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    Driving on Ice

    Anyone driving their trucks on the ice yet. I measured 18 inches last weekend on Crystal Springs. Pretty clear ice too. Except for the few snow drifts I think I could have driven my Frontier out there.

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    Guys have been pulling out their 1 tons and ice castles out on less than that. 18" of consistent ice you'll be just fine.

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    18 inches should be plenty but especially this year I wouldn't tell anyone to drive on the ice yet. Definitely colder over there but a small dam I was on yesterday had less than 8 inches here in eastern MT. Be careful, 18 in one place can easily be 9 a few feet away.

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    I'm sitting on 17 with the half ton now. Only the bottom 8 is nice clear ice. The top is cloudy.

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    I'd say were over to 2 feet at Metigoshe. Good clear ice for the most part.

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    Well. According to the small city of Ice castles on my local lake. It’s perfectly safe. I’m still running out with sled and portable but that’s just me. And I like to roam away from everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickemup View Post
    I'm sitting on 17 with the half ton now. Only the bottom 8 is nice clear ice. The top is cloudy.
    Yah ok, but more importantly are the fish biting??

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    I've seen guys pulling there wheelhouses onto Crystal Springs for almost a month now.

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    Anyone have a recent Beaver Bay ice report? Specifically west of the bridge?

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    At least 16 on audubon. Been running my ram 2500 diesel out for a few weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meelosh View Post
    Anyone have a recent Beaver Bay ice report? Specifically west of the bridge?
    Last weekend was 16 inches east of bridge and 12-14 west of bridge in the bay. 8 inches under the bridge. 6-8 inches west closer to river channel.

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    Oohhh. Under bridge. That takes guts to check that out. Catch anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Oohhh. Under bridge. That takes guts to check that out. Catch anything?
    I didn't have the guts to go under the bridge I talked to a guy while I was down there that took his 4 wheeler over there and checked. Said there was a decent current....fished for a short time, nothing.

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    They're driving on at Cattail Bay out in front of Winona to the main channel.

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