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Coleman

I went out last Saturday as well.  Noticed two trucks parked on the Cedar side of the winter access, both a a decent amount of water under them.  I'm still going to the cabin on Horseshoe and walking.  But, I think I need to bring the wheeler or sled next time.  darn, that walking is getting old.  Plus, I have a hefty walk up the hill to where I park.  I also noticed a pretty large group of guys(10-12) in south end of Horseshoe when I got out, and they all made the journey back to the summer landing.  

 

I saw the same ice conditions as others mentioned, 12" where I was.  

 

Anyways, I like to do the late afternoon evening bite.  Popped a few holes, and hunkered down.  Saw quiet a few fish on the finder, had a bite almost right after dropping the line, but missed it.  Then, only a few more bites, and lost one fish.  I was jigging and dead sticking in 28FOW.  

 

I might have to try and explore a bit more when the sled next time out, and hope for more success.  

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mnicerookie

Any updated ice conditions for the area? In particular, Horseshoe? Thanks!

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Rick G
1 hour ago, mnicerookie said:

Any updated ice conditions for the area? In particular, Horseshoe? Thanks!

As of yesterday there was 18-20inches on most of the chain.  Travel has been pretty easy as there isnt much snow and only a few slushy spots

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mnicerookie

Thanks for the reply Rick!

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Horseshoe_Don

I have drilled at least one hole that had only 12" in the last week.   But most 16" +

 

 

Don

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eyes55117

Any ice reports for or travel for big birch?

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Tom Sawyer

Was up there today. Driving out of Hunters Bay and North access across from Rock Tavern. 

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Coleman

Just a heads up. The Meth hole is open in it's normal area. I noticed 2 sled tracks where one ski was literally 1" away from the hole. Be careful people. 

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Dave S

Talked to a CO yesterday by Becker Lake. He said a sled went through the other day. Possibly trying to retrace his path across a spot of open water. This was in the channel between Horseshoe and Long.

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smurfy
11 hours ago, Dave S said:

Talked to a CO yesterday by Becker Lake. He said a sled went through the other day. Possibly trying to retrace his path across a spot of open water. This was in the channel between Horseshoe and Long.

yea that channel, especially close to the bridge is NEVER EVER safe!!!!!!!!

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IceHawk

Oh the old Camp woody ,cow bridge area. Crazy you can just about run a boat in that area almost every winter. Smurfy remember the old  Balsams Resort  where you put money in a mailbox to access long back in the days ? Bought a few 12 packs of soda 😉 from him back in the day no ID required if you know what I mean.😂  Hopefully he wasn't water skipping like they did on the years Becker lake had the aeroation system. 

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1 hour ago, IceHawk said:

Oh the old Camp woody ,cow bridge area. Crazy you can just about run a boat in that area almost every winter. Smurfy remember the old  Balsams Resort  where you put money in a mailbox to access long back in the days ? Bought a few 12 packs of soda 😉 from him back in the day no ID required if you know what I mean.😂  Hopefully he wasn't water skipping like they did on the years Becker lake had the aeroation system. 

yea I do!!!!!!! but I  didn't buy any pop!!!!!!!!😏🤔 

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jgrimmz

I was out over the weekend on one of the more protected lakes. Ice was 16-18" and we were all over the lake. Bite was slow, but found enough to keep us entertained. All were released and it was a great weekend weatherwise 

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