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Is anyone still ice fishing?

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Anybody else that is? There is still plenty of ice.

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How far north are you driving for this ice?

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My ice gear is mothballed.

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Ditto, but it almost came back out.

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as of last night(Wednesday) one of the large reservoirs north of Duluth still had 30" of ice on the main basin, and myself and two buddies owned the whole lake. I don't know about other area lakes, but I have no reason to think that they will be any different. By the end of this weekend the ice around shore will probably be melted again, but till then I think we should be good to go. If anyone has any doubts about the thickness of the ice I suggest that they go take a look for themselves.

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Dont have to mention a lake, but how was fishing?

Crappies? Walleyes? snakes?

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Fishing was only fair, but with better weather it may get better? Otherwise, we were catching crappies.

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You couldn't pay me to icefishing when the steelhead are running......well maybe if you paid me enough. tongue.gifgrin.gif

I'm definately done for the year.

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