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Access conditions?

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How are the landings.....still get on/off with 4x4 pickups?

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was on winnie fri/sat out of highbanks landing was great. have to watch were fishhouses and old roads were. snow banked up and buried my truck good. still lotz of hard water.

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Our access remains in good condition. Full size trucks are driving out. Temperatures today were in the mid 40's with rain so there are some sloppy areas on top of the ice. Extended forecast for the weekend is sunny with high's in the mid 50's - if you have access to a wheeler you may want to consider bringing it up. Otherwise you can call for an updated ice report. We will be open this weekend with limited lodge facilities (Friday, Saturday 7:00am-10:00pm and Sunday 7:00am-4:00pm) Sorry no bait available. The lodge, restaurant, bar and access will be open. If you happen to be coming through after hours, we do have a drop box for the access fee. Thanks!! Good luck Fishing!!

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    • eyeguy 54
      fun for sure.  and the weather was so nice and I stayed so warm.....  LOL   hope to do it again before ice out.
    • bturck
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    • AaronTC05
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    • brmurph
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    • Rick G
      Was out there Tue.... Ice was getting soft on top. Access was in ok shape. Don't think you will be getting a wheelhouse out unless it's a real small light one.  Had 16-20 inches of ice yet