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    Default Valley Lakes Ice Thickness?

    How are the lakes looking in the valley as far as ice thickness? Get home from the slope tomorrow and hoping for one more trip before the season is over.

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    Finger lake has plenty of ice but its thawing around the edges.
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    Still drivin on Big Lake as of this past weekend "Fishon"...
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    Anyone been on fire lake in eagle river recently? How are the valley lakes looking?

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    Fire lake still looks good. Kepler, Bradley, and Finger all have water showing around the edges.

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    Thanks, cowboy!

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    Drove by Fire lake today and saw a super cub on skis on it.
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    The launchs on Big Lake are now closed. Wolf Lake and Seymore Lake both have about 3-4 foot of water around the edges from what I hear...
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    I looked at visnaw today. It is the time of year to use EXTREME caution. A couple pilots had their trucks out on the ice, and were working on moving planes off the ice. A test hole about 50 feet from shore showed 18" of ice. I checked another hole that had opened up under one of the plane wings, it was 13". Several leaves had melted 6-8" down into the ice, and there were dips in the ice that were 6" deep or better. So this told me that there was anywhere from 6" to 18" of ice, and the sun had the potential, acting on dark objects, to sink them very rapidly into the ice. Plenty of ice for fishing still, but very changeable, variable conditions across the lake. Would not drive onto the ice, and if you choose to fish it, use caution, have spikes readily available to help get you out if you break through, and fish with a buddy. Be safe!

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    Cottonwood lake has some open patches as of today. Fairly Windy, sunny weather.



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