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kanerZ71

Big Marine Lake

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A buddy and I were planning on heading out there two for one last effort, but on my way to work this morning, i drove past White Bear Lake, and it is completely frozen over. If White Bear is closed up, I can't imagine that Big Marine is open enough for ducks.

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I hunted there two weekends ago and saw next to nothing for ducks. I stopped by last Sunday around shooting time and I saw next to no ducks. Yesterday, I hunted Waconia and saw very few ducks. I shot two buffle heads and one suicidal merganser after he came into the decoys three times. If I were you, I would hunt the river, head south or find a field to hunt near the river.

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As of this morning there was still quite a bit of open water in the chisago lakes area.. I have not been to big marine, but would guess there is still some open water. But thats just a guess.

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Not sure about Big Marine, but Forest Lake had a bunch of open water on 1st Lake this morning. Was kind of suprised at how much!

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I would be surprised if Big Marine was completely covered with ice even with the relatively cool temperatures we have been having.

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Thank you for the replies. I would hunt the river but am using a row boat and it's a long row down on the river. I'll check it out after work to see what the ice is like.

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