near McKinley park and got starlink to test as an alternative to frontier - not mounted properly (rooftop mount was back ordered) so obstructions are an issue. When it works it flies (had some speed tests >160mbps, but does drop for 20 seconds at a time. As chucker stated, it’s perfect for multiple streaming TV that can download/buffer ahead and for all normal internet uses but not great for video calls.
Cools down Sunday afternoon and the wind dies down at the same time so Head-OLakes Bay should freeze over Sunday night, 11/30. A couple of cool days after that so next weekend may be possible for fishing (on foot). I may wait until the following Monday 12/6 to go up.
I've had enough drama/frustration over buying a used Skandic. lol
Called all over Minnesota yesterday looking for a new one.
One of the dealers I called last week, had 8-9 of them, today none.
I happened to find one new Skandic SWT, and bought it.
Delivery sometime in December.
If anybody else is on the fence about a Skandic, you better buy it, there aren't anymore. LOL
The transition seems to be around Brainerd the past few years that I’ve noticed. Anything south seems to take a while to lock up good then goes bad earlier.
Probably has been that way a long time but I’ve only been in the area about 5 winters now and normally didn’t come this direction to ice fish before then.
I would bet that the ice in front of your place is at least 6 inches thick. I think that this will be a good ice year in our bay, but will have to wait it out to see what the future holds for the rest of the lake!
I expect that you'll drill a hole or two to get some fishing in this weekend....