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Given the winter so far, any educated guesses on how long fishable ice will be around? Have some vacation time in March and plan on hitting the River, wondering if ice might still be happening as well.

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Lots of winter left. About 2 foot of ice up here now, and we could see some real winter yet thru feb and march and may yet make a bit more ice, maybe alot more ice. Possible we could see a week or 2 or 3 of sub zero temps. March could be wicked cold and we may be able to fish into April.

Lot's of if's and maybe's between now and then, only mother nature knows for sure but I won't be to surprized iffin I can get on the ice come April again this winter.

Mid March kicks things off good for me so I'll say we will have fishable ice thru March and hopefuly into April as well....I'm optomistic anyways!


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Fisky: I believe you are right on. The next 7-10 days are supposed to be a lot closer to normal temps. Ice should continue to form and unless Mother Nature really goes crazy things should be good through March. I'm headed back Feb 20th and March 23rd and at this point I fully expect to be able to make both trips. We're starting to see much better ice conditions down here as well, and you're 250 miles north of us. Life will be good. Bill

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Thanks for the info. I know a group that usually goes up mid to late March, but with the weather as it has been gets a guy to wondering; especially with all the 'chicken littles' yelling 'the ice is melting, the ice is melting'.'

Good luck, good fishing.

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South Shore usually has ice until April 1st at least. Arnesen's area should be good late this year if the water clears up...

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