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What are the travel conditions like on LOW?

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Pete,<BR>NO WAY.<BR>I just spoke to a resort up there and they said some spots have a foot of water on the ice. After last night, there's going to be an inch of ice, then a foot of water. Even snomo'ing is going to suck.<BR>Also, the snow is still deep and under the snow there is slush, and now probably crusty snow and then slush.<BR>Bring your sled, Paul and I will lead you to walleye nirvana grin.gif

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Dan Wood

I'm bringing the 4 wheeler... At least if you get stuck on that it is easy to get out... It could be tough to get around it sounds like though..

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Northlander

We can travel on the main roads and pull our houses out away from the roads still right?<BR>If not I will stay home. I have no snowmobile or even a wheeler so if I cant drive main roads and find a pullover spot Im sunk!

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ChuckN

From what I read here, a wheeler is not going to work off the plowed roads. There's too much snow.

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Rick

<B>Here's the accurate scoop out of Adrian's as of RIGHT NOW.</B><P>I called up to LOW. 4WD are going out of Adrians to fish on LOW. They are plowed out to the gap and there is a bite going on there.<P>There is water and slush when you get off the plowed roads. There is also a crust over that today. <P>You would be advised to not count on using a 4WD pick-up or ATV off the plowed roads. <P>It appears snowmobiles are making it, but be advised to use a buddy system in case you do get bogged down with one.<P><B>The roads are plowed out to where the fish are and accessible by 4WD.</B><P>If you want to travel off road, you would be advised to bring a snowmobile or be prepared to use leg power.

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Matt Johnson

I just got off the phone with another resort owner up there, and he told me that travel on the plowed roads should be fine for those who have trucks. Branching off the main plowed road are series of smaller plowed roads leading to rental houses and other roads plowed to permanent houses, and those roads are good spots to branch off the main road. Numerous resorts up there plow several roads off the main road, and parking the truck off of those is the way to go. Thats what I did a couple weeks ago and as of today its still do-able. A few spots that I plan on hitting are just off the main plowed road and is off of one of the smaller plowed roads leading to rental houses. I think we will be alright with 4-WD and we won't have to take snowmobiles to get on fish if you don't have one. <P>Just a little info I picked up today...<P>Good Fishin,<BR>Matt Johnson<P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://www.firstchoiceguide.com" TARGET=_blank>First Choice Guide Service</A><P> [email protected]<BR><A HREF="http://iceleaders.com" TARGET=_blank>Iceleaders</A><BR><A HREF="http://catchn.com" TARGET=_blank>Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait</A><BR><A HREF="http://marcumcustomerservice.com/" TARGET=_blank>MarCum</A><BR><A HREF="http://stonelegacy.com" TARGET=_blank>Stone Legacy</A><BR><A HREF="http://www.jrstackle.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>JR's Tackle</A>

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Chad711

Matt, when are you leaving for LOW? Im planning on heading that way around 5am Sat morning. Maybe Ill tag along after you in my truck if you dont mind. I saw that nice Eye you landed a few weeks ago smile.gif<P>Ill be in a Tan 04 Ranger Ext cab, how about you?<P>Chad Halvorson cell # 218 556-9948

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Guest

Very cool, Matt you were fishing just off the road when you pounded 'em 2 weeks ago right?

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Matt Johnson

Chad,<BR>I'll be leaving tomorrow morning around 10-11am and I should be up there around 5pm give or take a little. You are more then welcome to follow me out. I'll be driving a white S-10 ZR2.<P>Pete,<BR>Yep, I was pretty close to the road, not more than 30 yards away. Should have no problems getting to those spots again. We might have to move closer in though, the fish were on the move a couple weeks ago and I would bet we find them a little shallower this weekend.<P>Good Fishin,<BR>Matt Johnson<P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://www.firstchoiceguide.com" TARGET=_blank>First Choice Guide Service</A><P> [email protected]<BR><A HREF="http://iceleaders.com" TARGET=_blank>Iceleaders</A><BR><A HREF="http://catchn.com" TARGET=_blank>Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait</A><BR><A HREF="http://marcumcustomerservice.com/" TARGET=_blank>MarCum</A><BR><A HREF="http://stonelegacy.com" TARGET=_blank>Stone Legacy</A><BR><A HREF="http://www.jrstackle.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>JR's Tackle</A>

