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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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