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Just2fish

Pullin shacks

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Just2fish

I hear some people saying that they are pulling shacks off already cuz the accesses are melting fast...any feed back on that? I don' think 2 days of melting ends our season...

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eyehunter

I can't believe that with 30"+ of ice that it's going to go away that quickly.

Maybe Deadhead and Fisherdog can give us a report on the ice conditions around the accesses. If I understand correctly, they both live in or around the DL area and probably drive by one or two on the way home from work.

Dead? Dog? what's the word??

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walleyes12

They were in great shape yesterday when I was out! The temps are suppose to cool down, everything will be fine!

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eyehunter

Right-on....thanks man, puts my mind at ease a little. cool.gif

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DEADhead

I was by the access to Little D the other day, and it looked okay; I'm sure it's in a little rougher shape after this morning, but should still be usable.

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I can't believe that with 30"+ of ice that it's going to go away that quickly.


Don't kid yourself, without much snow cover, when we get some sun and warmer temps it will go quick. Bare clear ice absorbs alot of solar energy, much quicker than a snow covered lake. I drove by HoL on the way back from Bemidji this afternoon and the lake was already starting to look turquoise after 2 days of warm temps.

We should be good with the cooler temps this weekend, but I have a feeling the ice will go quick when we get a week of solid above freezing temps. What a joke this winter was.... confused.gifmad.gif

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fisherdog19

I'll know more tomorrow about the accesses, but from what I have seen they look OK. I agree with dead on the no snow deal, the ice has a different look to it already, but I'm sure we'll get some more cold weather and it will all be fine for a few weeks. We are coming up on the best ice fishing of the season, come on slabs laugh.gif.

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eyehunter

Well, I'm pulling my permanent off this Sunday anyway, so I should be ok until then.

Thanks guys for the response.

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Dahitman44

Eye --

I am going to get mine today if I can -- woke up and dreamed that it got broken into and that they made a mess ... I could sleep for an hour after that.

I need to Get 'Er Done!!

Hitman

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eyehunter

If you go, let me know what the ice is like. I am sure it is ok yet. I may try and slip out of here early today and try to get down there and wet a line tonight. Only a couple of days left for the ole permanent, I too need to "get er done" grin.gif

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Dahitman44

Hope you get something.

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DEADhead

The accesses to Little D at J&K Marina and at Rossman are pretty rough right now. All the slop from yesterday froze back like a corn cob. With all the dirt and sand that got tracked onto the ice on the main roads out, the sun melted those areas pretty quick. With the lack of snow cover, I'm sure many of the other area lake accesses are in a similar condition. The forecast looks to stay below freezing through next week, so I think most of you guys should be okay getting your houses off.

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Just2fish

I'm headed out to Little D by J & K here in a couple hours, probly take my 4 wheeler out, should be fine, right? Fishing in a perm out there.

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DEADhead

yeah you should be fine. Even with air temps at 17 degrees today, there was a lot of solar melting going on today...

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shae1986

Got both the houses of this past week with no problems. I've been chasing eyes in the portable anyway latly.

A. Shae

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Dahitman44

Got my house off last night -- glad I did because this snow could make it a little tougher.

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eyehunter

Yeah, I was thinking that I maybe should have pulled mine off last night too.

The fishing has been poor to say the least anyway. The only thing I caught last night was he$$ when I got home. Ever have one of those days fishing??? Needless to say Hitman, it was not a good time to ask her if I could go to URL with you. Thanks for the offer though!

Oh well, maybe they'll pick up this weekend with the weather moving in. If I don't bring some fish home pretty soon she'll really start to wonder if I really am going fishing. grin.gif

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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
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    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
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    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your work guys! You were showin' some serious team spirit being out there today. I would have helped but I had a few appointments today I couldn't reschedule. I know I'm available Friday to do any last day scouting/fine tuning....
    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
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