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JerkinLips

We got about 12" of snow Friday-Saturday. Although it was light snow it seems to have created more slush on the lake. I road my snowmobile on a plowed road for a short distance and there was a couple hundred feet of water and slush. Going in last night I hit a long stretch of slush off-road. Because of the high winds yesterday snowmobile tracks have drifted over a lot. I wish I could report good fishing but caught 5 eyes Friday, only one yesterday, and none today (just 3 pout).  Good luck k if you venture out and be very careful.

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Dogzlife000

Well I'm bound and determined to drive out of McKinley access towing my crank up house for a four day fishing trip this Wednesday. Have ice road conditions improved or am I totally nuts?

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chaffmj

I'm not sure how the ice road is but I had -18 at my place near Ely last night. Tonight it should be right around 0 with a high tomorrow at 20. Hopefully that will help you out. 

 

 

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JerkinLips

When I left late Sunday afternoon there was only one short plowed road out from McKinley Park and it was filled with deep water and slush for well over half the length of the road (about half mile long).  The last two cold days may have frozen the top layer of this water/slush but I am not certain if it will freeze the entire depth to the ice.  If not, the road could be a hazard this coming weekend.

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Spearing Machine

I live on the lake and ride my sled daily to and from work. My advice.... Go somewhere else or stay home. Major flooding issues and our snow depths are now over 30 inches. Good luck!

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Dogzlife000

Many thanks to those posting an update and I'm certain many others appreciate it too. I guess it's just not the year for trucks and crank up houses.

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Smokin’ Barrels Pudelpoint

I’m heading to trout lake this weekend for a camping trip.....Does anyone know if there is a lot of slush between Moc point and the portage to trout? The snowmobile I’ll be using doesn’t handle slush the best.

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Spearing Machine

Last I heard was it was really tough going North side of pine when you're headed east towards the portage. There was significant slush. We've since gotten 15-16 additional inches of snow since that time as well which only made matters worse. 

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Smokin’ Barrels Pudelpoint

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SkunkedAgain

Yup, it looks like my ATV is staying home until later this winter when everything settles down and I can get it back across the ice! Thanks for the reports everyone. You're making me wish for better lake access (and a snowmobile!).

 

Stay safe

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Wanderer
On 1/21/2020 at 1:22 PM, Smokin’ Barrels Pudelpoint said:

I’m heading to trout lake this weekend for a camping trip.....Does anyone know if there is a lot of slush between Moc point and the portage to trout? The snowmobile I’ll be using doesn’t handle slush the best.


I sure hope you have a fantastic trip!  Never done Trout myself in all the times I’ve been in the area.

 

I don’t want to sound like a Debbie Downer but have you heard anything about snow and slush conditions on Trout?  Hopefully it’s not as bad as the Big V reports but they are neighbors.

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Smokin’ Barrels Pudelpoint

I have not heard anything about slush on Trout. I was up there New Years and it wasn’t too bad but the fishing was really slow. Finally managed to ice one just before we left for the day. Hopefully I have good news to report when we get home next week.

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