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bgfish00

Bring the Wheeler Yet?

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bgfish00

I will be heading up this coming weekened. Is it worth bringing a Four Wheeler or Will I be walking? Heading of Pine Point Area.

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leechlaker547

Yeah I would bring a wheeler. You still have to be careful of those slush pockets. Better have a friend if you get stuck otherwise your screwed. Bite 4 eyes is about 1 hour dusk and dawn. Check 4 perch in the flats or in front of park out from flagpole. Good luck and have fun. P.S. Pout should start biting now.

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The Thompsons

It is awfully deep snow for the wheeler. If you can stay on packed snow from the sleds you're fine. If you are bringing an ATv you better have V-Bar tire chains. And there are a cou8ple of roads out off of pine so you can drive your truck. If you are going exploring though I would highly reccomend a snowmobile.

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willowriver

tryed the wheeler. 6x6 last weekend spent most of the time shoveling, recomend the snowmobile

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Quickstrike

With chains you might be okay in some spots but be prepared for some slow going and a sore back from shoveling.

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Gofishleech

tryed the wheeler. 6x6 last weekend spent most of the time shoveling, recomend the snowmobile

Willow were you out from erickson landing? I saw a 6-wheeler out there sunday afternoon and they looked to be having a heck of a time. Its real mess out there for anything with wheels on it. I would hope that this cold snap would lock things up but I don't think it will. The isnsulation value of all that snow is pretty impressive with the cold we have been having up here.

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willowriver

no. I was out of Northstar

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bgfish00

Thanks for the Report. I will probably bring it up and stay pretty close to road and hard pack.

Fishing should be fun, not work, I do that all week...

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