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mrpike1973

Thanks Horseshoe Don. I hope to drive out this weekend but I think after that may be pushing it. Cant wait to get the boat out one of the first places I go.

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Horseshoe_Don

Trucks are still driving everywhere.   Ice is in great shape for this warm weekend coming.   I will check it next week during the warm weather but think it will be good for a while even with the warm temps coming due to the thickness.

 

Don

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Coleman

Is the ice still in pretty good shape?  I would think it would be since we're still having pretty chilly nights, and the snow cover helping prevent the suns rays from hitting the ice. 

I thought about hitting it tomorrow.  

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IceHawk

Was out on Cedar Island this afternoon access is getting a little beat up but ice is still in great shape, They have started using wheelers to go out on Becker. 

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Horseshoe_Don

On Horseshoe the icw is in great shape.   Snow pack is mostly melted and frozen.   Any 2wd vehicle can move around easily.

 

Don

 

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JustinN

Gonna head out to Cedar this evening to try for some cats, will update after I get back. 

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Horseshoe_Don

Was out on Shoe, Cedar Island, and mud today.    needed an extension on all three.   I would guess there is 36-40" on all of the lakes.   Horseshoe acces is getting beat up.   Cedar island 22 access is better.   Travel is easy on all of the lakes.

 

Don

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Borch

Pretty nice weather and travel conditions right now.  The ice will be around for a while.  Fishing was slow for us today.

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Horseshoe_Don

Went out and checked 4 of late ice panfish spots.    One of them my screen was full of fish, so it looks like the spring bite is starting.   I also measured between 24- 36" of ice.   The quality of the ice is starting to weaken.    I also saw 3 trucks on the ice on cedar island.

 

   The access for cedar island and horseshoe on 22 is about done.   The ice is broken up on both but easily 4-wheeler accessible.   It was beautiful out there and I only saw like 6 people fishing.

 

Don

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mrpike1973

Thanks for the update. I fished by the Cold Spring dam for a little bit on Saturday. The ice was open almost to the landing.

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1 hour ago, Horseshoe_Don said:

Went out and checked 4 of late ice panfish spots.    One of them my screen was full of fish, so it looks like the spring bite is starting.   I also measured between 24- 36" of ice.   The quality of the ice is starting to weaken.    I also saw 3 trucks on the ice on cedar island.

 

   The access for cedar island and horseshoe on 22 is about done.   The ice is broken up on both but easily 4-wheeler accessible.   It was beautiful out there and I only saw like 6 people fishing.

 

Don

yea i seen them out there and thought they were a bit bold!!!!!!!

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mrpike1973

The river flowing by the Cold Spring dam and under the hwy 2 bridge is opening up. Is the 22 access opening up. Did you get rain at all last night up there?

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IceHawk

Nope they are still takeing wheelers out on to Becker. 

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smurfy
4 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Nope they are still takeing wheelers out on to Becker. 

Don't you mean YOU took a wheeler out on Becker??:D man that ice in the cattails gotta be getting bad, the creek on the west end really opened up.

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IceHawk

Not me I  was on another lake I don't target Becker much. I would say from what Ive heard by the end of the week they should be done driving wheelers through those cattails. There were two trucks on Cedar island yesterday yet. And 3 on Browns :crazy:

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2 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Not me I  was on another lake I don't target Becker much. I would say from what Ive heard by the end of the week they should be done driving wheelers through those cattails. There were two trucks on Cedar island yesterday yet. And 3 on Browns :crazy:

man thats just plain crazy!!!!!!!! see ya friday maybe!!!!!!

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IceHawk
8 hours ago, smurfy said:

man thats just plain crazy!!!!!!!! see ya friday maybe!!!!!!

Hope to get up there. 

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