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Rick G

Just a heads up. Ice conditions, and specifically access points have deteriorated rapidly since last weekend. I think our days of driving on to all but a few of our area lakes has come to an end for the season. I have been spending my week in the Annandale and Richmond areas. Most of the access points that are on hills with runoff or have south facing shoreline are gonna take a beating first.  

The good news is, there is still plenty of ice on the lakes, although they are starting to get sloppy..... and the panfish are starting their yearly push toward the shallows. 

Stay safe and good luck this weekend!!!

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smurfy

Great advice Rick!!!👍

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ozzie

I was in the Hackensack area yesterday and there did not seem to be any issue with driving around the lake or getting on or off, but the time is coming especially with the temps in the next week or so.  It was more like walking in white sand yesterday than snow.

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Wanderer

I went out of the Federal Dam landing yesterday on Gull.  It was in good shape and we had 22 inches of ice where we fished.  I thought about going out again this afternoon but wind gusts to 25 don’t thrill me on bigger lakes with no real snow cover.

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Grainbelt

Fished NW of Alex on a small lake and the access getting off was mushy for the ATV on Saturday evening. We stayed off yesterday, 62 sunny and windy.

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