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Offline Graygills22

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Iron county
« on: Jan 06, 2021, 07:45 PM »
Ice thickness please? Thanks in advance

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2021, 06:39 AM »
Lots of ice on small lakes 6-8" as of last Saturday.  4-5" snow cover.  No slush.  People are fishing large lakes but test the ice over deeper water.

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #2 on: Feb 15, 2021, 10:01 AM »
Iím coming down in the first weekend of March for a little fishing trip. Hope the ice isnít too thick for my battery powered auger 😂
Anyone been fishing in the lakes there recently?

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #3 on: Feb 15, 2021, 05:50 PM »
Haven't been fishing but crossed two lakes by snowmobile a couple days ago.  Felt like I was on a waverunner, slush was unreal!  Thought the slush might be tightening up a bit with the cold weather but apparently the snow is providing enough insulation. 

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #4 on: Feb 15, 2021, 06:25 PM »
Oh boy gonna have to bring the sled down. Maybe some warmer days and a nightly freeze will help

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2021, 01:54 PM »
Was wondering how thick ice was? If anyone knows thanks in advance and hope you been catching!

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2021, 05:31 PM »
Going down tomorrow, got a cabin in Gaastra. Likely going to target crappie and pike on ice lake tomorrow and figure out where to go for the PM

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2021, 05:31 PM »
Iíll let you know then how the conditions are

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2021, 06:02 PM »
Iíll let you know then how the conditions are
thanks buddy

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #9 on: Mar 05, 2021, 06:54 AM »
Plenty of ice with around 20" but plenty of slush.  Navigation is difficult.  I wouldn't take a side-by-side out there.  Even snowmobiles are getting stuck if they stop by their fishing spot and its slushy.  Warmer temperature will eventually get rid of the snow and then it will all freeze together.  We were out at Iron Lake with the High School fishing derby last Saturday.  That was before the big snowfall on Sunday.  Even on the plowed road trucks that tried to go out broke through the slush and had to go back carefully.

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #10 on: Mar 05, 2021, 10:54 AM »
No slush, itís all frozen but youíll break through it while walking
Panfish bite is really good on ice lake and had a decent amount of flags so far

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #11 on: Mar 05, 2021, 04:12 PM »
Thanks for the update

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #12 on: Mar 05, 2021, 04:59 PM »
Slushy on sunset by the boat launch none at the middle though lots of ice to drill through

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #13 on: Mar 07, 2021, 07:07 PM »
We also tried Indian, iron and sunset again. Caught pike on every lake we tried but didnít get many flags. Not completely familiar with the lakes down there. Best panfish bite was on iron and ice lake. Lots of small ones

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 2021, 10:03 PM »
Hows the ice holding up after the rain?  :-\

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #15 on: Mar 13, 2021, 09:56 PM »
Iíve been up in chassell pike fishing and weíve went from 20 to 14 inches of ice. Really slippery to walk on. I assume itíll be similar there as well.

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #16 on: Mar 15, 2021, 12:18 PM »
Thinking about coming up next week.....will the ice still be good? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #17 on: Mar 15, 2021, 02:33 PM »
Give Gloria from Luckeyís a call. She always gets customers in there giving her reports on lakes. Really helpful

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #18 on: Mar 15, 2021, 04:03 PM »
Thanks I did. Very helpful.  Thanks

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #19 on: Mar 17, 2021, 07:10 AM »
We were out last Saturday and the ice is in excellent condition with no slush and no snow on top.  20" of ice but 6" of it is lower quality frozen slush layer.  Not very slippery where we were as temp were in the 50's and windy

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #20 on: Mar 17, 2021, 05:41 PM »
Any new updates? Coming up 25th 26 27...appreciated. thanks

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #21 on: Mar 17, 2021, 07:26 PM »
Any new updates? Coming up 25th 26 27...appreciated. thanks

I think you will be lucky to find safe ice by then. This weekend its going to take a beating with 50+ temps. Add the 3 days of rain next week and im willing to bet shorelines will be gone.
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Re: Iron county
« Reply #22 on: Mar 22, 2021, 06:30 AM »
Lots of good ice as of 3/20.  No snow or slush.  Rain coming for 2 days.  Mon/Tues in 50's.  All before 3/25. 

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #23 on: Mar 22, 2021, 06:39 AM »
Hows the shore?

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #24 on: Mar 23, 2021, 06:06 PM »
I'm not in Iron County, but many lakes by me around Land O'Lakes are losing ice at shore.

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #25 on: Mar 23, 2021, 10:07 PM »
Hope I get on!

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #26 on: Mar 25, 2021, 06:33 PM »
Made it out to one favorite lakes!

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Re: Iron county
« Reply #27 on: Apr 04, 2021, 09:23 PM »
Ice is done now.  We went out on Saturday.  No one else around.  We were limited to only certain places on the different lakes we visited.  Most lakes were not accessible even with a board.

 



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