Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Vex Guy

Best Ice Conditions Right Now!

15 posts in this topic

Been running around local lakes and up north on a few. The Ice and lake condtions are the best we've had all year. Ice is 30" plus north of Brainerd and 24" plus around the west metro.

All the ice is solid and easy to get around on. Other then needing cleats for the boots.. its great!! Lots of ice fishing left for the year!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes the cleats are a almost a must. I wouldn't have been able to stand up on Monday when I was out without them. And oh the ice is good and thick, probably be here until June!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And oh the ice is good and thick, probably be here until June!

I hope not, I'd like to be able to get the boat out way before then. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got a great deal on an auger at GM. I hope I get out at least for two to three more weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got a great deal on an auger at GM. I hope I get out at least for two to three more weeks.

Details...whudya get? Getta good deal?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice!

I'll bet you'll get a good chance to drill some holes yet this winter. I'm thinking at least 3 good weekends and maybe even until the middle of March.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a pretty good deal, about $40 less than I found them for. I was planning on getting one of those and at the last minute went for the Mag 2000 instead. I chickened out with all them blades compared to a single blade. More cost to replace 4.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be nice for a change to be ice fishing on my B-day in the middle of March.

I hear ya Ron but at that price I couldn't resist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

maybe even until the middle of March.

You need to come north more, I'm thinking April up where I'm at. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • If I choose not to dig the horseradish, will it keep growing next year? 
    • That's funny, I was just looking at airplane tickets..... 
    • It could be said that Trump is actually a third party candidate, who is taking on the two establishment parties one at a time rather than both at once like Gary Johnson.      Sort of like a fight against two opponents.   Take out one first then fight the other.   Trump was pretty clearly not a part of the Republican Party establishment when he declared his candidacy.   He was opposed by all of the other candidates as well as the Party apparatus.    But now they have lost and are faced with losing their influence if they don't support the nominee.   Gary Johnson, on the other hand, chose to go the traditional third party route and take on the whole establishment at the same time, an endeavor that is doomed.  Even Ross Perot or Ralph Nader couldn't pull it off.   It was Trump who had the the insight to realize that he could inject himself into the cluster thing that was the Republican nominating process and with his money, media savvy, and recognition get the nomination.  That's how it has to be done these days.   And it may have been a unique opportunity.    Next time the Republicans will probably change their process to be rigged like the Dems did after the McGovern debacle, especially if Trump loses.    
    • that one got by me.  Missed the metasarcasm.
    • I have a couple of spots where scrapes are opened up every year by opening weekend bow in mid Sept, they aren't easy to find but they are out there.
    • I think it might would have worked better if that tree in the picture would have not fallen in front of the rub.   also I had a fair amount  of does and fawns check it and lick it. 
    • my brother said he didn't get one either with 2 preference points. I think its because he lives in packer land!!!!!!
    • Ha ha. Hope it pans out for ya! I have 2 points now, so perhaps I'm getting closer.  
    • As the week went on I wish I could say each day got better but it didn't, the entire group kept seeing the same 4x4 and 2 cows but could never get close enough for a shot, the bowhunters had a couple different zone options we didn't so they did some day trips to different areas but never saw anything the 65-75 degree temps no rain made for a very very tough hunt.  Toward the end of the week I decided to head to the area my father in-law and I saw the bull as I got closer to the area I couldn't find a way to drop down to the aspens where we were and I didn't want to retrace our route we made to get in there and I don't think I could have figured it out either so instead I sat in a area that was close and with lots of sign I figured maybe I will get lucky. I sat for about 5 hours without a sighting and the winds were getting strong so I figured I better get moving so I didn't get caught in the rain storm Was very cool to see the weather systems move over the mountains as I headed back the rain turned to a mist so I stopped at a small field we found early in the week with lots of sign and just sat till dark my only visitor had no I idea i was there got to about 15 feet from me. It was a great learning experience weather played a major factor and taught us some valuable lessons that's for sure, I can wait to go back but it will probably be a couple years now. 
    • sorry?????? I had 3 preference points!!!!!!!!
  • Our Sponsors