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Snake River  King

Hi I was mabey thinking on coming up to Lake Vermilion in a couple of weeks and was woundering how thick is the Ice?? can I drive my truck or should I just use the snowmobile, and hows the fishing been lately? thanks SRK

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shamrock7

Truck traffic is not reccomended at this time. Maybe in a few weeks, that will change but for now, better plan on a snowmobile

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Cliff Wagenbach

The walleye bite has been very good the past week or so.

I saw three full sized pickups in the Pike Bay Narrows this afternoon, but I wouls not reccomend anything but snowmobiles or ATV travel at this time!

Cliff

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SBakken

Cliff - Scott here.....what was the model of the Marcom that you had when I hired you to put me on fish....

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Cliff Wagenbach

Scott,

I have a Marcum LX3tc.

The walleyes are still biting!

Cliff

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Mike Stark

hey cliff,

what depth are you getting those eyes???

thanks,

mike

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Cliff Wagenbach

Mike,

The best depth has been 24' to 26' on most days.

Cliff

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