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dws

Has anyone been on Pearl or Becker lately? Just wondering if it is safe for pickup's yet?

Thanx

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MinDak Hunter

Drove my 1/2 ton on Pearl over the weekend.

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Borch

I haven't been on Becker but there were lots of midsize trucks and vans on there this weekend as drove by the lake.

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mrklean

Last week when i was on pearl there were a number of full size trucks out there, with this cold snap probably 14-16 inches

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Skeets

Two things to watch out for on Becker:

1. River access, moving water there, always be careful driving.

2. Becker has an areation system, and I read in the paper that the DNR was supposed to start it up on 1-6-08. Don't know if they have yet or not.

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Bigdaddy18

Was on Becker tonight. Lots and lots of trucks. A good 15 of them. Did not measure the ice though.

Caught four crappies, all released. Pretty small. Saw alot of fish on the camera. Lot of lookers.

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sjc

The road out on pearl is like a highway, there have been alot of people driving out in the past 3 weeks, past the center group of house where there is not much of a road I would check the ice, it was quite variable in thickness a week ago, 10-16 inches.

remember travel at your own risk

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mrklean

The ice is thin where there was a ton of snow from our first few snows where there is no snow at all the ice should be pretty close to 14-16 but still drive safe and smart

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PikeHook

Was out on Pearl lots of fish an hour and a half of none stop action...But no wonder those pour little skinny crappies look like there starving to death almost sad...but ice seemed good to go for driving on

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Windfalljon

Took a cursory look through the colony on Pearl earlier this week; cars, minivans and a handful of half-ton pickups on the ice. Not much activity (folks were not moving around) and most were settled in for the evening bite I suspect. After coming off the lake, I sat in the lot at the public launch for a bit and observed a small caravan of cars heading out just after dark.

Just a reminder friends, go slow and help preserve the ice. Understanding the dynamics of surface ice and the deterioration and destabilization created by vehicle speeds is important to all of us. S-L-O-W is good!

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Sartell Angler

I'd say the ice is going to be in pretty good shape regardless, considering the recent cold snap.

I like to get moving real fast on the ice...a few years ago when there was no snow on it we'd hit about 70 and let 'er spin out...beats buying tickets to Valleyfair!

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dws

Sartell Angler. If you are going to drive like a moron please stay home or go get into a sanctioned ice race. There you can crash into all the stuff you want. 70 mph on ice what are you 16?

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Windfalljon

Been reading Sartell Angler's posts for years. I'm pretty confident he's just messing with us. I can assure you I have never witnessed SA on the local lakes pulling this stunt or we'd already know each other.

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dws

My apologies. There is so many idiots that are going way too fast on the lakes. One of these day's someone is going to slide through a fish house and kill someone. I just hope I am not the guy in the house. Everyone please drive carefully!

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Sartell Angler

jon got it right. I agree, hoping my house isn't one a guy slides into.

I was 16 when I joined this site back in '01 \:\)

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