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Offline Ktfunk

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Nelson Reservoir
« on: Feb 08, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Hello, i'm new here so can't see the reports
I'm driving to Nelson Reservoir next weekend, and wondering is it's fine to drive on? Thanks

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2019, 04:37 PM »
You can see them:)

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2019, 04:46 PM »
Call West Side Sports in Malta 406-654-1611, they should be able to tell you.

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2019, 07:20 AM »
Sounds fun.

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2019, 10:50 AM »
There are some pressure ridges on the east side,avoid them and you should be fine.
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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2019, 08:32 AM »
Okay thanks!
I only know of the the one spot on the east side to drive on. Is there a better spot then?
Thanks

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2019, 09:20 AM »
boat ramp in the main campground works
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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2019, 01:33 PM »
Quite a bit of snow on the lake now. We actually pulled just onto the ice near shore and went through a layer of slush and got stuck in the truck. Had to get help to get out. Even with well below zero temps there was enough snow to insulate that slush. We had a fairly difficult time getting around with 4 wheelers with tires. Tracks are going on the wheelers now. Fishing was super slow! 2/8-2/11.

Offline Ktfunk

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2019, 10:53 PM »
Oh wow, glad you got out.
Was that slush by the campground? Ive planned this trip with my son for a while, starting to second guess it! Last thing I want it to get stuck on the ice

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2019, 12:23 PM »
Not by the campground. We access way south of there. I think the slush has to do with the rain that they got back around the time of the tournament. Wherever the water ponded got covered up with snow and even though the temps have been way cold, the snow insulated the water, and that's why we got stuck. Hard to say where those spots are now unless you saw it happen. We still went ahead and just skirted the "bad spot" on the 4 wheelers and had no problem except that with the tires the snow was deep enough that we had a semi hard time going. Ice was 18" thick.

Offline Ktfunk

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2019, 09:48 AM »
Well heading there today, hopefully catching fish tomorrow

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2019, 11:05 AM »
Lets us know how you do,want to get back up there!!  :tipup:
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Offline sbschindler

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2019, 10:04 AM »
just so you know, Nelson Res. is a very Dangerous place to drive on the ice,

Offline Gondolarides

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #13 on: Feb 21, 2019, 04:00 PM »
Never fished there either

Offline boxl

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #14 on: Feb 25, 2019, 09:27 AM »
Was just there this last weekend, 20"+ of good ice.  Fishing is still slow, not many on the ice with the temps.  Walleye were deep, 30-40 feet and finicky bite.  Spearing pike was not bad in the shallows, quite a few through the hole.

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #15 on: Feb 25, 2019, 12:14 PM »
any slush issues?   :tipup:
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Offline boxl

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #16 on: Feb 25, 2019, 02:00 PM »
No slush where we were, on the north end.  Only used a snowmobile to get around though, too much snow to get around with tires very easily.  Were a few side by sides running around.

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Re: Nelson Reservoir
« Reply #17 on: Feb 26, 2019, 02:18 PM »
Imagine what it looks like now!  :o
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