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I was planning on going fishing this week sometime and was woundering what the ice conditions were

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Sounds like good ice still up there. Any water on it? And how are the accesses?????

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LOTS OF WATER.......!
We fished Thursday and Friday......GREAT bite !....and a free truck wash all for the price of access.

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We got stuck last night about 2 miles out from westwind. The ice appears to be good, but there are soft spots and if you get into one you can find your truck resting on the differential. Thanks to another fisherman who was willing to give us a yank, all went well. Be carefull!!
(Uncle Bill, working a ten hour shift on one hour sleep)

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I went out Saturday night in a ford ranger without 4x4(one wheel drive to be exact) and it sure was crunchy, but as far as getting out there...not a problem. Just go slow and avoid any real rough or rutted looking spots. lots of swerving and braking. No fears. Still was plenty of ice and should be for atleast a couple more days pending on the weather. Good luck (6:30-7:00 p.m. make sure your lines are down)

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Uncle Bill,
Are you sure it was a "soft spot" and not just an old plow bank that had through its weight sunk the ice about a foot creating a slush pocket?
Just wondering as I have not seen any "soft spots". In fact today was the best ice I have seen all year.

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good 30'' of ice as of friday 3\29 02 fishing good from 6:00PM TO 8:00PM

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Uncle Bill

Kelly,
Yeah, probly just an old plow bank. like 4-5 inch of frozen slush with about 5-6 inch of water under it.
Not trying to scare anyone from fishing URL.
There is a good 30 inches or more of ice,
and the fishing is excellent.
Just got into one of them chitty spots we probly could have avoided.

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There was a group in West Wind last night that had run into one of the old banks. As soon as the front end dropped the passenger jumped out. shocked.gif It does pucker a person up. smile.gif

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Went out of Roger's on Sunday night and the ice was all firmed up again but a liitle rough.
Fishing was great and small crowds left you alone instead of driving close to check if fish were on the ice. Bad idea around some my friends. Ice scoops are hard on vehicle paint.
We followed a Ford Taurus thru the access. Conditions are better now than a week ago. One day of mild weather, wind and April sun will change things fast.

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