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mrjigger

ice conditions around Brainerd/emily

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I am heading up to the Emily area this weekend to hopefully do some ice fishing. Anyone know the ice conditions in the area?

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Lots of ice still around Nisswa (30 plus on Gull last Saturday)and I'm guessing about the same near Emily. Most of the snow is gone but there was some standing water that froze over the last couple of days.

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Was just out yesterday on Whipple and Perch, in Baxter, and there was 24+ inches of ice still.

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Are people driving out on the lakes up there yet guys? I'm looking at bringing my dad up to get some late ice panfishing in and I don't think he's willing to walk as far as I am. Has the bite been going well?? I'm looking more at the Brainerd/Baxter area. Thanks to anyone taking the time to post.

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Last weekend had vehicles still driving out but I think that's going to be coming to an end with the rain and warmer weather we've had. It's supposed to be 58-62 on Saturday. I won't take my full size pickup out any more,,, sticking with the 4-wheeler although some might take the chance. Otherwise alot of the smaller lakes have decent fishing within walking distance.

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Was on N. Long and the ice is still 30ish inches thick in Merrifield Bay.....gonna go fast though.

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