers just to make me feel more safe. 13 inches just isn't enough for this guy and the fish aren't worth my life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson

fishforever7-

It really is a pretty easy ride out with your wheeler. Most of the fishing is still in fairly close to Pine Island on the lake side.

All I know is when I augered my holes and found 13" of ice, I'm glad my truck wasn't sitting next to me. Everyone has a little different comfort level and 13" is not in my comfort level. I'm always looking for one less thing to worry about and having my truck on shore was one less thing today. smile.gif

Like I said though, there are vehicles running all over the place without incident so far. Its probably alright, but...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LoonASea

Royal Dutchman

I will probably be back up to Your neighbors (Jeff B)after the first of the year ,,keep the reports coming ,,I know NL wants to come up,,, its timing that an issue

Merry Christmass and Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!

Randoid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i'majigger

Need some info. If I want to use Adrians road where do we pay the access fee, and is there a certain place to park my pick-up and trailer when I unload my 4 wheeler? I like to know what the rules are so I don't get someone ticked off at me if I park in the wrong spot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson

i'majigger-

You pay your access fee at Adrian's Resort. I believe Adrian's is right after Border Bait Co. as you head towards Wheelers Pt.

Once paid, head back out to the road and go north. You'll drive by the public access on the right, then Wheeler's Pt resort, and you'll see the Adrian's Rd access right after that on the right side of the road. If you get to Wigwam Resort, you've gone too far.

I just parked my truck & trailer on the right side of the road after getting on the lake. There is lots of room there and there are typically some permanent shacks sitting on the ice in this area waiting to be pulled out.

I don't think anyone will hassle you for parking there, just make sure you are out of the way of the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wplatehunter

We were up in the N. W. Angle and there was 15" of ice. I saw a guy driving a full size truck pulling a big Lund on a trailer across the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Opie

Has anything changed with snow conditions? Coming up tomorrow for 3 days, only have either a sled without studs or my diesel truck to get out there with. Think the ice may be marginal with the truck, but not sure if there is enough snow for the glides of the sled. Any help greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Royal Dutchman

Hey Randy,

Was good to see you again. Sorry the bite wasn't better but low pressure & cold front.....

Moved the big house out to 29' & caught good on Xmas day. Somewhere between scrambling eggs & popping the Asti, M lost an upper 20" eye! Had a real good look at it through the ice but hook pulled out before we could get her through the hole.

Nice mix of eyes & sauger.

Little slower today but left the Marcums setting in the kitchen. Wanted to lay down & cry & M wanted to drive back & get them! Thankfully we didn't forget the cooler!

Opie,

Everyone has a different comfort level but the diesel plow truck that was banking the rental shack beside me today didn't fall through. He was making some noise but not as bad as I expected.

The ice is very good quality & I have been out in my F150 & Explorer to 2.5 miles past Pine Island & plan to go farther this week.

Good Luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LoonASea

Doug

I let Jeff stare at My Vex when we fished LOW ,,,he had his own Marcum LX3 by the time I left ,,,Im gonna go fish for pike down here but look forward to the next trip up there

Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bigbucks

How much snow is there on the lake right now? I guess I'm wondering if you can get around off the roads with a full sized 4wd truck? I'm planning to go out of Adrians in about 10 days, just curious how mobile we'll be. I realize there could be a lot of snow between now & then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyejon

If the ice is safe with no ridges, you could drive anywhere you want to go....probablly without even putting it in four wheel drive. There is talk of measurable snow before the weekend though, so we'll have to see what becomes of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishforever7

We fished out off pine island on the 26th and 27th and drove wheelers out just to be safe. measured around 15 inches in the places we drove. Almost everyone was driving trucks out but many people not being smart some going 40 mph with 1 ton diesel trucks. confused.gif Snow conditions are very patchy and wouldnt recomend using a snowmobile unless it is studded. Good luck everyone we did very well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JHansel7

Hey guys, have a friend who is looking into coming up this weekend, he was wondering where everybody is driving on, from what access point? Thanks for the info and ill relay it to him. Hope everyone had a great christmas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishforever7

