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thrownflies

What causes the slush?

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thrownflies

a New Years Greating to all. I was in the area for a week and did a little fishing in very difficult conditions. Attempted to access the hard water with the 4 wheeler and nearly barried it in the slush a few times! After fighting the slush and getting wet from head to toe we decided to spend time on the snomobiles and snow shoes rather than fishing. What causes the slush? The only thing I can think of is snow melt.

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alex1

Alot of it is from the weight of the snow on the ice and it pushes water up through the cracks in the ice and when there are alot of holes punched in an area.

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northernlights

How bad is the slush, is it a problem on a majority of the lakes in the area? Heading up to Belle Taine soon, any idea of slush on the lake?

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ILLIFIED

most of the lakes up there are terrible.

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PRWoody

We have been attempting to get the fish house off the lake for the past week. The slush is over 14 inches in some areas. I have talked to people in the area that snowmobiled over last weekend and they stated every lake they went on was terrible. Those lakes mentioned, Fishhook, Long, Potato, Ice Cracking, Eagle and Island Lake north.

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leech~~

Sounds like the ice maker is on the fritz again! I hope they get the Zambony out and clean it up before the game Sat!! cry

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