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Ice Conditions?

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Just wondering how the ice conditions are in the area? Are people still driving out with vehicles or is everyone switching to sleds and atv's?

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saw lots of trucks out on Bemidji this weekend, I did not fish lake Bemidji, so I don't have an ice thickness for you. I have switched to ATV for the rest of the season! grin.gif

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trucks are still going out. where did the truck go through on bemidji woodman? I drilled a couple holes on Saturday, cuaght 3 perch in 20min, Still plenty of solid ice, i had about 6" left to go for the auger

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on Diamond point flat. I have not been over in that area, so I don't know the exact location of it.

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Thanks guys thats what I figured, but just playing it safe!

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I was wondering how close to ice-out the Bemidji area lakes are? Don't you usually have a "guess the date" for ice-out, say on Lake Bemidji? Down here in Illinois we have been fishing open water since the 1st of March, and I always try to keep track of your ice out to maybe get a feel for conditions or stages the fish might be in when I come up in June. Thanks Guys

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The average ice out on Lake Bemidji is April 26, i think last year it went out on April 24. The ice on Bemidji is still fishable right now if you know what you are doing and are not stupid aboot it.* I was out on the lake for a little while yesterday and did pretty well on the perch. Still aboot 28-30 inches of ice but the top 12 were honeycombed and the shorelines are getting very sloppy. Keep an eye on this website and it will let you know when ice out on bemidji is this year: http://climate.umn.edu/doc/ice_out/ice_out_status_07.htm

*Bobb-o is in no way responsible for your own actions on the ice, if you are not familiar with a body of water late in the season, do not make an attempt to fish it!

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