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willie50

I am disable and still like to ice fish. I live up by Balsam Lake. Does anyone know which lake I can drive on? I looking for sunfish

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RangeFishing

Depending on the distance you are willing to drive there are a number of lakes in your area that are great panfish lakes that currently have enough ice to drive on (though no ice is ever completely safe!). Big Sucker lake off Co Rd 58 has well over a foot of ice and the panfish have been biting. I just drove my Jeep Grand Cherokee around the lake this last weekend fully loaded without any worries.

Lawrence Lake just down the road from you had a foot of ice the second week of December the last time I was there and we hammered crappies and sunnies for the entire 6 hours we fished. driving is safe but as always with that lake when driving around the point where the creek comes out id advise sticking to the far east shoreline when nearing the point.

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fishuhalik

i was out on lawrence last wknd & there was maybe a foot. no ones driving out yet, at least not that day. i dont know of any lakes other than upper red that i would feel 100% confident driving on

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RangeFishing

I drove out there on Saturday night with no problems. We didnt fish that night just went to a friends house. Ive been driving on almost all the local lakes between Rapids and Hibbing and up north of Nashwauk. Only lake i refuse to drive on is Trout in Coleraine!

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DinnerPail

I'm with fishuhalik, with the temps we have had lately I would not tell anyone what is safe and what is not. Maybe after this weekend as we are suppose to get some colder temps. If you do drive just make sure someone has checked if before you take it for granted it's safe.

RangeFishing you say it's safe but you also post a story of how you almost dropped you rig in the lake this past weekend. We need everyone to be safe and come home when we're done.

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RangeFishing

I also did say above, No ice is ever completely safe. I was just commenting on what i have personally driven on.

Also my story was of a spring that opened up, and again Im a strong advocate of watching your surroundings, listening to others experience and judging for yourself.

I was merely adding my input!

Be safe guys

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