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What vehicle do I need?

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Just a quick question. I would like to make a trip up to Rainy and would like to know if I can get around to a few places to try for some walleyes with a 4x4 pick-up or do I need a 4 wheeler or snowmobile? Are there any spots close or is it time to head for Candian waters. Any info would be appreciated.

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Right now the ice roads are still very driveable and if you leave the roads at the right places you can probably still get around okay. I drove around just fine with 2wd this afternoon but stayed on the roads for the most part. If we get a couple more days of mild temps that are forecasted a good share of the snow should be gone. The ice is very solid top to bottom so providing most of the remaining snow melts and runs down the holes we should be left with good ice and driving conditions for at least a couple weeks.

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    • bluewater2
      thanks for the info, we will wait and see too? not worth it. will walk out if we have too. much more fun getting there the day before. was up two weekends ago and had 16" of ice. they say 20 " at the sight of the tournament. Hopefully the colder weather will help
    • 1Kurgan1
      I know this is an Ice Fishing thread, but I can't seem to find much information on ice condition on the lake or how the snow looks out there and on the trails. I live down in the Duluth area and was thinking about coming snowmobiling up there this next weekend. Seems the whole states in a stupid heat wave. But you guys had more snow than us before, was wondering if there's still enough to snowmobile.
    • Wanderer
      LOTS of traffic on the Hole In The Day access over the weekend.  It degraded noticeably from Saturday to Sunday.   There are two paths heading out.  The one going straight ahead has a bit of a ridge at shore that longer houses/low clearance vehicles might have a little trouble with.  The one to the right is angled and doesn't have the ridge but developed a hole at shore Saturday night.   I'm hoping it doesn't get any worse but probably will before the weekend.  We were planning on being out overnight before the contest but plans seem to be changing.  Especially since it was reported that a vehicle went through by Hunters Point over the weekend.  Hunters Point is on the Southwest side of the lake but makes my wife leary of taking out truck and house back out even on the Northeast end where the contest is.   Sorry for the bad news.  I'm still crossing my fingers and will check the access again this week.
    • bluewater2
      Very nice fish! Thanks for the heads up on the ice cleats. Do you know how the access is holding up with this warm weather ?
    • Walleye Guy
      Yes.  On the north end.