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Cattail Swamps Soild Yet?

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Any reports on if swamps are ice or still wet? Most of my best spots around Sauk Centre to Starbuck where too wet a couple of weeks ago to hunt, I am hoping they are froze now.

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I was muzzleloader hunting yesterdsay aft and walked the edge of one and that seemed fine but those areas are sure slow to freeze.

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I found swamps that were completely frozen and we could walk in the open water areas and others that weren't.

The ones where there was a lot of vegetation matted down were less frozen because the vegetation is providing insulation. In areas where the cattails and grasses were still standing, the ice was frozen well.

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As long as there is no moving water you can walk on the ice. I just got back from hunting Starbuck area slews.

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Be careful. Cattails are notorious for bad ice. They have a hard time freezing solid near the base of the cattails. I have fallen through in the middle of jan

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They were walkable south of Alex. Broke through a couple times, but it was in current areas.

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