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Lot's of smaller lakes and ponds ice over during the night and mealt during the day.

Looks close, unless the weather man is right and we hit 60's next week.

PCG

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  • 2 weeks later...

We have 2" right now. Suppose to be -2 tonight...But the weather people could be wrong.

If it does hit -2, I expect at least another 1.5" of ice by morning.

Be safe.

PCG

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I'm planning a trip up north next sunday and was wondering if the smaller lakes just north of Aikin will have enough ice to fish on (3" is enough).

hawgTime

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I saw a couple of guys out on the ice in the narrows on Minnewawa. Anyone know how thick the ice is? If the warm up doesn't ruin the ice, I'm going to get out this weekend.

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Out in the narrows already? I would be careful, but if it is on the lake, then the northerns and crappie will be biting smile.gif

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I was able to fish on Hansen Last Sunday on a solid 3". Was wondering if this weeks daytime highs caused any setbacks in ice production. Anyone been poking around on any local lakes checking ice depth?

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I will be heading up to French lake on Friday when I get home I will give a report on the ice up there and try and check out Gun lake also.

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kb1965,
That would be great, I will do the same. I am going to head up to blind over lunch and punch some holes to check the ice. Do you ever fish Portage during hard water?

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No, only been fishing on French and Gun. Mostly during the summer. I have hit both lakes last winter and did really good on Crappies. My in-laws own a cabin on French that I use as my base camp. Anyway French lake had 4" of ice on Friday afernoon. With the cold we had it should be up around 5 by now. I didn't get a chance to check Gun had to finish up deer hunting instead.

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kd,
I got a quick question. I never fished early ice on french or gunn. Obviously I will be walking out this Friday. I know about the culvert that connects both lakes ,are there any springs or dangerous areas I should avoid? I've been up there in march when the ice is 2 feet thick and it seem pretty consistant across the lake. Your answer would be most appreciated. Thanks
-BPB

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If you walk out on French from the public acess stay towards the left. The culvert is on the right side as your are walking out onto the ice. Not sure how the little bit of current is effecting the ice conditions there. Best crappie fishing has been straight out from the landing in a whole about 32' deep. I am not sure about Gun lake as I only fish that later in the season.

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I will be on fleming friday, see ya there. may be able to ride the wheeler out? and would like to hit whispering for them slabs if its walkable then.

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Be very cautious on Gun. As of Monday there was still alot of open water out there, so ice conditions right now will be very spotty.

Fleming is coughing up tons of Crappies in the afternoon in 11-13 feet straight out from the access.

Ice on Fleming is 4-7"

PCG

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