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I am considering coming up this weekend and have a question about ice conditions, what is the snow cover on the lake? my 4x4 p.u. weighs 10000 lbs can i still drive off the plowed road or should i bring up an atv or would a snowmobile be better given the local conditions up there?

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This last weekend ice ranged from 17-24", travel off the roads was not an issue, just bumpy-lots of frozen drifts. Lots of 3/4 ton pick-ups out there, but those typically weigh 6-7000lbs, I myself wouldn't drive something that heavy on 17".

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Thanks for the thickness info. was the snow to deep for an atv or should I bring a snowmobile?

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we were out of hillmans road sunday jan 29 we drove out with a 4 door chevy dura max long box with enough gear and portables for 4 people and had no problems we went 9 miles out and did alot of cross country travel and had no problems but we did pull someone else out of a drift so you can still get stuck if you are not careful good luck and have fun

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I would be a little nervous with the truck. We had the F350 out on sunday. Their seemed to be a lot of water and slush around the truck. At least their was a lot more on Sunday, than there was on Monday.

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The arrival of some cooler weather has just about guaranteed that we will be driving on this lake for another week and maybe more. I have seen many reports on the internet claiming that the ice is measuring up to 24 inches thick, this is true in some instances. From what I see and I have been on this lake everyday this winter is the majority of the ice is 18 to 20 inches which is sufficient but is not a lot of extra ice to spare, the bad part is I still have found a couple of place’s that still measure just 14 inches, so don’t assume that the ice is good just because someone else made some tracks out there, they may have been from me in my Suzuki.

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Outsider, what effects, if any, do you think the cooler temps forecasted for this weekend will have on the bite? Following your reports and this site it seems like things are picking up a bit. Do you think think the bite being better during the week than the weekend is related to the amount of traffic on the lake?

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    • Mike89
      just off to the west is a State park and a lake access is in there too..    it's called Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    • smurfy
      🤣 so you drove threw Remer then? home of sasquatch!!!!!!!!🤗👌
    • leech~~
      Funny, my wife and I drove by Big Rice on our way to Grand Rapids. I pointed to the launch and said, somewhere there's an old rotting couch in there, two clowns 🤡🤡 on the forum keep joking each other about pissing on. She said gross! Cuz that's what guys talk about on forums! 😆😅🤣
    • smurfy
      i think he moved it down south of remer..........closer to his recliner by big rice lake!!!!!!!!🤣🤗
    • gimruis
      You can still fish Mille Lacs during the closure from July 1-15.  You just can't specifically target a walleye or use live bait.  There's plenty of smallmouth bass and pike in the lake that you can target with artificial lures and you might get lucky with a muskie.   The wind can be an issue out there though.  If that doesn't sound appealing to you, try the Rum River.  There is an access in Kathio State Park that would work well for a kayak.  You could go upstream and downstream from there too.   I think you will need to purchase a daily pass to use that access in the park (it might be like 5 bucks).  I haven't fished there in years but I fish the Rum River further downstream every season and the fishing in there is fantastic during midsummer.  Look for current breaks, seams, and deeper holes.
    • chaffmj
      Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Glad your place was ok. Lake Country power said they had 20 poles toppled in one area!
    • leech~~
      You still have your trailer and place up there? Maybe you should do some summer rentals of it to help pay the taxes and up keep on it? 👍
    • fins_n'_feathers
      The water is starting to slowly go down. From what I can tell it looks like it’s down about 5-6 inches. The wind was terrible over the weekend though. I’m sure many properties suffered damages with Sundays winds. Things are finally starting to head in the right direction but it’s going to take a very long time for things to get back to even somewhat normal. 
    • Rivergroup
      Stopped at VC last week as well.  Didn't have pizza, but the sandwiches and appetizers we had were good.  The service was very good.  However, that's the first and only time we had been there.
    • delcecchi
      Any other info about VC?   Got kid and and fam coming up.  Been a couple years but really liked it.   Reviews on line still good.   Did Mark just hit on a bad night or has it gone down?   Being on west not a place we go often.
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