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Rice Lake Ice Conditions and Fishing?

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PikePatroller

Has anyone been out to Rice lately. I was out last weekend and appeared to be a big hole by the landing. With this warm weather today i was wondering how it looked now? wanted to head out tomorrow but unsure? hows fishing? i caught a couple pike last weekend but no size really

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andrew chadwick

dont plan on driving out there. I was out twice last week. All I can say was it was sloooowww. It took a lot of searching to find fish, and when I did they didn't seem to want to bite.

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BD110

I was tip-up fishing on Rice lake today. Things started out slow but got better as the day went on. The last thing you want to think about is driving a vehicle out from the landing at this point. I'm guessing it's shot for vehicle traffic for the rest of the season.

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shogun

hehehe...yes, I don't think any vehicles are going to make it across that gaping hole of open water right in front of the boat landing in the middle of the road.

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BD110

shogun,

Just to keep you updated about travel on Rice lake. Two guys in a Dodge Dakota drove out behind my two fishing partners yesterday around 10:00am. We were taking bets to see if they would make it off of the ice later that afternoon. We left before they did and I haven't heard any thing about thier travel off of the ice.

For the record we were on atv's and I'm not even sure how good of a plan that will be after a few of these warm days.

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Ah yes Tom, there are some guys really pushing their luck out there. I was out today and there was a truck and suv that drove out, I saw them drive in later this afternoon, I wasn't close enough to see them get to the landing, but that's where they went because they disappeared behind the island. There is still open water, there was when I walked in, and they were driving literally right along the edge of it.

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