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iiccee63

As I have the last 3 years, I will be doing ice reports asap. The ice is not doing anything obviously yet except the edges. Won't have ice for Thanksgiving for sure. Most likely the weekend after. Stay tuned! 😁😁

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monstermoose78

I need to hit Linwood up as that is a lake I fished so much with my grandpa. Used to get lots of keeper gills and nice crappies and big pike out of there.

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papadarv

Boot lake just west of Linwood. Boating app states it’s off limit to fishing. @iiccee63 have you heard anything about this or is it fishable?

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iiccee63

No I haven't. I just know it's there. Sorry

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iiccee63

Well I went out and checked the lake Friday am. All locked up. I walked out a bit and it looked like 2 inches. It froze over even which is good. Hopefully it's 2 inches out in the middle too. More info to come!

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monstermoose78
47 minutes ago, iiccee63 said:

Well I went out and checked the lake Friday am. All locked up. I walked out a bit and it looked like 2 inches. It froze over even which is good. Hopefully it's 2 inches out in the middle too. More info to come!

Thanks for checking and the report 

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Kettle

Boot lake is not open to fishing.  I checked typo lake yesterday. Really sketchy right out from the access about 10 feet or so. Past that there was 4.5 inches. I did not fish just wanted to see if I got the new auger blades on correctly 

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DP

Be extra careful on Typo, there are some springs.

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iiccee63

Will have another ice report on Linwood Wed. afternoon. walking out with my chisel to really check it out.:cool:

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iiccee63

Ok peeps. I was out on a few lakes today Wed. around 2pm. First lake was Forest Lake 1. Saw a guy skating all over the place. Walked out about 100 yards and solid wonderful 4" of ice. Bumped into a guy that had been doing the same thing. Driving around checking ice.

Linwood has great ice. It's 5" out 100 yards or so. THEN there is a transition in the ice. It apparently was open water at some point beyond the transition. Beyond this it was 4" of perfect ice. I know the lake froze over in 2 nights max because I checked it 6 days ago. This guys said all the 5 lakes he checked in the area were 4" minimum. People were fishing on Chisago. Clear Lake also had someone way out there fishing.

 

1. Linwood 4"

2. Forest #1 4"

I am going ice fishing Friday on Linwood. Will give a better report then. I walked about 75 yards beyond the transition on Linwood and it looked perfect. Was getting dark so I went in.

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1 hour ago, iiccee63 said:

Ok peeps. I was out on a few lakes today Wed. around 2pm. First lake was Forest Lake 1. Saw a guy skating all over the place. Walked out about 100 yards and solid wonderful 4" of ice. Bumped into a guy that had been doing the same thing. Driving around checking ice.

Linwood has great ice. It's 5" out 100 yards or so. THEN there is a transition in the ice. It apparently was open water at some point beyond the transition. Beyond this it was 4" of perfect ice. I know the lake froze over in 2 nights max because I checked it 6 days ago. This guys said all the 5 lakes he checked in the area were 4" minimum. People were fishing on Chisago. Clear Lake also had someone way out there fishing.

 

1. Linwood 4"

2. Forest #1 4"

I am going ice fishing Friday on Linwood. Will give a better report then. I walked about 75 yards beyond the transition on Linwood and it looked perfect. Was getting dark so I went in.

Great stuff thank you for sharing 

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iiccee63

Well, I'm out again Wed. to check ice conditions on Linwood and a few others. Wed. night I will post some info. Linwood will be fine by Sat. with this cold but, I want to check it now. Going to Green Lake and Forest Lake #1. Stay tuned....:cool:

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iiccee63

So sorry I didn't get out to check ice. Had to work late and it was 5 or so when I got there. Too dark to risk alone. On Linwood there is pretty good size heave out front that is preventing people getting on the ice. You can see the bottom easily as it's 12" deep maybe... I am adding pictures today. A small open water spot also to the right of the access. Again, 16" deep maybe but, open. I'm going to try and put some wood across the left side of the access as I need to fish immediately lol. Sat. am.:mad::mad:

 

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Archerysniper
On 11/19/2018 at 7:25 PM, DP said:

Be extra careful on Typo, there are some springs.

And lots of carp that will keep it thin in spots

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iiccee63

Well well...things have gotten better at Linwood lake. The access is much better but, still use caution going over the heave. It has got way smaller and almost flat. Guys were out fishing and walking across it. I drove my wheeler over it also but, I used wood as a bridge.

 

As far as ICE goes I found the ice no thinner than 6.5" all over the area I was at which is the north side of the lake. The ice is clear and smooth. Perfect. Caught some tiny crappies as usual and went home at 8pm. I think we are finally good now!😀😀

 

Will add some pics of the access when I get there today, Sunday 12/2

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iiccee63

Hello all. Unfortunately some rude snowmobilers drove over the heave over and over today. It's all broke up again. Thanks idiots. Had one snowmobile fly by my house and another portable 20ft from me, about 30 from the other guy....all while going about 80. Oh well...

 

Stay to the left where the wood boards are and you should be good.

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KidMoe

Yeah I pulled into to the access Sunday morning and after walking out to the heave decided I wasn’t going to take a snowmobile across and went to a different lake. 

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iiccee63

Ok. Updated report as of 5pm Friday. Drilled some holes and found no less than 9" of ice. Drilled about 10 holes in a large area. Have not gone to the far south end of the lake where the 40ft hole is. Will do that next week. Going out of town this weekend to Miltona!:zonk:

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iiccee63

New info on Linwood Lake access..... The access is all melted now almost all the way across. With this warm weather it just ruined it. Was there last night and you can only go on the left side. Just a small spot to pass. I could drive my wheeler across ok. Super disappointing. There is the 2 boards still there people can use to cross. 

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iiccee63

Will be going out all day Xmas day. Will give an access report the 25th in the am. I might even go out later tonight....

 

iiccee

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monstermoose78

Thank you

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iiccee63

The Lynnwood access is busted up again all across the middle. You can still get on on the far left side. Fishing hasn't been that great today kind of like the access LOL happy fishing! Merry Christmas to everyone.

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iiccee63

This is also what I found on the lake....

Total disgrace.

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monstermoose78

Yuck I hate seeing that

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iiccee63

Ice is 11.5". Was there 1/1/2019

 

The access is looking much better too.

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