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smurfy
14 hours ago, Kettle said:

8"-12" of wet heavy snow fell today with more projected tonight into tomorrow. Every lake I've been on in the past week has slush. Unless you have a short walk and rubber boots you'll get wet. Snowmobile or wheeler traffic is nearly impossible. 

😣 UGH!!! gonna be a longgggggg winter.

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Other than a trip to Lotw next weekend I'm going to spend the rest of my winter at the gun range. Fishing in these conditions isn't worth the effort.

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smurfy
1 hour ago, PRO-V said:

Other than a trip to Lotw next weekend I'm going to spend the rest of my winter at the gun range. Fishing in these conditions isn't worth the effort.

well that's not good to hear!!!!!!!! thanks...…...but I had that thought 3 weeks ago, gonna be a long winter. hope the buildings hold up!!!!

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Yeah it's sad but there is a foot of slush alot of places. Buddy of mine up by Antler pulled his small house off. He is on a small lake. It had ok ice but now 6" of water and getting worse. He said a big crack opened up and it's growing. He feared the ice would go bad before the snow melted off this year. I'm not gonna get stuck or freeze up my machine or stand in water to fish.

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oh I hear ya on that, been there done that way to many times. doesn't make it fun no more. worse part is you drive 3-4 hours to get there, got 3-4 days at best to fish and tolerate it. when its this bad...…..i'm not dealing with it no more....to old and much wiser.

 

our lake had a severe winter kill last year and another lake we love to fish appears to have had a complete kill. i'm already very concerned its gonna happen again this year with all that snow on the ice not letting sunlight through.

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I guess I lied. After this next trip to Lotw I'll be home three days and then going to Canada lake trout fishing for four days.😁 Conditions are better up there.

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59 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

I guess I lied. After this next trip to Lotw I'll be home three days and then going to Canada lake trout fishing for four days.😁 Conditions are better up there.

that sounds like fun!!!!!!!!!! good luck!!!!!!!!!!!! how far up you headed?????

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Thanks Smurf. NE of Sioux Narrows 27 miles by snowmobile. Buddy owns an outpost cabin there.

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kettle musta got grounded, or a woman interfering...…...🤣🥰 haven't heard much from him lately.

 

all I know is when I went to grand rapids last wed I snuck over the the cabin to check things out and someone piled a 7 ft bank right in our roadway!!!!!!!!!!😫 we wont get back into the cabin till july.

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Kettle
3 hours ago, smurfy said:

kettle musta got grounded, or a woman interfering...…...🤣🥰 haven't heard much from him lately.

 

all I know is when I went to grand rapids last wed I snuck over the the cabin to check things out and someone piled a 7 ft bank right in our roadway!!!!!!!!!!😫 we wont get back into the cabin till july.

I think either of those two options would be better than what I'm dealing with 🤣 On my last semester of graduate school, so time is limited. We did get a substantial amount of snow or it seems that way with the wind and drifts. I'd heard that some lakes did solidify prior to this snowfall some with the previous cold temperatures but I don't know when I'll get out next as I am limited to foot traffic or a truck and the latter of the two seems like not the best idea!

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Hope for the best with your schooling!👍

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talked to a coworker up by deer river says they got snow up to there eyeballs. lakes gotta be horrendous. sounds like 30 in to 3 ft of snow!!!!!!!!!

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He's not lying!!

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14 hours ago, PRO-V said:

He's not lying!!

i'd hate to see it now after that new foot of snow.i was in rapids on the 15th before that came, it was a crap shoot trying to get out on hwy 2 with the snowbanks. half the frontend of the car had to be out in the road to look for oncoming traffic!!!!!!😫

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It ain't pretty. Not seeing anyone on the lakes. Snow on my roof was almost hip deep so I shoveled it off. Finished it off with a swan dive (unintended) face down. So deep I could hardly walk out of the back yard.

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so I caught the weather on WCCO TV this morning. some gal from deer river reported they already have 10 more inches of snow NOW then they did all of last year!!!!!!!!!!

 

if there is a silver liming to this these lakes that have been low should get back up close to normal. the worst of this is, the lake we have the cabin on had a severe winter kill, think this is going to put the finishing touch to it!!!!!!!!!😫😫 it sure is nice to just head down to the dock, jump in the boat and head onto the lake. as I get more seasoned trailering to another lake is hard on this old body!!!!!!!

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I think the tip of the glacier that's forming is by Big Falls now and is inching it's way to Talmoon.😬

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On 1/26/2020 at 4:00 PM, smurfy said:

so I caught the weather on WCCO TV this morning. some gal from deer river reported they already have 10 more inches of snow NOW then they did all of last year!!!!!!!!!!

 

if there is a silver liming to this these lakes that have been low should get back up close to normal. the worst of this is, the lake we have the cabin on had a severe winter kill, think this is going to put the finishing touch to it!!!!!!!!!😫😫 it sure is nice to just head down to the dock, jump in the boat and head onto the lake. as I get more seasoned trailering to another lake is hard on this old body!!!!!!!

Maybe if you changed your diet a little when your up there it'd be a easier.😀

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smurfy
On 1/28/2020 at 9:01 AM, gunner55 said:

Maybe if you changed your diet a little when your up there it'd be a easier.😀

my diet is just fine.............its the seefood type diet!!!!!!!!!!!!👍

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3 hours ago, smurfy said:

my diet is just fine.............its the seefood type diet!!!!!!!!!!!!👍

So that's what you call all that MGL now?😉

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So I reckon lake conditions have improved much up there, had it??

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Down in the cities this month for rotations, back up in March. Hoping for some good late ice conditions

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