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ratmn218

can a person get around, off the plowed roads with a 4 wheeler pulling a snowmobile trailer with gear?or do we need sleds?

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mnhunter 3815

after last weekends high winds i would go with the sled myself.they didnt get alot of snow but 25 mph winds sure did blow the snow around pretty good

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toddb

The snow isnt bad out there yet. There are some drifts that are a little tough, but if you navigate around the big ones you may be OK. Lots of truck traffic at Rky Pt today, and fishing was good for me this AM, slower after noon. Left the lake with some nice fish today, Buckshots and a jigging shad rap were the best- 29' near rocks was my depth.

later,

toddb

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ratmn218

almost time to start packing,anything change??????????

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me2

toddb hit it....some drifts but not to bad, might be hard enough for a wheeler to just go over.

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ROGERATADRIANS

I SET 2 NEW ROWS OF HOUSES IN 33 FT AND GOT STUCK WITH THE PLOW TRUCK A FEW TIMES THERE IS MORE SNOW 4 MILES OUT IN THE LAKE THAN 1 MILE GOOD LUCK

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toddb

I can only speak of conditions on Bablers Rd but it is still not too bad with 4wd. It is a little tougher than a week ago and I bet it would be tough to pull a wheel house with a wheeler (even with chains). I think you are pretty safe almost anywhere with a truck right now if you watch for the obvious heaves and keep the speed down. I had a guy drive close enough to my hard house to get stuck in the associated snow drift, so beware of fish house drifts confused.gifwink.gif.

later,

toddb

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Windy

I have been going out from the Birch Beach area and close to shore doesn't seem to be an issue getting around. I do agree with Roger about there being more snow out farther on the lake and there is a few areas out there that have alot of slush also.

Jason

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