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As of Wednesday, there is a layer of ice from shore to shore. (Finally!!)

Low temps the past few days have made some good ice. High winds on Monday blew most of the snow off of the lake and formed a ridge out from Big Point. Once you get out a few feet from shore, the ice is pretty smooth.

The southeast portion of the lake has between 8 - 10 inches; Flagship reports 4 inches; Fisher's resort has 5 inches. (As always, be careful out there!)

If the low temps continue, we should have some quality ice for Christmas. 'Tis the season!!

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itwas openwater last weekend on the north it froze up over the last couple of days 3maybe 4 inches

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Scott

Has anyone heard how the ice is doing on the north end of the lake?

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I took a road-trip around the lake today and gathered the following info for you all:

No cars were out yet, but there were a few ATV's in the bays on the south half of the lake.

In front of Brandt's, there were 2 anglers heading out with their portable. They reported ice from 4 to 8 inches, depending how close to shore you are. (Monday's high wind blew the ice right in to this location.) They had been out yesterday and reported 3 - 4 inches out past the rough stuff. Today they were going to try Sloppy Joe's, if they could get there safely. The ice is very rough in front of Brandt's and Izaty's. Jerry was breaking off the really rough stuff with his tractor to prepare his approach.

Cove Bay had the most houses. (I didn't count, but there were lots of them.) Again, anglers walked out or drove ATV's.

In front of Rocky Reef, there is about 4 inches. It just froze up this week.

Out from Eddy's there is 8" or more in close, but gets thinner the farther out you go.

There were a couple anglers out on foot on the West side. In front of Twin Pines were several portables and one ATV.

There were 2 anglers out from the Garrison access and 2 more out from the Myr Mar access, all were on foot. Garrison Harbor and Phil's Myr Mar has between 6 - 10 inches.

Fisher's Resort has 7+ inches.

Liberty Beach has 7 inches. There were several anglers out from Liberty today. (One of the houses was a big one.)

Mac's Twin Bay reports 9 inches out to Hawkbill.

Scenic Bay Resort reports 8 - 13 inches. Lots of anglers have been setting up portables in Isle Bay. Mostly on foot, but I have seen a couple ATV's.

Be safe!! and Good fishing!!


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i was out on myr mar all day til 7:00p.m.
The ice is only 4 inches thick there, and for the fish they were not biting there oh i seen alot of pearch and walleyes but they would swim up too bait bsmell swim around it 2 or 3 times and then swim away. try again sunday or monday

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I made another loop around the lake today from Isle to Garrison and back down the east side. LOTS of portables out there. Most were on foot or used ATV's.

Coming back home into Isle, the first sight I saw was Scenic Bay's yellow & black truck plowing their road out from Isle Bay.

Get ready, here we come!!

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Today, a few resorts along the west and southeast side are pulling houses out!

The ice has gotten thicker every day due to the cold temps. We should be able to get out almost anywhere before Christmas.

A crack formed along the East side yesterday from Karpen's to past Agate Bay, but should heal soon if it stays cold.


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South End Update:

Dickie'sPortside road now goes out over 8 miles. With a good 14 inches of ice, you can get to Hennepin Island and the gravel. Dickie says the walleye are biting on the gravel in 24 feet.

Ready...Set...GO!!

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Dave

Was at Fleet Farm today smile.gif Heard from a guy who goes out from Karpens (sp?) that there's a crack that keeps opening from one to seven feet wide. Any news on this? He said a resort had to fish their bridge out twice now.

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Rick

I heard that Karpen's wasn't letting anyone out right now because of the crack. This hasn't been verified, but will learn more by Monday and I'll let you know the status if I get the info on Monday.

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I called Karpen's Resort and the bridge did break up this morning. They are working on moving it right now and will have the road re-opened by this afternoon.

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Does anyone know how far North the crack goes?

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Originally posted by Lisa G:

I called Karpen's Resort and the bridge did break up this morning. They are working on moving it right now and will have the road re-opened by this afternoon.

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As of this morning, the crack in front of Karpen's is OK and passable. It starts by Doe Island and goes north to Big Point.

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