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eyepatrol

Ice-out Conditions - Again?

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With this cold weather snap, I'm wondering if area lakes are still open or if they've closed back up?

I need to get the boat out next week to test everything out.

Any info would be appreciated!

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Everythings still wide open round here. The wind has kept them from refreezing.

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Thanks bunt2k! Just got the boat back from storage today and need to run it before the Sturgeon Excursion in 2 weeks. Want to take it out either Mon, Tues or Weds, and just as well fish while I'm at it too. wink.gif

Thanks for the info.

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Mille Lacs and North still has plenty of ice. Don't come this way. smirk.gif

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Ml has ice but you may have a hard time getting to it.

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Kinda hoping you're doing the "open water dance" up there....help us sturgeon guys out. grin.gif If you dance crazy enough, it should reach the border! tongue.gif

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The North end of ML is accessible but I am sticking with some of the smaller lakes closer to "home".

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Its nuts I'm in Ely and there is still 18" of ice.

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Sorry to hear that. I've gotten a limit of crappies and sunnies from softwater already. It's been to cold for the boat, however.

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Ur in ely?? I go to school up there....fall lake is opening up by the dam and the kawishiwi river is open and so is silver rapids. itll be a while for the rest though frown.gif

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Late, late season ice fishing is just as fun. grin.gif

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I was in the falls last weekend and thay had 30 inchs on rainy lake yet rainy river is open the big and little fork are iced up yet.

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15 - 20" on Pokegama.

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Water is still open on Washington, although darn cold! 37 - 40 degrees is all. Tested out the boat to make sure things ran and spent about 1hr fishing. Marked a few suspended schools at 12' and 20' in 30 - 35fow. Missed one fish. 1/2hr later when the sun was about to hit the trees I tried from 3' - 11' and nada. Not much for a report, but I really wasn't out to hardcore fish this time. smirk.gif

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Its nice to hear you got out and tried the boat out, how was it? I have gone fishing a few times this year, but only from shore, and river fished. Im still waiting for the weather to warm a bit, or the fish to start biting!

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Everything works good except the bilge pump. Fried 2 fuses so far. I'm going to try and take a look at it today to see if it's something I can get to work. If not, I'm off to a dealer.

Another bump in the weather today, but starting this weekend it should improve. *knock on wood* smirk.gif

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Good to hear everything is in order, other than the bilge pump. You better get that fixed right away, especially riding around in that Alumacraft. grin.gif

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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I'd be more concerned about my wake splashing over the sides of your boat! shocked.gifgrin.gif You better install a second pump just in case. tongue.gif These dual console boats are heavy and create quite a wake when they go by. tongue.gifgrin.gif

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That's good. grin.gif

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