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Looked to be about the same over at Williams Narrows & Trails End.

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  • 3 weeks later...

stay warm up there fellas. i had plans on heading up new years weekend but my grandson died, so........... i would of also not gone with the weather as such!!!!!! i am of the opinion you just ask for trouble when its gonna be that cold!!!!!!! 

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Heading to that area this weekend - Curious as too how much snow cover is on the area lakes, and whether it's even worth bringing the wheelhouse?

 

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depends on what lake you go to i guess. i was up the weekend it was so bitter cold. very few lakes have plowed roads like winnie, red, mille lacs. there was probably 6 inches of snow on the ground and lake. the snow on the lake was drifted and had a bit of a crust to it. not sure what the warm strech did to it though. there are several bait shops you could call!!!!!!!!

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Was up on Big Bow last week. Pulled three trucks out that were stuck. Not easy getting around off the roads. We went out of Geigers and he has a nice road where you can get off and fish. Fishing was not good though we didn't try going cross country to our normal spots. Good luck!!

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2 hours ago, merc said:

Was up on Big Bow last week. Pulled three trucks out that were stuck. Not easy getting around off the roads. We went out of Geigers and he has a nice road where you can get off and fish. Fishing was not good though we didn't try going cross country to our normal spots. Good luck!!

AND i keep telling you to look DOWN at your bobber..........................NOT up at the bottom of your empty beer can!!!!!!!! sheez!!!!!:P:grin:;)

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anybody have any intel to how much snow/water on area lakes??????? kinda gettin the burn to chase panfish. with all the snow they got around the last 2 weeks of feb not sure we can get into the cabin yet without getting it plowed out?

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I'm up at a hunting shack just north of Bowstring. Snow is knee deep. Only way in was snowblower. Haven't been on the lake.

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50 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

I'm up at a hunting shack just north of Bowstring. Snow is knee deep. Only way in was snowblower. Haven't been on the lake.

Ouch!!! Thanks. Just north of bowstring??? Man that's close to us. How far from the spring lake store?? On Jessie lake?

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1 hour ago, PRO-V said:

About a mile north of Georgine's Haven near the old church.

;) must be on cty rd 36 maybe? or close!

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yep know the area. i actually deer hunt on the south side of the sand lake cemetry. 

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Just off Co Rd 35 here & we've lost a bunch of ours in the last week or so. We even have a big grassy area right out the kitchen window, a south facing slope. Used to take Mom over to the church every Sunday

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14 minutes ago, gunner55 said:

Just off Co Rd 35 here & we've lost a bunch of ours in the last week or so. We even have a big grassy area right out the kitchen window, a south facing slope. Used to take Mom over to the church every Sunday

maybe your the one that shoulda went inside!!!!!!!!!!:P:grin::cry:;)

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Just got back Smurfy. Fished Bow and one smaller lake and no slush on either but no driving off the plowed roads yet. Getting close though. No fish either, need to have the snow melt and the water start going through the ice.

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3 hours ago, smurfy said:

maybe your the one that shoulda went inside!!!!!!!!!!:P:grin::cry:;)

pot calling the kettle black?????:lol:

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1 hour ago, Mike89 said:

pot calling the kettle black?????:lol:

AWE GAWD............ your stocking me here too!!!!!!!!!:crazy::cry::(:grin:

1 hour ago, merc said:

Just got back Smurfy. Fished Bow and one smaller lake and no slush on either but no driving off the plowed roads yet. Getting close though. No fish either, need to have the snow melt and the water start going through the ice.

my fellow union compadre from up der will be down tomorrow or thursday, i'll get some more intel from him!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 hours ago, smurfy said:

AWE GAWD............ your stocking me here too!!!!!!!!!:crazy::cry::(:grin:

good lord I have been here , oh forget how long!!!!:lol::blink:

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i'm trying to finagle a weekend up there one last ice fishing hurrah, how the lakes lookin? not interested in truck travel, just ATV.  rumor has it gunners headed back south soon so it should be safe for me to head that way. :P:grin: lookin at he weekend after da easter bunny comes!!!!!!!

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11 minutes ago, smurfy said:

i'm trying to finagle a weekend up there one last ice fishing hurrah, how the lakes lookin? not interested in truck travel, just ATV.  rumor has it gunners headed back south soon so it should be safe for me to head that way. :P:grin: lookin at he weekend after da easter bunny comes!!!!!!!

just don't eat the smart pills the bunny leaves behind!!!!:lol:

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On 3/23/2018 at 6:17 PM, smurfy said:

i'm trying to finagle a weekend up there one last ice fishing hurrah, how the lakes lookin? not interested in truck travel, just ATV.  rumor has it gunners headed back south soon so it should be safe for me to head that way. :P:grin: lookin at he weekend after da easter bunny comes!!!!!!!

smurfy - I had an easy time baja-ing around the lakes with my 4-wheeler on Sunday, but we just got 8" of wet, heavy snow yesterday. Lakes will be snowmobile-only for a little while.

Still tons of ice. 28-30" on good sized lakes. Probably need an extension on the deep-freezers like Winnie and 'String. I'm sure someone could confirm that. 

Start thinking about which river you want to fish on walleye opener, because the deeper, larger lakes will still be locked up.

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UFFDA!! ugh!! I seen the weather report about the snow. Ish. I'll be in Grand Rapids on the 3rd, I will scope it out then.

 

THANKS!!!;)

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The snow is going to melt down a little today and tomorrow, and then freeze hard after that. Your ATV might ride on top of it.

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