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Safe Ice To Fish Now In Twin Cities?

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What are ice depths in the metro right now?

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Wanderer
1 hour ago, jtnjenn said:

What are ice depths in the metro right now?

 

Any specific bodies of water you’re thinking about?  From what I’ve been reading, thicknesses are ranging from 0-7 inches or so, depending on where a person is.  Possibly even on the same body of water.  Check the Metro forum some updates.  There is fishable ice.

 

The “be careful” advice can sound overstated but it’s not at this point of the season.

 

Walk out, check often. 

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CharlesC

Just south of the cities on o'dowd lake by mystic casino has 6 to 8 inches on it.  Was out there yesterday catching crappies and sunnies in about 12' water. Havent been out on any other lakes yet.

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Wdwrkrgirl

We've been ice fishing the metro for a week and a half now everywhere from St. Michael area, Forest Lake, and out towards Maple Plain. Nothing less than 5" of ice on the many lakes we've scooped out.

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CJH

Fished a small west metro lake this afternoon.  Shallow was 6-7 inches, about 5 inches out in the middle, good solid ice.  This lake locked up early and didn't get messed up by wind or warm temps.  I drilled holes as I went just to keep checking the ice, since it was our first time out for the year.

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papadarv

On Coon Lake yesterday, drilled 25 - 30 holes on west side of Lexington bay. All holes at 8". Still 2 areas of open water (blue circle with red) (green line open last weekend so expect <2" ice) suggest not crossing the area. One < 17" walleye so he went back in.

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Walleychaser

Was on the south end of Prior Lake by twin island on Sunday and found 8" of good clear ice with a couple areas that had about an inch of slush on the top. Only one other person was out and we left about noon. Fishing was slow but a great morning to be out for a while. We drilled a lot of holes as we ventured out so be safe and enjoy.

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Bucketcastle

Crystal lake had a solid 8" a week ago at the swim beach.  Bite was what you would expect tons of little panfish nothing eating size, and didn't get into any crappie.

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