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Island Lake Hardwater


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Hello FMer's, thinking about doing some hardwater fishing out at island today. Had a quick question if someone would be kind enough to field it. I have been out on Island alot and constiently here from others that the ice is "shifty or bad". I realize how reserviors work and I'm not a (Contact US Regarding This Word), I know to stay area from current areas such as bridges and dams. Island has alot of good ice fishing structure so I really want to fish it. Could some shed some light on why individuals believe the ice is shifty or not safe. Also I will be walking not driving so I am not asking about driving rigs out there.

Thanks UMDWalleyeGuy

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Walleye Guy-

I was out in front of the bridge off of 4 on Thursday. I found about 15" of ice and that is right in front of the bridge in deepwater. I would venture to say that most places on ice are fine for snowmobiles/wheelers and most definitely foot traffic. Oh by the way, fishing was slow that night. Good luck

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