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J.A.Say.Tree

Then I will lead you, Mr. Gullguide, to the gates of jack heaven!!! <P>JA!<p>[This message has been edited by J.A.Say.Tree (edited 03-11-2004).]

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opsirc

Matt<P>where have you been going out of? A group of us are going to Wigwam next weekend, any idea how the roads and ice is out of wheeler point?<P>thanks<P>O

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Guest

All these conditions are out from Wheeler Point.....

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Matt Johnson

opsirc,<BR>I go out of Adrians road, its right next to Wigwam and thats the road they will have you take. Its just down the road from Wigwam, very close. You should be fine going out of there.<P>Zippel Bay I'm not quite sure, but I would assume the same conditions.<P>Good Fishin,<BR>Matt Johnson<P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://www.firstchoiceguide.com" TARGET=_blank>First Choice Guide Service</A><P> [email protected]<BR><A HREF="http://iceleaders.com" TARGET=_blank>Iceleaders</A><BR><A HREF="http://catchn.com" TARGET=_blank>Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait</A><BR><A HREF="http://marcumcustomerservice.com/" TARGET=_blank>MarCum</A><BR><A HREF="http://stonelegacy.com" TARGET=_blank>Stone Legacy</A><BR><A HREF="http://www.jrstackle.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>JR's Tackle</A>

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Snowmobile is the way to go. I am not sure about the plowed roads because i don't use them. With the cold weather that we have had the lake was in excellent condition for snowmobile, 4 wheeler worked alright too, but when it warms back up I wouldn't reccomend. Still a good 8-10" of snow on top of the ice. We got a little fresh snow so there is good lubrication for a sled.

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Northlander

I was going to stay thru Monday but I couldnt get out at all. Adrians closed the road or at least told us not to go out. They werent going to plow until the wind died down. Understandable. Why plow to do it again in a hour? Plus you couldnt see anyway. The snow was all over your windshield as you drove. <BR>I left and came home. On the way home I saw 3 really bad accidents! 1 had 2 trucks, 3 sleds and 3 wheelers in the ditch. Passing on black ice. Nasty! Luckily nobody was hurt!Another was a flip over in the ditch and the Ambulance was there. Not good.<BR>The 3rd was a totall slide off the road deal. All ok.<BR>Then when I finally got back to Duluth a young girls car broke down and I towed her to a station. <BR>After a real long and stressfull drive from LOW Im on the computer? Priceless!

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BDR

Hey Northlander Sorry it worked out that way for you! I was hoping to get some fishing in today as well untill we woke and looked outside! It was a slow ride home. It was good to see you and all the others up there, and meeting lots of new faces to the FM names.<P>------------------<BR>If I only had more time!<P>Brian Rogers

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Yep, I followed Brian back through the frozen tundra today grin.gif But it didn't compare to the driving conditions Northlander and I had to drive through trying to find our way off the lake yesterday...now that was priceless smile.gif<P>Good Fishin,<BR>Matt Johnson<P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://www.firstchoiceguide.com" TARGET=_blank>First Choice Guide Service</A><P> [email protected]<BR><A HREF="http://iceleaders.com" TARGET=_blank>Iceleaders</A><BR><A HREF="http://catchn.com" TARGET=_blank>Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait</A><BR><A HREF="http://marcumcustomerservice.com/" TARGET=_blank>MarCum</A><BR><A HREF="http://stonelegacy.com" TARGET=_blank>Stone Legacy</A><BR><A HREF="http://www.jrstackle.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>JR's Tackle</A>

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