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Slobslayer99

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Slobslayer99

Just wondering how much snow cover is on the lake? Can a guy travel around ok with a pickup or should I bring a snowmobile to move around on the big pond

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busse3775

From what I've been told you can get around just fine with a truck. You might be able to access less crowded areas with your sled though because you can cross over heaves.

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gunner55

From what I've been told, off road travel up here(Winnie area) is starting to be a problem.

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STMA_I_HUNTER

My son and I were up Wednesday evening and we were able to easily drive around off the plowed roads to where ever we wanted to go so I would say a sled is not required if you're not moving around much.

We just fished the south end in one area, if you are going to travel all over the place I would use a sled, I'm going tomorrow and bringing the sled to travel.

 

 

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ChuckN

Any ice and snow reports on the west and north end? 

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    • CigarGuy
      Isn't there a place next to Spring Bay resort, towards Moosebirds
    • SkunkedAgain
      I'm considering the possibility of getting another snowmobile again. My problem is storage. I have no space at home to store a sled and trailer. I was thinking about storing it somewhere near-ish the west end of the lake so that I can pick it up, tow it the short trip to The Landing, and then get to my place. Are there any options besides Vermilion Drive Storage on Hwy 24 just north of Cook? I reached out to them but want to make sure that I've checked out all of my options.
    • Wanderer
      Sticks like smurfy said, or an arm full of cattails.  I always made sure I had enough lumber marking my holes nothing would sink or blow away and could be seen from a good way off by a snowmobiler.   Like anything else, some people care; some don’t.     Other suggestion, look up some of the old “Look and Release” videos that were posted on the forums in the past.  Lotta good footage of nice fish left to swim away.
    • smurfy
      BINGO!! There isn't a time out that I don't laugh my arse off watching the way some of them pike act. That's the most fun of spearing.  
    • smurfy
      Usually by grabbing a stick, piece of brush, downed branches from shore.
    • monstermoose78
      Release is not chucking the spear!
    • gimruis
      Absolutely.  But angling with hook and line has the option for catch and release.  Spearing does not have that option.
    • gimruis
      If you don't mind me asking, how are old spear holes supposed to be marked?  I'm not familiar with this issue.
    • smurfy
      well I just drove past pokey like about 11;30 today on 169...……...and not to many are out and about just yet.😀 talked to a few locals..still pretty tough getting around on some of the lakes!!!!
    • smurfy
      I use mine on and off fishing. I have a sun shield for mine in the summer. it works ok at best. but I do use it to watch fish and check structure. I just used it the last 3 weekends tipup fishing. its both fun and frustrating. to watch a pike grab the sucker, mess with it then let it go, and watch there behavior is crazy fun. and frustrating. I bought a tripod for mine and you can zero in on your bait, but it does take a bit of playing to get it set right. I lost the little rubber stopper so I use a couple winter depth finders. the only downfall is the deeper you need to set it, the more risk you have of a fish tangling up in it!!!!  
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