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ndsufootball

Cranker,

I'm doing a upper red, winni trip this weekend so i can't make it to mille lacs, but i was thinking of visiting appledorns friday the 23rd. Do have an idea of how the ice might be by then? The weather report looks warm but i understand it takes longer for ice to thaw than it does to make it. Or if anybody else has any ideas, thanks

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Ryan_V

I'm wondering the same thing, I'm coming up this weekend, if all goes as planned, wondering if I need to bring the wheeler, just the truck, etc.....

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crazyice

I was up on sunday for a day trip, the ice was in pretty good shape. I would guess 30+ inches yet. Make sure you bring a shovel, or you may not even get through the ice with an extension, there are spots with two feet of snow on top. Roads are a touch slushy but not too bad, I just hope that close to shore holds up, there was some water starting to pool there.

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The Cranker

The ice is doing well. Not much water on our raods at all. My only concern is the landing. It is suppose to in the 30's for the rest of the week up here. And getting in the teens at night. I am hopeful that the cool weather at night will refreeze the landing. But with the days getting longer and that sun being brighter. It may come down to just four wheelers and snomobiles and of course "The Wilcraft" just going out on the ice. I will keep everyone posted!

Fish On!!!

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jltimm

Do you still charge $10 for taking a wheeler out?

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dogs

What is the snow cover like on the lake as of the end of today? Getting to the point you can go where you want with an ATV? Like to spend a few days up there yet this year.

Thanks

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Deitz Dittrich

when I left around noon yesterday, there was pockets of snow.. and underthat snow about a foot of water in places...I think 4 wheeler traffic anywhere you wanted might be tough. I think you would be fine going places where there are no drifts. Where the old perms were can be tough getting around.

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bottomdweller

Deitz, was there yesterday also. Was going to come over and say hi got distracted and we ended up moving. The bite was tough yesterday but we kept on the move and changed up the lure presentation. Ended up with close to thirty for three of us. Lots of little uns to throw back. Not a great fishing day but a fantastic day to be on ice.

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