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Offline slipperybob

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Early Ice Time...
« on: Nov 17, 2022, 10:09 PM »
hmmmmm...This year might be Thanksgiving weekend for early ice :o
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2022, 07:10 AM »
Looking good here on the Iron Range.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2022, 06:20 AM »
Some of the local lakes are frozen over. Saw a report yesterday Bowstring was capped.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2022, 07:20 AM »
Icefishing in North Iowa yesterday, I would hope you guys could find some walkable ice. 😁

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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2022, 02:24 AM »
next few days has forecast highs well above freezing so it will be very sketchy.  I may only go get for ice thickness only come around Thanksgiving day.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23, 2022, 11:19 PM »
We have safe walking ice out here in SD, but I'll be in MN this weekend to see family. I was hoping to do some fishing, but it's almost sounding like some lakes might have only just frozen over this week. Now with the past couple days being warm I'm not so sure it will be good, but I'll give it a try anyway.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #6 on: Nov 27, 2022, 06:30 AM »
Saw a boat fishing Trout lake Coleraine yesterday 11/26. Saw reports of boats on Leech. There were people ice fishing a small pond by Grand Rapids.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #7 on: Nov 27, 2022, 07:28 PM »
URL has people fishing on it.   I'm heading up Friday for the weekend to try it out

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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #8 on: Nov 28, 2022, 06:20 PM »
I went to central MN for the weekend, and brought all my ice fishing stuff. Apparently I was dead wrong about that. Most lakes are wide open. The only things frozen are a few small bays. I figured maybe it was the warm weather, but when I went back to SD there were people ice fishing last night. Crazy how we had such similar weather, but apparently SD has been much colder. As of now I wouldn't suggest going ice fishing anywhere in MN except the northern part of the state. It's not worth it to risk it on 2"-3" in a bay.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2022, 09:49 AM »
Yeah, central east it's shot and now just sitting for normal ice time frame.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2022, 04:10 PM »
 6 below this morning on the range.
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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #11 on: Dec 04, 2022, 08:01 AM »
10+ inches out of the Pines on Winnie, 12-1. Got some perch, walleyes and pike in 8-12fow. Took wheeler mile out or so.

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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #12 on: Dec 05, 2022, 01:35 PM »
Looking good here on the Iron Range.

Have you ever fished Nine Mile Lake near Finland, MN? My Dad used to take the family camping up there nearly 50 years ago.

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Re: Early Ice Time...
« Reply #13 on: Dec 05, 2022, 04:55 PM »
 Never been up there Skypilot. If you are looking for lake info, Try Minnesota DNR Lakefinder.
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