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W. Battle ice conditions?

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mfishing

Just curious if the ice improved with the warmer weather a week ago or so. Fished W Battle over New Years weekend and the ice was spotty with slush. I didn't feel very safe driving the ATV just anywhere. Planning to head that way around the end of the month so wondering what to expect.

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ChuckN

I would say the lake is good to go for ATV/snowmobile traffic. This weekend I saw a few trucks ventured out to the mid-lake structure, but there's no way I would do that..

There are some major slush fields that will stop you dead in your tracks with an ATV and may get good and stuck....know from experience while taking a little cruise. crazy.gif The big freeze in the forecast should take care of the slush and hopefully make some good ice. The ice now is pretty inconsistent.

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mfishing

Thanks for the info. Last time up the slush and spotty ice really dictated where we could fish. Hoping to be able move around a bit more this time around.

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GRAND DAD

What I can tell you is if you go from Shore line cafe and the publix landing and made a triangle out to the second group of fish houses out there the ice is anywhere from 15 inches to 18 inches I have been out there the last couple of weeks the weekend before last there was slush this weekend I didn't see any and the snow is starting to settle down a bit from that warm up fishing has been pretty slow managing a couple crappies nothing to wright home about and I haven't gotten any eyes yet. Hope this helps ya.

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mfishing

Thanks for the info and the report. The forecast sounds downright nasty so hopefully that firm things up a bit more. If I have any luck I'll report back. Thanks again.

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BassPirate

Is this "West Battle" you're referring to? I heard the slab crappies are biting there. Someone forwarded me a newspaper article. My IA buddies and I are headed up in a few weeks. We'll have to check it out. Glad to hear we can drive out.

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GRAND DAD

Don't just go diving out there you might find yourself in trouble pay attetion to were people allready are driving!!! There is a presure ridge that is there as of last week end it wasn't a concern but with this cold coming in I have no idea what its going to do with it and if you look at my report its just a small erea that I know is safe I have heard of some very Sketchy conditions past that triangle that I was refering to. So be carefull!!!!!!!!

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