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Surface Tension

Lake Ice/Snow/Slush Conditions

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Surface Tension

One would think with the last storms the lakes would be deep with snow and slush. Not so. I was out on the sled Sunday and found no slush what so ever on Fish lake. Snow drifts were so wind compacted that you could ride over the tops of them with no sinking in.

Ice fishing isn't over. Can't wait for rising temps and melting snow to filter through the ice. That seems to get the gills popping.

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SKIPPERS KID

Gills and warm temps sound great. I think the snow will melt fast but one will never now grin.gif.

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Orlip

How did you make out on your plow route Tom?

I was looking at some pictures of the Duluth area online, Looks like you guys got hit good.

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SKIPPERS KID

It was great to make $$$$$ again. It has been a hard winter for plowing glad it will not stay to long. I will be out on the big pond soon?

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MnIceman

I was up at the cabin over the weekend . Had my fish house out on Lax . We plowed a road out to get the house off . Took almost 3 hours with 2 trucks all chained up . We did'nt run into any slush along the way. The snow varyied from bare ice in 1 little spot to 3 1/2 ft. . It averaged at about 16" deep. Right by the fish house there was a 4' drift wrapping around it . When we started breaking away the banking we found that the wholes had barely froze from the weekend before .The water was right at the bottom of the skids that were sitting on 3" of blocks . I was glad that I did'nt wait until next weekend .Half the road blew shut on Sunday .

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