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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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    • RuddyDuck
      Let the cold begin! Though, now I am seeing snow in the forecast for Sat evening and Sunday. Boy, hopefully that misses. 
    • Xplorer
      With the high wind's this week I really dont see much ice forming until at least the weekend.  Looking like I will be planning on hauling the ATV or sled up for the trip between Xmas and New Years again this year.  
    • Xplorer
      I went and looked at a couple smaller 'early ice" lakes in the Cloquet area on sunday afternoon and there is nothing going on, and even tho the temps are gonna get colder, the wind this week will most likely not allow any of them to cap off til at least the weekend. Looking like its gonna be closer to Xmas before I'll be walking out for early ice this year (that's 6" for me LOL)
    • vanwalleye
      I asked my sales guys that question a couple weeks back, when I picked up mine and he told me 4-6 hrs, I'm guessing that can change depending on the temps and stuff
    • ZachD
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