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Any word on Ida ice. I want to take kids somewhere this weekend to get numbers of little northers. I just want to fish out a few hundred feet from the access. I just don't want to take any chances with the kids out there. If you have any other suggestions I would be interested in that too.

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tsande00

I have fished it a couple times in the winter and have found for the most part uniform ice.

The one spot I would be careful on is right next to the access - just to the right if you are facing out towards the lake. There is a small creek that runs along the road down to the access and flows into the lake here. In the spring this area is the first to open up and I would guess that with the warm weather we've had the ice may be thin here. Chances are the unsafe ice is only a foot or two deep but to be safe I would stay towards the left (west) side of the access as you venture out onto the lake, at least for the first 100 yards or so.

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RoldGold

Could try little Maple. I've been there twice this year, last time was last Sat. Ice seemed fine, although I did feel it pop twice under my feet as I was walking off! Could stop in at H&H Sport Shop in Maple Lake and get the ice/fishing report. There are plenty of hammerhandles out there!

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