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Paul Waldowski

Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Ice and Road conditions

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Paul Waldowski

The bay locked up two days ago and with the colder temps and lack of snow in the forecast, it won't be too much longer and the ice season will be in full swing. Hope everyone has a safe ice season and make sure before venturing out any access that you are up to date on ice conditions.

As we do every year updated ice and road conditions can be found here, on our website and also on our Facebook page.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

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Ice Shack Baby

Yesterday morning the north end was locked up as far as you could see. The south end looked like it was locked. The east side looked like it was locked about 400 yards out.

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RiverChuckNorris

Hi Paul -

I've got the fever and the ice show this past weekend in St Paul just made it worse! smile

What's the charge again for a wheelhouse/vehicle pass? How about overnight? Or, if we leave it up there for the week? Thanks in advance

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CC Hurl

Thanks Paul, Look forward to heading out from your resort. I am hoping I can pull the wheel house out by 1/5/2012. Took the week off. Thanks again.

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Stick in Mud

Thanks for the update!!!

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Ice Shack Baby

I agree. Talked to a few people there and they were saying for sure on Thursday. Maybe sooner?

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firefish_12

Paul

Just made my reservation with you guys for the 28

Can't wait even the kids are super excited

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Paul Waldowski

Well we have not gained much for ice. Still looking at around 6 inches in the bay. I did just get off the phone with Tony Roach. He was making his way out to the flats and he found a large area of open water out by the Boot. There is also a much larger area just to the north of there. Please be safe if you are venturing out. We are still only allowing walking out our access.

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hbomb49

This warm weather has to be hurting the resorts up there. I remember being out in a house and pickup just after christmas last year. Hopfully we'll get some cold weather soon.

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Paul Waldowski

We just got in from checking ice conditions. We are Open to wheeler traffic to the north end of Doe Island, Doe Reef and to Shaw’s. There is open water running from just west of that line heading down towards Hawkbill Reef and also heading towards the North up towards three mile.

Ice conditions vary greatly from area to area so PLEASE check with wherever you are going out of to ensure everyone's safety.

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Paul Waldowski

We currently have 8 inches in the bay. Once you get out of the bay things change dramatically. Some places have 7 inches and others are just skimmed over. There were several areas that had open water two days ago. The lake is currently not locked in and as such, the wind has been shifting the ice sheet around creating some very interesting rescue situations. Ice conditions are changing daily so please check in and get up to date information wherever you are accessing the lake.

Daily updates can be found here, on our website and also on our FB page.

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walleyeking19

Hopefully the ice gets better. Me and a few friends are heading up tomorrow night and fishing Tuesday-Thursday. Hopefully the fish bite. I'll stop in at Appledoorns to get the latest ice report. I'll report back on here on Thursday night with good news hopefully!

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mrth0201

Thanks for all the updates Paul!

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Paul Waldowski

Ice update 12/20/11. We currently have 10 inches of ice in the bay and 9 inches beyond Doe Island and down to the south end of the reef. We do have several cracks that are just starting to heal but they are keeping wheelers in the bay.

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T-water

Hey Paul

Any chance you'll have rentals out before New Years? We were planning on coming up on the 29th. Thanks

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dewey1980

looking to bring my wheel house and diesel for new years any chance Paul????

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Paul Waldowski

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Any chance you'll have rentals out before New Years? We were planning on coming up on the 29th. Thanks

We certainly will.

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Paul Waldowski

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looking to bring my wheel house and diesel for new years any chance

We would really need some cold weather, no snow and a whole lot less wind.

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seaner

any rentals out there yet?

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Paul Waldowski

10-11 inches in the bay and out to Shaw's Reef. There is a crack from the north tip of Doe Island and running to the north. We will be bridging that today. We will be pulling out a few houses today as well.

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Abndoc

Great...My boys opened their new rods and letter from Santa about their special trip to appeldorn's next weekend. Was keeping my fingers crossed the houses will start going out. See you sunday.

Corey

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broncosguy711

Hoping so my sons are really looking forward to it in a few days.

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hardwaterguy08

any way to get a wheel house out I don't have a wheeler

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Paul Waldowski

We were able to get 8 rentals out today and will be pulling more out tomorrow. Thursday we will start pulling privates for those of you that are ready. We are still only allowing wheelers and sleds out for now.

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leech~~

We were able to get 8 rentals out today and will be pulling more out tomorrow. Thursday we will start pulling privates for those of you that are ready. We are still only allowing wheelers and sleds out for now.

Great, may have a group of guys coming up to play with some Flashers and do some fishing on the 7th for a GTG so hopefully we can drive out by then. smile

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  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • GeluNumber1
      Was out Friday. Didn't find any thin spots but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be cautious yourself if you decide to go out. Got about 5-6 inches where I was.
    • gunner55
      That house has sat in that same exact spot for 85-95% of the season for at least the last 2-3, maybe even 4 years. Not worth it 😒 so far this season, I'm guessing.
    • Bucketcastle
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    • JerkinLips
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    • eyeguy 54
      The rod silly. 😁
    • knoppers
      was planning on heading up to the cabin this weekend to do some snowmobiling, but since I had to ride across my lake I decided to wait. they had some good ice early, but then the warm weather, then 18 inches of snow, I would guess the lake is a mess. last report I had from a week ago, was no snowmobile or wheelers have been out on the ice.
    • monstermoose78
      It was good ice
    • Kettle
      Yea I definitely understand wanting to fish your "home lake." I'm the same way hence while a walked through the slush today, fishing was worth it and I didn't feel the need to exercise after getting home tonight. The conditions will definitely hamper a lot of people's plans. It's a bummer but thinking back it has been quite a few years of ideal conditions so I should feel fortunate for that!
    • eyeguy 54
      Like the black ice?
    • HunterFisher11
      Ok so let me start off with I don’t have a big truck with a V-plow, but did make one for my wheeler so I could get on and off with no help from any one else, and I can not tell you how many times I have helped people to get there stuff off the lake.. So long story short many years ago I spent 8-10 hours plowing a road (at that time just had a straight blade plow) and then set down the fishhouse and did not even drill a hole just to tired!!!!! Yep you guess it.... woke up and had a village around me, well that is the way it goes??? So a couple days later decided to move, well got my truck and fish house stuck and had to unhook my fishhouse and hand shovel to get my truck unstuck hook up a chain to get my fishhouse turned so I could hook up again, while there was two guys drinking coffee not more then 15-20 yds away that did not lift a finger to help, so went home got the wheeler and as I was coming back out they stopped me and asked if I could help them out!!!!!! Yep really!!!!!! So second story have a uncle that had his kid that has a plow to punch a road to his fishhouse so he did well one day he is coming off the lake and some one decided to put his wheel house right on the road!!!!! So he knots on the door and the guy told him well sucks to be you!!!!!!!! So you wonder why these guys get a bit upset????? Not to mention going out to my house and having holes drilled I don’t no inches around my house!!!!!!!!! Yep it is not you doing it but yep kind of really makes a person upset!!!!!! Man they need to realize that the guy that made that road is your life line to get off also!!!!!! So like JerkinLips said if you happen to see a person keeping the road open toss him some money or in my case some beer, will make your life a lot easier when you want to get off...
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