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      Valley City area ice conditions

      Anyone have some ice condition reports from the Valley City area? Hobart, Eckelson, Ashtabula, Moon, etc.
      How thick is the ice? How much snow and or water/slush on it? Plowed trails? Thanks for any info!

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      Also curious how much slush folks are seeing....I have a "go to" lake that I prefer but am thinking about venturing out to some other sloughs and don't want to waste drive time if not needed.

      I'll probably go check it out myself anyways lol...

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      Slush under the snow. 8-12 inches of ice. A real bitch to get around regardless of where you want to fish. Snowmobiles, tracked rigs, or walking. Fish to be had, but a lot of effort to get at'em. Sorry about being a debbie downer, but that's what I've heard and seen. Be Safe out there.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KDM View Post
      Slush under the snow. 8-12 inches of ice. A real bitch to get around regardless of where you want to fish. Snowmobiles, tracked rigs, or walking. Fish to be had, but a lot of effort to get at'em. Sorry about being a debbie downer, but that's what I've heard and seen. Be Safe out there.
      Thanks Kirk much appreciated!

      This ice seasons gonna suck!

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      Quote Originally Posted by KDM View Post
      Slush under the snow. 8-12 inches of ice. A real bitch to get around regardless of where you want to fish. Snowmobiles, tracked rigs, or walking. Fish to be had, but a lot of effort to get at'em. Sorry about being a debbie downer, but that's what I've heard and seen. Be Safe out there.
      Need tracked rigs eh? Gosh, that's terrible.

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      About to get a lot tougher in that area if Friday forecast proves correct.

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      Just read in the Forum the fishing derby is canceled on Ashtabula because of slush and poor ice

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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      Need tracked rigs eh? Gosh, that's terrible.
      Tracked rigs are awesome..........until you get one of them hung up in a slush pocket. Been there done that, not fun.

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      ha ha

      yes, I dread my first encounter with being “sluck”

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      BTW - what’s the method used to extract one self??? (I have a 5K winch)

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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      ha ha

      yes, I dread my first encounter with being “sluck”

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      BTW - what’s the method used to extract one self??? (I have a 5K winch)
      Drill a hole a ways in front of winch. Attach cable to a 2x4, drop er down hole to get it hung up and winch yourself out.

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      I hope I don't have to use that method someday, but I'll be prepared in the event that I do.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NDSportsman View Post
      Tracked rigs are awesome..........until you get one of them hung up in a slush pocket. Been there done that, not fun.
      Did that once. It was a nightmare. I can still picture it in my head(shudder).

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      Quote Originally Posted by 701FishSlayer View Post
      Drill a hole a ways in front of winch. Attach cable to a 2x4, drop er down hole to get it hung up and winch yourself out.
      I have neither a tracked vehicle nor a winch, but that is brilliant.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 701FishSlayer View Post
      Drill a hole a ways in front of winch. Attach cable to a 2x4, drop er down hole to get it hung up and winch yourself out.
      That's my thought - but what if a guy wants to go back because going forward would get even worse.

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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      That's my thought - but what if a guy wants to go back because going forward would get even worse.

      Think that's called checkmate lol.

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      so just light it on fire and call insurance?

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      Insurance is busy down here with the out of towners dumping in snowmobiles and side by sides. Always a interesting week to sit on shore and watch people with a spotting scope that know nothing about oahe and drive all over. Some guy set up on one of the pillars of the rail road bridge he made the rounds on everyone’s phone in Mobridge for moron of the year.

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