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Salo Island Family
On 2/17/2019 at 11:35 AM, JerkinLips said:

SIF I took the snowmobile from Stuntz Bay all the way to Mud Creek last night to clear snow of the roof of my sisters cabin. The plowed road was fine until just after leaving Stuntz Bay. Then it had tons of water on it. Made the mistake of driving through one and it was at least 6” deep. Covered the windshield, hood, and helmet with ice. The plowed road ended close to Ely island. The rest of my ride was okay other than heavy snow and one slush spot by shore. On the way back I took the snowmobile trail on the lake and that was fine except where it crossed the plowed road and was covered with water. Very tough traveling out there except be sled. 

 

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Salo Island Family
2 hours ago, Salo Island Family said:

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Road out of Stuntz has some slush at shoreline but got through just fine   Couple areas of slush along road to south end of Ely Island from Stuntz but was solid and nice.  Someone came by tonight on a ATV rig and plowed.  Thanks!  Was able to scope some fish in 24’ of water but couldn’t get any bites (story of my life).   Y store only has Chubs and Crappie minnows    Seems to be the case many places I checked.   Was a beautiful calm day today on the lake.  Looks like tomorrow (Sunday) May be quite a bit different with system rolling in. 

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Salo Island Family

Anyone know a plow person that could help us dig out?

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Pat McGraw

How's the ice thickness and travel conditions on the lake?

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VermilionGold

Not sure about ice thickness.  Snowmobiled around Daisy bay yesterday, snow is hard packed and the majority of the slushy areas have firmed up.  No travel issues in my area of the lake with a snowmobile, ATVs travel would have been ok also.

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Raven77

Pat, I pulled my skid house off Richie Bay on Friday.  Ice thickness is not an issue but with the rain we had Wednesday/Thursday the snow has become very heavy and there is water between the ice and snow creating slush and poor traction.  No way you can travel far on an ATV without tracks.  Snowmobile travel is possible but sloppy.  I was able to pull my skid house off with my tracked Ranger but it was touch and go.  

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Pat McGraw

Raven 77 and Vermilion Gold,

 

Thank you for the updates. With 51 forecast for Saturday I think I'll leave the fishing gear at home and get going on projects.

 

Thanks again.

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JerkinLips

I know it was not Vermilion but I was on Burntside Sunday-Wednesday and found the travel conditions great with the snowmobile.  Had 30" of ice, but the top 10-12" was white and there was a 1" water layer under 2" of top white ice.  The top was softening up when we left Wednesday afternoon.  The bottom 2' of ice was nice and clear, so it will be solid for a while.  If they get cold weather up there for a few days, the lakes could be very good traveling for most vehicles since the deep snow has flattened and most of the water on top has drained or evaporated.  If it gets cold, I may be back up on Burntside for the end of March.

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