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I have never fished Pulaski on the hard water... does anyone know about any dangerous ice conditions out there?? For example, are there any springs or warm spots to look out for??

Thanks for any help which keeps me dry!!

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I don't know the lake very well, but I have heard that there are a lot of spings in this lake. It also seems to ice up later than other lakes in the area.

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10-4 on the "springs"...that's why you won't see as many vehicles on that lake, especially during early ice...and the ones that do drive onto the lake are usually the locals who either have fished it for years or live on the lake and know the "danger" zones...
That lake has some serious structure to it! There are some 80 foot holes out there and some sunken islands rising to just 5 feet beneath the surface too. Great lake, with great numbers of fish...but an extremely difficult lake to figure out without investing some time...click on the DNR link below for lake info:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/showreport_printable.html?downum=86005300&printable=true

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i dont think there is any ice on it yet. ill run by fri. on lunch and see. but with the deep holes it takes alot to get it to freeze.

snowking

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This cold weather should make it safe. Is the lake all snow covered or did the wind blow it off? Hopefully, I can get out there tonite. Never fished this lake before, so any info. about this lake would be nice. I do have a map!!

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Thanks for the info thus far, guys... we did alright this summer on Pulaski, so I'm kinda anxious to see what the ice fishing will be like...

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stopped by on lunch today and it was 2" thick at the boat launch . there was a picnic table on the ice and a 55 gallon drum. itll be a while before its fishable

Snowking

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Yeah...as deep as that lake is, it probably creates its own currents!! wink.gif It's usually the last lake in the area to freeze up solid...

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The weather probably has not helped, but is anyone aware of the ice conditions on Pulaski??

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It just froze up early last week. I think it was two week ago you could have open water fished Pulaski..... so be very careful! I think you guys should wait for another good hard freeze.

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Went by it this morning...didn't look good. Hard to tell what's going on with all the melting snow! No one was out there, except in the back bay (known as "Little Pulaski"), and those must have been residents...

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I have been working on remodeling a house on the lake. There should be plenty of ice. There is a big group of people fishing little P and ATV's and portables on the big lake. If I wanted to fish it I would hit it hard. The time is now.

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I agree with you, the time is now!...however, yesterday there was one (count my finger!) fish house on the main lake and several in Little Pulaski...and the lake was open as of last week, so...I'm not risking it and no one else was either!! grin.gif

[This message has been edited by ackotz (edited 12-28-2003).]

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I drove by Pulaski Saturday afternoon and saw 3 people walking on the west side of the lake and 1 portable. With the rain and warm temps you would be CRAZY to be out there right now.

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I just stopped by pulaski and drilled three holes. 1st hole was about 30 feet from the ramp and had about 10 inches of ice. 2nd hole about 75 feet out and had about 6 inches, 3rd hole was 100+ out and had +/- 6inches. I saw 2 house, 1 was way out on the hump.

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I didnt see any open water..

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I'm gonna try to get out there either thurs or on the weekend...

does anyone know if its possible to access the lake (i.e drive out with a truck or an ATV) by that park area in the NE corner - right between the entrance to little pulaski and the guy with the plane??

or do you have to come all the way across from the public access in the SW corner??

thanks!!!

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I think I would hold off driving on Pulaski for a while.
I did see what looked like an access on Little Pulaski last summer. Its on the east side of Lil Pulaski and was in the among the houses but you may be able to use it.

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It's posted "No Lake Access"...but people park their cars in the cul-de-sac and go in anyway...I'd be afraid of being vandalized out of spite...but then again, that's probably where I'd go out now...

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has anyone been out there actually fishing? i hope to get out there one of these days

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Hey Duane?
You here?
You wanna go out to Pulaski tomorrow? Connie's gonna spend the day with her mom, so I'm free!
Is the bait shop in town open tomorrow? (New Years)...

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Fished Pulaski yesterday...

First, we tried to get on over on the NE corner, but the "No public access" signs and the scowling guys standing by thier trucks were a deterrent... so, we drove back around the lake to the pubic access...

There were people strung out along the SW shore, about 50-100 years out... no one seemed to be catching much... there was only about 6-7 inches of ice, and I had wife and kids with, so I didnt dare try to cross over the main part of the lake to fish where I really wanted to... so we set up along the SW corner too, in 18-21 ft... (three holes 8 ft apart= 1 in 18', 1 in 19',1 in 21') Green and red glow jigs with minnows about 1' off the bottom...

Fished about 90 minutes (did I mention having the kids with?? smile.gif Caught two 3-4 pound northerns, that was all...

New Lowrance x67c worked well...

Good Luck everyone!!

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One stinkin Rock bass on Pulaski!! They give up in the winter too.
Hey WKSparrow, was that you with the 3-wheeler?

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Yep, that was me... were you one of the two fishing by the skating rink???

Met an FM'er and didnt even know it...what a bummer!!

Hope the wheeler pulling the kids around a bit didn't bother anyone... tried to have them stay away from the fisherpeople...

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