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Long time reader, first time poster. I am going to up to vermilion this weekend to go to our cabin and I am wondering if the ice conditions are still good enough to drive a 3/4 ton truck out of stuntz bay to north of birch island, or shouls I bring the snowmobiles? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jeramy

Still looking for that one 53" or bigger!

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Welcome to FM!

There is plenty of ice for trucks yet.

There was also a road plowed from Stuntz Bay out past the West end of Birch as of last week.

There is not very much snow on the ice so the going should be good.

They are predicting -20 to -30 degrees for Fri. and Sat. mornings! crazy.gif

Cliff

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I was up this past weekend, and there were a few decent sized pressure ridges north of Birch. Be careful. I didn't see any vehicle traffic up in that area. Be cautious as you travel in that area due to the ridges. Beyond that, the ice conditions were great. I'd say a good 24" with not much snow on top (3-4").

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My buddy and I are going to be up there the 24-26. I was wondering if anyone has been north of Pine Island with a truck, or if we should stick to the sleds?

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They have been driving trucks out from Moccasin Point to the Trout Lake Portage area on the North side of Pine.

They have also been driving to the North side of Pine from the Stuntz Bay Landing and from the Glenwood Lodge landing off of the Mud Creek Road.

Cliff

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Thanks for the info Cliff. Any word on how the walleye bite has been around Bear Creek or any where in that area?

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Whitecaps,

I fished in that area last week and we caught a couple of walleyes and a couple of jumbos in the evening. laugh.gif Slow bite though! Got all of our fish on small pimples baited with crappie minnows. Also had a couple of hits on tip-ups but missed them.

Cliff

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I have not been over to that area for a couple of weeks so can not help you there.

Went out of McKinley on Sunday and there was still a road plowed out as far as Birch Is. It may have drifted in by now though with the last snow. ???

Cliff

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