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Old 02-13-2017, 02:10 PM
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I have a trip planned to go to Bitter Lake this coming weekend. We will also be fishing some of the other smaller area lakes. I know that conditions can change and it depends on weather but I was wondering if someone could give me an ice report for that area. I am trying to decide if we need to load up the four wheelers and bring them or if it is still safe to drive on the ice. Thanks
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I have a trip planned to go to Bitter Lake this coming weekend. We will also be fishing some of the other smaller area lakes. I know that conditions can change and it depends on weather but I was wondering if someone could give me an ice report for that area. I am trying to decide if we need to load up the four wheelers and bring them or if it is still safe to drive on the ice. Thanks


Good luck up there. We were up last weekend and caught a few fish but it was tough. I am not there today, but looking at weather up there and the thirty plus inches they had while we were there, I would say you will be driving on. Looks as though it will still be freezing overnight, until Friday anyway. Probably be sloppy on top of the ice, but the depth is there.

I'm sure there's someone lurking here w more direct knowledge.


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Guys are still driving on. You should be fine but the landing will take two more days of abuse. The main lake ice will be fine but getting on could be interesting. If you have an ATV I would recommend that JMO. I drove on a lake last night by Watertown and the landing was awful. I won't be driving my truck on the ice again unless I head to the bitter area or farther north.
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Thanks for the reports. Now just need a little luck finding the fish.
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I have a trip planned to go to Bitter Lake this coming weekend. We will also be fishing some of the other smaller area lakes. I know that conditions can change and it depends on weather but I was wondering if someone could give me an ice report for that area and best Wooden maps of lakes . I am trying to decide if we need to load up the four wheelers and bring them or if it is still safe to drive on the ice. Thanks
Hello,
I think it is not load up to drive on the ice.

And follow these guide lines
Contact a local bait shop or lakeside resort to ask about ice conditions.
Check ice thickness once you get there.
Temperature, snow cover, currents, springs and rough fish all affect the relative safety of ice. Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet.
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Hello,

I think it is not load up to drive on the ice.



And follow these guide lines

Contact a local bait shop or lakeside resort to ask about ice conditions.

Check ice thickness once you get there.

Temperature, snow cover, currents, springs and rough fish all affect the relative safety of ice. Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet.


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