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smurfy
gringrin bet not........I wouldn't either with a forecast of 33 below tonite.

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Gus

I drove around the lake yesterday looking for slush, didn't find any on my intended route. Today after 30 below last night, I almost lost the sled in a new slush pocket while re checking. So here I sit drinking beer in my wheel house with dirt under me instead of ice.

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merc

Better to be drinking beer with dirt under you instead of slush under you.

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smurfy

weatherbug on my cell phone said it was -40 below this morning. Brrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! eekeek

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Bowfin

Opened the spear hole just north of Marcell this morning at -38 degrees and -45 degree wind chill. Was glad to be in the permanent house in weather like this. The kid stabbed a 3 pounder this morning.

Ice is well over a foot thick on this smaller lake (half good clear ice and half white ice). Did not notice any slush near the house. Snow on the lake blew down to about 8 inches over the ice.

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smurfy

sounds like lake conditions are improving a little bit anyway!!

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Bowfin

Back over to do some spearing. Seeing a lot more vehicles on the ice and more activity on the lakes with the warmer weather. About a foot of ice in my spear hole since I last opened it a couple weeks ago.

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smurfy

what kind of conditions did you encounter on the lake?? any slush?

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Bowfin

No slush however the lake I am on is small.

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smurfy

so is the lake we are on. it is good news. now wait till this goofy weather stabilizes.

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Bowfin

so is the lake we are on. it is good news. now wait till this goofy weather stabilizes.

Yeah. Sounds like it is going into the deep freeze again. My old man is heading up there today though. The northerns started getting more active in the shallower water where we spear. My kid got an 8 and 4 lber yesterday morning.

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smurfy

awesome..good eatin!!!!!!!!!

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smurfy

sure has been awefully quiet from up that direction. everyone must of headed south for the winter?????????????

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snowfighter

Was over to Big Jessie access yesterday thinking about pulling house over there ,access is plowed couple spear houses out front but not much else,Didn't look very good for putting house out with out a plow.

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smurfy

yea have been hearing that. I co-worker said not much happening out on bowstring.

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snowfighter
yea have been hearing that. I co-worker said not much happening out on bowstring.
My son and grandson were out on Bowstring last weekend in front of access,caught some crappie only saved 4 lot of small ones.He said there's a road plow out aways to the right of access,looks like its coming from Trailsend Resort some trucks out on it.

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smurfy

snowfighter what access?? hey do you know bill polchow? I work with him.

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snowfighter
snowfighter what access?? hey do you know bill polchow? I work with him.
Access off county 35, Don't know alot by last names Know a Bill,shorter,stocky build,glasses,I think he lives north of me on th6 that the one?

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smurfy

nope. he doesn't have glasses. his M-I-L use to work at the bowstring store. F-I-L I guess owns or has something to do with the school buses in the area. lives down the otenagen road.

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snowfighter

Should know him but name doesn't ring a bell.Know some on the bus routes but no Bill.

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smurfy

no biggy....stay warm.

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Trouthunter

What is the slush conditions like on bigger lakes like Bowstring or Sand? Any recent reports?

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gunner55

The most recent report from the area is from Highbanks in the Winnie forum.

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smurfy

any good news from up there in regards to ice thickness and slush????

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smurfy

was up there this past weekend and found no slush where I went. fish were pretty lethargic also. hope this snow behaved itself. headed back up cause I left the collapsible houses up.

also seen in the newspaper the antlerless zones in the area may get some assistance in deer feeding by the DNR.

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Trouthunter

Smurfy - how much snow was on the lake? Were you able to drive vehicles out?

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smurfy

there was about 3 inches of fluffy snow then a good 8 inches if not more of hard packed snow. as far as vehicles unless its plowed I wouldn't try it. I had a snowmobile. they had 5-6 inches more snow last sun-mon with another 1-3 expected tonite.

I did use a chained up ATV but I only used that where there was a path. getting stuck with anything but a snowmobile is an extremelty high possibility.

noticed your from Otsego. I work just down the road on hwy 10 of alpine drive.

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Trouthunter

Thanks for the update - snowmobiles are the back up plan - going up tomorrow AM and will assess the situation and decide then. Havent put a plow on the safari vehicle yet, but I have tire chains - would be nice to just drive out.

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smurfy

where ya headed to??? we are over by spring lake.

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Trouthunter

We're heading to the Bowstring area

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