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    Hello
    My best friend from MI is coming up the second or third week of Dec to ice fish. I would like to rent a cabin in the Nancy lake area. It looks like you pretty much have to drive the lakes to get to many of the cabins, is it usually thick enough by then? Which lake would you recommend to have the best chance at pike and trout? One cabin better than another?
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    We rented a cabin on Redshirt L. last December, around the 23rd. Ice was fine and trails where ok. Not all cabins are equal. Double check with the rangers and make sure the stove is in good repair. Ours had a hole burned in the back of it. It was either full on or out (-20 outside). I think at one point (prior to realizing the hole) it was 100 degrees inside the cabin. We regulated the temp by cracking the cabin door open and letting in cold air. In contrast we woke to near zero temps inside the cabin, as the stove would not hold heat for long. We had a blast but temps where seldom in the COMFORT range.

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    Hate those woodstove in those state cabins.
    The only good cabin is on James Lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Boss View Post
    Hate those woodstove in those state cabins.
    The only good cabin is on James Lake.
    I took my son into James Lake this past Feb and we really enjoyed it. It sits up on a hill and overlooks the lake. The front door seal needed work but the stove worked great and kept us plenty warm.

    I just hope your wrong about it being the only good cabin I booked Red Shirt number 4 for this year since James is already booked up and the Lynx 12 x 12's sounded a bit too "cozy"

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    Talking Don't become a statistic

    Whatever cabin you decide on don't be like the two earth muffins my wife and I rescued with our carbon footprinters (read as snowmachines). On our way home to Big Lake from last year's Iditiarod re-start, we came across two dazed and confused not to mention exhausted x-c skiers lost on Lynx Lake. The sun was 30 minutes above the horizon and they had not a clue as to where their cabin was. To make a long story short we found their cabin for them, shuttled their overloaded backpacks to their bivouac and dropped a hint that Etrex can be had for only $150 and tips the scale at a whopping 7oz...far less than all the booze they had. Moral of the story...DNR lists the GP's (geodetic positions) of all the cabins in their domain...use it.

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    We rented #2 cabin on Nancy lake last yr in january, it was awesome except for the frozen and overful outhouse. We were able to drive our snowgo right to the cabin wich made hauling our hootch that much easier. our friends however rented #1 the same time and could not get back to it by snogo, so had to go onto the lake from infront of #2 and run down the lake to cabin #1. great northern lights, but no fish...

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    Thanks for the great info guys, would you recommend any lake over another for the fishing?

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