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Sheephead Slayer

Ice out date?

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Sheephead Slayer

When is it going to be?

I'll take May 9th.

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Bandersnatch

I'm still holding out for April 29th.

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MahtowaDave

Snowout may 15th. Ice out? Hmmm. I got July 7th. Two lines each for the 4th of July!

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gemNeyeJoe

If the ice is out prior to opener, will the new night ban be in effect for opener?

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Bandersnatch

If the ice is out prior to opener, will the new night ban be in effect for opener?

Night fishing: No fishing from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, May 12, through Monday, Dec. 1.

So, no.

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gemNeyeJoe

Thank you. I didn't read into it close enough I guess. Good fishin or bad, been a tradition my whole life!

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live-2-fish

May 4th

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RumRiverRat

July 15th

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walleye18

May 2nd....really doesnt matter to me anymore....the lake is "toast" given the current management of the resources out there.

Cant fish for muskies during the best times - at Night! Nothing like a pig causing a heart attack right next to the boat.

Smallies - fun to catch but will not eat them. I hope this fishery survives and is at its current state in 5 yrs.

Walleyes....well, we all know the deal on this one.

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Fowlmouth

May 5th

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Big Jeff

Any one have a comparison report from this time last year? Was a bummer last year with it frozen but the next weekend was fun. Little worries about this year again.

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river rat316

We are ahead of schedule almost everywhere, however I don't think they are up there, I am still hearing reports of 2-3' of ice and still snow cover on the lake

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We are ahead of schedule almost everywhere, however I don't think they are up there, I am still hearing reports of 2-3' of ice and still snow cover on the lake
Not true, we are about 2 weeks behind the median dates of ice out for lakes in the lowest 1/3 of the state. For instance Lake Pepin is open by March 31st half of the time. This year it opened on April 13th. You can see for yourself the DNR has a web page dedicated to this information.

The Median date for Mille Lacs is April 25th. One more cold snap and there is gonna be ice on the lake again this year for opener.

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river rat316

I was talking about last year, obviously we are behind where we should be, but ahead of where we were last year at least in central MN, I don't think that holds true in Northern MN.

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As of 4-21, I would say we are 8 days ahead of last year in the Mille Lacs area and accelerating for next couple of days. I now wouldn't be surprised to see my area lakes (Platte/Sullivan, Rock, Bulldog, Long) ice free by Sunday.

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RalphieV

Anybody have an ice measurement lately?

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lindy rig

Only 2nd hand. 12-20" as of two days ago. Hopefully this rain is melting.

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willyfahey

The ice is looking pretty dark on the webcams. More rain next week should seal the deal and get the ice breaking up and moving around.

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Griggs

Any updates on the ice?

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RalphieV

If you go to mnlakecams.com you can 6-7 webcams of the lake

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Paul Waldowski

I am going to say that ice out will be Thursday afternoon sometime smile

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flyboy10

Are we ice free today? I see nothing but water on all of the cameras.

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MuskieSlayer

I could see some ice way out in the early morning webcams on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the daily satellite imagery has been horrible over the last several days so we haven't been able to get a good look from that vantage point. Here's a partially obscured false color photo from yesterday (ice/high clouds typically show as turquoise). Looks like there may be some slush floating around, but I fully expect to be on the water at midnight on opener.

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budboy

Dnr says the ice is out

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