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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

How Safe is the ice up there?

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I just read west winds website and it says their access is in good shape for four wheelers and snowmobiles? Anyone been out there? How is the bite?

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Plenty of ice even for small trucks

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I went out from WestWind on Friday. Took my snowmobile and ottersled. Getting around on the lake is easy with a sled. There's even snow to drive on now. It was quite windy so I didn't move more than a couple of times. Caught a lot of walleyes and perch. I'm going to go again during the week and hope the wind lets up some. The ice was about two to two and a half feet thick still. The ice on top is better quality ice than the bottom half. You can feel it when drilling holes.

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