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Uncle Grump

Ice everywhere and none of it fit for fishing

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I took a road trip yesterday, from SE MN where I live to western MN. All the creeks, the rivers, the sloughs, the lakes along the way....they all have ice.

But nothing solid enough to fish from.

The pain, oh the pain....

UG

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I know, it's been over a month since I've fished. Where's old man winter now?

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Fishing is in gear on LOTW these days. Was out Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to a couple of different areas and the bite has been going great as is usually the case up here on the early ice....Don't miss out!

fiskyknut

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Reading all of these reports of people going ice fishing then drive be just about any metro lake and seeing them wide open sucks! Then to make matters worse the weather man is talking about a warm up soon.
It's starting to look like we in the metro maybe luckly if we can get out on just a few of the lake by mid-dec.

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Fisky...

Thats easy for you to say....

Some of us don't have the ability to drop every thing and beat feet for the N part of the state.

You lucky devil.....

UG

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There's ice enough on some of the smaller lakes around Ely and Babbitt, and Birch Lake, the big impoundment near Babbitt, has 4 inches on some of the bays over 10 and more feet of water.

They're also walking out on 4 to 5 inches of ice in the McKinley Park and Fortune Bay Casino areas of Vermilion and catching walleyes.

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Just having their job would be enough for me=), but to live up at LOW would definately be a +.

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I drove by Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood yesterday and there were guys all over the lake! No kidding! It seems in that neck of the woods, everyone is obsessed with getting on ice. I am too, but not that crazy. Anyway, if you want to go ice fishing, there is a spot for you about 2 hours drive from the Cities.

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You really have to be careful with Minnewaska because if the wind hits that lake from the south whatever ice is on the lake will soon be on the shore. I know from past history that lake for whatever reason is one of the first ones to freeze up but watch out for the wind. I have seen fish houses trolling out there and more than one shelter rolling like a tumbleweed.

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