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alexandria ice conditions

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Here's the latest observations from our area:

Most of the small lakes locked up on friday night, shore to shore...lakes like mill, pocket, taylor, brophy, cowdry, darling, irene, adley, charley, louise, etc. LeHommeDieu has the most ice of the chain...(except for Darling)...wharf bay was entirely iced over....still a lot of open water in the middle, and the mild temps and wind of the last few days undoubtedly broke some of that up. Geneva and Victoria still sport open water...and still fishable by boat!

Fishing had been great on Mary, until Friday night!...My neighbor and his friend busted through some shore ice and fished the main point friday night...marking lots of fish, but no takers...calm and cool...and the literally saw the ice form!....iced up enough to make the trolling motor ineffective...they were able to break ice back to the landing with the big motor... smile.gif

Reno has a bit of ice on the north bay, by the highway...wind was breaking it up a bit though.

Pelican lake by Ashby locked up late last week, and a few have braved out to the narrows...always a good early ice lake, don't make it too early!...be safe!

Will make the rounds again tomorrow to see if the mild daytime temps and wind have set back the ice much...night time it's still making ice!...

keeping you all posted:

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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Update:

Still ice on the smaller lakes in the area...anything that was locked up shore to shore has stayed that way. Any pockets of open water have expanded with the wind and warmer temps during the week...however:

!!! with the forecast for this weekend calling for hi temps in the teens and twenties, look for fishable ice by thanksgiving day!

some brave (foolhardy) folks have ventured out on Pelican lake near ashby in the last week...

The chain and even parts of miltona and ida should lock up this weekend, and be fishable by turkey day!

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915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

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