I drove out of Adrians this week but i also know they are letting trucks out of Morris Point and I believe in Zipple Bay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fireball

I just called adrains and they said they have 17" right now in most places, and that they are out about 2mi. past pine island. I am going up tomorrow for the first time this season, can't wait. I'll post my catch when I get back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Muskie_Man

Royal Dutchman

I have seen you on the lake. And I think maybe wrong you and your wife own a motel?? If this is you i was up there 17th and 18th staying at your place. Good to see if that everybody having good luck up there!!!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badger_55

Pumped up! Getting up to Pine for the first time this year. Heading up january 5th with my grandpa, Man sure hope to get into them! Nice to here daily updates on ice thickness, helps out alot. Of course I will call prior to head up just to make sure but it helps give me an idea. Still mulling on whether to trailer a wheeler up for good measure, I have a 3/4 ton duramax. What you guys think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Muskie_Man

Badger_55

I'll be up there at the same time You will be up there!! Good luck!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Knowknot
      Great video Curt, for as much of it that I could see. Keep up the good work, and one question, Are there any live emerald shiners around the Baudette area to be had, or just frozen ones?
    • eyeguy 54
      Its a little stiffer than my titanium spring boober and much more sensitive.  I like it  better than the 27 inch ul ticklestick. Only used 3 and 4 mm jigs so far. Thumbs up from me. 
    • Troy Smutka
      2/18/18     Got out on an area lake an hour before sunrise Saturday. Got a bunch of crappies until they slowed about 9 am. Most between 9.5 and 11 inches. Sunfish started biting about sunrise and bit all morning. Half of them were 8 to 8.5 inches. Most of the rest were 7 to 7.5 inches. Kept two meals of fish--released the rest. 1/32 ounce VMC Tungsten Tubbies tipped with a single wax worm or two red Eurolarvae fished just above some weeds in thirteen feet of water caught fish after fish. Lots of good ice on area lakes. Even though walleyes and pike close in just over a week and wheel houses can't stay out unattended soon, still a lot of good ice fishing for panfish to come. Will have plenty of ice for a while, so get out and enjoy the peace and quiet and fast crappie and sunfish action that March will bring. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • IceHawk
      Had a chance to rub shoulders and fish with some of the ice team guys today. Great bunch of guys we had some good laughs and of course discussed plenty about fishing. Even shared a few hotspots. The hands on they give the people that sign up for this event is absolutely amazeing! From hands on to tips on everything to do to make your day on the ice way more productive. From what I witnessed it would be well worth the investment to sign up for one of there events , if you are new to fishing or heck even a seasoned angler.  Fished with one guy from Nebraska said he has done 5 of these events and has enjoyed everyone of them.  Fun day for sure 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Royce, how’s the sensitivity Is the tip soft like a tickle stick and how’s quality seem? About same price as a tickle stick I see may have to try one for next season. If It passes with flying colors do you it must be good! Tough day for me not much happening went from about 8-29 FOW and just nothing. Found perch in about 19 but even they seemed finicky and would only hit the dead stick. A bit windy on the lake today to!
    • The Chemist
      Yes that would be the one. A friend of mine sent it to me. The guy who got it is a friend of his nephew. 
    • The Chemist
      So that explains the traffic and also the one where they were shooting video of what appeared to be about a drill type auger. Did drive by an ice team truck on the way out also.
    • The Chemist
      The warmer weather has brought alot of people out to the area. We are waiting for the later bite. Most are setup in shallowet water. Haven't marked fish yet but tendto see them at sunset.    Be careful with all the holes being drilled! I found one that was covered back in, got my shin, luckily not my ankle.
    • eyeguy 54
      Started out in 26 feet this morning and had 5 dandy crappies in 15 minutes then it was over. moved a mile and found a few dandy gills in 16 feet. And a couple bass.  Day 2 with the new rods and liking them more. 
    • monstermoose78
      I would fish them trees
  • Share & Have Fun