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    Spent two days on the lake staying at the Park Cabins and had a great time. Pike fishing was slow but managed to pull out several keepers. Found out of ten traps set (love it when the wife comes along) from 4 feet to 15 feet most were caught shallow but a few were caught at the deeper sets as well. The Vexilar really helped with scouting and setting baits without bouncing them off the bottom or tangling in weeds. For me they were most active near dark and at noon. That's right I said noon. Go figure. (It's just they way it happened) Anyway the trail is it's usual bumpy self through the trees near the lake but like a highway from the parking lot to south Rolly. Not much overflow to contend with but did hit some on the cove to your left as soon as you enter the lake (from Nancy lake trail) and go around that first point. The lakes have good snow cover for travel as I never had to drop my ice scratchers on my machine. Good luck.
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    Sounds like a great time, I always wanted to do a trip like this but was never able to get a time that worked for all of mmy buddies and I.

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    great report thanks

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    Went out to Red Shirt a few weeks back and fished for two straight days and got skunked. We even went out to Cow Lake but still nothing. Does the north or south end produce more fish for you?

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    Dave I've done about the same on both ends. It seems for me anyway, either their biting or their not. Just been lucky this year I think. Earlier at Flathorn caught them all jigging, not one on tip ups. Redshirt was all tip ups. Funny how it goes.
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    Is it accessible by 4wheeler or snowmachine only? I've biked it in the summer, and wouldn't want to drag my equipment by foot, but if the trail is such that a wheeler can make it in, I might give it a go.

    Thanks for the update.
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    Just a reminder, Nancy lakes closes to motorized vehicles Sunday night, until more snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticat500 View Post
    Is it accessible by 4wheeler or snowmachine only? I've biked it in the summer, and wouldn't want to drag my equipment by foot, but if the trail is such that a wheeler can make it in, I might give it a go.

    Thanks for the update.

    You could make it on a 4-wheeler. But if you hit that patch of overflow I did you may as well put a for sale sign on it and start walking. But if you only drive on tracked up snow you'd be fine. I just wouldn't go exploring.
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    By god have an amazing hitch. A few weeks ago me and a few friends brought almost too much gear to red shirt. All along the way it was a repositioning nightmare. Straps and straps plus bungee straps. Thank god for rope. For about a mile until we used a spruce limb for about a quarter of a mile till frustration crept in to make do. A fan machine i preferable.

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