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    Anybody been out to Figure 8/Flathorn? Planning on heading out Saturday and wondering how the conditions are.

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    I heard the little su is still open. Don't know for sure haven't been out there. Anyone been out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudemandude View Post
    I heard the little su is still open. Don't know for sure haven't been out there. Anyone been out there?
    I was walking on the ice at the Little Su Public Use Facility on Nov 2nd. A good 7-8" at that time. We had some warming shortly after but it cooled back down for the last couple weeks. Probably pretty darn solid out there. Definitely not open water though.

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    thanks good luck to whoever goes

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    December 6th: Figure 8 Lake is not yet frozen over. Big open area on north section of the lake. Give it a couple weeks and stay off the middle. Snow covered trail the whole way to Flathorn Lake, but bumpy in places because not much snow. Little Su is frozen hard at the gasline. Wet spots where the trail comes down off the hill, takes a right and goes next to Fish Creek just to the south of Flathorn Lake.

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    Thanks for the update, Dinglishna!

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    Yeah, i decided not to head out. I'll give it another week or two.

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    Friend went out Saturday, he said the trail to Flathorn is good for 4 wheelers and snow machines, and that the only place to watch for is right when you get to the lake the swamp/lake is not totally frozen, you have to stick to the middle. Other than that he said everything else was good. A good foot and a half of ice where he was fishing.

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    did he catch anything? son and I might go out one day in the next couple weeks.

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    Yes, with ten tip-ups they caught 30 pike, the biggest of which was around 3 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexl View Post
    Yes, with ten tip-ups they caught 30 pike, the biggest of which was around 3 feet.
    We've been out to Figure 8 but not Flathorn, any tips on which part of the lake to set up at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexl View Post
    Friend went out Saturday, he said the trail to Flathorn is good for 4 wheelers and snow machines, and that the only place to watch for is right when you get to the lake the swamp/lake is not totally frozen, you have to stick to the middle. Other than that he said everything else was good. A good foot and a half of ice where he was fishing.
    Apparently this means that this ice thickness report is for Flathorn rather than Figure Eight? Correct?

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    Has anyone been out to either lake on an ATV lately? Thinking about taking the wife and the wheeler out for some fishing on Saturday.


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    Rob, the deer are still out! The pike will be here all winter.


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    Tell me about it, but mother natures hates me and make the seas too bad to go out on the weekends when I'm off work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy82Hoyt View Post
    Rob, the deer are still out! The pike will be here all winter.


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    Haha I guess it's mother natures way of protecting the deer. They sure have had a good winter


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    Got out to Flathorn this Saturday, enough snow on the trails for snow machine but there were people out there on fourwheelers. Ice was a foot and a half thick but the fishing was slow.

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    Be careful out there.
    4 people went for an unplanned swim in Figure8 this weekend.

    http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/four-a...-lake/30357722

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    How does that happen? I wonder what part of the lake they were on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iusckeeper View Post
    How does that happen? I wonder what part of the lake they were on.
    Haven't been out there to say for sure but my guess is that it occurred somewhere near the inlet or outlet of the lake. That is where the ice is usually the thinnest. Might still be some open water close by. Another possible weak spot may be where the snow is the deepest creating overflow, but this possibility is probably unlikely since we are having so little snow this year.

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