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Keep posted here to as the current ice and boat ramp conditions.

I've quit ice fishing. I won't push rotting ice. I won't put out a ladder to reach ice.

Right now I predict it will be at least two and a half weeks before you can launch a boat off a trailer.

As soon as I hear of a ramp in, I'll post.

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Kevin, any word on open water in the channels for some early shore action? Check my post under Pre spawn, any comments would be appreciated.

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We are not much closer to ice out now than we were last week. Temperatures never got over freezing and we didn't get the rain we expected. The ice is beginning to show signs of wear due to the absorption of solar energy but not from warm air.

The open water near bridges and culverts even re-froze last week. It is extremly dangerous near those areas so be sure were you are.

No access with vehicles was noted. People are using ATV's and walking. Several are launching car toppers into the open water.

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Minnewaukan ND

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The ice is real dark and beginning to open in spots near the shorelines. The areas around the bridges have opened up quit a bit with several folks casting from shore and some cartopper boats.

Very little ice fishing activity today.

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e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 701-473-5411 or 701-351-4989
Minnewaukan ND

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AAAAARRRGGHHH as Charlie Brown would say when Lucy pulled the football away as he tried to kick it.

That is how I feel when I think of what Ma Nature is doing to us who want to fish out of our real boats.

We have seen two snowfall events here in the past couple of days, a three and a one incher. Temps are in the low 40's, wind is light, and the sun does not want to shine.

On the flats here near Minnewaukan, it had open up about 100-200 yards off shore, but the wind pushed the ice back. Part of the Mauvais Coulee even re-froze.

It will not take much to get the ice off but when will enough be enough?

It could be anyday now!?!? confused.gif

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fishingminnesota.com/kevin-neve-guiding/
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 701-473-5411 or 701-351-4989
Minnewaukan ND

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The ice situation has improved greatly overnight. The West Bay (Minnewaukan Flats) are almost open. 25 MPH winds have pushed the ice around quite a bit. Believe me, it was wonderful seeing whitecaps again. We should be able to get safely in on Wednesday weather permitting. As for docks I don't know. I plan to get the transon wet at least tommorrow and fire up the Mercs.

Other parts of the lake vary. They should follow suit and be open by this weekend.

Yippee!!!

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Yesterday the East Bay and East Devils Lake still were iced over with rotted ice. However, with 45 MPH winds today I would guess they are open. 4 foot waves will do that. So I will officially say the ice is out on Devils Lake.

No docks were in place with the exception of the Casino of which I didn't see but am taking a guess. Grahams Island dock is due to be put in this week I was told when I stopped in to get a season pass. The other docks will be a hodge podge due to the parties responsible for them. Record low temps are predicated for Thursday night with highs for the weekend not to great. Uf Dah!!!

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