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Sue Baker

I am new to this site and was intrigued by some of the conversations.  Sounds like a good time gathering in Richmond, wish I could be there but I am in Missouri and wanting to come up for one more ice fishing trip this coming weekend. ( Mar 5-6, 2021) I fished at Cedar Lake in Faribault with my son about a 3 weeks ago and had a blast.  I can sneak away one more time this weekend but would like to know what the ice conditions look like now.  Can any of you offer me any suggestions as to the thickness and conditions?  Looking forward to one more trip to MN this season.  (We just do not have good ice in Missouri, will not even hold up a mosquito!!!!)

 

Thanks and enjoy your adventures.

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gimruis

I am sure there will still be safe enough ice to venture on next weekend.  The forecast looks way more like spring starting tomorrow than winter though.  As far as I can see, its nothing but 40's and even 50 in a week.  Its going to make for a sloppy mess out there, but it will still be safe enough to walk on.  The access point could be in rough shape though.

 

Bear in mind that most game fish seasons have now closed as of yesterday.  The only season open now is panfish.  Specifically targeting a walleye, northern pike, or bass is illegal and could get you in big trouble.  There are exceptions (mainly on some border rivers), so I would encourage you to check the regulations ahead of time.

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Sue Baker

I wish to thank gimruis for the response to my posting.  We have read many other reviews and checked with a local bait shop and have decided to head up to MN for one more ice fishing trip this weekend.  I think I NOW see the pattern that most of your members are in the St Cloud area!!  Perhaps someday in the future we may wander off to those parts.  Thanks to all who read my post and good luck to all the anglers out there.

 

Thanks 

Happy Fishing

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Mike89

good luck and stay safe!!!   and let us know how ya do!!

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