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MLS

Any roads going out yet? Planning to come up this weekend just curious. looks like its pretty cold up there...

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MLS

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Nutty Fisherman

What lake are you asking about?

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mnvikings1

I am going to assume MLS was asking about roads (or lack there of) on Leech Lake, since this is the Leech Lake forum. I am also curious if anyone has tried to plow anywhere on Leech Lake or if the lake is safe to drive a pickup on yet? I'd like to pull a permanant out there, but from what I have read, I don't think it is possible.

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MLS

Yes, i was asking about leech, sorry.

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Muskie456

MLS,

Travel was brutal on the lake this weekend. There is a road out in front of Cochrans Marina that is very short. We ran into places in Walker bay that had 7"-8" of ice. The only way you can really get around is snowmobile. We ran into some huge slush areas and had to keep on the gas to get out of them. I would hate to run into one of those with a 4 wheeler.

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The Thompsons

As far as the "road" from the park to Cochran's, it is just a snowmobile pack and trust me you do not want to get stuck in one of those. There has been a couple of people who tried but the sluch got the best of them. From what I hear there is one out of grand vu lodge but there may be an access fee. (if I was plowing/maintaining it I promise there would be one). I have been out a few times this week on the bay and there has been a couple of vehicles out there. I am here to tell you they are insane! I was fishing sunday and had 11 inches of ice in the hole I moved 50 feet and drilled and found 8 inches. It is way too inconsistent on the bay to be driving a truck. The big lake however the ice is substantially better.

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The Thompsons

I forgot to mention, when you do get out there, you will be catching fish.

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Nutty Fisherman

I take it when the forum says leech lake, longville and Hackensack, that it would includ any lakes in that area. Yes I would agree that leech is about the only one that does have plowed roads most of the time, But I have found others that are plowed also. smile

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tweeder

others have reported grand vu has its access open and a short road. They have charged in the past for access so I assume that is the same. I am going up this weekend to check on the cabin which is on pine point I'll check things out (with the sleds)

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MLS

Does not sound good. Thanks for the updates, keep us posted if you can...

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TCon17

There was a road of sorts off Stoney (wheel tracks I made with a Polaris Ranger) but it was covered over last week by the wind. Not sure if anyone ran back over them or not.

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mr marbles

Sorry so late !!! I was up over the new year holiday, fished thursday the 1st that,afternoon,until 7:00 or so out from stoney pt drove the silverado out to the houses 18 -20 ft of water and ended getting stuck out there turning the truck around towards shore, wind was getting worse so i drove it back to shore after getting stuck a few times,and wasting 2 hrs, took the snowmobile much easier,we caught 6-7 eyes all stocked fish 12" one fish that was about 18" got off on top of the hole! someone next to me caught a nice hog 7-8 pounds and i wanted to say thanx to i think his name is Rick,and his friends in the 2500 chevy with v plow for helping us out,i would only drive snowmobiles out there again, unless the road has changed out there . good fishin to all!

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