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I checked the north and south landings on Bowstring and it looks very bad for landing anything period. Larger boats I would no way, smaller boats that you can get out and pull them out to deeper water is a possibility. Jessie is about the same, smaller boats possible but larger would be a very tough go. Some of the smaller land locked panfish lakes were not too bad. All were very low and did not find a lake that had a dock in. Good luck everyone and be prepared to change plans when venturing to some of the lakes.

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dang, that don't sound good!!!!!!!!! madsickcry

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If you really figure you need to fish Bowstring, the south landing would be your best bet, make sure to bring a pair or 2 of waders. They will help a lot, I don't think you will get a lot of the big boats in, it helps if you have a low roller trailer. Bunk trailers will not do it.

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this threads been pretty quiet??????? must be to many bugs!!!!!! how was the storm last nite? any damage? headingthat way tonite!

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sure is quiet up this way????? last time up the lakes where really getting low! not much from what I seen for bear hunters either.

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so with all the wind any reports of trees tipping over/power outages????? I would assume it pretty much look care of most leaves on trees and underbrush?

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so with all the wind any reports of trees tipping over/power outages????? I would assume it pretty much look care of most leaves on trees and underbrush?

High wind, leaves pretty much gone. Power wasn't affected here in Talmoon, heard Hwy 2 between Grand Rapids and Cohasset was closed for a while with power lines down on the road.  

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hey stranger!!!!!!!!!:D thanks for the info. headed that way weekend of the 24th. always a mystery driving into the cabin weather we gotta have a chainsaw!!!!!! some work in rapids and gonna check deer stands and chase some tree chickens, grouse!!!!!!!!!

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heard a report that there is a cow moose with 2 calves and a cougar spotted in the otenagen area.

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 Squaw lake made my local newspaper today. And not for good reasons. Priest and boy stuff. So sick!:mad:

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On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎37‎:‎03‎, smurfy said:

any reports on how the ice is shaping up on the area lakes??????????

Some of the small lakes I have been by like Little Turtle, Dora lake are froze over,but lakes like Bowstring are wide open. If the temps keep getting in the 30's and we get wind they may open again. I remember one year when I was living on Bowstring that happening into late December.

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cancelled my trip for this weekend. did see where they are spearing on the 3rd river. reports are 4-4 1/2 inches of ice. guess red lake is getting some ice fishermen.

 

this weather to me makes any ice completely unsafe and not worth the risk!

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On ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎53‎:‎12‎, smurfy said:

does anyone have any reports of current ice conditions????????

Was out looking on Monday, Little Jessie was part ice covered with open water areas. Bowstring was covered as far as I could see but no activity. Big Jessie by access was covered and  had a small house out about 75 yds. Little Turtle, covered and seen a couple portable close to shore. We had about 3 inches of snow over night with more to come today. I think if the cold comes after today as predicted there should be some walkable ice on some lakes. Only down side is its suppose to get back in the 30"s first of next week.  

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thanks snowfighter.. the weather forecasts says a lot of below freezing temps at nite. I hope to be coming up new years. would really like to have enough ice for ATV'S.. please keep me posted. i do appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!

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heard there is 8 inches of ice with about 4 inches of snow. no fishing yet. new years hopefully.

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14 hours ago, smurfy said:

heard there is 8 inches of ice with about 4 inches of snow. no fishing yet. new years hopefully.

I heard 6 to 7" and there's a good 4" snow with 1 to 3 more coming today. Extended forecast for the week looks good for more ice.

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Probably going to be in the area towards the end of the week. I will let you all know how we did. Stay safe out there my Friends !!

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I am seeing 1 report of 8=10 inches of snow Tuesday into wed. but any other reports don't have that. what are you guys up there hearing.

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19 hours ago, smurfy said:

I am seeing 1 report of 8=10 inches of snow Tuesday into wed. but any other reports don't have that. what are you guys up there hearing.

We ended up with 3" on Saturday , clear this morning and 4 below. Looks like the snow Monday into Tuesday is all going to be south and east of us, doesn't look like we will get very little at all.

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that is good news!!!!!!! sounds like down here in central Minnesota we could bet a bunch. got most fishin stuff loaded.come on wed!!!!!!!!!

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