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SkunkedAgain

When I was up two weeks ago, the lake snow was getting thin and was barely thick enough in the woods for snowmobiles. Have we added much snow lately?

 

Any word on the trails?

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smurfy

 just talked to a friend of mine, north of deer river and said they havent, didnt get alot of snow with the last roiund. he said getting around on the lakes seemed pretty easy.

 

i  was up over the new years weekend and when i drove home the trails i did see along with the road ditches looked pretty beat up. thats the best i got!!!!!!!

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PRO-V

Snowmobile trails not good. Haven't seen any grooming. Only good place to ride is in the woods. You can go anywhere on a wheeler in the woods and most anywhere on lakes. Look out for slush on lakes as we've had alot of that.

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1 hour ago, PRO-V said:

Snowmobile trails not good. Haven't seen any grooming. Only good place to ride is in the woods. You can go anywhere on a wheeler in the woods and most anywhere on lakes. Look out for slush on lakes as we've had alot of that.

Well hello stranger 🤣 been hiding in in the bush again.🤔😊

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6 hours ago, smurfy said:

Well hello stranger 🤣 been hiding in in the bush again.🤔😊

Hello!! Why yes, been in the woods lots this winter. Heading back in a couple days again. Gotta isolate to stay healthy you know.

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SkunkedAgain

There was 4-5 inches of fresh powder from Saturday night. Yesterday the lake got smoother to ride by snowmobile, harder by 4 wheeler!

 

I drove my sled onto my trailer yesterday and tried to pull out but my tires dug down (new tires too!). I got out and kicked out snow in front of each wheel. I got in, double-checked that I was locked into 4x4 mode, and started to moving again. Nothing....until I remembered to turn off the traction control. darn! I hate that newer trucks have so many fancy features like traction control, stability control, control control control..... I hit the button, stomped on the gas and flew out of there like a raped ape.

 

Another successful trip.

 

Black Bay at sunrise, with the sun just starting to illuminate the tree tops to the west.

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SkunkedAgain

Well I sure picked the wrong week to be up at the lake! I certainly enjoy the coldest of days more than this spring weather in February. Seeing the sun is nice, but I'd rather see that at the end of March versus now. What powder there was on the lake is virtually gone. On the plus side, the snow base is solid and good for 4-wheelers as well as sleds. Hopefully we get 6-12" of snow soon and then we will have some great riding conditions. I didn't ride the trails, but did ride quite a bit in the woods. Things are getting bare.

 

Edit - I just walked outside....it's snowing! I should have complained sooner...

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Was that you out fishing by the mouth of H.O.L. Bay last evening? We went out towards Wakemup, marked a few but not takers.

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I went out Tuesday afternoon but there were already two guys on buckets and the permanent around the islands, so I set up off of Hibbing Point. I didn't have a nibble. On Thursday I went to Lake Of The Woods for the weekend and had good success with walleye and sauger.

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