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PiedmontAngler

Has the snow completely clogged us up or are you guys still getting out there. I want to head out but haven't heard anything about the local area since the snow hit. Are Fish, Grand an Island still access able for the most part?

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Surface Tension

No plowed roads on Fish lake but you can travel on a sled no problem. Grand lake has a plowed road out to the trench, for now.

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Papa Woodie

Frank, is Fish Lake ATV able?

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Surface Tension

The lake was pretty packed down by wind and then sleds.

40+ temps today and the snow is starting to have the constancy of a slurpy. Might be tough going for an ATV but that could change quick.

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Big-Al

Did the snow drop enough yesterday on the lakes to drive a pickup at all off a plowed road? Or is it still limited to ATV?

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Surface Tension

The snow settled some but the density is still there. A crust this morning and it'll turn loose and heavy this afternoon. I think by next weekend driving trucks or ATVs will be doable.

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Pro37

PiedmontAngler and I tried Grand Friday afternoon. The plowed road completely drifted in and is now full of heavy, wet snow-- making it impossible for truck traffic. We walked out (his idea) about a .5 mile with water filling in our tracks behind us. The snow is so heavy on the ice that we had 4 inches of water above our ice holes. smile.gif

Lost a big one on the way up- although PiedmontAngler will contest that I caught the hook on the bottom lip of the hole. smile.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

We need rain oops I still need to bring the Ice house home.

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PiedmontAngler

Tried Fish lake on a wheeler Saturday and it wasn't pretty. Left from the dam and headed out across the lake following a snowmobile track. 15 mph with the engine wound up to stay on the top. We fished with no luck on one spot and then buried the machine when we tried to move to another. If you go, I recommend a snowmobile or stay as far away from the islands as possible. That's where the drifting will cause problems. I saw some other guys that did see some action from bluegills. I also watched a few guys go out on a skid-steer with tracks (to rescue a ice house I think). I'd limit any cross lake stuff on a wheeler until we cool off a bit again.

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Surface Tension

Went out on Grand 3/11. The plowed road off the Grand Lake road has a couple holes with water boiling out of them. That road will be plowed shut if it isn't already. With a 4x4 you can travel off road as long as you avoid the drifts. Bring a good shovel along just in case you get stuck. We did manage a few crappies toward dark in the deep water. Bite was very lite, nothing on a dead stick, my crappies were caught with 1/16th oz glow red Go Devil tipped with a 1/2 crappie minnow or waxie.

The McGregor road access is drifted in, biggest obstacle is getting over the old plow bank to break trail. Ice was a good 30" but beware there will be holes opening from draining water and water running on the ice from the weight of the snow.

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Northlander

At least the rain we got will get rid of some snow on the lakes. Problem will be slush and standing water eating away at the ice.

Frank lets get a hold of BD110 and try Fish by your walleye honey hole for gills and maybe some crappie. Tues/wed

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kingr

How's the snow/slush conditions on the lakes? I'm hoping to be able to drive my truck out this weekend without having to follow a road. i don't think it's wishful thinking?

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Surface Tension

Not sure about Fish lake, I'd imagine if you stay away from plow banks and drifts you'll be OK. As I said on Grand you'll want to stay off the plowed road and watch for holes.

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THOR6600

The only thing that you might need on Fish this weekend is a boat... There is alot of water on top as of yesterday afternoon, very sloppy...

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Jiffy

Is the ice starting to get rotten?

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Surface Tension

It was -12 here this morning. Water that was sitting on the ice is frozen.

Still you have to watch for the drain holes here and there.

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