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CaptJohnWI

Don't drive under Causeway - want to fish Saturday??

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Not too long ago cars were driving out from 5 Mile Dock, going under Causeway and out on the North Arm. Big snowdrifts under Causeway now, and one guy had to be towed out yesterday. Then the tow truck had to winch himself up the boat landing at 5 Mile Dock. OK for snowmobiles but not trucks or cars.

There is a plowed road going north from the little island in the middle of Causeway on the north side. They are driving gravel trucks out from there. I drove my truck out there yesterday with no problems. About 6-12 inches of snow once you get away from shore and off the plowed road. But there are some big drifts you need to watch out for especially over the pressure ridges.

I hope we see more posts on snow and ice conditions in the near future. I asked everybody I knew including two bait stores yesterday (one in Fort Francis) and nobody knew anything about travel conditions on the Canadian side! There is plenty of traffic on the Canadian side so please let us know what the conditions are and save the rest of us some grief.

Didn't catch anything but only fished a couple hours in a new spot.

If anybody wants to convoy on the North Arm Saturday send me an email or call.

(218) 355-0351

jakolbeck@charter.net

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Thanks for the post. I'll be up in a few weeks to the north arm. Does the plowed road from the little island hook back into the road that's usually plowed from 5 mile?

Sorry the fishing wasn't better. We'll be up chasing crappies. Doesn't sound like northwest bay has been that great this year. May have to do some crappie searching in the north arm. We've managed a few up there but never as well as in northwest bay.

I haven't been up this year yet, I don't know if I can wait after seeing the post from superblack!

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Not sure where the road has been in the past. Does look like it ends up over there where they were driving out from 5 Mile Dock. We went all the way to the end - 21 miles. It goes purrty much due north through the inside passage on the west side. We wanted to fish Ash bay but it goes east of the opening about a mile and heads for Devils Cascade but ends at a floating "cottage" off an island a few miles south of the Cascade. Numerous side roads to cottages.

There was lots of snow along the shorelines Saturday so we didn't want to try driving our trucks through the narrows going into Ash Bay and take a chance of getting stuck.

It rained Sunday and must have been 50 degrees yesterday so MUCH melting. No telling how the shoreline is at the little island now. It was already getting sloppy Sunday night. It is 42 right now (07:20 a.m.) so looks like lots more melting today.

Send me an email:

jakolbeck@charter.net

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