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Hatchman9

Ice conditions in March for wheelhouses?

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On average, what is the latest anyone usually gets a wheelhouse out on the lake. I have only fished the lake in JAN and FEB. I'm thinking of trying to make it up there the weekend of the 17th. Shoreline ice possibly bad?

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always depends on the weather.....last year the last weekend to drive was the weekend of the 30th I believe.....

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I'm not planning on taking mine off till the 17th or 18th... should be no problem, barring the return of "global warming"!

Good Luck!

Ken

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