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ZachD
On 11/27/2018 at 12:57 AM, Wanderer said:

Maybe they’re just new to ice fishing?  Looking for some advice... 🤷‍♂️

That reminds me of the time I was fishing on Pelican and we hear the ice making tons of noise. I peep my head out the door because I could not believe there would be anyone driving out. The guy drive up to my portable and asks me " Is the ice safe to drive on?" I just told him " can you please get your truck away from my house" I think there was only 8 inches or so

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knoppers

that's why they made wheelers, at least I thought.😲

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knoppers

any current report on ice thickness around palisade?

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knoppers

I just got a report from nextdoor that we have 8-10 inches.

 

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Wanderer

Thanks @knoppers.

 

I’m about to head over to that general area.  Makes me wonder if I should load the wheeler.

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knoppers

give this a bump, lets here about ice out. looking forward to some open water.

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ANYFISH2

Lincoln Lakes area lakes are Ice free, as of 4-23-19.

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knoppers

lakes are locked up in my area, I did not test it, but I would think next weekend should be a go on some lakes.

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fishingstar

2" on Star about 20 feet out. wind has opened up spots out in the middle of the lake.

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Sculpin

Most of the lakes south and east of Aitken are locked up. Dam, Clear, Hanging Kettle, Rabbit, Sisabagamah, and I would imagine many others.  Please be careful, use your ice pics, a good spud, and proceed cautiously. I saw on last nights news some poor guy took a quick swim in Skogman lake near Cambridge. Not good, could have had a very sad outcome. 

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    • merc
      Checked three different weather sites on line. One said 1" and the other two said 1"-3" Hope it's what I found.
    • Borch
      Sounds like we're for another 6-10" based on the weather report. 
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