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Springer Man

This Weekend

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Was up to Red last thursday thru saturday morning, 6 guys landed 8 crappies. We went out of Hillmans about 3.5 miles. I was wondering where people have been having luck lately? Which access and how far out?

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I am also looking for the current scoop, are all accesses still open to truck traffic? Heading up in the morning. Thanks.

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It is a day to day battle depending on weather, traffic, and even pressures. The ice is doing what the ice does in spring. It melts a little then refreezes then shifts around and melts some more, so on and so forth. The ice on the main currently is safe and stable, although the shoreline can get ugly quick. What normaly happens is the first hundred yard will get all kinds of wet and messy then once past that it is smooth sailing. ATVS and sleds are normally the best option. Also call ahead to the access you are using if you are unsure.

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