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Red River central and headwaters region 01/12/02

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As you would expect due to all the unseasonably warm weather the ice on the Red Rivers central and headwaters region has deteriorated considerably making for a dangerous situation.

I would not recommend trying to ice fish any areas in the first 2 miles of any dam and most of the river should be considered suspect for bad ice.

Very dangerous conditions for ice fishing to say the lease. Many dams you could open water fish from shore if you so chose, that may be a much better plan then ice fishing.

Many of the tributary rivers have also fallen in water levels recently developing cave ice that multiply the dangers to ice anglers or snowmobiles. I would keep off any ice that looks to have sunken away from the shore as this situation is doubly dangerous.

A frustrating session for ice anglers but no matter what be safe out there folks. Be it on rivers or lakes the warm weather has ice conditions tentative at best, never assume the ice is safe.

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"Ed on the Red"
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