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Kettle

After last year's slush I was really hoping for a better ice season. Walking around pulling gear in rubber knee boots isn't fun. Problem is I continue to do it without changing 🤣

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11 minutes ago, Kettle said:

After last year's slush I was really hoping for a better ice season. Walking around pulling gear in rubber knee boots isn't fun. Problem is I continue to do it without changing 🤣

Last year I never went up there till March, and that was a long time from 2nd weekend of deer hunting.

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so has anybody been out lately........concerned more about how much water/slush on the ice there is???

 

looking at geigers and the narrows webcams some of that snow looks awefully wet!!!!!!! 🙄😳

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I'm up in Rapids this weekend, have not got out but every lake I have driven past where there are snowmobile tracks you can tell its wet

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Thanks kettle.👍 bummer to hear though.

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so any updates??? on slush, snow amounts on the lakes. headed back up somewhere around the 29th. mainly concerned about smaller lakes. would make life much easier for this old fat guy if i could drive my truck out. 🤣

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Wife just showed me a facebook post by highbanks today. Urgent message at that. Seems another resort is trying to tie in to highbanks road system.

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nobody's been out and about???????????/🤔🤔

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I haven't. Too much snow for me and hidden slush. Been running around the woods instead. I'm not going to put up crowd fishing on Winnie, Red or the other popular lakes.

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On 1/23/2021 at 1:13 PM, smurfy said:

Wife just showed me a facebook post by highbanks today. Urgent message at that. Seems another resort is trying to tie in to highbanks road system.

Do you have a copy of that post? Haven't seen it.

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no..........i heard they took it down because they got alot of grief over it.

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41 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

I haven't. Too much snow for me and hidden slush. Been running around the woods instead. I'm not going to put up crowd fishing on Winnie, Red or the other popular lakes.

how much snow you got up there!!!!

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Picked up about 3" of light stuff. Haven't really measured but around 11 or 12 inches total I guess.

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headed up saturday morning, anybody been on the lakes??? i'm not interested in fishing reports or hot spots, i got my own game plan. just wanting to know how much snow and or slush i'd have to deal with, especially on smaller less traveled/busy lakes. i'd love to be able to drive out without having to drag a wheeler or snowmobile around!!!!!

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so i headed up last friday morning, my brother got there thursday. short but sweet report. headed to a lake north of talmoon and the access was not plowed. also from the road the snow looked wet. with me being myself and pulling a trailer i never attempted to go in in fear of getting stuck. back to the cabin. set the spearhouse up on cabin lake............what a friggin mess..............slush, more slush..........then more slush. i had slush over everything. when i took my spearhouse off sunday..........i had an inch of slush on top of my house. 

 

brother set up on a little lake behind us. no slush were ever we went there.  we headed home yesterday morning. fishing wasnt a complete bust. we ended up with 4 pike, the biggest my brother got was 12lbs and we got a limit of crappies.

 

with the slush i wont be going back up till maybe end of march then we got a trip planned to chase perch on winnie!!!!!!!!

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Kettle

Up today, travel on the lakes I went to with the pickup was easy. Sat on a bucket and caught some nice panfish. Borrowed a friend's electric auger instead of my hand auger. Thing was amazing, drilled holes like a mad man. Great day on the ice

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kettle, not asking lakes, but it doesnt sound like you ran into slush???? last time i was up it was horrible, and one lake i wanted to go to the access wasnt accessable. 🥴 glad to hear you had some luck!!!!!👍

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I was up by Marcell, no slush, drove everywhere. Heavy wet snow on the ice but it was less than 6" of snow cover. Two feet of ice roughly 

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anyone been out???? heading up a week from tomorrow........lake conditions..........ice reports.........landings info would be appreciated.

 

i know things will change greatly between now and then but......... its really hard to find any info googling resorts and bait shops for some reason.

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Was on Winnie last weekend out of Denny’s.  Everything seemed to be in good shape besides the parking lot.  Those springtime ice craters were popping up.  Access was great and lake travel was good.  Could drive just about anywhere you wanted to.  A few inches of crusty snow on about 20 - 24 inches of ice.

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Awesome thanks.👍

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29" of ice by Stoney Point on Winnie. Lake travel is good but accesses could go bad quick.

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10 hours ago, PRO-V said:

29" of ice by Stoney Point on Winnie. Lake travel is good but accesses could go bad quick.

thanks ProV..yea thinking wheelers will need to be our mode of transportation!!!!!!! has anyone caught or treid for tullies out there yet??????????

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rumor has it an ATV went thru on Pokegama by grand rapids..........sounds like the guy made it out ok. not sure how accurate it is?????

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21 hours ago, smurfy said:

rumor has it an ATV went thru on Pokegama by grand rapids..........sounds like the guy made it out ok. not sure how accurate it is?????

There's sketchy ice on parts of that lake in January after a week of below zero. By Sherrys Arm there is always a super long scary crack every year. 

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There are also springs in various places around the lake, mostly west of the bridge.

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How are the landings and ice doing otherwise?? On my way up wed morning. Winnie and a few other secret lakes on the hit list.🤫

 

Probably my last ice excursion till dec again.

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I haven't been out for a bit. I've seen trucks on area lakes still today. A wheeler might be safer at the access soon.

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