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Starting to see some ice forming on Spirit

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I went out this morning to tie my bait bucket to the end of the dock and noticed ice forming on Anglers.

It is only out about a foot but it got me excited enough to start pulling the ice fishing gear out.

It won't be much longer if these cold nights stick around grin

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That is very cool. But the weather has been cold one day and warm the next. We need to put an end to these warm days.

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Does any one know if little spirit is still open? thinking of bringing down the duck boat for Thanksgiving.

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Small area lakes as well as East O are locked up. Only 1 ramp left open on West O. Anglers had ice on it as of 10am this morn, not sure how much or how far out. A buddy working in the area called and gave the report. Guessing from the size of Lil Spirit, right now its froze would be my best educated guess.

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All the local ponds are closed in, so if the weather doesn't get too warm, it shouldn't be long.

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THey were fishing by the grade on Big Spirit on Sunday.

Was told ther was about 3inches of ice.

I didn't hear if they were catching anything, they were not

very far from shore.

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I am going to try to make it up this weekend, I have spent every spare moment working on my wheel house the last couple of weeks.

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Be careful...I know a lot of the ponds and small bays have been iced in for a week or so, but can't believe there's too much ice yet. Stay in shallow water.

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Hope you are done with your wheelhouse, but I think it will be a while yet till you can try it out. crazy

Let us know how you do if you get out this weekend.

I live in MN, but have family in Spirit Lake. May get back down there this weekend....WITH MY STUFF ALONG !!! grin

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I will be fishing the sloughs, worse case scenario is I get my knees wet:)

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