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Scott K

Any known bad ice conditions out there?

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Scott K

I know its getting to that time of year again when I need to start hauling the atv with me to the lake, but I was just curious if anyone knows of areas to stay away from. I know this warm weather and rainy condition wont help the ice at all so it will deteriate and change fast. Thanks for any info!

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wishing for walleyes

I was out today.Where i had drilled a few holes they were like a funnel with water running in them.It was melting so badly that they were running for over an hour into the holes.Where the storm sewers are running into the lakes are opening up around them as well.I wont be driving my jeep out there anymore.

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eyepatrol

I think for the most part, main lake areas will be fine to drive on for at least a week or better yet. 30" of ice doesn't disappear too quickly with cloudy days and temps in the low 40's. There are the "typical" spots to watch out for. Like wfw mentioned, storm sewer outlet areas would be a bit of a concern, narrows like on Washington and Madison. Rivers like the Cannon. And then shallow points like Squirrels Nest on Washington or Willow on Tetonka.

The public accesses might get beat up a bit with runoff and vehicle traffic, but I don't think lakes will be inaccessible by vehicle for a while yet.

Guess I'll find out more this weekend. ;\)

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riverrat56

I fished on Diamond tonight (Atwater/Willmar area) there was alot of slush and water on top of the ice, but also alot of the snow was still holding, found a few areas with an inch or so of water on the ice. 36+ inches out there, I'm hoping to be able to get out there after spring break next week still.

Now is really the best time to be out there, tonight was no exception and hopefully just a taste of what is to come.

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